From Allen Iverson to Shai Gilgeous Alexander, ballers have been fly. This wealthy cultural reality is the centerpiece of ‘FLY: THE BIG BOOK OF BASKETBALL FASHION’, the New York Instances bestseller by Pulitzer prize winner Mitchell S. Jackson, our Style Bomber of the Week.
Jackson’s newest is a visible commentary on the connection between excessive trend and hoops. A cultural collab he explores by celebrating the enduring fashion of NBA athletes. Some pages heighten nostalgia with Dennis Rodman’s epochal expression of sexuality á la trend and Walt Frazier’s signature fedora, however latest trend moments additionally coloration its pages: shirtless Dwyane Wade on the 2022 Met Gala, utilizing trend as protest á la Lebron James’ ‘I CAN’T BREATH’ tee.
Model is just not solely one thing Jackson explores for societal analysis however one thing he’s recognized for himself. His polished method to sample mixing and streetwear has secured him a spot as some of the fashionable folks in publishing. Throughout the promo phases of ‘FLY’, Jackson’s fashion soared with a novel vary. From cool cargos and textured clogs to groovy knit trousers and graphic tees, see how he stayed fly whereas on tour.
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