Even away from work, these five jocks can't help looking their best
This article appears in the March 21, 2011 "Style Issue" of ESPN The Magazine
Forward, Miami Heat
On keeping up with his 'mates: "My personal style is dressy but loose. I will say, I look to D-Wade and LeBron. They have great personal style, and they pay attention to detail. I am always looking at their belts and scarves. Every game is like a fashion show."
Location: The Residences at W South Beach, Miami
Photograph by Alex Cayley
Pitcher, Texas Rangers
On dating swimsuit model Dominique Piek: "There's a little bit of pressure there, especially with how I do my hair. I don't want to look crappy sitting next to her. She understands my taste and takes me up a notch. As long as I don't look like I'm homeless, I think I'm okay."
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Photograph by Mei Tao
Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills
On making an entrance into the locker room: "I'm from San Francisco, and on the West Coast, style is different. I come in with my skinny jeans, wallet chain, hat with a flipped brim, different colors, and guys are like, 'Dude, what are you wearing?' I take it as a compliment."
Location: Bill Hammerstein's Garage, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photograph by Dewey Nicks
Left Wing, New York Rangers
On his Yeezy-ness: "I've wanted this Lanvin leather-sleeve jacket for months. Every time I go to look at the jacket, it's never available because Kanye West has it. That's happened five or six times, where there was a certain article of clothing I wanted to look at in my size and the store tells me, 'It's on loan,' and I say, 'Let me guess, Kanye has it?' "
Location: The James hotel, New York
Photograph by Luis Sanchis
Golfer; Founder of IJP Design clothing line
On the importance of looking crisp on the links: "The old-school guys -- Arnie, Jack, Gary Player, Doug Sanders -- they had style. Tiger Woods, I don't think he looks good on the golf course. He's got an incredible physique. I think he needs to show it off more."
Location: Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Fla.
Photograph by Blossom Berkofsky
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