Derrick Favors EXCLUSIVE: Fashion, Comic Books, and Basketball. (NBA Utah Jazz Power Forward)

It’s 10AM in Cabbagetown, USA. A creative artsy neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re in the gorgeous, historic, magical home of the town’s unofficial mayor, prepping for the shoot and listening to various tunes. Tink's “Million” repeats a dozen times at one point before we take notice… it's a good song. Not too long after the hour in walks Utah Jazz forward, Derrick Favors. Fresh from a weekend full of birthday festivities, community outreach, and an extended appearance at a car and bike show. This Atlanta-born giant is as cool and calm as they come.
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GET THE LOOK: Alexander Wang lightweight sweater; Zanerobe joggers; custom Creative Recreation; MCM book bag; Meister watch // Cindy Samoht: I went for a stylish stealth look here, all black, with a little pop in color for socks and accessories
The Urban Gent team came to learn that Derrick airs more on the modest side of fashion, nothin’ too too flashy. This didn’t surprise me, he almost instantly struck me as "classic guy". The classic/typical/average guy wants to look nice, but doesn’t go to extreme heights to stay trendy (many are just too damn busy). Well, today, we opted to mix his usual chill look with a little Urban Gent sauce of the classic and edgy variety.
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GET THE LOOK: Rag & Bone shirt, Rustic Dime leather joggers, Fjallraven backpack, Meister watch, Ray-ban Clubmasters, UO socks, and custom Italian sneakers. // CS: I love a monochromatic look so I did a bold all red look this time – soft red shirt, crayola/MJ red pants , oxblood colored backpack, almost-burgundy custom Italian sneakers (contact us if you want a pair), and rustic/copper red hand-made bracelets.  
As we walked back and forth between looks, under the skittishly hot Atlanta sun, Derrick and I chopped it up. “I’m a weird dude," exclaims my fellow Georgia Tech Alum. “I am”. I know exactly what he means, it’s that Andre 3000, Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B in 2009 type of weird, it’s the good weird, the #antibasic if you will. Basically, he doesn’t just like the regular stuff society might expect him to— he’s cooler than that. He’s a 6’11 comic collector… the classics are his favorite. I asked, “If you could be any super hero who would it be?" He pondered on it for awhile before saying there were 'too many to choose just one.' But I‘m thinking Superman. Hmmm, maybe Spiderman, or even Green Lantern, yea it seems like all guys born in the early 90s like Green Lantern. What I knew for sure though, was that his favorite Ninja Turtle was Raphael – it was hanging from his Maserati keychain.
"Rockstar Prep"
GET THE LOOK: Ralph Lauren button-down, Rustic Dime jeans, custom Italian-made suede navy loafers // (contact info@theurbangent to order size 14-20 custom shoes) // CS: This is one of my favorite 2015-2016 looks for any Urban Gentleman. You're keeping it classic with a button-down, but adding some edginess and trendiness with heavily slashed jeans (rolled up of course). You can easily pair this with some white low-top sneakers or keep it classic with a pair of loafers.

GET THE LOOK: Vintage sweater and trousers; custom Italian-made tan leather penny loafers; Urban Gent Pinbacks; Meister watch // CS: I love a crew neck sweater in general, but after spending time shopping for real life giants like Derrick, crew necks are often a safe and well-fitting choice. We paired the classic striped print with rolled-up trousers, beautiful Italian loafers, and of course TUG pinbacks.

By the end of the photoshoot, we had the seemingly shy Jazz power forward opening up about life in Utah, his favorite music (mostly Atlanta artist of course), and even admitting to watching Love & Hip Hop Atlanta for entertainment (he was shocked when I told him I chose to forgo such tv shows). Luckily, we finished just in time for him to go grab some Flying Biscuit— an Atlanta breakfast staple.  // Follow Derrick Favors Instagram and Twitter @DFavors14. //
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