For L.A. Clippers guard, J.J. Redick, watches are more than a fashion statement. Redick is an avid collector with extensive knowledge and a deep appreciation for luxury timepieces. Wristwatch publication, Hodinkee, featured the hoops star in its “Talking Watches” series with executive editor, Benjamin Clymer. Within the piece, Redick explained how he developed an interest in watches (his first was a Rolex that he bought in New York City the day before he got drafted), how his taste in timepieces has evolved, details on his personal collection, and what he looks for in a new accessory.
Redick noted that the F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu and the IWC Portuguese Automatic are among his favorite timepieces. In general, the wristwatch aficionado prefers designs that boast a vintage, romantic vibe. When talking about his dream watch, he explained:
“After buying my first Patek [Philippe] I definitely think … Read More »
To coincide with the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season, adidas has debuted a new line of on-court gear. The “NBA On-Court Collection” will outfit players from all 30 teams. The featured fashions include the On-Court Warm-Up Jacket and Pant, Varsity Warm-Up Jacket, Long-Sleeve Shooting Shirt and Short-Sleeve Shooting Shirt.
The league boasts a range of athletes already known for their off-court fashion game. The new items now bring some style to the hardwood, merging performance innovations with current trends. The collection is available at NBAStore.com. Scroll through to check out the new designs:
In addition to the gear, the NBA unveiled a new spot dubbed “BIG is On,” to celebrate the upcoming season. With background music “This Little Light of Mine” by The Steeles, the video spotlights the NBA’s rising stars, as they turn on the lights around the league to tip-off … Read More »
Paul Pierce was part of a blockbuster trade that moved him from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets. His transition to New York this season comes after 15 years of playing in Boston. Pierce will need to adjust to a new team and a new home, and he’ll have to keep pace in a city that is at the center of fashion. To start, he’s the October cover star for DuJour magazine.
Pierce spoke with the magazine only three weeks after moving into the city. Within the interview, he discusses the move to New York, retirement, fatherhood and the Knicks rivalry. Below is an excerpt and for the full story, read on here.
DuJour: You just moved to the city three weeks ago—what’s the verdict?
Paul Pierce: I feel good about living in New York. I’ve been playing in Boston my whole … Read More »
The 2013-14 NBA season is fast approaching and with it will come another year of competition on the fashion front. Many of the game’s stars, together with their stylists, have taken time during the off-season to prepare their pre and post-game wardrobes.
Steve Nash is enlisting the help of fans, to choose his opening night fashion. The L.A. Lakers point guard is deciding between three distinct suit styles. Each look comes from Vancouver-based, custom menswear company, Indochino. Nash joined forces with the fashion retailer in 2011. He became an investor in the brand and launched his own signature collection of suits and accessories.
Among Nash’s outfit options for opening night are the Premium Sepia Check Suit, which offers a strong style statement thanks to its brown and black check print, and bold accessories to match. Taking a different fashion route, the second … Read More »
Golden State Warriors guard, Andre Iguodala, is quietly one of the NBA’s style standouts. He might not dominate the fashion conversation as often as other players, but he’s always been on top of his sartorial game.
In a recent interview for ESPN The Magazine, Iguodala spoke about the 2005 NBA dress code and its impact on the game’s fashion landscape. The competition now extends off-the-court, as players vie for the style spotlight. Athletes across the league are striving for success outside of basketball and dressing the part has become a large part of the game.
For the full interview with Iguodala, read on here. Check out the video and excerpts below as he discusses NBA fashion:
On fashion as a business for athletes:
“Athletes are taking this fashion stuff serious. They’re doing research on these fashion companies and how they’re getting started and how they’re making money. … Read More »
Dwyane Wade recently hosted his second annual “A Night On The Runwade” fashion show, a charity event to benefit Wade’s World Foundation. The show was presented by Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and watchmaker Hublot, for which Wade is a brand ambassador. Hosted by fashion correspondent, Jill Martin, and news anchor, Louis Aguirre, the runway show highlighted the latest Fall collections from Neiman Marcus. Included among the athletes in attendance were Wade’s teammates Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley, and former Heat player, Alonzo Mourning.
Wade continues to build a business around his fashion interests outside the game. He has teamed up with The Tie Bar to launch “The Gentleman Collection By Dwyane Wade,” a capsule collection that will include 30 bow ties, 15 neckties, 15 pocket squares, and additional men’s accessories like tie bars and cuff links. “A Night On The Runwade” also … Read More »
NBA uniforms have been making fashion waves, as short-sleeve jerseys are set to hit the hardwood. The Golden State Warriors first debuted the adidas designed threads last season. This year will have multiple teams wearing the updated uniform style. The Los Angeles Lakers are among the squads that will sport short-sleeve jerseys in several games this season. In addition to adopting the sleeve system of dress, the team’s wardrobe has expanded to include a new alternate jersey as well.
The Lakers officially unveiled their “Hollywood Nights” uniforms, to be worn for select games this season. The on-court attire will not feature sleeves, but will boast a black color scheme. The new jerseys join the traditional purple and gold and the whites, which were introduced in 2002-03. Lakers fans desired a black uniform and according to the organization, this fan interest prompted the decision. Executive … Read More »
Retailers continue to create shelf space for fan gear that is stylish enough to transition from gameday to every day. With the help of companies like Junk Food Clothing, NBA fans can keep pace with one of the most fashion-forward sports leagues. Junk Food has launched its newest collection of NBA-themed tees for men and women. A range of vintage styles feature retro team graphics and the soft, comfortable fit often associated with the brand’s apparel. Check out the full NBA collection here.
To showcase the versatility of the gear, A Glam Slam was challenged with the task of styling a piece from the brand’s NBA collection. The chosen article of clothing was the “NBA Brooklyn Nets Vintage Off The Shoulder Tee.” Fans have already seen Nets courtside fixture, Beyonce, sporting the same hardwood fashion as she rehearsed for the Super Bowl. In the shoot below, A … Read More »
It was recently announced that an iconic piece of sports fan fashion, the “Starter Jacket,” would be making a comeback. In keeping with the “blast from the past” theme, the NBA will return to the 90’s era with a new crop of on-court fashions. Adidas has launched an NBA Hardwood Classics retro jersey collection.
Seven of the most memorable NBA uniforms from the 90’s will hit the hardwood this season. The throwback threads merge old-school designs with modern performance technology. Players on participating teams will sport the gear during “NBA Hardwood Classics Nights,” 10 nationally televised games to be played in March. The jerseys retail for $100 and will available at the NBAStore.com and team shops. Here’s a look at the seven featured squads and their jerseys:
Atlanta Hawks “Spreadwings” home uniform (1998-99 season)
Chicago Bulls “Pinstripe” alternate road uniform (1995-96 season)
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The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder matchup made for a fashion-forward NBA Finals. Players from both sides flaunted their unique sense of style throughout the series. Post-game sartorial winners and losers received almost as much attention as the action on the hardwood. In the end, the Heat were crowned NBA champs, landing them a trip to the White House to meet with President Obama. For the team, this was another opportunity to suit up in their designer threads.
Prior to the team’s visit, Dwyane Wade took to twitter to showcase his “White House look.” The ensemble included a gray suit from Ferragamo and a shirt, patterned tie, and black and white pocket square from Tom Ford. He topped off the look with a pair of $675 Christian Louboutin “Golfito” shoes. In an effort to stand out, Wade often takes fashion risks, be it … Read More »