JORDAN FASHION SENSE(LESS)
It is astounding to consider the man directly linked to the arguably the world’s most famous basketball shoes, has absolutely no taste when it comes to everything above the ankle. From the first day Micheal Jordan was photographed, he appeared to be a tad “soulful” when it came to attire. Although basketball players have the luxury of wearing suits when not in shorts and a jersey top, MJ felt it necessary to show the world he was beyond the simple pants, and a jacket. Of course we remember his appearance on David Letterman to promote his Air Jordan’s and the red polyester suit he wore.
There was the multi-colored Nike 92′ Olympics outfit that he sported with the crispy white sneakers. The top was something Russel Westbrook would kill to have in his closet, but MJ sported the matching shorts with pride, becoming the exact image of what 90’s fashion was all about. After Jordan retired he remained in the spotlight working for the Washington Wizards, then his co-purchasing of the Charlotte Bobcats. This gave MJ plenty of opportunities to showcase his newest digs and strut them out in front of all to see, much to our stomach churning. Just look at these jeans for instance.
That’s why today’s news from New York Post that Michael had yet another run in with the fashion police comes as no surprise. Page Six learned the NBA legend hit the links as a guest at swanky La Gorce Country Club. “Michael was wearing cargo pants on the course,” said a spy. Jordan’s multipocketed pants were apparently against the dress code that, sources say, dictates that members and guests must be attired in a collared shirt and Bermuda shorts. But when 6-foot, 6-inch Jordan was offered a chance to change outfits, he demurred. “He was given the chance to change but he didn’t want to,” a source said. The source added that Jordan, who was enjoying a round at the club with one of its members, played on anyway. The source added that members complained about Jordan breaking the rules and, “He won’t be invited back.” A rep for Jordan said, “Michael Jordan did wear cargo pants . . . He had been there many times before and had worn cargo pants previously, and had never been made aware that he was violating any dress code. This time, he was made aware of the violation on the 12th hole, and at that point . . . he did refuse to interrupt his game, and return to the clubhouse and change.
Of course, MJ would golf in cargo shorts, especially with the endless pocket space.
As Michael gets older the outfit choices are destined to become worse, and I for one can’t wait to see what he pulls off next.