DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN says self-belief is key in his mission to keep breaking down fashion barriers.
The England and Everton star, 24, has styled some bold looks and recently got a ribbing for ‘dressing like a schoolgirl’.
In snaps for Homme Plus earlier this month, Calvert-Lewin posed in an out-there Prada outfit comprising a white polka-dot shirt with matching black blazer, tie and flared shorts – which some less stylish observers dismissed as a ‘skirt’.
But the striker is not willing to let other people’s opinions stop him from being who he is.
He told talkSPORT: “My style can be deemed a little bit different.
“But, for me, I do what I do and I am what I am.
“So I will continue to do that and I think, if anything, football has taught me that.
“Football has always been my biggest teacher and it has taught me self-confidence and that you have to believe in yourself at all times.
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“So if I want to put on a suit, and not everyone is going to like it, then I am going to continue to do so.”
Blue velvet jackets, over-large collars and suits without shirts underneath are just some of Calvert-Lewin’s braver ’70s style’ looks.
And a recent pair of Dennis Taylor-esque glasses paired with a long-length cream check jacket bagged him more than 67,000 likes on Instagram.
While he is splitting opinion off the pitch, him and his Everton team-mates are also coming in for flack on it.
Their only win in seven Premier League games came against Prem cannon fodder Norwich.
But goal-machine Calvert-Lewin has not featured since August 28 when he picked up a thigh injury and a broken toe at Brighton.
He added: “Being the man that is there to score goals, you have a responsibility to try and take the brunt of that.
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“So, for me I take that responsibility and that’s where I want to drive the team and drive the club, it’s ultimately to win something.
“Every team wants to win something, but with Everton, you look at the rich history and the size of the club and all the positive things, the experience in the manager that we have got, everything is there.
“I can understand the fan’s frustration and I also have that frustration myself. Everybody wants to win and I am no different.”
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