2014 NBA PLAYOFFS FASHION GAME: PART 1
There’s no greater forum for NBA players to showcase their sense of style than the playoffs. As the stage gets bigger, the league’s stars push boundaries even further with their clothing choices. Each night provides an opportunity for athletes to display their sartorial individuality and creativity. This personal expression has come in the form of joggers, plaid shirts, red trousers, updated leathers, designer footwear, and wooden fedoras. Arena arrivals, post-game press conferences and wardrobe rotations have been carefully documented by players and stylists alike, further showcasing a vast range of fashion palettes and the ever-evolving world of NBA fashion. Check out some of the memorable styles thus far, in A Glam Slam’s 2014 NBA Playoffs Fashion Game: Part 1.
Mike Conley: Conley became a breakout fashion star during last year’s playoffs and he continues to shine stylistically. With the help of his stylist, Brandon Williams, he’s been dressed in bold statement pieces, including a vibrant red leather jacket and a wooden fedora.
Chandler Parsons: Parsons’ fashion stock has been rising throughout the season. Thus far, his playoffs style has been marked by fun and fresh patterned shirts, each paired with ankle length bottoms.
Russell Westbrook: Monocramatic styling has been an early theme for Westbrook. His off-court wardrobe has included red and teal colorways.
(photos via @russwest44)
Dorell Wright: Wright has donned a wide array of designs from a classic, double breasted gray suit to a casual plaid top to bold red digs. His stylist, Calyann Barnett, has helped to create each unique fashion vibe.
(photos via @lawfullady)
Portland Trail Blazers: The Trail Blazers have proven to be a stylish squad, clad in distinctly different suiting styles with clean tailoring.
(photos via @mogotti25)
Blake Griffin: Griffin has showcased his ability to carry formal and casual styles, always appearing neat and polished. With fashion aid from his stylist, Courtney Mays, he’s sported a floral shirt, black blazer, skinny tie, and joggers, as well as a camo shirt and woven suede shoes.
(photos via @notasocialite)
DeAndre Jordan: Jordan has displayed versatility with his pre-game styles. The first look below has him dressed in bespoke suiting from stylist, Paige Geran, with a Dries Van Noten shirt and multiple lapel pins. The second ensemble features a knit vest and boots from John Varvatos, paired with a henley from American Apparel and 3×1 denim.
(photos via @mspaigexo)
Harrison Barnes: Like Conley, Barnes is also styled by Brandon Williams. Among his standout ensembles have been a Dolce & Gabbana striped blazer with Levis jeans, as well as a head-to-toe black and white look highlighted by a custom leather jacket from Jonathan Logan.
(photos via @brandwills)
Terrence Jones: Whether it’s a patterned crew neck and teal kicks or a burgundy three-piece suit, Jones has been solid on the style front.
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul: In sea of bright hues, Howard and Paul both chose to wear muted tones. Each sported a version of a lightly colored suit. Howard added a black tie to his three-piece threads, while Paul kept it simple in matching solids.
LeBron James: James is typically at the forefront of the NBA fashion conversation. His green patterned sweater from Valentino, matching fedora and thick-rimmed glasses provided another memorable post-game style moment.
(photo via nba.com)
Additional gameday fashion highlights have included the three looks below from Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Chris Bosh. Curry shined in a cranberry-colored jacket, paired with a yellow tie and white pants. Durant added flair to his short-sleeve button down, with a black skinny tie and camo-printed pants. Bosh, styled by Kesha McLeod, was the epitome of cool in a blue Waraire Boswell suit and Louis Vuitton footwear.
Serge Ibaka looked sharp in black, merging pieces from Giovanni, Cavagna, Margiela and Adidas. Matt Barnes was casually clad in red pants and vintage YSL sneakers. Robin Lopez with a vest and newsboy cap.