The editors of Sports Illustrated teamed up with a panel of sports and fashion experts to select the world’s 50 most fashionable athletes.
According to Sports Illustrated, athletes were evaluated no just on what they wear, but also on how they wear it, where they wear it and why they wear it, plus “designer collaborations, attendance at fashion shows, social media presence, investment in fashion, endorsements and other partnerships.” The top 10 are:
- Victor Cruz
- Russell Westbrook
- LeBron James
- Serena Williams
- Henrik Lundqvist
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Dwyane Wade
- Andre Iguodala
- Misty Copeland
- Skylar Diggins
Victor Cruz, wide receiver for the New York Giants and Sports Illustrated’s most fashionable sportsman, has plenty of thoughts on the subject of style. “Fashion is what you make of it—if you’re comfortable in it and you own it, there’s no box you can put it in. That’s the beauty of fashion,” he said.
“I think my clothes show that I pay attention to detail, take time to get dressed and think about outfits well in advance, which is all very true,” he continued. “And there’s a little bit of pressure. You want to go out there and step it up to make sure you look as good as the Cam Newtons and Odell Beckhams of the world because they go out there and they have custom pieces every week. I haven’t been out there in a little bit, so this year I have to bring it.”
Take a look at the men of the top 10 above and view the full list here.