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FOOTBALL FASHION: Macy’s invited the National Football League to use its Herald Square flagship for a “style-out” Monday afternoon. Four stylists rolled racks of men’s apparel to the corporate offices on the 13th floor for an internal photo shoot designed to showcase how to blend NFL-branded merchandise with street clothes for a stylish overall look. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz paired gray team sweatpants with his own Michael Bastian sweater and Balenciaga sneakers. “I’ve been very into fashion since I was a young kid,” he said. “But I wasn’t monetarily able to buy what I wanted, mainly because of my mom. But thankfully I can afford a few more things now.”
His teammate, linebacker Mark Herzlich, wore a Mitchell & Ness NFL shirt under a Kenneth Cole Reaction hooded jacket with Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply jeans. He said he started working with a stylist earlier this year to update his wardrobe, which had tended toward the bright stripes and colors he grew up wearing on Cape Cod and Nantucket. “I like the way [actor] Jason Momoa looked, so they molded my look to be like his.”
This story first appeared in the April 1, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Turning to the hopes for the Giants next season, Cruz said he believes the team can be a contender. “We’ve added some key pieces to the puzzle, so hopefully we can put it all together,” he said.