Update – NBA Fashion
Jordan has had enough praise lavished on his sporting skills to last several lifetimes. His promising baseball career and disputable golfing legacy aside, his prowess on the basketball court truly is the stuff of legend.
However, Jordan has equally displayed an plethora of especially outfits with interesting proportions and garments — consider his perfectly-fitted Closed jeans from 2003.
To best view the Chicago Bulls veteran’s style, filter it through a contemporary, post-logomania lens.
Michael Jordan never really embodied normcore tenets, like the effortlessness of a grandpa at the airport or the self-aware irony of a Williamsburg scenester.
For years, Jordan has possessed fastidiously specific clothing preferences; he hired tailors to provide exact cuts, sourced premium textiles for his bespoke shirts and studied shirt cuffs created by international designers.
Reconsider Jordan’s maligned refrigerator-shaped tailoring — they hark back to Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace’s billowing suits and predate the contemporary imposing silhouettes of Balenciaga, Jacquemus and Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton.
“He knows what he’s rocking and styles himself,” said Marcus. “You can find him head-to-toe in a Jordan tracksuit sporting a high six-figure watch, driving a seven-figure car.
There is a certain je ne sais quois granted to people who know what clothes they like and dress exclusively to their own taste.
Heavyweight Western fashion labels, including Fear of God and
Off-White™ draw from general basketball style, both on- and off-court.
The NBA superstar was inarguably ahead of the curve in adopting heeled boots (at 6’6” no less!) and his mock neck uniform was a thoughtful twist on uniform dressing (more on this later).
Michael Jordan cares about clothing in the same way he cares about sport: no shortcuts, no corner-cutting.
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