After the successful launch of the CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo Underwear and Socks, the footballer has expanded his fashion brand to include a range of premium shirts. With his latest apparel offerings, Ronaldo has continued his partnership with New York based designer, Richard Chai, who is also head designer of the CR7 brand.
Similar to the underwear and socks, the new shirts are meant to provide an upscale take on men’s wardrobe essentials. Ronaldo described the inspiration behind his fashion collections:
“For me, a strong foundation is the most important thing throughout every area of my life.
In my sporting life, a strong foundation enables me to perform at my very best and I apply the same principle to my personal life, business life and the way I dress.
Dressing well gives me confidence to be the best that I … Read More »
NBA players are always looking for ways to outshine the competition within the league’s style game. Matt Barnes is among the athletes who works closely with a stylist, Brandon Williams, to prepare each of his off-court looks. The Los Angeles Clipper describes his style as “simple is more,” and often documents his wardrobe choices on Instagram. While key pieces stand out in each ensemble, his approach to dressing is not as loud as other NBA players.
Barnes and Williams recently appeared on TMZ Sports, to talk about NBA fashion and sartorial “trash-talking.” Click the photo below to watch the full segment:
To elevate his gameday style this season, Barnes has also partnered with Malibu Clothes. The Beverly Hills based retailer offers high-quality menswear, including suits, sports coats, trousers, sportswear, and accessories. Below is a look at Barnes modeling apparel from Malibu Clothes:
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Athletes hit the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of the “Beyond the Lights” movie, where Amar’e Stoudemire serves as a producer. Amare’s New York Knicks teammate, Iman Shumpert, was among those in attendance.
Prior to the premiere, Shumpert spoke with WWD about developing his personal style in college, fashion advice from Tyson Chandler, his desire to sit front row at Paris Fashion Week, why he chooses not to work with a stylist, and the NBA Style of his competitors. To check out the full piece, visit here. Below are a few excerpts:
WWD: Speaking of stylists, why don’t you have one?
IS: They’re putting you in a style that most people are in because it’s the trend. So you might have on the same outfit as everyone else. You’re not going to find me in something someone else … Read More »
The NBA recently revealed the latest crop of Christmas Day jerseys from adidas, to be worn by players this holiday season. Fans can also get into the fashion spirit, as Forever Collectibles has unveiled a new range of NBA Player Ugly Sweater styles. The company offers the sports-themed fashions for NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA teams as well.
The officially licensed apparel merges NBA team colors and logos with holiday-inspired graphics like snowflakes and Christmas trees. In addition to team-themed designs, the company has created player specific styles. Incorporated within the eclectic creations are the names and numbers of some of the league’s top stars. Fans can shop the NBA Ugly Sweaters at NBAStore.com or ClarksToys.com. The fashions retail for $64.96.
The NBA’s 2014 Christmas Day games are as follow:
12 p.m. ET: Wizards vs. Knicks on ESPN
2:30 p.m.: Thunder vs. Spurs on ABC
5 p.m.: Cavs vs. Heat on ABC
8 p.m.: Lakers vs. Bulls on TNT
10:30 p.m.: Warriors vs. … Read More »
As part of the “Taste of the New York Jets” festivities, team members will participate in a fashion show featuring menswear styles from Saks Fifth Avenue. Ahead of his runway appearance, Demario Davis got some assistance with his sartorial game, thanks to a visit from Saks VP, Men’s Fashion Director, Eric Jennings. The Jets partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue on a menswear series called “Fashion Blitz.”
Jennings visited the Jets linebacker for a “Fashion Blitz” of his closet. He checked out Davis’ wardrobe options, the fit of his suits, clothing items that need to be replaced, and his vast collection of sneakers. Within the piece, Davis also spoke about his NFL style inspiration and his fashion evolution.
On his interest in fashion:
The first thing you realize is that it’s a business, once you get to the NFL. I’m not just on the field anymore, its about on the field and off the field.
