One of the many athletes asserting their presence in the fashion world is NBA star Russell Westbrook. As a player for the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008, Westbrook has proven time and again that he is an elite athlete and a force to be reckoned with on the court. Outside of the arena of basketball, Westbrook is turning heads with his signature style. Following in the footsteps of Dwayne Wade, Westbrook has recently become an endorser of the Jordan brand. According to forbes.com, he joins the ranks of Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.
While Russell Westbrook received some criticism for this look, Charles Barkley said the shirt was from TJMax, it is refreshing to see a man who is comfortable enough to take fashion risks. The look is actually very on trend with the glasses giving him the geek chic look. Westbrook has continued to take risks with his colorful shirts and playful glasses.
Recognizing his quirky sense of style, men’s magazine GQ had the basketball star pick the best frames of the season and suggest how to properly wear them. With or without lenses is a very important factor in how stylish a man looks in his frames and Westbrook also weighs in on which glasses should be worn sans lenses.
Russell Westbrook’s style is definitely unique and I am excited to see how he grows in the industry.
Stylish men looking for a way to emulate Westbrook’s style should first check out sites such as warbyparker.com which features designer frames for the budget conscious fashion lovers. Each pair is $95 and includes prescription lenses. The infamous fish hook shirt is a purchase Mr. Westbrook made at Lacoste but if you’re looking for a more wallet friendly option, definitely check out your local thrift stores.
Here’s a funny ESPN Commercial based on Russell’s hip glasses being switched with Jeff Van Gundy prescription glasses!