Dolce & Gabbana kit out the Italian team

There is an element of this summer’s World Cup that the England squad has already lost to its Italian counterparts, which is the competition for the best-dressed team.

Marks & Spencer has provided the England team with suits that are perfectly presentable but less than spectacular, while the Italian team’s uniform - designed by Dolce & Gabbana– has outstripped the opposition.

Constituting the crux of the outfit is a ‘Martini’ suit, in classic Azzurro blue. Featuring a two-button jacket complete with spearheaded lapels, the single-breasted outer-layer is to be worn with a simple white shirt, a jacquard blue tie (with tiepin) and a four-button waistcoat.

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In addition to the suit, the team will also be equipped with a quilted blue trench coat (though we imagine the South African climate won’t require extra layers), black calfskin lace-ups and a pair of aviator sunglass complete with Italian flag at the hinge.

As if the extra details weren’t enough, Dolce & Gabanna has also provided the team with on-brand underwear. That is, if the latest ad campaign, which features the Italian team lounging around in their D&G branded skivvies, is anything to go by.

Words by Teo van den Broeke

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