Another sports fashion craze: Denim jackets
June, 7, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesFirst we had "nerd glasses" -- and, apparently, we still do.
Now we've got denim jackets, which in recent days/months/in some cases years have been worn by NBA and other sports stars. Take Amare Stoudemire in the above photo; shortly after getting engaged, he celebrated by taking in the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat Game 5, wearing precisely that.
Because of this, we tracked down shots of several denim-donning big-name athletes -- some from the NBA postseason, some from earlier, but all of them stylish (in a jeans sort of way).
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesA denim jacket and nerd glasses? Good job, LeBron. And good effort.
Johnny Nunez/WireImageWade wasn't going to let LeBron outshine him, was he? Not at the Remy Martin V party in Feb.
David Becker/WireImage/Getty ImagesAnthony, with former teammate Al Harrington, at a Las Vegas nightclub in June 2011.
Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe breakout fashion star of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Clippers' Young just had to go denim.
Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesBeckham, seen with DJ Mbenga at a 2009 Lakers game, is one of the most frequent denim wearers.
Marc Piasecki/Getty ImagesAll right, so Jay-Z -- seen here in May with Kanye West -- is no athlete. But as part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, this big-time denim fan deserves a spot on this list.
From a 2011 Foot Locker appearance, courtesy of Kicks on Fire.
And finally ...
Via @ochocinco / Twitpic.