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I am a big Magic Johnson fan. He has a great sense of style. A couple months ago, I saw him on TNT and he had on a beautiful suit. It was a dark blue, but not Navy. It was textured (sort of a stipe pattern/effect) and a bit lustrous. He outclassed everyone on the show, especially Barkley (he was absolutely ugly ). If anyone remembers the show and knows what brand suit it was, I'd sure like to know.
post #2 of 13
Oh man. I think someone recently mentioned he gets a lot of his stuff from Woody Wilson. If you're in the market for a 7 button inverted peak lapel in "NBA Draft/Crayola c. 1991" electric blue...
post #3 of 13
If you came here for some fashion advice, here's a tip: admire Magic for his on the court skills, not his fashion prowess or lack thereof. In fact as a general rule of thumb avoid fashion cues from all professional athletes.
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I am sorry, I have not seen any NBA players look good in sartorial. Michael Jordan sometimes looked good. Have you seen RBK commercial where Jay-Z is suiting up? That DB suit looks pretty good on him.
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Sorry, Mike C, but Magic is one professional athlete who is the exception to your "rule." Barkley fits your "rule," though.
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Last time I saw Magic on TV (within the last 2 weeks), I don't remember the color of the suit, but the fabric looked great and it was an excellent fit, but IMO, the whole look was spoiled by far too many buttons, just the tiniest sliver of shirt and tie showing, and a huge expanse of cloth across his chest. When you're as big as these guys are, it seems you'd look for a cut to minimize your size. Though I'm not sure what that would be. Magic and Charles are just big, big guys.
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thinman: Evidently, Magic and Barkley are way bigger than you or me. But, if you saw the suit I referred to, I'm sure you would have liked it. It looked very expensive. And, what Barkley wore on that show looked cheap and just ugly on him. It did not fit his look at all. Is he married? If he is, his wife must not have any clue either. Magic' suit may be out of my reach even if I did find out what brand it was. I'm sure he could easily afford it. For all I know it could have been a Brioni, Kiton, Oxxford, or some other high end line. I wonder if he and Riles ever talked about clothes. I do know that he mentioned Riley's great style-sense at the Lakers' recent celebration of their 85 championship team.
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thinman: Evidently, Magic and Barkley are way bigger than you or me.  But, if you saw the suit I referred to, I'm sure you would have liked it.  It looked very expensive.  And, what Barkley wore on that show looked cheap and just ugly on him.  It did not fit his look at all.  Is he married?  If he is, his wife must not have any clue either. Magic' suit may be out of my reach even if I did find out what brand it was.  I'm sure he could easily afford it.  For all I know it could have been a Brioni, Kiton, Oxxford, or some other high end line.  I wonder if he and Riles ever talked about clothes.  I do know that he mentioned Riley's great style-sense at the Lakers' recent celebration of their 85 championship team.
I think Charles is still married, (he was at one time anyway). But with Charles' personality, his wife probably gave up on getting him to dress properly a long time ago. I love the guy, think he is funny as hell, but he is his own man.
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Rick Fox seems to know what he is doing better off the court than on, at least clothingwise. That dude can pull off a classy suit. Kobe usually doesn't do so poorly either. And on the other side of things, I love Shaqs style sense if only for the fact that it is so out there. Especially the hats.
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LA Guy: You're right about Fox and Kobe. Plus, their bodies aren't so huge like Magic, Barkley and Shaq. so, clothes look better on them. In truth, I only saw Magic's suit while he was sitting behind the desk. I'm sure he still looked huge when standing. I'm also sure the suit (in the proper size) would look even better on Fox or Kobe (or me, for that matter ).
post #11 of 13
I must agree Magic does wear nice suits, even though at times the jackets have too many buttons and are always too long for my tastes. There seems to be a prevailing thought on this message board that all or most pro athletes, especially African-Americans, have poor taste in suits. This is a somewhat skewed notion. Looking at the professional league drafts is a poor indicator because these guys are just getting some money then, but you have to look at their suits a couple of years later and they are very young and tend to go with what is flashy not timelessly classy. If you want to look at an athlete with great taste in suits and overall clothing look no further than Alonzo Mourning.
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I must agree Magic does wear nice suits, even though at times the jackets have too many buttons and are always too long for my tastes. There seems to be a prevailing thought on this message board that all or most pro athletes, especially African-Americans, have poor taste in suits. This is a somewhat skewed notion. Looking at the professional league drafts is a poor indicator because these guys are just getting some money then, but you have to look at their suits a couple of years later and they are very young and tend to go with what is flashy not timelessly classy. If you want to look at an athlete with great taste in suits and overall clothing look no further than Alonzo Mourning.
There is a Ugandan giant among us. Oh, the body consciousness questions I'd like to ask you...
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Rick Fox seems to know what he is doing better off the court than on, at least clothingwise. That dude can pull off a classy suit. Kobe usually doesn't do so poorly either. And on the other side of things, I love Shaqs style sense if only for the fact that it is so out there. Especially the hats.
I agree completely about Fox, Kobe, and Shaq (and Alonzo Mourning). I think the fraction of poorly dressed athletes is probably no greater than in the general population, we just see them more often. And they have the means to do soooo much better. The only athlete I think is a real sartorial train wreck is "Neon" Deion Sanders and even he comes up with a really sharp look periodically. I even salute the guy for his willingness to experiment and forgive him the necessity of maintaining his image, such as it is.
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