While athletes are on the clock, they are mandated to wear the uniform of whatever sport they play, but off the clock their choices in clothing are their own. Some make really good choices and some do not. For example, one guy that knows how to dress like a star is LeBron James. In this photo, he uses the neutral colors of black, white, and grey in a monochromatic look that is far from boring. LeBron manages to incorporate the popular trend of plaid in a sharp looking button-down shirt that has enough detail, but is not too busy. He mixes patterns with a micro-print tie in the same colors. The black vest is nicely tailored and fits his physique perfectly. This totally dressy look, which is kept from being too stuffy with the rolled up sleeves, is accented with a sleek watch, a little bling and some great shades.
Another guy who also hits the mark is Terrell Owens. He has mastered the art of throwing on the right sports jacket, in order to turn a casual shirt and jeans look into something that will turn heads while he is out on the town. Terrell takes a button-down grey collared shirt and leaves it untucked over a pair of regular jeans, but then tops it off with a crisp white sports jacket that has just the right length and a pocket square to match. He too, adds some ear bling, a matching watch, and killer sunglasses to complete to look.
On the opposite end of the fashion spectrum is Dennis Rodman. His clothing was, at times, as outrageous as his personality. The Sports Illustrated cover that Dennis posed for while he was playing for the San Antonio Spurs with the caption “Rare Bird,” tells the whole story. He was dressed in shiny black short-shorts and a bustier-type zip front tank and of course a metal collar. Dennis’ flaming orange hair was actually the most understated part of his whole look.
I’m sure that in Dennis’ world, he looks just fine.