Whether it's Chelsea, Barcelona, or, erm, Southend United, Justin Bieber is a fellow who never shies from hiding his football allegiances. Yesterday, the pop star was papped in an altogether different jersey, this time showing love for his homies at Highsnobiety favorite Liberal Youth Ministry.
It's not the first time Bieber has worn the shirt, which was released as part of the Mexican label's SS21 collection. It's always dope when a celebrity of ridiculous wealth — Bieber being a prime example — gravitates towards a relatively affordable piece and wears the shit out of it, nonplussed about what others think. I guess that's what's admirable about his approach to clothes in general.
From Off-White™ to Balenciaga to Martine Rose, the fashion football jersey has become a genre in its own right over the years (the relationship between the pair can be traced back to 2011 when Karl Lagerfeld lensed Nike's Jean-Paul Gaultier-indebted France national team Breton shirt). If I'm being honest, most of them are a bit too "look at me" for my tastes — almost as if trying to telegraph to people that, while you enjoy football, you also harbor far loftier interests such as fashun. But I'm digging this one. It's like a mix of Balkan and South American, or how I imagine an entirely uncalled for crossover between the Croatia national side and a Liga MX club that Jared Borgetti probably played for in the '90s would look like.
Antonio Zaragoza's label has had a big come up, and can these days be found in places such as Dover Street Market. We recently caught up with the brand during our Not In Paris series, which you can check out here. A similar top to the one Bieber has gone on sale over at SSENSE, which you can find by boshing on the button below.