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The NBA Finals

The NBA Finals have wrapped up and the Golden State Warriors came out on top as champions. Kevin Durant was named NBA Finals MVP, but one big question remains: who was the series’ best dressed?

The NBA Finals featured NBA Style heavyweights on both sides.

Scour NBA Twitter or Instagram on any given night — you’ll see Warriors Steph Curry and KD entering the stadium in slim fit faded denim or Cavaliers LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in perfectly tailored suits.

Without further ado, let’s break down the best fits of the NBA Finals and name our MVP. Along the way, we’ll show how you can rock the same looks.

NBA Finals – Honourable Mentions

Kevin Love

Kevin Love NBA Finals

K Love may have been underwhelming at times on the court, but this off-court look was on point. His Double Breasted suit is a statement piece. Luxe suede high tops add a casual vibe and tie the outfit together nicely.

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hardy amie herringbone blazer

Hardy Amies Herringbone Double Breasted Blazer $995

garment project high suede

Garment Project Classic Lace High Suede Sneaker $364 now $182

Lewis Hamilton & Neymar

neymar lewis hamilton

Okay, these guys aren’t actually NBA players. But they still get style points for sitting courtside in distressed denim, track jacket (Hamilton), vintage shades (Hamilton again), and bomber jacket (Neymar). We’ll pay homage where it’s due.

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Kollar – Ezra Destroyed Washed Denim Washed Blue

kollar ezra

Zanerobe – Joe Blow Destroyed Denim

zanerobe black joe blow

J.Lindeberg – Satin Color Block Bomber

satin bomber jlinderberg
Champion – Coach’s Jacket


champion coachs jacket

Kyrie Irving

kyrie irving

As the youngest of the Cavs’ big 3, Kyrie does a great job of injecting some youth into grown man looks. The hoodie under his blazer is a staple athleisure move. Patterned socks add a pop of colour to an otherwise darker look. Rumble young man rumble.

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Paul Betenly – Black Ronaldo/Roma Wool Suit

paul betenly

Garment Project – Off Court Low Leather Sneaker

garment project-low

Alternative Apparel – Marathon Eco Jersey Pullover Hoodie

Alternative Marathon Eco Jersey Hoodie

Gotstyle – Hula Socks

hula girl socks

Iman Shumpert

iman shumpert

One of the NBA’s perennially best-dressed players, Shumpert doesn’t hesitate to take style risks with loud pieces like this patterned cardigan. He anchors the look well by wearing darker, muted tones elsewhere. When wearing a statement item like the cardigan it should do the talking. Everything else is its supporting cast (kinda like Iman).

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Tuck Shop – Chunky Knit Shawl Collar Sweater

tuck shop cardigan

Zanerobe – Sharpshot Chino In Peat

Zanerobe Sharpshot Peat

Alternative Apparel – Garment Dyed Heritage Crew Neck T-Shirt

Alternative Heritage Garment Dyed Crew T-Shirt

6ixess X Sully Wong Wolf Sneaker

6ixes Sully Wong Sneaker

Semi Finalists

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

The new Finals MVP flexed his style chops all series long. His looks were consistent: clean bomber jackets, skinny denim, dad hats, and crazy rare Nikes.

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J.Lindeberg – Linen Melange Textured Bomber

linen bomber jlindeberg

Neuw – Iggy Skinny Distressed Denim – Beaten Blue

neuw beaten blue iggy skinny

Ted Baker – Brucey Textured Baseball Hat

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Crime London – Beat Thunder Sneaker

CrimeLondon Sneakers

Steph Curry

steph curry

Similar to his teammate KD, the “Babyface Assassin” killed his finals looks with tailored denim, striped tees, and luxe bombers. The 2-time league MVP opted for Chelsea boots instead of sneakers — an easy hack to make a casual outfit a little more upscale.

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Selected Homme – Suede Bomber Jacket

selectedhomme grey suede bomber

J.Lindeberg – Color Stripe Crew Neck T-Shirt

stripe tshirt jlindeberg

DL1961 – Nick Slim Denim, Sable

Nick Sable Denim

Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot

chelsea boot gotstyle black

Runner Up

Tristan Thompson

Toronto native Tristan Thompson took his style game to another level this season. For the finals, he broke out All-NBA level fits night after night. Some consistent themes: peak lapels, air ties, micropatterns, pinstripes, and perfectly-executed accessories. This is NBA suiting at its best. TT is ready to be considered among the league’s style elite.

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Lab By Pal Zileri – Plaid Grey Suit

lab pal zaleri grey plaid slim suit

John Varvatos – Cotton Peak Lapel Blazer w/ Flap Pockets

John Varvatos Cotton Blazer

Gotstyle – Mini Floral Print Button Down Dress Shirt

mini floral dress shirt gotstyle

Van Gils – Camo Pocket Square

Camo Pocketsquare

Wurkin Stiffs – Lapel Knotz



LeBron James

The King may have been dethroned on the court, but off the court his style reigns supreme. Opting for a more casual vibe than in previous years Finals, LeBron put on a clinic in high end sportswear. Styling his biker jacket with track pants is the perfect badass yet comfortable casual look. He wore tons of stripes, but never on more than one piece at a time. While a lot of his gear is designer, the looks are easy for anyone to pull off at varied price points. You can’t go wrong with King James’ recipe of great fitting, versatile basics.

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Baldessarini – Lambskin Moto Jacket

Baldessarini Lambskin Moto Jacket

Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Indigo Spirit Denim

Lean Dean Indigo Spirit

Baldessarini – Jersey Track Dress Pant


Baldessarini Jersey Track Dress Pant

Barney Cools – Snapback

snapback barney cools

Anderson’s – Textured Leather Belt

andersons brown textured leather belt

John Varvatos – Crow Print SS Shirt

Short Sleeve Crow Shirt

Zanerobe – Flintlock Tee Pigment Grey


Zanerobe Grey Pigment Flintlock

Celebrity Style

It’s official, athletes are the new red carpet risk-takers- proven beyond a doubt by the 2014 ESPYs. For those unfamiliar with the ESPYs (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), the award show is presented by the American cable television network ESPN and honours individual and team athletic achievement, as well as other sports-related performance. This year’s show which aired on July 17th, was hosted by Toronto’s very own Drake and proved a shining example of how male athletes have been stepping up their sartorial game of late. While there were plenty of notable female athletes in attendance, this year, the men undoubtably stole the show.

Here are our picks for the Best Dressed Men at the 2014 ESPY Awards.