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Watch David Beckham Do Doughnuts in the New Maserati (and Summer's Best New Shirt)

Esquire Editors
·2-min read
Photo credit: Maserati
Photo credit: Maserati

How did you spend your quarantine? Doesn't matter – David Beckham spent it better than you. Not content with launching his own Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami, just as the first lockdowns landed, the football star-turned-style maven also teamed up with another embodiment of the marriage between form and function – Maserati – for a new film that looks rather more fun than sorting out the kitchen cupboards for the 30th time.

Shot by Harmony Korine (yes, Kids director Harmony Korine – he scrubs up nicer than you'd think) the hook-up sees Beckham coming over all fast and furious, performing a series of doughnuts beneath the freeway in Miami with rather more finesse than you'd expect from a man who claims to be unfamiliar with the move. The constant cackle makes us think that he's not quite the amateur he claims to be.

Photo credit: Maserati
Photo credit: Maserati

The exclusive behind-the-scenes video above looks like a pretty great way to spend an afternoon, but we're not interested just for automotive reasons. As befits one of Britain's best-dressed exports, Becks steps behind the wheel in an outfit that's as stylish as the car. Vest + Hawaiian shirt + wide-legged trousers is a fit we've been espousing for a few seasons now, but it feels particularly apt for the (fingers crossed) blazing hot and lockdown-less summer ahead of us, since it's as comfortable as the sweatpants you spent the last year wearing, but it isn't a pair of sweatpants that you've spent an entire year wearing.

It helps when the shirt in question is the season's grail piece – the Saint Laurent Hawaiian shirt that melted the menswear corner of the internet (and the rather larger K-pop corner of the internet) when it first popped up for pre-order back in August last year. It's now available to actually buy, and as Beckham proves, it's the kind of punchy-but-not-shouty hero piece around which entire summer wardrobes are built. Especially if you can accessorise it with an equally graily Italian sports car.

Photo credit: Maserati
Photo credit: Maserati

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