Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler are well known for their prowess in their respective sports, with the former being a star receiver on the gridiron and the latter an impact center on the hardwood.
But each is also well known for how they handle themselves away from their sport, at least with regards to fashion.
The folks over at Sports Illustrated released their “Fashionable 50” list, ranking the world’s most stylish athletes, and both Fitzgerald and Chandler were named.
Rachel Johnson, one of the panelists responsible for helping to create the list, wrote this of Chandler:
Standing at a towering 7’1’’, Chandler has been at the forefront of most fashion trends in the NBA. He was one of the first to wear southern California designer Rick Owens and identify the brand’s fabric and aesthetic as the perfect complement to his body. Now Owens’ drapey tees and oversized sweats hang in closets across the league. He’s also known for resurrecting Walt Clyde Frazier’s famed hat, “The Clyde.” Chandler understands the dimensions of his body—he celebrates his lean, muscular frame, endless legs and broad shoulders by embracing body-conscious tailoring. The confidence he exudes is innate and it has allowed him to make bold fashion choices before they were in vogue.
The 33-year-old Chandler is wrapping up his first season with the Suns after signing a four-year, $52 million contract last July. He is averaging 7.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
As for Fitzgerald, the 32-year-old was asked to pen his own thoughts on his fashion style.
My mom was a fashionista and would always dress very nice. I think that’s how my interest in fashion began. Now, TV shows likeBoardwalk Empire have given me some ideas of styles I want to try. I have a pretty classic style and don’t usually wear anything too bold or crazy. During the season we have to wear suits on the road and I’ve grown to enjoy putting together my looks for game days. My go-tos are a few custom navy suits made by my clothier Chanda Ferrer of Elevee Lifestyle—I could wear them every day. Nothing makes you feel more confident than a sharp suit and looking professional at games makes me feel like I’m there to go to work. You look good you play good, right?
Fitzgerald is about to enter his 13th NFL season — all with the Cardinals. Last year, he caught 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns.