By Heather Zeller
The NBA’s uniform requirements do not allow for much personal expression on-the-court. When they’re not balling, the league’s stars have an opportunity to shine stylistically. Once they transition out of their uniforms, the game is full of fashion all-stars. Their creativity comes through as they consistently showcase a range of original styles.
Each month, “This Is Melo” will highlight 5 of the most stylish NBA players across the league, as well as their fashion choices. Check out the featured sartorial stars for the month of May, and vote for your favorites below.
DeAndre Jordan: Jordan has demonstrated versatility with his off-court wardrobe. He has the ability to mix casual and formal fashions as evident below. His first featured outfit paired a custom shirt and tie from Anto Beverly Hills, with 3×1 denim and accessories from The Tie Bar. The second look included bespoke suiting by his stylist, Paige Geran, along with a camouflage pocket square from Bobby Joseph and sneakers from Balenciaga.
Nick Young: Young is experimental with his fashion choices, combining unexpected pieces and prints. Taking risks with his clothing is a key component of his fashion game. This month he made waves for sporting a bold, fitted blue suit, balanced by a fresh white shirt and white sneakers. In contrast, he was also spotted in a bomber jacket and tee, with patterned pants and the coveted red Yeezys.
Blake Griffin: Outside of the game, Griffin tends to favor casual threads. As seen below, his style is both effortless and professional, with just the right amount of flash.
Mo Williams: Williams maintains a style that is neat and classic. He adds his own twist to each ensemble, in the form of bow ties, uniquely colored suits and carefully coordinated socks. The veteran guard prepares each of his gameday looks with the help of Hideoki Bespoke.
Paul George: From head-to-toe leather to ripped denim and gold chains, there is never a dull style moment with Paul George. He’s constantly surprising fans with his eccentric off-court ensembles and he is often at the forefront of the NBA fashion conversation.