NY YANKEES & DKNY HELP OUTFIT MEN IN NEED FOR HOPE WEEK
(photo via New York Yankees)
As part of the team’s sixth annual HOPE Week initiative (Helping Others Persevere & Excel), the New York Yankees helped to outfit a group of men in need. Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda and Brian Roberts were on-hand to motivate the men and play the role of stylist, getting them fitted in their new DKNY suits. The fashion house and team sponsor donated the formal wear.
The event took place at Career Gear, an organization that provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities. Women’s Wear Daily spoke to one of the participants, Leon Clarke Jr. He received some surprise fashion assistance from Jeter, who took his measurements.
“Derek Jeter picked it for me,” exclaimed Leon Clarke Jr., 24, dressed in a black, fitted suit from DKNY. He had just stepped out of a room filled with an assemblage of blazers, trousers, shirts and ties in a medley of colors and prints, having been styled by none other than the Yankees star. “He literally measured my neck and shoulders, asking if I work out. He’s so down-to-earth — taller than what I had expected.”
(photo via WWD)