HOUSTON ROCKETS’ CHANDLER PARSONS TALKS TRAVELING IN STYLE WITH ESPN THE MAGAZINE
From Fashion Week appearances to a Buffalo Jeans ad campaign and a partnership with Stance Socks, Chandler Parsons has made fashion an integral part of his game. Since entering the NBA, he’s developed a keen sense of style off-the-court. The Houston Rockets forward is now featured in a fashion shoot for ESPN The Magazine, where he dished on maintaining his style while on the road, his travel essentials, and working with a tailor. Below are few excerpts from the article, “Cleared For Takeoff,” written by Stacey Pressman.
How important is style when you’re on the road?
It’s really important. You’re going to these places where there are a lot of cameras everywhere you go, so you always want to look the part. Any time fans see you, you want to project the image that you really look like a true professional and you take basketball seriously.
Anything else about your traveling style you want to add?
I love Marc Jacobs. I’m pretty bold with my outfits. My clothes are very European fitting, not baggy. I get my clothes tailored. And i try different things. I wear the skinny colored pants. I wear cropped pants. Coaches get on me because I’ll wear cropped colored pants, with a polka-dotted button-up and a cardigan over it. It’s a product of my personality – not a lot of people have the confidence to go there.
(photo via @DTK_Austin)
Parsons’ bold sartorial sense was on full display in the magazine. His fashion shoot was styled by Ashley Hargrove of DTK Austin and photographed by Matthew Mahon. He was was outfitted in three different looks for the shoot, including a custom suit, a casual ensemble, and the colorful duds chosen below. For behind-the-scenes photos of all three styles, visit here.
In the featured photo, Parsons is dressed in a sweater from Rag & Bone, a shirt from Vince, colored denim from AG, patterned shoes from Del Toro, and a belt and bag from Louis Vuitton.
(photo via @espnmag)