Shaking up both the sports and fashion worlds award winning baller Kevin Durant sets his sights on building an empire in Silicon Valley to The New York Times.
Mr. Durant padded barefoot past his hangar-size master bedroom, into another vast closet where he keeps his custom suits, jewelry and watches. The real treasure there, however, was his swelling collection of vintage concert T-shirts from the 1980s and ’90s — Nas, Biggie, Metallica, Stone Cold Steve Austin. “I take pride in my collection,” he said.
Old T-shirts may seem like an odd obsession for a player who helped pioneer the neo-preppy nerd-chic look (bow ties, Urkel-style glasses and backpacks) that swept the league a few years ago. In 2013, he even covered All-Star weekend as a fashion correspondent for GQ.
But what’s the point of looking runway-ready in a culture where Mark Zuckerberg’s sweatshirt sets the tone? Mr. Durant feels more at home in the Silicon Valley-approved wardrobe of jeans, sneakers and hoodies.
“Fashion,” he said, “is what you make of it.”
This story originally appeared on The New York Times. To read more of the interview visit HERE and view images of Durant’s fashionable moments below: