Michael Jordan

“The Last Dance,” the ESPN docu-series that has captivated the quarantined nation since it began airing in April, warrants a look at Michael Jordan’s style through the decades.

Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan poses alongside his likeness on a box of Wheaties during an unveiling ceremony in Chicago, . Jordan is the seventh celebrity athlete to have his image displayed on a box of the cereal marketed as "The Breakfast of ChampionsBulls Jordan Wheaties 1988, Chicago, USA

1988: Michael Jordan poses alongside his likeness on a box of Wheaties during an unveiling ceremony in Chicago.  Mark Elias/AP/Shutterstock

He was able to incorporate jersey-wearing into off-court style in a way that would become influential for decades to come for the streetwear market. Looks like this propelled the glamorization of the NBA and his own style legacy.

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Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan grimaces after a putt as former Boston Celtic Bill Russell watches during the Rose Elder Invitational celebrity golf tournament in Leesburg, Va., . Jordan's father James was found murdered a week ago in South CarolinaCelebrity Golf Jordan Russell 1993, Leesburg, USA

1993: Michael Jordan grimaces after a putt as former Boston Celtic Bill Russell watches during the Rose Elder Invitational celebrity golf tournament in Leesburg, Va.  Stephen R Brown/AP/Shutterstock

Golf was another favorite sport and he brought flair to the course with baggy golf-pleat trousers, conversational silky polos and wingtip golf shoes. The overall look feels very glam Forties American.

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Promoting the release of Michael Jordan Cologne, Michael Jordan poses for portraits on September 30, 1996.Michael Jordan Poses with Bijan - 30 Sep 1996

1996: Promoting the release of Michael Jordan cologne.  Fairchild Archive/Penske Media/Shutterstock

Nothing screams Nineties uber-cool fashion like this boxy black suit with high-waisted pants and tucked-in athletic tank top. The pocket square and statement belt only add more sophistication to the overall effort.

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Michael Jordan at the Launch His New Fragrance 'Jordan' at Bijan Store in New York City 10-22-1999Michael Jordan 1999

1999: Michael Jordan at the launch of his new fragrance Jordan at Bijan in New York City.  Globe Photos/Mediapunch/Shutterstock

Some looks don’t age well. He really favored the ultralong, high-buttoned blazer trend that at times felt a little too forced. Even though this was not one of his best looks, the blue pin-striped pattern and silver tie do have a timeless quality.

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JORDAN U.S. basketball legend Michael Jordan waves to his fans during an event to promote his brand-name sportswear, in Taipei, Taiwan. After Beijing and Hong Kong, the former Chicago Bulls star is in Taiwan for a lighting fast visit to promote his sportswear and his vision of basketball before heading to Tokyo for the last leg of his Asian tourTAIWAN MICHAEL JORDAN, TAIPEI, Taiwan

2004: Michael Jordan waves to his fans during an event to promote his brand-name sportswear, in Taipei, Taiwan.  Jerome Favre/AP/Shutterstock

The Air Jordan track pant with matching polo and bucket hat epitomized what cool was in 2004 — and today and for sure tomorrow, for that matter. Not to mention, the Air Jordan brand continues to dominate.

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Michael Jordan and Yvette Pietro10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament reception, Beso Steakhouse at CityCenter, Las Vegas, America - 31 Mar 2011

2011: Michael Jordan and Yvette Pietro at the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament reception, Las Vegas.  Shutterstock

A pistachio colored blazer is not an easy piece to pull off for anyone — not even MJ. Adding distressed baggy jeans and a tent-like white shirt doesn’t help. The result is an air ball.

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JORDAN BUGS On Nov. 15, Warner Bros. will release a movie inspired by a TV commercial. "Space Jam," is a live-action/animation film starring sports icon Michael Jordan, right, with cartoon character Bugs Bunny, among others. The pair are seen in New York during a news conference for the movie in 1995MICHAEL - BUGS, NEW YORK, USA

1995: Michael Jordan with cartoon character Bugs Bunny from “Space Jam.”  Marty Ledrhandler/AP/Shutterstock

Who would’ve thought a cartoon bunny playing basketball in space would become such a period classic? On the style front, Jordan brought back the Art Deco tie for a lot of the “Space Jam” red-carpet appearances. Let’s see what LeBron can do in “Space Jam II.”

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Michael Jordan, right, a member of the US Olympic basketball team and Sergej Bubka, a member of the CIS track and field team are all smiles during a news conference for Nike in Barcelona . Coming into the XXV Olympiad, both athletes get a chance to establish their dominance in their own sports as Jordan hopes to lead the US to an Olympic gold in Men's besketball while Bubka hopes to break another pole vault record1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain

1992: Michael Jordan with Sergey Bubka at a news conference for Nike in Barcelona for the Summer Olympics.  Eric Risberg/AP/Shutterstock

Who knew that what this bright pink track pant needed was a playful coogi-print-inspired Jordan T? And by adding a USA Olympic baseball hat, he defined a new type of American style. We love it.

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