Posted on May 29th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG.


Matt Kemp can now add a new fashion endeavor to his resume. Gap has tapped the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder to help promote the retailer’s outlet business. Kemp will appear in ads for Gap’s outlet stores this fall, alongside model, Chanel Iman.

While MLB players are not at the forefront of the fashion conversation as often as NBA or NFL players, Kemp has expressed an interest in style. As WWD reported, he showed up to the campaign shoot with a wide array of clothing and accessories from his own wardrobe in tow. To read the full piece offering an inside look at the shoot, visit here.

On baseball players and style:

“This is pretty big,” Kemp said. “Everybody used to say that baseball players can’t dress and athletes can’t dress. You know, a lot of athletes now are trying to prove everybody wrong, though there are some athletes that try too hard and try to do over-the-top things. But me, I try to be simple and just make whatever I’m wearing look good.”

Kemp also engaged in a Q&A with WWD, where he dished on his personal style, favorite designers, fashion advice for his teammates, and style tips for men. For the full interview, visit here. Below are a few excerpts:

WWD: How would you describe your own style?
Matt Kemp: Distinguished, effortless, classy. I don’t try too hard. I don’t try to outdo anybody. I just try to be myself. 

WWD: Which brands of suits do you like?
M.K.: Calvin Klein, Boss, Tom Ford.…I don’t discriminate because there are a lot of good suit makers out there.…I can go get them off the rack and have them tailored myself.

For the Gap outlet campaign shots, which are set to debut in August, Kemp is casually clad in a variety of denim designs, plaid button-down shirts, and color block sweaters.

(photos via WWD)

Kemp also took to instagram to share some additional behind-the-scenes shots:

(photos via @bmdc27)

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