On his fashion inspiration:
One of the guys that I … Read More »
New York Mets pitcher, Matt Harvey, sat down with GQ magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Jim Nelson, for an episode of AOL On Original series, “Win/Win.” GQ often celebrates athletes and their sense of style, and Harvey is among the many sports pros who have expressed an interest in the fashion arena.
With his visit to the men’s magazine, he got a chance to see how things are put together in the fashion world, with a tour of the office, an opportunity to meet with members of the team, and a chance to try on apparel from the fashion closet. Harvey also sat down with Nelson to discuss competitiveness in sports and style and his season-ending surgery. He also received advice from Nelson on difficult moments in a career and dealing with setbacks. Below are a few excerpts from Harvey:
On his GQ tour:
Walking in and seeing all the clothes, how everything is run, … Read More »
Hublot has designed special-edition timepieces for sports teams including the Miami Heat and the Dallas Cowboys. Now the Swiss watchmaker has launched a watch style for the Los Angeles Lakers, dubbed the King Power “Los Angeles Lakers.” Hublot became the Official Timekeeper of the Lakers in January 2013. Despite having created designs for Kobe Bryant, who serves as a brand ambassador, this marks the first signature watch for the team.
The accessory features details in the Laker’s purple and gold hues. The team described the timepiece:
The dial features 4 zones of 12 minutes in black, yellow and purple, while the Los Angeles Lakers logo is strategically placed at 3 o’clock and the Lakers signature is visible on the sapphire case-back. Limited to 50 pieces total, each piece will be delivered with two interchangeable straps – one real yellow Lakers jersey on black … Read More »
Last season, Joffrey Lupul teamed up with luxury men’s clothing store, Gotstyle, to create the #LupulStyle initiative. Fans had the opportunity to play the role of fashion stylist, choosing Lupul’s off-court wardrobe. For every outfit vote cast, a donation was made to the True Patriot Love Foundation in support of military families across Canada.
The Toronto Maple Leafs left winger has partnered with Gotstyle again this year. Fans can rate his Saturday style by Gotstyle and for every vote, Lupul and Gotstyle will donate $1.00 to the Toronto Remix Project. For more details and to cast your vote, visit here.
Lupul also visited Gotstyle in Toronto with Mark Critch, during a recent episode of This Hour Has 22 MInutes. The NHL star offered fashion advice as the two went suit shopping. Check out the video footage below:
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Nick Young’s off-court clothing choices are as colorful as his personality. The L.A. Laker has been recognized for his sartorial sense, joining the ranks of NBA players who make front row appearances at runway shows and secure spots in fashion magazines. Most recently he was tapped to appear in Forever 21’s holiday campaign, together with his girlfriend and rapper, Iggy Azalea.
Young is now featured in DuJour magazine, in an article dubbed “Nick Young’s School of Swag.” Within the piece, Young talks to about his “loud” style of play on the court, his relationship with Azalea, his early life and rise to the NBA, and developing his “Swaggy P” persona. To check out the full piece, written by Lindsay Silberman, read on here.
“Swaggy is Hollywood. Nick is chill—he’s all about business,” he explains. “He only comes out in rare moments, you know? Sometimes … Read More »
The NBA season has officially kicked-off and this year promises to bring an endless array of memorable sartorial statements. Top players have already displayed eclectic style choices, with arena arrivals marked by designer picks and novel accessories. A Glam Slam takes an early look at this year’s NBA Style game:
LeBron James made his much-anticipated return to Cleveland and he dressed the part. A dark green Balenciaga coat was the highlight of his ensemble, which also featured a Thom Browne shirt, a black fedora, and oversized shades.
(photo via UpscaleHype)
Russell Westbrook dominated the NBA fashion conversation throughout the off-season. In addition to editorial shoots and fashion week appearances, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard debuted a collaborative collection with Barneys NY, as well as a line of eyewear. His season-opening style did not disappoint with two looks that kept … Read More »