Athletes as the Ultimate Style Role Models
Athletes may not be the best role models for our children to follow, but when it comes to style … game on!
The modern athlete is more than just a sports figure. They spread across multiple platforms and are now red carpet staples.
They look sharp at any time and can guide a man on how to dress.
Here are the best in the business, each with their own personal style.
Derek Jeter – New York Yankees
Dress Style: Classic Man
The way Derek Jeter dresses screams Italian-New Yorker. His dress is fashionable, powerful and what most men would be comfortable wearing.
When he needs to dress up, he is in a power suit. Jeter tends to stick to grays, blacks and navy suits with patterned silk ties. He is very business-like.
For a business casual look, Jeter is almost always rocking a blazer with dress pants and open collar shirt. This option is great for men just starting their wardrobes. Jeter probably doesn’t have that problem.
When he is around town, he is almost always dressed in a T-shirt and jeans. His shirts usually do not fall outside of white, gray or black.
LeBron James – Miami Heat
Dress Style – Modern Vintage
LeBron James may be one of the best-dressed athletes today. He takes vintage looks and adds a little bit of hip-hop flair to them.
Very rarely does LeBron wear a full suit. When he needs to wear something more formal, he sports a tie and dress shirt with cardigans or a vest. He usually wears fashion glasses as well.
His business casual outfits still carry a vintage look, mostly with sweaters over dress shirts. He often wears hat or glasses to spice up his look.
When relaxing, LeBron is usually in a T-shirt and jeans or dress shirt and jeans with the sleeves rolled up.
Roger Federer – Tennis
Dress Style – Preppy
It is hard for me to call Roger Federer’s dress style Preppy, but I don’t know how else to describe it.
He never wears a tie unless he has no other option. Usually, you will see him in a black or gray suit without a tie. This look gives a more relaxed feel to his dress.
When a business casual outfit is needed, Federer does not leave his suit with no tie look behind. Instead, he usually lightens the color of his suit.
His casual look is that of a well-dressed Englishman (even though he is from Sweden). You will typically see him in corduroys with a dress shirt and sweater or something similar. The only time you see him in a T-shirt is on the tennis court.
Next time you are looking for some dress ideas, turn to some of the bigger names in sports. You will find that athletes today are terrific models for classic and current fashions.
No matter what their personal style, they always look sharp.