By Alessandra Codinha

For Amar’e Stoudemire, clothes don’t make the man—but they certainly help. “This spring I did a huge edit of my closet and only kept my most cherished, most worn pieces,” he explains, and an NBA all-star needs clothes that will take him from work to play, after all. Enter the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, where Stoudemire joined fellow fashionable athletes like Victor Cruz and Dwyane Wade in the front row to take in the latest menswear developments and trade notes on personal style.

From the Craig Green statement “shacket” (that’s a shirt/jacket) he had an artist friend customize to the collection he’s relying on to carry him through his transition to Miami, the Heat’s new power forward gave us the download on his unique approach to style (the man isn’t afraid of a bold accessory, especially one from Saint Laurent), his favorite shows from the week, and what he and Greg Lauren have in common.

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