- Words Dalia Al-Dujaili
- Photography Kaj Jefferies represented by A&R Creative Agency
From Little Richard to The Rat Pack, dive into 10Trax that inspired our digital cover shoot with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
If you know anything about Dominic Calvert-Lewin, it’s that he doesn’t like being predictable. Always experimenting with clothing and grooming styles, the Everton striker is challenging the traditional portrait of a footballer and of masculinity. For him, that means embracing individuality. Working with Braun for his digital cover to bring together three looks inspired by his favourite eras of music from the 50s to the 70s, Calvert-Lewin echoes Braun’s belief that “men should feel free and empowered to express themselves and who there are, how they want to look and who they want to be, with no barriers or boundaries to their self-expression. And they should embrace their own individualism with their grooming choices too.”
For Calvert-Lewin, his journey through music hasn’t been one he’s travelled solo. The football player’s dad has been instrumental (pardon the pun) in shaping what Calvert-Lewin has sampled from various eras of music and men’s fashion, as has the Motown sounds that filled his grandparents’ home.
Dive into our 10Trax collating artist’s whose personal style has inspired both Calvert-Lewin, and the fashion, grooming and creative of our cover shoot.
"'Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk
One of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk's most iconic compositions "'Round Midnight" takes us right back to 1943, and still holds the title of being the most-recorded jazz standard written by any jazz musician.
"All The Things You Are" by Dizzy Gillespie
Trumpeter and composer John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, who ushered in the era of Bebop in American jazz, remains one of the biggest influences on the development of the genre. And his take on "All The Things You Are" remains one of his most popular and memorable.
"Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard
Little Richard's seminal "Tutti Frutti" not only catapulted his own career to new heights, but the genre of Rock N Roll. A floor-filler and certified bop to this day.
"Feeling Good" by Sammy Davis Jr.
Often described as the greatest entertainer in the world, singer, dancer, comedian, actor and Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of "Feeling Good" prevails as the best to be recorded yet.
"My Way" by Frank Sinatra
One of the most enduring and well-loved tracks of all time, "My Way" rings true for Calvert-Lewin's outlook on his own life, career and style.
"Dance To The Bop" by Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent's mid-50s hit "Dance To The Bop" reflects the rise of Rock N Roll during the decade, and Vincent's place within it.
"Something's Gotta Give" by Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr. dropped his version of "Something's Gotta Give" in the mid-50s, making the Billboard Top 10.
"That's Amore' by Dean Martin
Fellow Rat Pack member Dean Martin dropped his now iconic rendition of "That's Amore" in 1953, reaching No. 2 in the charts.
"You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
A legendary favourite by Motown stars, The Supremes.
"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" by Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra
Dead Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra team up for a Rat Pack ensemble.