The Nets are a pretty fashionable bunch, from Jeremy Lin’s bench eyewear to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s coat collection and D’Angelo Russell’s strategically torn skinny jeans. There may be some slackers. (You know who you are ... Joe.)
But at the top of the list —and now recognized by the Times “Men’s Style” column— is DeMarre Carroll, who describes his style as going for that “‘in the room’ kind of looks.”
He says it all started with his mom dressing him for school.
“Growing up, my mother always used to put us in loud sweatsuits and everything matched down to the shoes,” he said. “It’s still with me. I have to match from head to toe.”
And match he does, as the lean 6’8” NBA star takes the Times on a tour of his closet.
One constant, he says, “ loud colors and things that catch the eye. That’s always been my style,” noting his pants are usually conservative, that “my shoes and my shirt really do most of the justice for me.”
He’s mostly off-the-rack, but from top-end designers, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hiso, Louboutin, and he’s not afraid to take some fashion chances.
“I was in the Gucci store with my wife. I saw these bracelets in the women’s section. I said, “Hey, will those fit on me,” and they did. Since then, every guy and my teammates have gone into Gucci to look for them and come back and told me they couldn’t find them. I would be like, “I don’t know, maybe they sold out.” I didn’t tell them they were from the women’s section.”
- You Won’t Find DeMarre Carroll of the Brooklyn Nets in Sweats - Bee Shapiro - New York Times