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Let’s get one thing straight right off the rip: Just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean you’re, like, stylistically obligated to wear a themed outfit. Do you show up to all your friends’ birthday parties dressed in their favorite color? I hope not. And once that holiday has passed, man, just cut it out. If I see one more pair of star-spangled shorts this summer I’m going to completely lose it. I’m serious. Miss me with that bullshit.
Blake Griffin, on the other hand, gets a pass. Over the long weekend, the Pistons’ power forward posted up by the beach in one of the least offensive Independence Day fits I’ve seen in a minute. You cut those shorts yourself, G? Goddamn. In his artfully-frayed not-quite-daisy-dukes and casually undone shirt ( of Tombolo and its partnership with Save the Children) the former de facto mayor of Lob City couldn’t look more the picture of perfectly subdued national pride, with nary a star or stripe in sight. Accented by a crisp pair of AF1s and some well-placed subtle gold accessories, Griffin masterfully alludes to the holiday spirit without compromising his personal style in the process.
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And if you’re looking for some, ahem, fitspiration (I’m so sorry) this summer, you could do a whole lot worse than copying everything he’s doing here and then going on your merry way. You’re welcome. All I ask in return is that you please, please, return the themed shorts you bought online at the beginning of the month. Nobody—and I mean nobody—wants to see that. They can stay our little secret.
This, my good people, is how it’s done. Happy belated July 4th to Blake Griffin and Blake Griffin only.
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Source : Esquire