By Paulina Szmydke

Amar’e Stoudemire, who’s been involved with Los Angeles-based apparel brand Spiritual Gangster for the past three years, talked about how “the level of competition has risen off the court.”

“Guys are taking a more fashion-conscious approach – it’s good to see,” said the 6-foot-10 New York Knicks All-Star forward, suggesting that it was also somewhat of a necessity. “I can shop most of the stores because of the two-XL size I wear, so I can find sweaters and T-shirts. But there are designers that would do custom-made clothes from me – Rick Owens has done it before, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford,” he explained, accompanied by his stylist Rachel Johnson, whom he shares with Cruz.

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