Amar’e Stoudemire Proves NBA Players Can Be Stylish
I often hear people dissing NBA players’ fashion style, blaming it on the fact they’re so tall they can’t find clothes that fit and look right on them.
Well, even at his towering height of 6’10″, Amar’e Stoudemire is quickly shutting down that stereotype. Of course, now that he’s in New York, he has the help of Rachel Johnson, a star stylist. With a prestigious client list including LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Rachel knows a thing or two about dressing the taller-than-average men. Why shouldn’t they have fun with trends like chunky bowties, impeccably tailored suits, as well as streetwear? It also doesn’t hurt that Amar’e's tailor, Waraire Boswell, is 6’5″ himself, while Rachel hits up high end labels like Gucci to custom make pieces for the famous basketballer.
“I told him he had a great style of his own,” Rachel told NYTimes.com, “but I wanted him to slim it down more.” The collaboration between the two is quite easily making Amar’e the best dressed NBA player in our opinion. He’s taking risks, moving easily from fun Kanye-esque looks to more casual athletic gear. Amar’e recently told Esquire.com that a few of his current style icons include Mr. West himself, along with Lil Wayne and George Clooney—isn’t that an interesting mix!
Amar’e's not wasting any time getting his feet soaked in the New York fashion scene. As we recently reported, Amar’e is working with Rachel Roy on a womenswear line for fall 2011. What do you think—should more athletes follow his lead?