SKY-HIGH STYLE: NBA DUNKERS DRESS UP FOR GQ
They’re known for getting impressive airtime during games and now they’re soaring on the fashion front. The NBA will finally return later this month and just in time, GQ magazine is highlighting some of the game’s best dunkers. We’ve seen their “Superman-like” capabilities during games and slam dunks over cars, but it’s not often that we see these players suit up to throw down. In the fashion spread, Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Andrew Igoudala (Philadelphia 76ers), Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers) and JaVelle McGee (Washington Wizards). add a bit of flair while in the air.
Each baller has a unique dunking style and similarly, the players sport a very different suiting style in the magazine. “In a game, I have to be creative on the fly, that’s the ultimate challenge,” said Griffin on dunking. He’s certainly creative when it comes to his off-court fashions as well. For Blake, a camel-colored suit is complimented with a bright red sweater and white kicks for an casual yet cool look.
Get the look: Suit (Made-To-Order), $2,900, polo shirt, $395, sweater, $495, watch and bracelet by Gucci. Sneakers, $88 by Nike. Socks by Smart Turnout.
Russell Westbrook looks fresh in a dark suit, a teal and orange skinny tie and bright socks. The vibrant accessories are a great way to jazz up the simple suit.
Get the look: Suit, $2,060 by Prada. Shirt, $345 by Ermenegildo Zegna. Tie, $125 by David Hart & Co. Shoes, $295 by Allen Edmonds. Socks by Falke. Tie bar and pocket square by The Tie Bar. Watch by Hermès.
Andrew Igoudala’s suit selection is super sleek, featuring a nice combination of gray and purple hues. Check out his ensemble here.
Get the look: Suit (Made-To-Measure), $3,995, and tie, $95, by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Shirt (Made-To-Measure), $600, and pocket square by Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Watch by Ralph Lauren Watches. Loafers, $570 by Salvatore Ferragamo. Socks by Pantherella.
The most eclectic ensemble of the bunch comes from Shannon Brown. A variety of bold pieces like the checkered shirt and cardigan combo, saddle shoes, brightly colored argyle socks and beret are balanced out nicely with a light colored suit. Check out his ensemble here.
Get the look: Suit, $598, and shirt, $78, by Tommy Hilfiger. Cardigan, $795 by Gucci. Shoes, $198 by Cole Haan. Socks by Pantherella. Cap by Express
JaVelle McGee does some major mixing of patterns with his attire. It’s an aggressive choice, but he pulls it off well. Check out his ensemble here.
Get the look: Suit (Made-To-Order), $4,290, shirt (Made-To-Order), $560, tie, $235, and pocket square by Tom Ford.