NASCAR’S JIMMIE JOHNSON SHARES OFF THE TRACK STYLE
Fans are used to seeing NASCAR drivers in less than fashionable racing suits, emblazoned with sponsor logos. But after the laps, there are competitors who keep an keen eye on their appearance. Jeff Gordon was recently spotted front row at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Carl Edwards is said to keep a personal shopper on hand. And Jimmie Johnson, five-time NASCAR champion, recently switched gears and took time to model streetwear for Men’s Health magazine.
When discussing his personal style, Johnson told the magazine: “I spend so much time making sure I have the right apparel for the racetrack focused on sponsor identifications, so it’s tough for me to venture out too far. I find myself wearing more neutral stuff. I just think it looks better. It’s probably safer from a guy’s standpoint.”
With residences in both North Carolina and New York, he’s also learned to adapt his style to the differing environments. “Charlotte is much more business oriented—especially where we live—and family oriented.” In New York, he says, “you just throw on a combination of things and roll.”
In the magazine, Johnson models three casual looks from designers including John Varvatos, Number: Lab and Banana Republic. For more on his off the track style, visit here.