Dwyane Wade, NBA star for the Miami Heat, has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. When he’s not on the court hitting 3 pointers and jump shots, he’s off the court turning heads…. and setting trends. I know I’m not the only one who thought of popping out the lenses of my glasses after seeing Dwyane rock his at press conferences.
Oh and what about his style…..
Dwyane recently did an interview with Business Insider, and this is what he had to say…
When you get done with a game and you get back to your locker, is there an outfit there waiting for you? Do you bring it to the arena?
For home games, I bring my clothes to the arena. I bring two different outfits that I can pick after the game. Road game, I got to wear what I walk in with.
Have you ever walked in after a game and said, “It’s too exhausting. I’d rather just put on sweats and get out of here?”
Yes. Especially when you have to get on a plane and travel back two and a half hours. You’re like, “Man let me throw on some sweats and be comfortable.” But sometimes you’re like, you know what, I have to go out the way I came in.
Do you wake up in the morning and say, “I’m not going to be in public today, I’m going to dress like this?”
Most days I am in public. If I go to the store, with social media, I’m in public. It might as well be a press conference. So I understand that one thing I do have is I have ability now to be fashionable and still be an athlete. If I’m photographed in sweats and a t-shirt, I’m an athlete. So it works either way.
How have style and fashion changed since you came into the league?
There’s more risk. When I first came in guys were wearing these things called walkers. They weren’t even suits, they were these walker suits. I look back at that now I just cringe and say, “Oh my god I had those.” I had on them black, green, gray, I had solid, basic colors. Now you go in my closet, if you look on my side of my closet and my lady’s side of the closet, it’s not that far off. She got orange pants, I got orange pants. She got pink pants, I got pink pants.
Just in terms of your color palette?
The color palette changed so much. Like I said, it can be something simple as my stylist might lay out an all-black suit and say, “Wear that.” Or she might lay something next to it and say, “Or you can wear the black jacket and you can throw on these color pants.” And I’m like, “I’m gonna go with them color pants with the black jacket.” Just to throw it off a little bit.
Why the glasses with no lenses?
Just something to do.