Stylists Share the Secrets of LeBron James' Stellar Sideline Looks
The Lakers star has been stuck on the sidelines with an injury and the team is struggling without him, but his style has been winning fans and turning heads.
Since landing in Los Angeles, NBA star LeBron James has been turning heads with his statement-making sartorial choices — recorded on game days during that 5-minute tunnel stroll from car to locker room that doubles as the catwalk of choice for the NBA's sharpest dressers.
Already one of the savviest dressers in the NBA, James’ fashion air time has been amplified lately after he suffered a groin injury during the Lakers' win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day. So far, James has been sidelined for five games, and it was announced Friday that he'll also skip the Lakers' upcoming road trip.
While the Lakers are struggling without him on the court, King James’ on-air style scores continue to skyrocket as his outfits have caught a lot of camera time while he's been stuck on the bench nursing his injury. Today, his low-key styling duo, Brennan Rabb and Wesmore Perriott, sent The Hollywood Reporter some IDs on the King's recent game-time wardrobe.
For the December 28th loss to the L.A. Clippers, all eyes were on James when he strolled in wearing a riff on his signature high-low, hoodie-under-blazer ensemble grounded by a sold-out $1800 navy wool flannel blazer with a sporty striped sleeve by one of his favorite labels, Thom Browne, and Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. His best accessory? A glass of red wine. Why not?
On the eve of his 34th birthday, the Dec. 30 game against the Sacramento Kings, James donned a dapper fiery-red Balmain blazer over a striped Gucci crewneck T-shirt embellished with a beaded, sequined bunny (still available for $850 at nordstrom.com) and bleached Gucci jeans (similar to this $860 pair with studded pockets) with rolled cuffs to show off his Nike x Off-White Air Jordan 1s personally customized for James by the designer Virgil Abloh, according to a spokesperson for the NBA star. The finishing touch? A bedazzling custom chainlink necklace blinged out with diamonds.
Kicking off 2019 in style, James hit the Jan. 2 matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder in a $2400 notch-lapel Gucci jacquard logo jacket tossed over a $138 white Todd Snyder + Champion Popover Hoodie sweatshirt, $895 Ralph Lauren Purple Label suede-trim, cashmere-blend pants, striped socks and white A Cold Wall x Nike Air Force 1 sneaks. For the January 4 game against the New York Knicks, he stepped out in a black and gray version of those same $190 sneakers, scheduled to drop on January 10.