I have said it before and I will say it again: footballers in suits. Is there any need to go any further? If there is anything we all know its that fashionable travel is tough. Trousers get wrinkled, temperatures are unpredictable, and for overnight international flights, comfort is of the essence.
Italy stepped off the plane ahead of the World Cup sporting their official three-piece navy wool Dolce & Gabbana off-duty suits. While the English team, on the other hand, opted for warmup-ready shorts, polo-style shirts, and sneakers, in spite of being similarly provided with charcoal mohair blend suits by the department store Marks & Spencer.
But despite the perception of Italian sartorial superiority, the British are no slouches when it comes to suiting. Perhaps if England had paired up with a swankier Savile Row tailor or a designer like Paul Smith to make them nicer suits, the team would have been inspired to change before landing.