Tristan Thompson, LeBron James, and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers may have lost game one of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics, but the Cavs’ matching Thom Browne suits were undoubtedly the style highlight of the night.
Out of all the Cavs players to rock the made-to-measure grey Super 120 twill suits, Tristan Thompson wore his best, doing away with the myth that sneakers and suits can’t be worn together.
Thompson opted for a pair of the Europe-exclusive OFF–WHITE x Nike Air Jordan 1s to go with his Bottega Veneta toiletry bag and grey three-piece suit. The sneakers, although hyped and fetching a pretty penny on sites such as Stadium Goods and StockX, did not detract from the stylish suit and matched his shirt thanks to their all-white colorway.
Not all sneakers go with suits, however. Had Thompson worn the “Chicago” iteration of Virgil Abloh’s Jordan 1s, this ’fit would definitely not have been worthy of a special mention. But because the NBA star kept it clean and simple with the all-white version, his outfit hit the perfect mix of formal and casual.
That’s not to say you have to force a sneaker into a ’fit featuring a suit. Most of Thompson’s teammates opted for a selection of brogues and leather boots, which looked equally good. Check out the sharp-looking Cavs as they make their entrance in the video below.
What do you think of Tristan Thompson’s outfit? What’s your opinion on pairing sneakers with suits? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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