2012 NBA DRAFT DAY FASHION RECAP
Draft styles have evolved over the years, as players now make a conscious effort to avoid NBA Draft fashion infamy. How did the incoming class rank in the suit game? A Glam Slam broke down the fashions from the 2012 NBA Draft:
Anthony Davis: Davis is better known for his unibrow than his fashion sense, but the draft’s #1 pick started off the suit game on the right foot. A sharp, simple grey suit with a slim fit worked well for his tall, slender frame. In an effort to incorporate a bit of flash, Davis added a tie and shirt in contrasting patterns, as well as a pair of oversized diamond earrings.
Dion Waiters: Paying homage to his alma mater, Syracuse, Waiters accented his light grey suit with an orange creamsicle-colored tie against a lighter shirt, also in an orange hue. The fresh color combination helped him stand out among many of the more subdued color choices of the evening, as did the ice on his wrist.
Bradley Beal: In a draft dominated by grey-colored suits, Beal opted instead for a light, natural color scheme with a burnt orange tie. Though simplistic, the ensemble offered a chic color combination and a great fit.
Thomas Robinson: A great story complimented by a great 3-piece suit. Robinson’s crisp, light blue shirt and wine-colored tie were paired with a dark suit for a classic, elegant look.
Damian Lillard: Lillard took the stage in the most controversial fashion choice, as the night’s sports fans turned fashion critics were torn on his style selection. He made a major statement in a gray jacket with contrasting black lapel. A red pocket square and matching red socks finished off the hip, and very memorable ensemble. Lillard’s perfectly coordinated Portland Trail Blazers snapback completed the look. (photo via @NBA)
Terrence Ross: Ross’ draft day attire proved that he’s already on board with the NBA’s geek-chic fashion trend. He was the only guy to rock a bow tie for the evening, in a green hue no less. The combination of a textured gray suit, blue gingham shirt and blue pocket square was risky, but the new Toronto Raptor pulled it off well.
Austin Rivers & Meyers Leonard: Gingham twins, Rivers and Leonard, took the stage in similar designs. Rivers looked sleek in a charcoal three-piece suit, red gingham shirt and shiny red tie. Meyers’ sharp, grey suit (despite forgetting to button his jacket) provided a great fit, considering his 7-foot frame. Unlike Rivers, he opted instead for a gray gingham shirt and a pop of color via a red tie.
Jeremy Lamb: Lamb was styled in a simple, slim-fitting grey suit with a black skinny tie. A nice attention to detail included the black buttons on his shirt collar, though he could’ve done without the pink pocket square.
John Henson: Henson’s suit had a silver sheen, a color that complimented him well. A Carolina blue tie, in honor of Henson’s time at UNC, completed his draft day attire.
Maurice Harkless: Harkless’ fashion choice flew under the radar. The lightly colored suit, white shirt and plaid tie made for a dapper ensemble.
The NBA’s youngest players seem to have fared well on the style front, but how would the league’s greatest style icon, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, rate this year’s NBA Draft fashions? Check out the fashion critiques he shared with SB Nation: