“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.