Pep Guardiola has cultivated a unique fashion style. From cargo pants to cardigans, the Manchester City boss dresses to impress.
The Catalan manager’s reputation is about as good as it comes – assembling arguably the best team of the 21st century in Barcelona before moving on to dominance in the Bundesliga and Premier League.
Tiki-Taka, inverted full-backs, strikerless systems, his influence on the game has been transcendent, but what about his sartorial sensibility?
GOAL take a look at how the Man City manager likes to dress, where you can go for the ‘Pep look’, why Pep prefers his wardrobe to be chosen by his wife.
What is Pep Guardiola’s style of dress?
Pep Guardiola’s fashion style has evolved over his nearly 14 years as a manager. He’s not quite like Diego Simeone, who is synonymous with blacked-out suits, and he doesn’t really like Arsene Wenger’s signature mid-length jackets.
Pep has been versatile in his choice of clothing, especially since moving to Bayern Munich and then Man City.
During his time at Barcelona, Pep was generally a suit and tie man. Blacks and grays, V-neck sweaters and blazers were her favorite outfits. Occasionally he would throw on a scarf every once in a while, or when the sun was shining you might have caught him rocking a polo neck and jeans.
However, for the most part, you knew to expect a classy and sometimes smart-casual look from the two-time Champions League winner.
His arrival at Bayern Munich gave the first glimpse of a new Guardiola – the full-time manager, part-time fashionista, something that continued to evolve after he became Man City boss.
Pep Guardiola, as we know him today, seems to favor a more casual, sporty look cardigans, sweaters, baseball jackets, cargo pants, chinosand trainers.
Sporadicly throwing shades of blue and dark green, its basic colors are gray, black and white.
Where can you buy Pep Guardiola-style sweaters, coats and shoes?
Dress in the famous Pep Guardiola all gray suit for a combined total of £155 ($240) from ASOSwhere you will also find several scarves like the Jack and Jones Woven Fringe Scarf for £18 ($28) to complete the outfit.
As a long-time Puma partner, you’ll often see Pep Guardiola rocking the brand’s products, so head to Puma’s official website to find the timeless. Puma Suede Classic Trainerspriced at £65 in the UK or $70 in the US.
If you’re looking to pick out a ‘Pep style’ outfit for a sunny day, then who can forget his green cargo pants in the Community Shield game in August 2019? You can find a similar pair to the well-established street brand, H&M for £24.99 in the UK.
Finally, Man City’s own clothing line has become an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s wardrobe. You can find the Man City x MDCR Collab Hoodiealso on the Puma website, for £46 in the UK.
Why does Pep Guardiola’s wife choose her clothes?
In a March 2022 interview with sky sportsPep Guardiola has revealed that it’s actually his wife, Cristina Serra, who chooses his outfits.
When asked how he decides what to wear on the touchline, Pep smiled and replied: ‘My wife is so stylish, she helps me a lot’
When asked if his wife chooses her entire wardrobe, Pep admitted: “Absolutely, since I met her, before I was a disaster, now I’m stylish, thanks to her.”
Who is Pep Guardiola’s wife?
Cristina Serra is the wife of Pep Guardiola. According to SportsMobin 1989, Guardiola entered a fashion store named “Sierra Claret”, where at only 18, he met his future wife.
At the time, Cristina was working in Sierra-Claret because it was her family’s business. Coming from a fashion background, it was perhaps inevitable that she would find herself in the industry.
Cristina has made sure to follow in her parents’ footsteps and currently runs a successful fashion business in Barcelona.
Guardiola and Serra tied the knot in 2014, in Barcelona, two and a half decades after they first met. They had a small ceremony among close friends and family.
Given Serra’s knowledge of fashion, it’s no surprise that she makes sure her hubby looks good on the sidelines!