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Fashion Forward

Even away from work, these five jocks can't help looking their best

Updated: March 11, 2011, 6:21 PM ET
By Stacey Pressman | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the March 21, 2011 "Style Issue" of ESPN The Magazine

Chris Bosh

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

Sunglasses by Steve McQueen Persols (from Edward Beiner: Purveyor of Fine Eyewear); button-down shirt by Waraire Boswell; knit tie by Tom Ford; suspenders, vintage (from Fly Boutique, Miami); tie bar, vintage; gold watch by Royal Oak Offshore by Audemars Piguet; jeans by Jean Shop; suede oxfords by Louis Vuitton.


C.J. Wilson

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

Blue suit by Tommy Hilfiger; T-shirt by James Perse; backpack by Forever 21 Men.


Steve Johnson

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

Plaid suit by Moods of Norway; striped cotton T-shirt by Hilfiger Denim; vintage spectator shoes from Palace Costume, Los Angeles; glasses, Johnson's; watch, Johnson's.


Sean Avery

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

Button-down shirt by Alexander McQueen (from Saks Fifth Avenue); skull tie by Alexander McQueen (from Saks Fifth Avenue); jeans by Louis Vuitton.


Ian Poulter

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

Suit by Calvin Klein Collection; shirt by BOSS Hugo Boss; tie by Dior Homme; watch by Audemars Piguet. Jaguar XJL courtesy of Jaguar of Orlando.