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Giorgio Armani launches 'Off-Field' wardrobe for England football team

May '05
One of the leading fashion and luxury goods designer in the world Giorgio Armani's 2005 designs for the England Football team's new official 'off-field' wardrobe were unveiled last night at a formal banquet in Chicago to celebrate the American and the English teams on the first night of the England Team's USA 'friendly' tour. The emphasis is on a casual but elegant look based around a two-button midnight blue wool crepe suit, with flat-fronted trousers. The suit is designed to be more informal than Giorgio Armani's previous Team England suits, in keeping with the 'friendly' nature of the USA tour. There is no tie and players will have the option to wear a wide-collared fitted white cotton shirt or a white cotton T-shirt. They can also choose whether or not to match these with a navy crew neck pullover. As in previous seasons, Giorgio Armani has also created a range of accessories for the players, including shoes and sunglasses. Giorgio Armani says: "These young and talented players are positive and relaxed in the way they approach the game, and they play in a modern, fluid way. Sven-Goran Eriksson encourages them to play with flair, and as they head for the USA this summer, they should be dressed in a way that is appropriate to their on-pitch philosophy." The big news for fans is that for the first time, they will be able to buy the suit and accessories in Emporio Armani stores England-wide (London, Birmingham, Manchester). The new outfit is a perfect expression of Arm

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