The NBA All Star just tripled-down on his growing fashion empire.
Russell Westbrook’s pants have never been, and will never be, basic—each pair is a poem. His jeans are a riot of rips, his sweats come in geometric prints, his khakis are screen printed, and, as far as we know, the Thunder point guard has never met a flex pant he couldn’t pull off. So to say he wore some crazy pants on Jimmy Fallon last night is to state the obvious. Still, wearing a pair of Pepto Bismol pink sweatpants on late night television is just too insane for us to ignore.
The Westbrook brand (the non-basketball part) deals in style swerves. Head-to-toe patterns, wide leg pants, socks pulled way up, bucket hats, and of course, his signature fashion glasses are just a few of the guy’s most notable moves. But when your brand relies on the new and crazy you have to keep the looks coming. And a pair of pink sweatpants certainly does the trick.
Paired with a tucked-in Gucci logo tee (the Gucci logo tee), Gucci sneakers, socks pulled over the end of his pants baseball uniform (and Shia LaBeouf) style, and a matching pink hoodie tied around his waist, Westbrook’s Easter-bunny pastels gave the people what they want—peak Westbrook. And we’re pretty sure there’s not a man alive (Jared Leto excluded) who could pull off this combination of things like he did. Are we down with pink sweatpants? Yes. Is this a don’t-try-this-at-home kinda fit? Also yes.
The ink on Russell Westbrook’s book Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers is barely dry, but the NBA All-Star and pre-game tunnel cat-walker is far from slowing down. And why should he? Westbrook’s got a hand in what seems like every fashion pot possible right now, and that’s just the stuff we know about: A glossy coffee table book published by heavy-hitter Rizzoli, an ever-growing league of style followers unquenchable in their curiosity, and now, it seems a soon-to-be-released clothing line, confirmed by the basketball great to Fern Mallis yesterday during a talk at the 92nd street Y in New York City. If this is how Westbrook dresses with other people’s clothes, just imagine what’s going to happen when he controls the creative reins.
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