Manchester City may have lost 0-4 in its Champions League match against FC Barcelona on Wednesday, but at least they’re still winning the style game, thanks to DSquared2
The Canadian fashion brand has announced a three-year partnership with English soccer club Manchester City. The deal sees the brand’s co-creative directors Dan and Dean Caten designing traveling and pre-match outfit for the club’s players and staff.
Manager Pep Guardiola and his team of coaches were first spotted wearing the new look at Manchester Airport on their way to play against FC Barcelona in the Champions League match (which they sadly lost). An image featuring players Pablo Maffeo, Jesús Navas and İlkay Gündoğan in DSquared2-designed bomber jackets, denim pants, white sneakers and black ties with the team’s crest, while carrying duffel bags has also surfaced.
Everything you’ve seen, though, serves “only” as a preview, as the official tailored uniforms will only be revealed in November.
In an official statement, Manchester City points out that the DSquared2 takes its inspiration from the team’s heritage. Dan Caten also adds that “Mr. Guardiola and his team represent and embody Dsquared2 style and tailoring on sports.” True enough, when the first pictures of Guardiola and his staff in the outfit emerged, some people were quick to call it the “Pep look.”