Romeo’s the mod on the right
Before we go headlong into reporting today’s big fashion story, just take a moment to digest some facts: Romeo Beckham is eight. Eight-years-old. Eight. Romeo Beckham, son of David, younger brother of the New York borough of Brooklyn. Is. Eight.
Think about it.
Remember being eight?
He’s an expert on being eight – he’s eight right now.
He presumably doesn’t have much money of his own, he’s eight, at school, his mum takes him to get his hair cut. He’s just an eight-year-old guy getting on with being eight.
He’s also the 26th best dressed MAN in the whole country, according to the gentleman’s bible, GQ – which may or may not have just completely jumped the shark.
As a way of explaining the preposterous decision to applaud an eight-year-old’s dreamy sense of style, Selfridge’s menswear director David Walker-Smith – an adult – said this (as reported in today’s Express):
“He’s experimental, quirky and fun. His style has nothing mini-me about it. It’s me-me!”
By the way – Romeo Beckham is eight.