Dwyane Wade Talks Fashion And Painting His Toe Nails

“I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.” – Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade is a fashion icon. His style has evolved from big and baggy to Euro fresh. Dwyane goes into detail with GQ on the evolution of his style and painting his toe nails… Yeah, he likes them black. :shrug: ok…

“I’ve played for the Miami Heat my whole career under Pat Riley,” Wade says. “Mr. GQ himself. So when I pick out my outfits before a game, I’m already feeling confident. And some of that swagger stays with me when I take the court.”

“Three years ago I was like, ‘Man, I kind of want to paint my toenails black,’ ” Wade tells me. We’re on-set at a Manhattan photo studio right now his feet are covered by striped Paul Smith socks and size 14 Jordans. “At first I thought, ‘Nah, I can’t do that. They’re going to kill me.’ But eventually I decided to try it.” He went to Miami’s Mondrian hotel and asked a shocked pedicurist to give him the Marilyn Manson treatment. “Later I was on vacation in the Bahamas with LeBron,” Wade says, laughing, “and when he saw my toes he was like, ‘Something is seriously wrong with you.’ But eventually Bron was like, ‘You know what? You’re crazy, but that’s just you.’ When I first got into the league, I tried to fit in. Now I don’t care.”

Check out photos from his GQ shoot featured in the November 2011 issue- styled by Calyann Barnett

Things of note. I see several Hublot watches. Check out the socks. Socks are a big thing right now as far as fashion and the NBA player. Look for it when the season starts