Thunder: Did you know KD’s a fashion icon?
We all know what Kevin Durant can do on a basketball court.
But apparently his powers extend off the court — and into fashion.
Time Magazine sent reporter Sean Gregory to town to pen an extensive piece on KD, and while it’s always fascinating to read what other folks from other places have to say about personalities that are right under our noses, the most interesting thing by far in Gregory’s piece is KD’s place in the fashion lexicon.
Apparently, he’s part of the nerd-chic movement.
I mean, we all knew about the backpack. It became a staple during the playoffs a year ago. It was such a big deal that we wrote stories about the backpack — yes, stories about the backpack — and Nike hit the fast-forward button on producing a limited line of the backpacks.
But Durant’s fashion impact goes beyond that.
He wears thick black-rimmed glasses, preppy-looking shirts and well-tailored jeans. Some might say it’s dressing a big like a nerd, without the pocket protector, but I’m not going to be the one who tells Durant that he looks a bit like Steve Urkel.
Then again, maybe in the world of fashion, it’s a good thing.
“He’s the pioneer of a preppy-dress movement that he and other NBA All-Stars, like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard and Amar’e Stoudemire, have taken mainstream,” Gregory writes in his piece.
It’s a change from some of the styles that we’ve seen elsewhere in pro sports. No oversized shirts. No baggy pants.
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