COLIN KAEPERNICK TALKS STYLE WITH MR PORTER.COM
Colin Kaepernick is highlighted in the latest issue of Mr Porter’s “The Journal,” dubbed “The Innovators Issue.” Within the exclusive interview, the San Francisco 49’ers quarterback opens up about his racial struggles growing up, his wide variety of tattoos, and his passion for fashion. He is among the pro athletes who has added designer to his resume, having created a capsule collection for New Era.
In the States, professional basketball has a long tradition of players dressing well and showing an individual sense of style. Mr Kaepernick and others, including Mr Victor Cruz, are at the forefront of a generation of American footballers who are not only interested in dressing well, but in using fashion to communicate an identity that is larger than self.
So what does that mean specifically in terms of wardrobe? “Firstly, it means thinking about the time, a place and situation I’m dressing for. That said, I like things that stand out – but that also are very clean.”
Clean? “For the most part, the things I wear are pretty simple in terms of how the pieces go together. But there might be a piece here or there within that outfit that makes it ‘pop’. It’s about balance.
The fashion editorial, shot by Blair Getz Mezibov and styled by Dan May. has Kaepernick dressed in pieces from Tom Ford and Lanvin, to Levi’s and Nike. Check out a preview of his photos below and to shop the featured looks, visit here:
(photos via Mr Porter)