“I think that’s the biggest misunderstood thing in fashion,” said Williams, 21. “You feel like you have to please everyone or look a certain way, but whatever you like is.” , What you like.”
Williams said he’s also tried to support small brands and promote social justice issues through his clothes. He wore a jacket from Tattoo’d Cloth, which makes custom embroidered jackets for some prospects, and tagged the brand in an Instagram story. On June 16, he wore a Malcolm X t-shirt and frequently wears various styles of clothing in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “I think as an athlete, it’s important to inspire people and start some kind of change and leverage our platform,” Williams said. “Sometimes it’s really important not even to say anything, but to wear the clothes.”
Williams’ style goes beyond his outfits, too. As a sophomore, he chose to wear a single braid while leaving the rest of his hair unbraided and hanging the braid at eye level. This has become a popular style in the NBA
“I won’t say I started it, but I might have started it,” he said jokingly.
Fashion has long played a significant role in William’s life, dating back to his childhood when he first started using the My Player mode in the NBA 2K image game, which allows users to create players and style them for hanging out in a virtual park . He’s serious about his My Player’s fashion choices.
“You can’t go to the park in brown and gray,” Williams said, scoffing at the generic outfit given to created players. “No brown shirts!”