Major League Style: Atlanta United team members show off their stripes

The pattern sported on the team’s kits dominates menswear this spring
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Whether sporty and classic or bold and bright, stripes dominate menswear this spring. It’s fitting then that Atlanta United FC kicks off its first season March 5 in a signature striped kit. Here, four team members show off the iconic pattern.

Atlanta United FC
(L-R) Carlos Bocanegra, Kenwyne Jones, Andrew Carleton, and Brandon Vazquez

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Bocanegra: Suit Brunello Cucinelli, $3,495 ⋅ Shirt Eton, $255, Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza ⋅ Sneakers Gucci, $640, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Belt Bally, $275, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Pocket square Brunello Cucinelli, $185

Jones: Suit Ermenegildo Zegna $2,995, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Shirt Paul Smith, $120, paulsmith.co.uk ⋅ Sneakers Lacoste, $150, Bloomingdale’s

Carleton: Suit Etro, $2,200 ⋅ Chambray shirt Sid Mashburn, $150 ⋅ Silk knit tie Sid Mashburn, $95 ⋅ Sneakers Ted Baker, $195, Bloomingdale’s

Vazquez: Suit Ermenegildo Zegna, $2,995 ⋅ Shirt Armani Collezioni, $295, Saks Fifth Avenue ⋅ Shoes Berluti, $1,470, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Lapel pin Hook + Albert, $95, Saks Fifth Avenue

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Jacket Tom Ford, $3,190, Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square Crewneck sweater Brunello Cucinelli, $975, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta ⋅ Two-tone pants Hilfiger Edition, $175, tommy.com ⋅ Sneakers Lacoste, $150, Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square

Carlos Bocanegra
Technical director, former captain of the U.S. men’s national team, 2010 World Cup team captain
Age 37
Hometown Alta Loma, California
“We look for team-first players who shine when everybody does well. We like hard workers, guys who are disciplined. We obviously want guys that have talent, but we look first at what kind of person they are. A good locker room environment translates out on the field. When these guys play, they play for each other, they play for the club, they play for Atlanta.”

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Linen blazer Ermenegildo Zegna, $2,495, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Sweater Billy Reid, $245, multiple locations ⋅ Hat Etro, $285, Neiman Marcus

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Jacket Diesel $348, Saks Fifth Avenue ⋅ T-shirt Superdry, $25, Bloomingdale’s ⋅ Jeans A.P.C., $195, Sid Mashburn, Westside Provisions District

Kenwyne Jones
Forward
Age 32
Hometown Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
“We get to be a part of the fabric of the club and its history. Your name is going to be etched in there forever. You’re going to be one of the team’s building blocks for the future. Atlanta United is going to keep building and getting better and better every year. And we know
the fans have been waiting for this. They’re raring to go.”

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Sweatshirt Diesel, $140, Bloomingdale’s ⋅ Camo shorts Original Paperbacks, $107, Bloomingdale’s ⋅ Watch NOMOS Glashütte, $2,300, Tourneau, Lenox Square

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Suit Hugo Boss, $895, Phipps Plaza Shirt Missoni, $870, missoni.com ⋅ Sneakers Paul Smith, $495

Andrew Carleton
Midfielder
Age 16
Hometown Powder Springs, Georgia
“It’s always been a dream of mine to be a professional soccer player. But I couldn’t dream of being in the major league in my hometown when I was younger because we didn’t have a team. It’s way cooler to play in front of your family and friends and everybody you know than playing abroad or somewhere else.”

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Suit Etro, $1,830, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta ⋅ Shirt Paul Smith, $135 ⋅ Jeans Michael Kors, $128, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Sneakers Bally, $450, Bloomingdale’s

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Jacket Missoni, $1,995, missoni.com ⋅ Sweater Salvatore Ferragamo, $320, Saks Fifth Avenue ⋅ Jeans A.P.C., $195, Sid Mashburn ⋅ Sneakers Ermenegildo Zegna, $595, Neiman Marcus ⋅ Watch Panerai, price upon request, Tourneau

Brandon Vazquez
Forward
Age 18
Hometown Chula Vista, California
“I’ve been training in San Diego, and this all happened so fast. This city is beautiful, and the coaches are top of the top class coaches. We couldn’t ask for anyone better. I can’t wait to see the fans and to get in the stadium. We’re going to make Atlanta proud. When we score, it’s the best feeling.”

Atlanta United FC

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Jacket Diesel, $228, Bloomingdale’s ⋅ Henley Velvet, $80, Bloomingdale’s ⋅ Pinstripe pants Hilfiger Edition, $195, tommy.com

Additional credits: Styling: Tamara Connor; Hair/makeup: Roanna Bales; Market assistant: Kate Abney; Styling assistants: Erin Doster, Jed Rivero

This article originally appeared in our March 2017 issue.

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