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Get The Look: Strikers

Football's a team game, but no one's under any illusion which players get the glory. Here's how to dress like an immortal goalscorer

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THE EFFORTLESS ITALIAN: PAOLO ROSSI

A cool but not fussy hair cut, one good quality tee and some well-chosen jewellery can do a lot for a guy, as demonstrated here. The elegant Tuscan centre forward makes being stylish look easy by avoiding all the diamante embellished tropes that later came to represent Italian footballers. Don’t be afraid to layer your accessories a bit, but remember: to carry off Rossi's look you'll want to keep it simple. Air of Mediterranean insouciance not mandatory.

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THE PLAYBOY: DANNY WELBECK

It's true that the young Gunner can look a bit Bambi-on-Ice on the pitch, but he’s definitely got his act together off it. The way he’s combined this sharp grey suit with deep plumb coloured tie shows real tekkers. Note how the crisp white shirt makes everything look that little bit shaper and there are no fussy flamboyant accessories dragging the look down. Match with a pair of simple no-nonsense shoes and you're good to go.

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THE POACHER: GERD MÜLLER

Nicknamed “The Nation’s Bomber”, Müller bagged more than a goal a game (68 in 62) for West Germany, so it’s testament to the footballing majesty of “Der Kaiser” Franz Beckenbauer that the tracksuit worn in this image is now named after him and not the prolific striker. Müller knew how to rock a tracky top and bottoms better than most. Buy this a size too small and wear with matching trainers for extra Teutonic authenticity.

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THE POET: ERIC CANTONA

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” The secret to Cantona’s ice-cold awesomeness? He just didn’t give a damn. Whether it be the arrogance applied to his flicked-up collar, a delicately chipped finish or a leaping kung-fu kick to the face, he did what he wanted. Hence him turning out in this left-field pastel crew-neck, norm-core jeans and stout moccasin combo. Finish the look off with an existential novel or two.

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THE GENT: JIMMY GREAVES

America has icons that build motorbikes, we get men who tinker with lawnmowers. But don’t let that fool you, if anything it’s testament to the 1960s England hotshot that he looks so stylish doing it. Greaves’ outfit is utterly timeless; the knitted shirt is a staple that looks especially dapper with his wool trouser and shiny shoe ensemble.

Men's fashion for Mr Hyde curated by Will Barnes

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