As captain of his national soccer team, David Beckham is a man who knows you sometimes have to take risks to get the right result. And whether it be with a cotton sarong, skin-tight black leather or pink nail polish, the iconic footballer has also proved his willingness to push the limits of convention when it comes to his wardrobe. The father-of-three made quite an impression on other guests at Elton John's house party last year when he made his entrance in a shiny, charcoal-hued, satin suit.

And the man whose name has become synonymous with "metrosexuality" is also the world's leading trend-setter when it comes to hairstyles. After famously sparking a craze for mohawks in his home country, the Real Madrid star went for tightly-braided cornrows in anticipation of his visit with South African statesman Nelson Mandela in 2003. Twelve months on he had adopted a Master And Commander-style pigtail, complete with outsize black bow. Of late Becks has been sporting a tousled short-back-and-sides look but one thing's for sure, his next 'do is only just round the corner .

David Beckham

David Beckham made the kind of style statement few male stars could carry off when he and Victoria attended a party thrown by Elton John last year

David Beckham

Ever the chameleon, the England skipper opted for a completely different approach, this time a laid-back ethnic look, when he helped mark the 40th birthday of the rock veteran's partner

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