Monday, June 18, 2012
7 News Features: Heat Style
He scored big against the Thunder last night. Now D-Wade also scoring big in the world of fashion. 7's Louis Aguirre with how flash is becoming fashion forward.
WSVN -- The Heat's D-Wade is hot- on the court and off.
Stylist: "This is a Dolce Gabana tuxedo. Underneath he has an Armani double breasted vest."
The seven time all star and 2006 NBA MVP is now an all star fashion icon and D-Wade is loving it! Remember the pink pants he rocked during a recent post game interview?
Dwayne Wade, Heat Guard: "I'm gonna start off this interview saying I know they're killin' me in the studio with these pants. They're just mad they can't pull it off."
D-Wade can pull off just about any look, he's got his own personal stylist who selects from only the hottest fashion houses.
Israel Giottfried, Astor & Black Custom Clothing: "They see Dwayne Wade wore those gorgeous pinkish reddish pants the other day and everybody in Miami wants to go get those pants."
Israel Giottfried of Astor & Black Custom Clothing has made suits for Wade in the past.
Israel Giottfried: "He wants to be as fashionable as possible. There's no real straight style. It's as funky and stylish as you can possibly go."
But it's D-Wade's latest accessory that's really eye popping. Many of NBA big ballers are rockin' the nerd glasses- though there's some debate about who actually started the trend. The Thunder's Russell Westbrook says he was first- nice shirt dude.
LeBron James, Heat Center: "It's a look. It's a fashion thing. But he absolutely didn't start it."
Rejected by King James!
Dwayne Wade: "Spike Lee's been wearing glasses a long time. I don't know if they're prescription or not."
That's right. While most ballers wear them without lenses, D-Wade are the real deal. This is the Merrick, designed by luxury eyewear baron Edward Beiner.
Edward Beiner: "I think its a great accessory and people get to see you with the glasses on. You're talking to the media, your pants are covered, your shoes are covered, but your eyewear stands out and he obviously carries them very well."
Louis Aguirre: "D-Wade has eight pairs of these stylin' Edward Beinner designed glasses in different styles and colors depending on what look he's rockin' and whether we won or lost."
On the night the heat won the Eastern Conference Title, D-Wade was feeling blue.
Edward Beiner: "Isn't this great? And the interesting part about this is see this nice little blue? It was picked so that it would match his jacket. So he wore that on Saturday night after that great win."
But after Thunder took Game 1 of the finals, D was looking a lil grey.
Edward Beiner: "Not such a great day but there are a whole bunch of games left. He was wearing this pair of glasses which is the Merrick by Edward Beiner. This is the victory pair, this is the somber pair."
Louis Aguirre: "No offense but I wanna see D-Wade in these."
Edward Beiner: "I'm with you. I'm with you."
You go D-Wade!