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The Greatest Soccer Mullets of All Time

  • Najib Benouar


The mullet doesn’t get much love these days—and for good reason.

But there’s one place it has always enjoyed a warm welcome: the world of soccer. In fact, you’ll still spot a surprising number of them on the fields of Brazil this month. (Look no further than tournament favorite Brazilian wunderkind Neymar, who’s sporting the updated Euro-fied version of the haircut that verges on faux-hawk in front, ducktail in back.) Needless to say, if there were ever a group of people who knew how to make an already flamboyant hairdo even more flamboyant, it’s soccer players.

So, without further ado, here are the greatest soccer mullets of all time...»

How to Support Team USA In Style

  • Najib Benouar

061314_Kiton-World-Cup-Pocket-SquareIn case you’ve been searching for the most dapper way to show your World Cup fandom this summer, we’ve got your answer. (Put down the vuvuzela.)

Because luxe Neapolitan tailoring house Kiton has just released a handful of national flag pocket squares in silk twill—with rolled edges, naturally. Of course they’ve got Italy and Brazil in there, plus Britain and China (which we’ll assume is wishful thinking for 2018). But the real standout is the star-spangled banner of a pocket square for the good old US of A. And since Team America doesn’t take the field for their first game until Monday, you’ve got all weekend to track one down (Barneys looks like a smart bet). Which is especially timely, since you probably won’t be able to get away with wearing a jersey into the office.

Get a closer look, after the jump.»

Men of the Hour: Team Italy

  • Najib Benouar

061214_Italy-Brazil-SuitsThis isn’t the first time we’ve championed dressing up for a flight, and it won’t be the last, but here’s a perfect example of what we mean...

You’re looking at the Italian National Team stepping off their flight to Brazil for the World Cup. In three-piece suits.

It’s one dapper sight to behold, and unlike Team USA who, naturally, opted for sweatpants—okay, it wasn’t that bad, they wore sleek, Nike-issued warm-ups—the Italians look like they’ve dressed for the occasion. Because it’s not just about getting to the tourney, it’s about arriving on the grandest of world stages and looking like you’re supposed to be there—before even stepping foot on the pitch.

In fact, it looks a lot like their buttoned-up style of play, dubbed catenaccio

The 10 Most Stylish Soccer Players of All Time

  • Najib Benouar

061114_Soccer-6Sure, there’s been a recent rise in the stylishness of homegrown athletes in basketball, football and even hockey, but every four years we’re reminded of the original stylish athlete: the soccer player.

Because it’s impossible not to pick up a few style cues while globetrotting between international clubs, hobnobbing with rock stars and carousing with models. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier to look good in a suit when you’re not an outsized linebacker or spindly power forward. In other words, it’s made for some pretty dapper gents over the years.

Here are the 10 most stylish soccer players of all time...»

The Cure for World Cup Withdrawal

  • Shawn Donnelly


This is the latest—and probably last—installment of The World Cup According to Kempt™, our series on the stuff that really matters at this summer’s tournament in South Africa.

You might have heard: the World Cup is over. (Spoiler alert.) Spain won. So that’s it, right? Wrong. There’s still a lot of great soccer to be played—and watched. And believe it or not, a lot of it will take place in the U.S. over the next month, when some of Europe’s finest club teams come over here to do a little preseason sparring (and sell a planeload of jerseys). If you’re itching to catch some live soccer, here are five—no, ten—fantastic opportunities.

See the list of games here»

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None Too Pleased: Today's sports blotters have been full of scathing reviews on LeBron's announcement, but the guy who wrote the book on LBJ (literally) puts it best. Miami was a poor decision. [VanityFair]

Smells... Strong: The long-awaited arrival of Bruce Willis' eponymous scent has finally landed in European perfumeries. Eat your heart out Gheorghe Murisan. [Geekosystem]

Sixth Sense: Paul the psychic squid has predicted Spain victorious in Sunday's World Cup Final. Much to the chagrin of his homeland, Germany, Paul has yet to be wrong. [BBC]

Hot Summer In The City: US Royalty frontman John Thornley demonstrates the proper way to end a night of partying on the roof of The Standard. It involves the sunrise. [JakeDavis]