Jordan Clarkson talks NBA style and the Utah Jazz offseason

By | September 19, 2022

In relation to well-dressed athletes, there are few gamers on the extent of Jordan Clarkson. Extra not too long ago, his sartorial prowess was on full show as he navigated by means of New York Trend Week. He stood facet by facet with Tommy Hilfiger sporting an outsized striped rugby sweater from the enduring designer’s eponymous model. He emerged from the foyer of his resort in a Canadian tuxedo by Balenciaga de Demna with an enormous crucifix pendant created by jeweler Alex Moss dangling from his neck. For Harper’s Bazaar’s portfolio of worldwide icons and Bloomingdale’s one hundred and fiftieth anniversary occasion, he opted for a head-turning Thom Browne ensemble, consisting of a sleeveless grey tweed go well with jacket and an identical skirt.

Seeing somebody like Clarkson sporting items from these designers ought to come as no shock. However one of many Jazz ahead’s latest vogue partnerships could also be a bit extra stunning. Clarkson is the face of sportswear model Lululemon’s newest marketing campaign.

The “Your Transfer” marketing campaign options Clarkson in a wide range of branded objects, starting from neon yellow Tempo Breaker shorts best for coaching to trendier silhouettes like beige trench coats. Lululemon may not be the primary model the man who simply starred within the Yeezy SHDZ marketing campaign can be anticipated to co-sign, however Clarkson sees potential in his subsequent chapter.

“Truthfully, they take the model to a different stage. Trend, health, no matter. I feel they’re rising in all aspects of it,” Clarkson informed Complicated. He notably likes the Parkway Insulated Coat that he can see sporting within the lookbook. “It is like my favourite room ever,” he says.

If anybody can add character to a model like Lululemon, it is Clarkson. His standing as one of many NBA’s best-dressed gamers is cemented. However is he one of the best? Whereas he is certain to offer flowers to different gamers like Kyle Kuzma and Frank Jackson, he means it.

“Everybody has their very own model,” says Clarkson. “However I feel I am one of the best dressed for certain.”

On the courtroom, Clarkson could have his personal set of hurdles to beat heading into his ninth NBA season. The previous Sixth Man of the 12 months noticed his Utah Jazz lose its two greatest stars, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, this offseason. Though Clarkson’s identify has additionally been floating round in commerce rumors these days, he is prepared to do no matter it takes to win regardless of which group he finally ends up beginning the season with.

“I am prepared for something,” Clarkson stated. “If I am in a special shirt in per week or tomorrow I get a cellphone name and I’ve to place any shirt on, I am simply attempting to win and take any group to the subsequent stage to hopefully win a championship at some point.

Take a look at our full chat with Clarkson about his partnership with Lululemon, NBA vogue, his ideas on all the large strikes the Utah Jazz made this offseason, and extra, under.

This interview has been edited and condensed for readability.