Not willing to be beat by the gathering of glam girls at the 2013 ESPY Awards, some of the boys also brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Wednesday.
LeBron James: Scoring three trophies, including one for Best Male Athlete, the Miami Heat basketball pro outfitted his tall frame in a Waraire Boswell burgundy custom suit with a wide black shawl lapel that was polished off with a big black bow tie. One thing’s certain, LeBron brought some red-hot heat with this slightly OTT outing. Slam dunk or fashion foul?
Jason Sudeikis: The comedian played to the summer season with his Calvin Klein grey chintz wool one-button notch lapel suit and dress shoes from the Spring 2013 collection, worn with a casually unbuttoned white shirt. Too bad it photographed as a bit too lacklustre for my liking.
Dwayne Wade: Dressed to the nines, the Miami Heat player rivaled teammate LeBron James with his own flashy ensemble. He sauntered out a Lanvin black peak label one-button tuxedo and matching pants, paired with a white dress shirt with black glass buttons, a black bow tie, silk scarf and pearl lapel pin. Oh, and the sneakers came out to play, too, as he went for bold red kicks.
Jon Hamm: As host of this year’s 21st annual ESPYS, the ‘Mad Men’ actor achieved his handsome standard with a straightforward black suit and tie—even though the sleeves and the pants were a bit long.
Ben Affleck: Wearing a similarly traditional, Dolce & Gabbana black tonal plaid suit and narrow tie, Ben may have had the edge on Jon with his dapper stage entrance.
Michael Phelps: Exchanging his Speedo for a suave suit, the Olympic pool stud picked up the Best Record-Breaking Performance award. His wider tie was a smart choice for his broad swimmer’s shoulders.