Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper named to Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50
By Drew Douglas
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was recently named to Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50; here’s why.
At 24 years old, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has already accumulated a plethora of accolades. You can now add another one to the list, as Harper was recently named the 17th most fashionable athlete in Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50.
This is the second year Sports Illustrated has put together this list, and Harper has made it both years. He is one of the most fashionable athletes in all of sports, and the world has taken notice.
Harper’s style, which is arguably the best in all of baseball, is extremely well-rounded. Whether he is lounging at home or walking the red carpet with his wife, Kayla, his ensembles are always sharp and expressive.
A style staple of his is his own Under Armour shoe line, which features a creative logo incorporating both his initials and jersey number. Harper recently unveiled a new shoe, the Harper 2, during All-Star Weekend, which exemplify Miami’s radiant lifestyle.
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Another unique aspect of Harper’s style is the custom suits he sports at various events. During his wedding last December, he sported a custom suit with his engagement photos printed on the inner lining of his jacket.
His custom suit trend has become a trademark of his style. Another remarkable custom suit that Harper rocked was the one he wore while receiving his MVP award in 2015. The inside was lined with MVP ’15 and his custom logo, a design suitable for the momentous occasion.
His suits, while always stylish, range in color and pattern. At the All-Star Weekend Red Carpet in Miami, he wore a light pink suit layered over a darker pink t-shirt. This suit goes to show that he not only knows how to dress to impress, but also how to dress to the occasion and venue.
Any acknowledgment of Harper’s style would not be complete without mentioning his most prominent feature, his hair. Since breaking into the league in 2012, his hair has always been an integral part of his image.
Despite the fact that he has always donned a different hairstyle, they have always expressed his unique and outgoing personality. In addition to donning different hairstyles, he has also changed his hair color in the past. In 2015, he dyed his hair grey for a short period of time. Although the look didn’t last, it certainly garnered attention.
With his current hairstyle, his hair flips have become his trademarked action. After every Nationals home run, Jose Lobaton takes off the batter’s helmet; when Harper homers, he adds his own flair with his signature hair flip.
Harper’s hair has also gotten too long for his helmet and hat to stay on. Often times, he is running all over the field with his helmet or hat on the ground and his hair going crazy. The conclusion of the play is always bound to be followed by a captivating hair flip.
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Bryce Harper has long been a public figure, and made his first impression while on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16-year-old. Since then, he has continuously been extremely fashionable. His fame in the baseball world is well established, but he is now making his mark in the fashion world. After being named to Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 in each of its first two years, it will be interesting to see how he ranks over the coming years.