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Fashion consultant: Dwyane Wade’s outfits set all the way through Finals


Setting aside the fact for a moment that Miami Heat superstar and NBA fashionisto Dwyane Wade actually has a fashion consultant, the news that every detail and accessory of every outfit Wade will wear all the way through the NBA Finals has been selected and planned is as humorous as it is revealing about just how seriously Wade takes this stuff.

Calyann Barnett, Wade’s fashion consultant, appeared on ESPN’s Mike & Mike (audio here) to discuss her client’s “interesting” stylistic choices, during which she revealed the extensive planning that has gone into Wade being the most fashion forward player in the NBA playoffs.

Saying that Wade “loves to have fun, loves to try new things,” Barnett reveals the secrets behind the style: “Before the playoffs even started we went through all of his looks, straight through the finals,” said Barnett. “And every look is set already…and I already know what he will wear for the next game and the Finals.”

Seriously? Every outfit? Is every contingency mapped out? While it is a tad presumptuous — albeit realistic — to plan out outfits for games that the team may not even play in, it does raise the possibility of some missteps in light of the overly orchestrated control.

Say the Heat do reach the Finals and have a commanding 3-0 series lead. Is there wiggle room available to allow an outfit to be bumped up in the rotation or not? Or will “Game 7 Postgame Presser Neon Green Blazer with Purple Handkerchief and Nerd Glasses” ensemble never have the chance to make a big splash? Because that would be unfair. And not to the outfit or the designer, but to us. Because if some of the outrageous outfits Wade has already rocked during this year’s playoffs are any indication, who knows what kind of wacky ensembles Wade and his fashion consultant have planned for the grand stage of the NBA Finals.

Let’s not forget whatever the hell was going on here:


And who can forget this floral-printed nightmare:


With those two examples in mind, I hope the Heat reach the Finals and it goes seven games. If not for some enthralling basketball, just for Wade’s outfits.

[H/T Business Insider]