Dress Etiquette for the NBA
New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall yesterday live-tweeted a session of the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, a class for new players that proves that no matter how much money you’re guaranteed, corporate America can still hold you in a room against your will and force you to wear an embroidered golf shirt for three days. Some choice pointers from an NBA fashion consultant, a GQ “executive stylist,” and others:

Every NBA gentleman should have a peacoat, a baseball jacket, a raincoat and an overcoat in his closet, apparently.
It is good to wear an expensive watch, the NBA fashion consultant says. No sunglasses indoors. No headphones. No shlumpy untailored suits.
"This is extremely important. Every one of you must have a navy suit, must have a black suit, must have a gray suit."
When NBA gentlemen leave the house, they should throw on an expensive watch and maybe a signature fragrance, the GQ editor says.
There are many ways of dressing up a cargo pant.
If you can’t articulate how you want your clothes to look, cut a picture out of a magazine.
You can wear the navy blazer with the black pants.

Dear Adam Silver: the Put This On team stands ready to assist should you need a more coherent set of standards than this. And Jesse is pretty tall.
[Pictured: Russell Westbrook, not a rookie at all, I know.]
-Pete

Dress Etiquette for the NBA

New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall yesterday live-tweeted a session of the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, a class for new players that proves that no matter how much money you’re guaranteed, corporate America can still hold you in a room against your will and force you to wear an embroidered golf shirt for three days. Some choice pointers from an NBA fashion consultant, a GQ “executive stylist,” and others:

Every NBA gentleman should have a peacoat, a baseball jacket, a raincoat and an overcoat in his closet, apparently.

It is good to wear an expensive watch, the NBA fashion consultant says. No sunglasses indoors. No headphones. No shlumpy untailored suits.

"This is extremely important. Every one of you must have a navy suit, must have a black suit, must have a gray suit."

When NBA gentlemen leave the house, they should throw on an expensive watch and maybe a signature fragrance, the GQ editor says.

There are many ways of dressing up a cargo pant.

If you can’t articulate how you want your clothes to look, cut a picture out of a magazine.

You can wear the navy blazer with the black pants.

Dear Adam Silver: the Put This On team stands ready to assist should you need a more coherent set of standards than this. And Jesse is pretty tall.

[Pictured: Russell Westbrook, not a rookie at all, I know.]

-Pete

"Suit looks great MJ! And hey… I’ve been thinking… you should grow a cool Hitler mustache thing!”

"Suit looks great MJ! And hey… I’ve been thinking… you should grow a cool Hitler mustache thing!

craigsagerssuits:

 
Craig Sager’s Suit FLASHBACK
Photo credit: VisitPhoenix/Flickr
(You might recognize this jacket…)

WOW.  Thanks, Thomas.  Don Cherry has a little competition in the CRAZY SPORTS COMMENTATOR OUTFITS department.

craigsagerssuits:

Craig Sager’s Suit FLASHBACK

Photo credit: VisitPhoenix/Flickr

(You might recognize this jacket…)

WOW.  Thanks, Thomas.  Don Cherry has a little competition in the CRAZY SPORTS COMMENTATOR OUTFITS department.

Apparently the NBA, in an effort to control rampant mid-1990sisms, has required coaches to wear collared shirts on the sidelines.  The owner of the Orlando Magic has even gone so far as to have his coach, Stan Van Gundy, measured for some custom suits.  Classy.

Apparently the NBA, in an effort to control rampant mid-1990sisms, has required coaches to wear collared shirts on the sidelines.  The owner of the Orlando Magic has even gone so far as to have his coach, Stan Van Gundy, measured for some custom suits.  Classy.

“Bouta go to the House of Representatives…got on hoop shorts a white tee n dunks…Lol boy am I dressed down” — Come on, Kevin Durant.  You can do better.