THOM BROWNE X FC BARCELONA
thom browne news service presents:
... photo day in barcelona ...
official team portrait by phil poynter
bts photography by iris humm
bts videography by christian poveda
story by scott christian
red and blue made way for grey today at the ciutat esportiva as fc barcelona traded in their traditional kits for thom browne’s made-to-measure flannel tailoring. the reason? the 2018/2019 team portrait.
there he is, league leading scorer lionel messi, perhaps the world’s greatest footballer, adjusting his matching suiting fabric tie and sterling silver tie bar with signature red, white, and blue stripe in enamel.
and striding across the pitch is star forward luis suárez with jordi alba and center-back gerard piqué. they’re all smiles as they pose in their hand tailored and fully canvased 3-roll-2 flannel jackets and trousers, both in thom browne’s iconic grey and using classic brown horn buttons.
it’s a day to celebrate for the current league leaders and reigning la liga champs, and photographer phil poynter captures the team in all its glory. there’s ivan rakitić and right-back nélson semedo comparing their washed point collar white oxford shirts and classic cashmere cardigan vests, medium grey of course, with intarsia 4-bar detail. and don’t forget those white pocket squares gentlemen, folded so precisely you could set your watches to them.
sure, soccer boots and shin guards may be a necessity for matches at camp nou, but today in barcelona it’s all about brogues and made-to-measure suiting.
with thom browne as their official off-pitch outfitter, the catalonian champs look just as good traveling to their matches as they do playing in them.