NBA Style: Spotlight On The Modern Suit

NBA Style
By the NBA.com Style Crew

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.

1_Derrick Rose-Game 4

2_Amare Stoudemire_bench

3_Game 5_Zach Randolph

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.

4_roy hibbert rd2gm3 arrival

After the game, he loses the jacket and tie for a more casual look.

5_roy hibbert rd2gm3 podium

Mario Chalmers and LeBron James, both from previous regular seasons, show how to dress down a vest with jeans and sneakers.

Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder ? Game Two

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Mike Conley spruces up a crisp white shirt and black tie with a solid blue sweater.

8_Mike Conely podium_rd2gm2

Andre Iguodala mixes different stripes under a casual gray sweater.

9_Andre Iguodala_suit sweater

MONOCHROMATIC
Sleek and sophisticated, the layering of like colors always provides a sharp effect, as we see here from Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo.

10_Game 5_Chris Paul

New York Knicks v Boston Celtics Game Three

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.

12_Conley_rd2gm3 knit tie

13_Baron Davis_knit tie

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.

15_Marc Gasol rd2gm3

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16_Game 2_Harrison Barnes

THE LITTLE DETAILS
Dwight Howard opts for a simple black bow tie to pair with his plaid jacket.

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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.

18_Game 6_Derrick Rose

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Four

7 Comments

  1. Shutdownpc.exe says:

    where’s dwade suit?/
    color pink men

  2. am says:

    I am glad they didn’t show Westrbook and D – Wade. The way they dress is totally whack. Especially D-Wade’s short capri pants, maybe he is dating Jason Collins.

  3. b says:

    WHERE THE HECK IS KOBE! The most stylish player in the league! All these media haters…

  4. Dave Sales says:

    The look is good, just need more dress shoes with the suits

  5. Eddie King says:

    Outside of the ‘goucho’ pants..DWade outfits have been on point! He’s still the best dressed cat in the league…

  6. Rhoda Russell says:

    I love the look think imma try iT..🙀