GQ recently named Russell Westbrook one of the 25 most stylish men along with Tyson Chandler and DWade. Check out what they had to say about him along with this real nice retro Spring photoshoot.
Wild, Wild Westbrook
If you’re trying to pinpoint the moment when russell Westbrook graduated from rising NBA star to hipster-sports- fan icon, the answer is May 14, 2012. That evening, the Oklahoma City point guard lit the fuse on the Thunder’s near playoff sweep of the Lakers with twenty- seven points. But it wasn’t anything he did during the game. It was what happened after the game, when Westbrook arrived at the press conference wearing lensless red-framed glasses and a Lacoste polo shirt festooned with candy-colored fishhooks. Instantly his kooky couture was a worldwide trending topic. “I wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement,” says Westbrook, 24. “I just thought it was a nice shirt.”
Westbrook has become a fan favorite for his fearless, frenetic approach to running the point, and his style sense comes from the same part of his brain: “I have a certain taste, and I might be like, ‘I like this,’ when other people are like, ‘I can’t wear that.’ and in basketball, I might be able to do things other guys might not.” On Twitter, his trademark is the hashtag #whynot. “That’s the way I live life,” he explains. “And it relates to anything, man.” For Russ, it has always been thus. In high school, he wore a white tux with a turquoise vest to his senior prom. How’d it go over? “I won best dressed,” he says. #Whynot.—Lang Whitaker
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