Fitzgerald, Chandler make SI's 'Fashionable 50'

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 20:18:35-04

The on-field and on-court game of Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Suns center Tyson Chandler are rivaled only by their fashion game.

Fitzgerald and Chandler were both named to Sports Illustrated's "Fashionable 50" list, which recognized the world's 50 most well-dressed athletes as judged by a panel of fashion experts.

"My mom was a fashionista and would always dress very nice. I think that's how my interest in fashion began," Fitzgerald told SI. "I have a pretty classic style and don't usually wear anything too bold or crazy."

Fitz said his "go-tos" are custom navy suits made by Chanda Ferrer of Elevee Lifestyle.

"Nothing makes you feel more confident than a sharp suit and looking professional at games makes me feel like I'm there to go to work," he said. "You look good, you play good, right?"

SI described Chandler, a 7-foot-1 center and former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, as being a long-time NBA fashion leader.

"He was one of the first to wear southern California designer Rick Owens and identify the brand's fabric and aesthetic as the perfect complement to his body," wrote Rachel Johnson, CEO and stylist at Thomas Faison Agency.

"Chandler understands the dimensions of his body ... The confidence he exudes is innate and it has allowed him to make bold fashion choices before they were in vogue."

Also making the list were former Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire and ex-Arizona Wildcats hoops star Andre Iguodala.

Another fashion-forward Cardinal, cornerback Patrick Peterson, did not make the list. The Pro Bowler was not pleased about the snub.