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The 2012 NBA draft fashion superlatives
June 29, 2012 6:08 PM   Subscribe


 
You give us too much credit.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:09 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


¬°awesome!
posted by birdherder at 6:14 PM on June 29, 2012


Fabulous!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:22 PM on June 29, 2012


NBA players wear bowties now. Bowties are cool.
posted by Mikey-San at 6:23 PM on June 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm surprised more draftees didn't follow LeBron and Dwyane's lead and wore think plastic glasses (with or without lenses).
posted by thecjm at 6:30 PM on June 29, 2012


The link is messed up. Maybe one of the mods can fix it?
posted by Anoplura at 6:34 PM on June 29, 2012


Never again will I claim that only sysadmins have neckbeards.
posted by maryr at 6:36 PM on June 29, 2012


The "Neckest Beard" award comes with a free copy of the GNU/Hurd distribution signed by RMS himself.
posted by mkb at 6:45 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Never again will I claim that only sysadmins have neckbeards.

Not so fast. Quincy Acy is not only a new NBA player. He's my sysadmin.
posted by The World Famous at 6:46 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


think plastic glasses

Batteries out of house paint and thinking plastic! Truly we live in an age of miracles.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:51 PM on June 29, 2012


I'm not convinced that beard exists on his neck. Unless of course he has no lower jaw, which is totally plausible.
posted by Brocktoon at 6:52 PM on June 29, 2012


Nope, not a neck beard.
posted by Brocktoon at 6:54 PM on June 29, 2012


Lillard had a swinging jacket, man.
posted by oddman at 7:03 PM on June 29, 2012


think plastic glasses

OK, I give. What?
posted by davidjmcgee at 7:21 PM on June 29, 2012


OH. "THICK", probably.

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posted by davidjmcgee at 7:21 PM on June 29, 2012


It's impressive how put together these guys look. Most of them are 19, 20 years old, and they're not only wearing suits that fit (surely no easy task when you're six-foot-a-lot), but there's a surprising amount of style going on: pattern mis-matching, pocket squares, the hand-tied bowtie, the cutaway collar.

Stylish dressing has become a bit of a thing in the NBA. Nice to see these kids ready to carry on the tradition.

(For the thick plastic glasses reference, check out NBA Hipsters.)
posted by Georgina at 7:22 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Will Jay-Z Make Bifocals Hot in the Streets? - January 8th, 2009.
posted by cashman at 7:52 PM on June 29, 2012


wear bow ties if you bow it yourself
posted by robbyrobs at 7:56 PM on June 29, 2012


Swag
posted by Ad hominem at 7:58 PM on June 29, 2012


And Pharrell sported them back around 2007/2008.
posted by cashman at 8:06 PM on June 29, 2012


Pharrell & Common from 2008.
posted by cashman at 8:07 PM on June 29, 2012


Ze site, she no load.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:18 PM on June 29, 2012


Damn it Jim, I'm a neckbeard not a sysadmin! I have no idea WTF we're talking about as the link is totally nowheresville man...
posted by MikeMc at 8:27 PM on June 29, 2012


"It's impressive how put together these guys look. Most of them are 19, 20 years old, . . ."

Dressing well is currently the in thing in NBA circles (helped, no doubt, by the league's dress code). So, these young men are motivated by the social expectations of their soon to be peers.

Nevertheless, I'm sure their agents have several excellent tailors and stylists on speed-dial.
posted by oddman at 9:14 PM on June 29, 2012


The site isn't loading for me. Here's the google cache in case others have the same problem.
posted by taz at 9:59 PM on June 29, 2012


That is a collection of tall, good-looking young men.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:13 AM on June 30, 2012


Dude came to the draft wearing a beard of bees. That's pretty boss.
posted by bpm140 at 7:38 AM on June 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Former New York Knick All Star and fashion enthusiast Walt 'Clyde' Frazier" offers a critique of the best-dressed 2012 NBA draftees (YouTube).
posted by fuse theorem at 8:14 AM on June 30, 2012


Well, Clyde was right about the too-skinny Windsor and the buttons on the shirt collar. Good observations all around. Nifty video. (Also, I'm loving what Clyde was wearing. Well done, that.)

And, to be fair, Lamb's pink pocket square was a good idea that almost offsets the buttoned shirt collar.
posted by oddman at 8:44 AM on June 30, 2012


After reading that, I must ask: when the hell did pro athletes get so young?
posted by jonmc at 12:27 PM on June 30, 2012


They mostly looked super sharp, except for, and I could not have predicted this was a sentence I would ever say, OH MY GOD, KIDS, ROLL THE BILLS ON YOUR SNAPBACKS. At least a little bit, give it some shape.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:16 PM on June 30, 2012


Eyebrows McGee, I agree! But the draftees only receive the snapbacks shortly before they're photographed.

This article at Grandland is an enjoyable read about how Draft Night goes.

It wouldn't surprise me if the NBA had rules against the draftees playing with their bills. They have rules to cover just about every other fashion situation, including only wearing your headband with the logo facing up, because otherwise the sun explodes or the oceans boil over or something.
posted by Georgina at 12:23 AM on July 1, 2012


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