As the NFL season winds down, there’s no question that there is a new breed of fashionable men in town. No one missed the runway walk of quarterback Cam Newton, or the burgundy leather suit that Antonio Brown wore off the plane. The NBA is still snagging most of the spotlight, but this league is quickly boasting its own crop of trendsetters. Players are showcasing their off-field style, dressed up in sleek suits for pre-game arrivals and trips to the post-game podium. Not only are they also becoming entertainers to watch, they are also snagging covers and advertising campaigns along the way. Some of my favorite looks of this past season are below, and I cannot wait to see what everyone is wearing at Super Bowl tomorrow in Minneapolis. Think lots of cool outerwear!
I had the pleasure of speaking to Jordan Bell and Patrick Mccaw of the Golden State Warriors about their fashion. The environment was casual after a practice, and chatting with both of these athletes about their personal style was so much fun. As the year progresses, we are seeing more veteran athletes really step up their game in the fashion world, and these young players are not far behind. I watched Jordan Bell as force with the Oregon Ducks, and this is his Rookie year in the NBA.
We started off talking about this incredible suit from The Good Counsel, which is a men’s luxury, Big and Tall e-commerce destination. This company has suited up many athletes, and is perfect for a game when you need to be dressy. That being said, casual vibes are being seen just as much from these players, and Jordan has been seen in some really cool pieces from the clothing brand Regi Phenom.
This line based in Los Angeles, was created for tall and athletic body types, I love the cool structure and lines of this sweater that Jordan wore. When we talked about NBA All-Star in Los Angeles, he said we may see something new and custom made from this line. Which, of course I cannot wait for. Off the court, when it comes to casual, we have to talk about the sneakers. Jordan is a Nike athlete, and his FAVORITES are the Nike Air Foamposites.
When It comes to his on court shoe, Jordan usually wears the Kevin Durant’s to play in. This leads to the question of traveling and being a Rookie. The schedule is crazy, and packing is not easy. Jordan told me he is not great at packing, but is getting better as the year goes on. What does he have to have when he travels? His stereo system that he can listen too while he is getting ready at the hotel. Make sure to follow him @1jordanbell to see his “fit” at NBA All-Star!
I first met Patrick Mccaw at NBA Summer League while playing TopGolf and talking kicks. He went to UNLV and was a Running Rebel, so the two of us have a lot in common. Not only is he fun and casual in his fashion, he may be one of the nicest guys in the league! Pat is only in his second year here in the league, and he already has a championship ring with the Golden State Warriors team.
He says, that as a young player in the league he would rather be more casual then dressy. His travel routine is on the fly, as he usually packs the day of to hit the road. A GSW warm-up and some cool kicks are easy, but his favorite line that you will see him in often is Thrasher. When it comes to the kicks, Pat wears a ton of Jordan’s. I love the casual photo above with his Penny Hardaway throwback tee and jeans. Growing up, this was his favorite player, and he continues to aspire to his game style. What does Pat have to take with him on the road? His video games. Right now he is playing a lot of Call of Duty, which I challenged him on with my next trip to San Francisco!
On the court Pat likes to mix up his shoes. He wears a mix from the Kobe’s, to Paul George, and Kyrie’s. Most of them are inspired by the Golden State Warriors colors like these Nike Kobe AD Mid shoes against the Toronto Raptors in January. Make sure you follow @pmccaw0 to keep up with his cool kicks collection!