The highs and lows of the World Cup feel like forever ago now, but it was a time that everyone – football lovers and haters – joined together to cheer on England.
And, as well as the skills that got us through to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, we couldn’t help but notice how sharp the team looked. There were fresh faces and haircuts all round, and, of course, nearly everyone – straight men included – developed an unexpected crush on England manager Gareth Southgate.
And, while most pro footballers probably have a barber-to-the-stars on call, midfielder Eric Dier swears by his Braun shaver, saying “I know I can rely on it to make me look my best in next to no time."
So, with that in mind, we’ve got some tricks to help your man look as groomed as a star football player, but at a fraction of the price.
As one of the youngest squads in the World Cup, there were a lot of smooth faces on the pitch, and there’s no doubt the clean-shaven look takes years off most men.
If your man is as busy as a footballer, however, he probably doesn’t have time for a wet shave every morning. Instead, why not get him a Braun Series 3 300s Rechargeable Electric Shaver.
Tough on stubble and smooth on skin, the 3 pressure-sensitive shaving elements will give him a close shave in a matter of minutes, without risk of cuts or stubble rash. And you’ll feel like you’ve got a new man on your hands. Click here to buy a Braun Series 3 300s Rechargeable Electric Shaver now.
Short back and sides with something to play with on top was the style du jour for the England squad. This keeps the look neat, but he can add his own style to the length on top, whether that’s slicked back, spiked up or tousled.
This should give him squad potential – but if you’re really keen on a particular player, you could even slip a picture of him to your man’s barber!
Step aside David Beckham, the new style icon in football is Gareth Southgate. The England manager looked smart and sharp in his blue three-piece suit, which he donned at every game.
And the brilliant news is that it’s from high-street. Indeed, retailers saw sales of waistcoats soar in the lead up to the semi-finals. So even if your partner wasn’t a suit man before, he will be now. Make the most of it, we say.
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