Russell Westbrook Is First Athlete To Cover 'Flaunt' Magazine

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook for Flaunt magazine.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine

We've been keeping you updated on Russell Westbrook's rise to fashion ubiquity ever since the Oklahoma City Thunder forward started making waves in the 2012 NBA Finals post-game interviews with his lenless glasses and colorful couture shirts. Having staked a style claim to him so early, it's been really fun to watch him rack up editorial after editorial as the Thunder work their way toward this year's Playoffs. The latest notch in Russ 44's magazine belt (err, not that kind of magazine belt) comes courtesy of Flaunt magazine and is a MAJOR one because West is the first athlete to grace the glossy's cover! *wipes away single happy tear*

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook for Flaunt magazine.
Photo: Flaunt Magazine

Throughout the shoot, Flaunt swaddles West in a mix of high fashion and high street, a black Swiss dotted button-up tucked into bright red slim-fit pants on the cover. On the inside pages, West wears a mixture of sleek, subtle separates and his hallmark louder style. One of our favorite outfits from the feature is Russell in a printed cerulean Salvatore Ferragamo cardigan worn with yellow Levi's 501 jeans, Tom Ford glasses, and leather retro high top Air Jordans with colorful checked inset panels. See the full interview and feature for yourself at Flaunt!

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