While many NBA players have different interpretations of high fashion and the latest trends, some are sticking with basic suits, while still mixing it up a bit. Perhaps the most important facet of today’s suit is an ability to break up the pieces and wear them with other items in your wardrobe. Let’s take a look at several different styles, including trends that can become part of any closet. Keep up with the conversation using #NBAStyle.
THE EXPERTLY TAILORED SUIT
Derrick Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire and Zach Randolph are in favor of finely tailored, slim cuts.
THE SUM OF THE PARTS
Players are pairing a shirt and tie with a sweater, or wearing just the vest of a three-piece suit with jeans. Take a look at some different ways to wear a suit. Roy Hibbert looks completely put together entering the arena in an elegant three-piece suit.
After the game, he loses the jacket and tie for a more casual look.
Mario Chalmers and LeBron James, both from previous regular seasons, show how to dress down a vest with jeans and sneakers.
Mike Conley spruces up a crisp white shirt and black tie with a solid blue sweater.
Andre Iguodala mixes different stripes under a casual gray sweater.
Sleek and sophisticated, the layering of like colors always provides a sharp effect, as we see here from Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo.
NOTHING BUT KNITS
Taking a cue from the ’80s, players like Mike Conley, as well as our own NBA TV Fashion Contributor Baron Davis, are bringing back knit ties.
KEEPING IT CLASSIC
From Round 1 to Round 2, Marc Gasol knows what works for him, while Harrison Barnes is perfectly coordinated in gray and light green.
THE LITTLE DETAILS
Dwight Howard opts for a simple black bow tie to pair with his plaid jacket.
SNEAKERS WITH SUITS
While many traditionalists shun the idea of pairing anything but dress shoes with a suit, players are experimenting with different footwear, ranging from basketball shoes to high end sneakers.