5 Reasons Why David Beckham Is a Style Icon in Honor of His 41st Birthday

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Happy 41st Birthday David Beckham!

Today we honor the soccer stud’s birthday, who has become one of the most sought-out style icons. The father of four has gone through many style changes throughout his time in the limelight, and has inspired various fashion trends within the U.K, Hollywood, and around the world. Along with his physical transformations, the husband of Victoria Beckham has also played for seven different soccer teams since his first contract in 1991, including Manchester United and LA Galaxy. Throughout his career as a soccer player, Beckham has also used his looks to land him jobs in the fashion industry even after his retirement in 2o13. In celebration of the English idol’s birthday, we’ve listed five reasons that make him a style symbol.

His Tattoos

In our modern society tattoos can help boost you into the style scaffold, which has been the case for Beckham. Along with the many things he is famous for, Beckham’s tattoos has been one of the primary attributes that has garnered him attention in the media. Beckham first went under the needle in 1999 to get the name of his first born son, Brooklyn Beckham in his lower back. The beloved soccer player has about 40 tattoos, mostly covering both his arms that form his famous sleeves.

He Has Been the Face of Armani

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In 2007, Beckham was signed to become the face of the Emporio Armani underwear campaign. In a statement given by Armani at the time, Beckham was the right ambassador for the brand for several different reasons. “David is truly a modern day icon in that his fame extends well beyond the realm of soccer. He represents a notion of modern masculinity: as a sports hero, husband and father. He is also a man with a great sense of style. There was a time when soccer players were not always considered to be fashion role models. David Beckham has helped to change that.”

His Fragrances

Since Beckham is well known for his trend setting status, it’s only right that his followers would love to smell like him. Together with his wife, the couple has over 25 fragrances and aftershaves.

His Fashion Line with H&M

Although Beckham first started his partnership with H&M with an underwear line, that collaboration has evolved with an all full clothing line. So far Beckham has released two full collections with the brand, so if you want to dress like him all you have to do is walk into an H&M.

His Hair

The bodily feature that has gone through the most changes in Beckham’s career has most definitely been his hair. His hair has caused a domino effect in the fashion industry, with many male fashion enthusiasts getting inspired and working on the same styles with their own hair.

You can check out 21 of those hair styles in our gallery below!