Lewis Hamilton can seemingly wear what the hell he wants. He’s not just the greatest driver to step foot on planet Earth, he’s also got the attitude and confidence to attempt to pull off just about any look that comes to mind. Whether it’s floral prints or garishly eye-catching match-ups, he loves to stand out and impress in everything he wears. And do you know what? He nails it almost every time.
Having won a seventh F1 title last weekend to equal Michael Schumacher’s record, the Brit will sit in the history books for the rest of time, but he’ll also place high in the fashion stakes too.
Since he’ll try everything from tie dye and floral prints to crisp white suits and fur-trimmed boots, we thought we’d take a glimpse at some of the attire that has really helped to set Lewis apart...
Hamilton pushed the boat out during Milan Fashion Week in 2017. While the look will have really stood out to Joe Bloggs, the ensemble will have turned fellow fashionistas green with envy.
Having just turned 32, the F1 legend arrived at the Versace Autumn Winter show in hues of green ready for Spring. The patterned pants were typical of Hamilton’s usual style, and were paired up with black trainers and no socks.
The coat too, billowing behind him like a cape, was another heavy nod to the Gallaghers, merging Manchester swagger with Italian chic. The green jumper underneath matched too, no doubt impressing those in the know at the event.With cool shades and a giant watch with brown leather strap on show, his get-up was outlandish as usual but it all went together. Lewis can pull it off where others can’t, clearly.
The bucket hat and chequered shirt was reminiscent of 90s Britpop culture and all a little Kevin & Perry but, as usual, Hamilton stood out for the right reasons.
Ahead of the F1 Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany in September of this year, the 35-year-old took a ride on his electric scooter and pulled off a pink and yellow shirt and short combo, keeping it classic with white sneakers and light pink socks. Sunglasses, too, are a staple of his look (he even launched his own Police range earlier this year) and he actually looked pretty cool. It’s all about how you wear it.
The outfit, compared to a table cloth by some (rude!) showed off the matching style adopted by many this year, including Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James. Match-ups are very much in, and who are we to disagree with such trendsetters, eh?
Wimbledon Woes Winner
Perhaps the most controversial (though not the most outrageous) piece Lewis wore came during the 2015 Wimbledon tennis championships when his get-up saw him banned from the Royal Box on Centre Court after he failed to adhere to the tournament’s strict dress code.
Failing to wear a jacket and tie, Hamilton arrived in a buttoned up floral print shirt, a straw hat and smart slacks but was subsequently turned away. A slight faux-pas it may have been, but he still looked the part.
According to Heat, the outfit may have been down to New York-based stylists ‘Tre Chic Living’, who also look after plenty of musicians and rap stars. Hamilton was reportedly introduced to the pair via Alicia Keys’ husband and producer Swiss Beatz.
Vegan Fashion Line
Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hilfiger are two of the biggest brands on the planet right now, and in 2019 they teamed up for a good cause, bringing out a vegan clothing range.
From caps to underwear, the collaboration boasted 60 pieces and was made from up-cycled, cruelty free materials. “Lewis Hamilton brings his distinctive aesthetic to Tommy Hilfiger, creating a bold collection of streetwear with an urban edge,” said the leading clothing brand.
Hamilton was spotted out in the famous name’s designer wear, further enhancing his vegan lifestyle in the public eye. He was rewarded for his work too, picking up a gong at the PETA Menswear Awards for the trainers made with Hilfiger.
Shocking Pink Is The New Black
It seems Hamilton’s favourite accessory is his trusty scooter as at the end of October he was again out riding around the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari track at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in another very eye-catching outfit. Eye-catching is an understatement actually, as he could be spotted a mile away in his bright pink.
You might think this is like something Irish pop quartet B*Witched would have worn at the start of the century but it’s 2020 after all and this is Lewis, who manages to look good in the quirkiest of get ups. For him, quirky is the new black, darling.
Wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ facemask, Hamilton was sharing an important statement and making one too. As usual, sunglasses added to his cool demeanour while he kept half of his outfit simple with a plain white t-shirt and white trainers. You cannot go wrong there.