6 Footballing Legends Who Were Wavey Dons Back In The Day

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Inspired by both Taschen’s recently published The Age Of Innocence – Footballers in the 1970s , and a natural nostalgia for simpler, sunnier, and slicker times this post deals with a side of football not often seen. Perhaps we’re among the few, but we find it quite interesting how the age of a few pints in the pub/dressing room after a game spawned some of the most stylish footballers of all time, rather than the age of the £300,000-a-week contract. Maybe it’s just looking back with rose-tinted glasses, but these footballers killed it both on and off the pitch.

Pele 

Looking ridiculously sharp – posted next to two classic Mercs in a perfectly fitted suit, and one of the sickest silk-shirt trouser combos we’ve ever seen. That aqua shirt man – nuff said!

PELE

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Bobby Moore  

England’s greatest footballing legend. World cup-winner Bobby More chillin with the wifey in a smart turtleneck and rocking the polo-timepiece-trouser combo in the streets.

BOBBY MOORE TINA BOBBY MOORE

 

George Best 

One of footballs first playboys, Best keeps it slick with the match-day pin-striped suit with accompanying stern Puma Bag. Not sure who else could pull off that turtle neck and psychedelic-cowboy-tassle jacket either.

GEORGE BEST PUMA GEORGE BEST

Benny Craig 

Huddersfield defender Benny Craig, pictured here in 1938 at home with his wife. With a neat trim, and killer waistcoat-shirt-trouser-dog-radio combo, Craig looks like an absolute Don in this photo.

BENNY CRAIGH WIFE WOLVES ENGLAND CAPTIN 1938

Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson of Chelsea and Scotland cleans his house in style in 1924. Y’all knew about driving gloves, but mopping gloves and accompanying suit is gonna catch on too!

Andy Wilson

Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton picks the perfect winter coat here, plus he was on the bucket-hat hype before most of us were even born! Can’t knock the gold-button double breasted blazer either.

JACK CHARLTON COATJack Charlton Bucket  JACK CHARLTON SUIT

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