Shai-Gilgeous Alexander is a star on and off the court. The 22-year-old NBA guard — who first played for Los Angeles Clippers and now for the Oklahoma City Thunder — has doubled his points per game totals from two seasons ago, propelling him to soon-to-be perennial All-Star status. And while crafty crossovers and acrobatic layups dominate his highlight reel, he's been the purveyor of plenty of eye-popping outfits, too.
He treats nightly tunnel entrances like the runway, relying on paparazzi pictures to recap the night's look; other times he captures his own fit pics — always with the hashtag #dontmindmydrip — on Instagram; he's even a part-time model for luxury label Louis Vuitton and well-known brands Levi's and Foot Locker.
He certainly favors the former — statement pieces with astronomical suggested retail prices done by high-profile designers — but, to celebrate Levi's 501 Day, he broke down a few of his easier-to-find essentials for us, which, of course, includes the brand's signature jeans.
The Basic T-Shirt
"For sure a plain Converse white t-shirt." This heavyweight, oversized Converse shirt was co-designed with Dior Artistic Director Kim Jones.
Top-Tier Top Layer
For SGA it's all about the "black or blue denim jacket."
Must-Have Multi-Pack Boxers
"I always buy multi-packs." So perfect you'll need several pairs.
Cozy Socks for Every Occasion
"I only own high socks, and I have a color for every occasion, whether it’s white, black or something flashy."
"501s! Comfortable and swaggy. The best everyday jean."
"A zip-up Hoodie. Versatile and good for all types of weather."
"No doubt, Converse Pro Leathers. I can wear them with any type of pants or shorts and they come in every color I would want to wear."