The Kardashian-Jenner brood sure does love athletes. Kendall Jenner is reportedly dating 24-year-old Los Angeles Laker Jordan Clarkson.
Unlike her fellow super-famous bffs (Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, et al.), Jenner has yet to be solidly linked to anyone romantically since her fame ascent. And, one could speculate, Clarkson is likely one of the first of the 20-year-old model’s suitors to become visible in the media because Jenner doesn’t let just anyone run in her ranks.
Though sources stress the relationship is budding between the two (the pair was first seen leaving The Nice Guy restaurant in West Hollywood, after one of Clarkson’s home games, on March 30), this is likely the time when Jenner is putting Clarkson, who dated Chanel Iman last summer, through her vetting process, which can be grueling (just ask Hailey Baldwin).
Can Clarkson meet the fashion criteria and measure up to the chic quota required to roll with Jenner? WWD investigates.
The precision haircut is a bit disturbing. The sharpness of the 90-degree buzz makes his head look boxy, like a “Star Wars” character.
This is a very power-Sunday-brunch-in-the-Hamptons look. The brightness and spotlessness of the white pieces are impressive (even his laces are perfect), but the chambray-button-down-worn-as-jacket look is very uncool. It feels too affected and just looks flimsy on him. He could get some structure from a more substantial denim trucker jacket.
The narrow cut of the jeans works for him. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting or too-tight white jeans.
These Mr. Clean shoes feel too stylized.
This monochromatic black look has a perfect balance between street and fashion. It’s very Yeezy, in a good way. (We’re just glad he didn’t wear one of those too-long T-shirt-cum-tunic-dress things Kanye regularly dons.)
The loose neckline and light fabrication of the T give it an ease.
The leather double-wrap bracelet adds a worldly touch. It looks like something he brought back from a holiday in Ibiza. His restraint when it comes to accessories is much appreciated.
The ripped jeans are aggressive, but the slivers of skin break up the black nicely.
There’s nothing better than a basketball player wearing Jordans. The subtle pop of hot pink makes them statement Jordans and shows that he understands that sometimes less is more.
This is basically a Raf Simons rip-off. There is this style tribe of professional athletes who try to be fashionistas, and they all fall into the same traps.
This hoodie is today’s version of logomania (like a Louis Vuitton-logo-printed dress shirt circa 2007). At six-foot-four, he’s basically a walking billboard. Or a poster on the wall of a teenage girl’s bedroom. Again, the dress-length is a problem. Kanye has done it a million times already, and it’s outdated. Good fashion is all about looking effortless. There is nothing effortless about this.
The black skinny jean and sneaker try to play it down, but there is nothing to save this. At least he knows his angles — he is working that over-the-shoulder pose like a female movie star.