MenStyleFashion had the pleasure of meeting Antony Joshua at a Jaguar event back in June 2017. What struck MenStyleFashion about him was his relaxed nature to life itself. Trending some very cool oversized eyewear, Joshua was a man that oozed confidence. I have met and interviewed many world champions over the years within the sport. I find at this level, they have one philosophy in common when it comes to fashion. Most of them keep it simple, they don’t overthink what they are wearing too much. For the simple reason when you are a heavyweight world champion boxer, the story itself stands out more so than the clothes.
On this occasion, Anthony trended a white simple polo shirt, white trainers and grey tracksuit. Even though this was a sporting event, over the last several months even on his resting days Anthony opts for a casual white t-shirt. With such a body such as his, it’s all about showcasing the muscle power by wearing tight t-shirts.
How To Stay Focused
When speaking to Anthony what is infectious is has a calm relaxed nature. MenStyleFashion asked him the question regarding how he would stay focused throughout his years leading up to such an epic victory. It seemed that no matter what challenges Anthony faces his focus always is the same. Listen to what he has to say.
Luxury Lifestyle Style
When Anthony is asked to be on the red carpet or modelling for fashion magazines throughout the globe, we certainly see a different approach to what he chooses to wear. He mainly trends a black tuxedo from head to toe and sockless shoes. My favourite attire for him is the white tuxedo, as it’s the perfect contrast to his wonderful skin colour.
As a sports style icon, Anthony can rock any look and therefore combined with his force of nature as a heavyweight boxer, it comes to no surprise that he is well sought after to model both on and off the red carpet.
Anthony Joshua, wears the clothes not the other way around.
Anthony Joshua’s Love For His Mother
What is amazing about Anthony, is his fierce commitment and respect he has towards his mother, who is an equal part to his success as a boxer. For this reason, it is also why Anthony is a pure example of the English gentlemen. Over the years I have experienced so many men within the fashion industry, who look wonderful in a suit but when it comes to their manners or the lack of them it instantly kills the respect I have for them.
But with Anthony, his true nature and character is apparent from the moment you meet him. He is an extremely well-spoken guy and he does not fake or acts who he is. For me, I can only define him as a gentle giant. His personal style is even more extremely appealing because of the way he acts in public. In fact, Anthony is everything opposite to what we expect as a boxer and his public image is pure class.
A Man Maketh The Clothes
I have been the female voice for menswear since 2012, I truly will always vouch that a man maketh the clothes.
It is the very person who chooses to create his own personal style, through the way he composes himself within the public eye, is the key to modelling fashion.
In 2017, what is trending for the marketing of menswear and fashion generally is celebrity status. They are as equally s as powerful as the male models themselves on the catwalk. At every high profile event let alone a fashion week for 2017, it is the celebrities and sports stars that are the key aspect of getting out the right message for that particular fashion designer.
In this saturated market in where fashion designers are fighting for success to get their label noticed, it comes to no surprise that Anthony Joshua is sought after outside the boxing ring when it comes to modelling fashion.
BBC Sports Personality Of the Year Award
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is coming up and I am an advocate of actions speaks louder than words. For me, Anthony Joshua is already a winner because of his relationship with his mother the way he respects her.
In his mother’s own words.
“When he won the Olympics, I didn’t really want to watch it, because I don’t really like watching him, I was sat down and that was the longest nine minutes of my life. I had the paper over my face until the end then when I heard he won I was just so excited, so excited and I started jumping up and down. It was very nice, a very proud moment.”