Growing up in Illinois, the former NBA Finals MVP took note of his favorite player’s off-court fashion choices. “I saw Michael Jordan wearing suits a lot when I was a kid, but I wasn’t aware of how to get access to that,” says Iguodala, whose mother, Linda, made sure her taller-than-average son “knew the difference between certain clothes. There were school clothes, church clothes, Easter clothes. I could always differentiate where I was going based on how I was dressed. My mother was very fashion-forward for our budget.”
Now that the NBA star’s clothing allowance is as A-list as it gets, his approach to fashion is all about staying true to himself.
Dressing well is “actually the same as being a good, versatile player on your team. During a game, I’m at both ends of the floor, guarding three or four different positions or guarding four positions on the offense. It’s a reflection of life off the court for me.
“In any given day, I’m dropping my son off to school, going to a game, then maybe going to a tech meeting,” Iguodala says. “Fit is really key, because you want to be comfortable in your own skin. I talk about consistency a lot, staying true to who I am - I think that’s about fit,” which is often easier said than done.