San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick will grab your attention on the football field for his transcendent athleticism. Off-the-field, you’ll notice him for his cool swagger, and hip sense of style.
Kaepernick is noted for being one of the more ‘stylish’ athletes not only in the NFL, but across professional sports. This month, Kaepernick was featured in Haute Living Magazine. The 26 year-old spoke about his love for fashion and expressing himself and his “brand.”
“Fashion is very important to me,” Kaepernick said. “It’s another way you’re able to express yourself; a way of branding yourself. For the most part, a lot of the stuff I like to wear is edgy, and might push the envelope a little. I can be very clean-cut, or urban. It depends on where I’m going and how I’m feeling.”
“I have two rooms full of shoes, plus my normal closet,” he explained. “I probably have upwards of 400 pairs of shoes.”
Kaepernick is also known for his elaborate tattoos, visible on his arms when he’s on-field throwing bullet passes to primary receivers. “My tattoos are another way of expressing who I am and what I believe,” he explained. “It’s part of my brand, it’s how people know me. I’m one of the first quarterbacks to be heavily tattooed and that makes some people uncomfortable.”
The tattoos clearly did not scare away companies such as Nike, Jaguar, Beats by Dre, and New Era, all of whom are endorsers of Kaepernick. His fashion choices also help him stand out, which he doesn’t seem to mind. “To me, what I wear can show a little bit of who I really am,” he said. “I’m different.”
View full article here. Also check out our two favorite looks from Kaepernick’s Haute Living fashion shoot below.
Big fan of the unique 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling biker jacket Kaepernick donned here.
Jacket: Phillip Lim 3.1 motorcycle jacket with multi-zip pockets, $2950;
Tee: Calvin Klein; Denim: Gap 1969 destructed wash, $70;
Watch, Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic, $29,800
Suit: Phillip Lim 3.1, $1250
Tee: Calvin Klein V-neck undershirt, $19
Pocket square: Tom Ford striped pocket square, $120
Watch: Hublot Big Bang King Automatic Ceramic, $17,100.00
Photos via Haute Living