Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin claimed he should not have to conform to stereotypes ‘just because he’s a footballer’ as he credited his dad for his confidence in his sense of style.
The forward, who is the face of Braun, isn’t one to shy away from experimental fashion choices and has once again shown off his sense of style as he posed for Notion magazine, alongside his style icon – his dad.
He posed for the cover in a brown tweed trouser suit with a white vest top underneath and completed the look with a delicate white butterfly necklace as he teamed up with his dad ahead of Father’s Day.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has once again shown off his sense of style as he posed for the cover of Notion magazine
The England striker was joined by his dad (right) who Calvert-Lewin credited as his style inspiration
Throughout the shoot he also donned a turquoise suit and purple pussybow blouse, while in one photo he posed alongside his dad in black and white checked shorts, a matching jacket and red turtle-neck jumper.
Meanwhile, his dad sported dark brown trousers and a cream short, which was unbuttoned at the collar, before adding a brown, beige and orange vest over the top in another look.
Calvert-Lewin revealed musical icons such as Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr inspired his sense of style but also claimed his dad had a big impact.
He told Notion: ‘The thing I rate my dad for most is that he never shrugged off my feelings, he let me feel the vulnerability and that’s what’s made me stronger.
The 25-year-old wore a brown tweed trouser suit with a white vest top underneath and completed the look with a delicate white butterfly necklace
Throughout the shoot the forward also donned a turquoise suit and purple pussybow blouse
‘My confidence continued to grow – and this plays out off the pitch too with my sense of style and experimenting with my grooming looks.’
Calvert-Lewin echoed Braun’s belief that ‘men should feel free and empowered to express themselves and who there are, how they want to look and who they want to be, with no barriers or boundaries to their self-expression. And they should embrace their own individualism with their grooming choices too.’
The 25-year-old posed for the 56th issue front cover of fashion magazine Homme+ last November.
Calvert-Lewin, the face of Braun, believes men should embrace their own individualism with their grooming choices
Dressed in a white polka dot shirt, black tie and blazer, the England striker completed the bold look in flared suit shorts, white socks and shiny black loafers.
The shoot was unsurprisingly met with backlash from the hypermasculinity of some within the footballing community but Calvert-Lewin insisted he was prepared for the criticism.
He said: ‘You know what you’re getting yourself into and you have to be prepared for that. That’s just a byproduct of being a little bit different.
‘But as long as you do what makes you feel good and you stay true to yourself, then you almost make yourself impenetrable to that.’
Last November, Calvert-Lewin appeared on the cover of Homme+ in a daring outfit
He insisted that he could express himself creatively off the pitch as much as he does technically on it.
‘Just because I’m a footballer, I don’t feel that I have to conform to stereotypes and look a certain way,’ he said.
‘In fact, I love using fashion and grooming as a way to express my individuality and do things differently.
‘If you think about the inspiration for some of the looks [in the Notion shoot], these music legends always pushed the boundaries of boldness. My life is very disciplined in many ways so I welcome the chance to let loose.’
Calvert-Lewin has endured a difficult season, playing in just 17 of Everton’s 38 Premier League fixtures after struggling with injuries as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation.
Calvert-Lewin has endured a difficult season, playing in just 17 of Everton’s 38 league fixtures
Calvert-Lewin is a dedicated fahionista – he is pictured here in New York with Everton team-mate Tom Davies, with both wearing bold outfits – including Davies’ dressing gown
Here Calvert-Lewin wears a blue velvet suit in an Instagram picture (left), and a white suit with no shirt or socks, with black loafers and accessorised with a Chanel handbag (right)
He opened up on his woes, saying: ‘It’s difficult because first and foremost, I’m a footballer and that’s my bread and butter. Getting injured is the worst thing that can happen and you’re not able to perform.
‘So then you just have to kind of sit there and accept what people have to say. And I think it’s forced me this season to do a lot of soul searching and find who I am.’
The 24-year-old England striker is no stranger to wearing super-stylish outfits. He has shown off his daring blue velvet suits and Chanel handbags in proud pictures on his Instagram page.
Nothing has been quite so daring, perhaps, as his fellow Everton fashionista Tom Davies, who was seen alongside Calvert-Lewin out and about in New York while wearing a dressing gown and shiny blue shoes.