“I think fashion is a way to express yourself, and… being an athlete, sometimes you can get bottled in.”
When it comes to high fashion, the design world for men has always looked a bit simple. So much of it happens on the micro level, a specific pair of sneakers, the right number of buttons unbuttoned on a dress shirt. But lately, the men’s fashion movement has been picking up — and a lot of it is thanks to athletes. In this video by ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce goes to Paris to explore the world of haute couture. The NFL athlete talks about the artistry of Thom Browne, the creativity of Casablanca, and why Paris has replaced Atlanta and Miami as the hot new meetup spot for athletes with a sense of style.
For a look at how other American athletes are turning to Parisian fashion, check out this article on how NBA player Russell Westbrook prepares for the fashion week runway.