While fashion designer Paul Smith supports Manchester United, designing the off-pitch formal wear for ManU as worn at the Champions League final in Moscow, Mr Armani is lending his support - or rather dress sense - to the boys in blue, Chelsea.
"The theme of superheroes is very much at the forefront of my mind at the moment. I hope that my suits have a similar effect to the batman cape for the Chelsea team" says the designer, whose off-field ensembles comprise a single-breasted, two-button navy blue crease resistant lightweight wool gabardine suit, with flat-front, straight-legged trousers and a fitted jacket with a pronounced "Roman" shoulder line.
"Footballers are the gladiators of our time; iconic sporting heroes who make dreams come true." Armani adds.