XL Celebrity Tristan Thompson
The 6’9 Cavaliers Champion winner is very fashionable and recently got on our radar. I found out about him from strolling through Instagram and notice his name kept trending on my timeline so I had to investigate more. The Candian native really takes his style seriously. In an interview he did with ESPN he describes his game-day style, who are his inspirations and more.
How would you describe your style? I feel that just because of my age (25), my height (6-foot-9), my structure and build, I’m a little versatile in how I’m feeling with my style. For instance, in the playoffs, I tend to wear more suits just because I want a more business look, but during the season you might catch me in more fashion-forward, what’s going on today and what are the “dope” pieces and brands that people are wearing.
How do you keep up with the trends? Whether it’s Esquire or GQ, really just looking at people that I think have dope style or swag is the word everyone uses today. Really that and educating myself. Obviously, I love playing basketball, but my second passion is clothes and dressing and style. So, I take it really serious, and I try to make sure whenever I’m out and about I’m definitely going to be wearing something that people will say “oh, where did you get that from?”
Whose style do you admire? What really got me into fashion and clothes and dressing was actually Kanye. If you ask a lot of kids in my generation who actually dress nice, everyone would probably say Kanye is No. 1 on the list.