Is it just me, or is there a kind of weird dichotomy where shopping for perfume is concerned? On one hand, our consumer-trained brains crave a unique, signature scent. The more unlike everyone else we smell, the better. (Somewhere along the way, it was deemed “uncool” to smell like every other person at work, in your class, etc.) But, on the other hand, there’s a persistent fascination we hold with knowing, coveting, and owning what everyone else is talking about. (I blame social media.) Regardless, the end goal of perfume searching (if we choose to wear one at all) is to select a scent that resonates with who we are as human beings—whether our perfume is a nod to nostalgia, a comfort, or a memory; is tied to our fashion preferences or the makeup aesthetic we love; or just evokes a feeling like, say, happiness. Many of
On a frosty morning in January, Esquire rolled up to watch adidas shoot the promo campaign for Arsenal’s new 20/21 home kit. We were ostensibly there to throw some style questions at the squad and escape with as many Gram-worthy photos as possible (three), but we were pretty keen to experience an empty, echoey Emirates Stadium too. The lesson is: be careful what you wish for.
Oh well. Without further ado or any form of social distancing, here is the result: the Arsenal squad opening up about the best dressed players and managers in the world, their favourite brands and greatest style regrets.
Who’s the most stylish Arsenal player?
Tierney: There are a few who are brave, and I like that. Auba and Hector are probably the most out there. Not for me, but I’d say they’d vote themselves the most stylish.