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Bastian Schweinsteiger: ‘I’ve definitely matured’

Munich on Tuesday at 7 pm: three good-looking young men in dark suits enter the Hugo BOSS store in Maximilianstrasse. More than 100 invited guests are waiting on “three top international models from Milan,” host Stephan Lehmann quips. The trio in fact comprises Michael Rensing, Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The Bayern stars joined official outfitter Hugo BOSS for an exclusive charity auction named “Fashion meets Football“, where they helped raise some €6,000 for club charity FC Bayern Hilfe e.V. The players signed autographs and chatted away to the guests in the suitably laid-back and informal atmosphere.

Bastian Schweinsteiger appeared very much at home in the world of fashion, possibly thanks to his year-long relationship with model Sarah Brandtner. asked the 24-year-old midfielder whether his appearance matters to him, and how much his partner influences his choice of menswear.

Interview: Bastian Schweinsteiger Bastian, what does fashion and looking good mean to you?
Bastian Schweinsteiger: “Less than people seem to think. I’m a spontaneous type of guy, I dress according to the mood I’m in and the weather. I just put on things that go together well, and that’s it.“ Are you interested in fashion trends?
Schweinsteiger: “Yes, a little at least. I check the shops to see whether there’s stuff I like, but I’m not predisposed to anything in particular. I don’t make a song and dance about it. After all, I do have someone at home who’s pretty well acquainted with the world of fashion.“