The papers are buzzing at the moment with photos of David Beckham and his daughter Harper in the front row of his wife Victoria Beckham’s New York Fashion Week show. It’s extremely cute to see Harper interacting with her famous father (as well as Anna Wintour!), but what few of the media outlets seem to have picked up on is how great David looked in his sharp black suit and tie. In all the commotion of Victoria’s spring/summer 2014 collection launch, David’s style and sophistication have been sorely neglected.
My favorite thing about David’s style is how willing he is to wear his suits so closely fitted. From those pictures last year in China where he played soccer in an unbelievably slim grey suit to this recent appearance in Manhattan in a classic black suit, he always knows how to wear tailored garments just right. His tall ectomorphic body-type, lean without too much muscle, is the perfect frame for the kind of ultra-fitted look he’s known for. The suit he wore in New York this week is another example of a well fitted simple black suit, its details including four cuff buttons, peaked lapels and flapped pockets. Victoria herself looked elegant and relaxed in a white blouse, black cut-offs and her trademark Aviators, but it was David who really shone. Oh, and Harper, of course (who wore a pale blue Chloé dress, incidentally)!