Players of the beautiful game have long been concerned with style, despite what your dad might tell you about boxy suits and questionable perms. However, emulating their wardrobe has usually required a Premiership pay packet.
But not anymore. Step forward Tottenham Hotspur and England star Dele Alli, who has teamed up with boohooMAN to release a collection of Champions League pieces at Sunday League price points.
The 22-year-old midfielder has worked with the etailer’s design team to create a range of 74 ready-to-wear garments inspired by his own signature style – which means statement jackets, relaxed silhouettes and plenty of denim.
Just in time for summer, there’s no shortage of color, including on-trend pastel shades interspersed with easy-to-wear neutrals, as well as added details such as distressed denim, longline cuts and metal hardware.
Here are the pieces you should sign up to your wardrobe before the transfer window closes (or your mates pip you to the post).
Dele Suedette Trucker Jacket
If you’ve noticed how big of a trend suede is in the world of jackets at the moment, you’ll also have noticed that the cost of shelling out for the real deal can be enough to leave you bankrupt. Cleverly, boohooMAN by Dele’s offering – which comes in the form of a classic trucker in a rich, chestnut shade – is made from suedette, which looks just like it’s pricier cousin and costs a fraction of the price.
Dele Woven Jogger In Mini Check
There was a time when wearing slouchy, drawstring trousers was only acceptable when watching the game in front of the telly. But this is the future, and we do things a little differently here. Live the dream and enjoy the comfort of joggers packaged in a pair of trousers you could easily rock at a summer wedding with these checked beauties.
Dele Satin Raglan Bomber With Souvenir Piping
If there’s a garment more deserving of being called a ‘modern classic’ than the bomber jacket, we’re yet to hear about it. This military staple made it’s way out of the cockpit and onto the catwalk a few years back and has since firmly cemented itself as a menswear essential. Keep things on trend with this satin version from the boohooMAN by Dele collection, featuring contrasting arms, tape detailing and a subtle brand motif to the chest.
Dele Skinny Fit Biker Jeans With Zipped Cuff
Crisp, clean denim has been a style staple for close to 150 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. Take these jeans, which boast classic biker detailing to the thighs, finished with rips, distressing and paneling throughout. On top of that, a skinny silhouette and narrow leg opening make them perfect for showing off your trainers. It’s what Dele would want.
Dele Longline Side Zip MAN Signature T-Shirt
Fond as we are of fuss-free essentials, basics needn’t always be boring. In coming together, boohooMAN and Dele have upgraded the classic white crew neck to be more than just a base layer, perfecting a slightly longer fit and adding in deft touches like side zips and the brand’s moniker to the reverse of the neck. In short, it’s the Holy Grail of plain white tees.
Dele Satin Coach Jacket With Chest Embroidery
Even if you haven’t heard of Millennial Pink, or knew it had its own name, we guarantee you’ll be clamouring to snap up pieces in the shade the season. Clearly a man who knows what’s hot right now, Dele has applied the color to this cool AF coach jacket, offering up a smarter, collared alternative to the bomber, resulting in a piece that will leave all other outerwear on the bench.
Dele Yellow Contrast Check Longline Long Sleeve Shirt
Despite being around for a few seasons now, the longline trend is still nowhere near the relegation zone as far as men’s wardrobes go. And it’s not hard to see why. The added length of this shirt makes it ideal for wearing under a hoodie or jacket, and the classic check pattern and contrast buttons mean it would even look good on its own draped over a T-shirt.
Dele Piped Formal Wool Blend Trouser
Dele Alli is a man who likes his jeans, but that doesn’t mean he writes smart legwear off entirely. Take this sharp pair of tapered trousers, for example. Cut from a tactile wool-blend, they’d look just as good worn casually with a white T-shirt and leather trainers as they would dressed up with an Oxford shirt and boots for a night out. Now that’s a level of versatility denim just can’t grant you.
Dele MAN Signature Embroidered Hoodie
You shouldn’t need us, or indeed Dele, to tell you that the humble hoodie is no longer just something for schlepping to and from the gym in. Now a fully-fledged wardrobe essential, it’s wise to stock up on multiple colorways to see you through brisk summer nights and beyond. We’re particularly fond of this light blue version, which shoots for the washed out color trend and hits the back of the net.
Dele Collarless Denim Jacket
Double denim as a fashion faux pas is about as outdated as style rules get. Done right, wearing the rugged stuff head-to-toe is a next-level menswear move. To help swerve the dreaded Canadian Tuxedo look, experiment with washes other than blue, such as white, which is best deployed on a trucker jacket like this contemporary collarless version.
Shop the full boohooMAN by Dele collection now online at boohooman.com.