Dwayne Wade Channels MC Hammer Fashions!!!
OK, so not everyone can look sexy in the “Can’t Touch This” outfit, but the Miami Heat baller Dwayne Wade Channels MC Hammer Fashions.
Wade apparently jumped on the way way back bus to 1990 with a jumpsuit and blazer combination for his latest Esquire magazine photo spread … that was apparently styled by MC Hammer.
We know Flash loves him some fashion, and this time he pushed the envelope … big time. Only a cape could make this outfit any better.
Wade hashtagged the picwith “#ifyoucantpullitoffyouwontunderstandit.”
And then followed it with this caption before talking about fatherhood in the current issue of Esquire Magazine:
“A super dope homeboy from the Chi-town, and he’s known as such, and this is a beat … “
When Esquire learned that Wade teamed up with Dove Men+Care for their Real Moments campaign, they jumped at the opportunity to talk to him about this new media partnership.
Dwayne had this to say about his new partnership (here are some highlights from his Esquire interview):
Dwyane Wade: “It was just the perfect opportunity for me, with this Dove Men+Care Real Moments campaign, to show what matters to me most off the court. To showcase me and my kids and our relationship along with a brand I respect and a product I love. I’m excited, and my kids are excited.”
ESQ: Sounds like a very good fit. You recently made a big shift with the shoe thing, starting up a relationship with Chinese brand Li-Ning after leaving Jordan, and I was curious about that.
DW: “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to be a part of something that I can call my own and I just had a great opportunity to really kind of create my own brand. I’m having fun with it. It’s been good. It’s been challenging, but it’s been fun as well.”
ESQ: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned since starting off? Because you’re playing a big role with the design, right?
DW: “With our designers — we have a shoe designer at Li-Ning and then also we teamed up with Alejandro Ingelmo, and then myself. We’re kind of putting all our brands together and I’m finding what speaks to me and also what consumers want to see. What I’ve learned most about it is how long it takes. You don’t know how long it takes to curate a shoe from top to bottom — all the things that go into it.”
ESQ: And have you been getting late-night phone calls or getting chased down in parking lots by Michael Jordan since cutting ties with Jordan?
DW: “No, not at all. [Laughs.] I have so much respect for him. And when we left, we left on good terms with the brand. After the 2, 3 years that I had with them, I wish them nothing but the best. I’m just trying to do what he did, building my own brand with my legacy.”
ESQ: Right. Well that’s good to hear. So is there anything that you’re going to be releasing with Li-Ning that you’re particularly excited about?
DW: “I’m excited for my shoes to come to the States. I think the response has been great. Obviously this year we came into it not knowing what the response would be, and we were hoping to build just a little bit of a following — and I think that we did that. And now with that, we have the possibility of bringing shoes to the States, hopefully sooner than later. I just want to make sure everything is ready for when they do come. You get one first impression, and this is our impression, you know, me with Li-Ning. I’m looking forward to hearing what people think and feel about the sneakers.”
What do you think?