David Beckham loves breaking fashion rules

Style icon David Beckham likes to break the rules of fashion and will never be told what to wear.

David Beckham loves breaking fashion rules

David Beckham loves breaking fashion rules.

The retired soccer superstar - who is married to fashion designer Victoria Beckham - believes when it comes to personal style it's important for people to have their "own mind" and not be afraid to mix-up their style.

David - who once caused a stir when he wore a sarong - also never relies on a stylist to choose his outfits.

Speaking to website Mr Porter, he said: "Rules are made to be broken and I think I've done that over the years, in good ways and in bad ways. But I'm having fun and I wear what I like to wear: I don't get told what to wear. It's always important to have your own mind."

Although he likes to experiment with his clothes, the 40-year-old star - who models for Belstaff and has appeared in Armani underwear campaigns - appreciates the beauty of a well-tailored English suit.

He said: "(In England) you're brought up on 'this is how a gentleman should dress.' If you're lucky enough to be able to afford it, you can go to Savile Row and have a suit made, or you can go and see how people dress. We're brought up around that. I think we're lucky to have that."

Despite his style icon status, David's passion for clothes wasn't passed down through his family.

Asked where his fashion acumen came from, he revealed: "I actually don't know. My dad definitely wasn't into style. He was dressed all right, but he was never into fashion, even though he was a mod back in the day. I was a pageboy when I was really young, and I had a choice of whether to choose a suit or knickerbockers - and I chose knickerbockers."

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