NY Knicks star Tyson Chandler is featured in a fashion layout in the April 2013 issue of GQ magazine with his son Tyson II.
Tyson, who is out of the Knicks lineup with a neck injury, has plenty of time to flex his muscles for fashion photographers.
On why he focuses on the details of his look:
“Even before I moved to N.Y.C., I realized that there are no off days. Especially in the camera-phone era. I started to look at fashion the same way I look at my games—there’s always going to be someone watching you for the first time.”
On pairing sweatpants with blazers:
“When I say sweatpants, I’m not talking about your typical lie-around-the-house sweatpants. I’m talking about that same soft fabric but in a structured, tailored cut. It sounds crazy, but trust me.”
On farm-life and the importance of boots:
“A lot of people don’t know, but I grew up on a farm. When I’m in a pair of boots, it reminds me of where I come from. I wore cowboy boots my first ten years of existence. I played soccer in them, cleaned the house in them, of course played basketball in them—always in the dirt. They were my go-to’s. Chelsea boots are like my worlds then and now coming together.”
On how to wear “black”:
“To me, if you’re going all black, the cut is everything. That’s what makes it sophisticated.”
“A lot of times, taller guys think their lapels need to be wide. Whether you’re seven foot or not, a slim lapel drives a suit.”
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And just in case you missed Tyson’s beefcake shot in a recent issue of ESPN magazine, here it is.
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