Courtesy of Modern Luxury


John Wall is gracing the cover of D.C. Modern Luxury’s latest issue. The Wizards guard took time to pose for a fashion shoot for the publication’s “Men of Style” feature, and the write up accompanying his photo is all kinds of amazing.

John Wall’s game isn’t the only thing that distinguishes him within the confines of Verizon Center. At Wizards games this season, the All-Rookie point guard and new face of the franchise has stepped out in everything from plaid jackets and colorful sweater vests to boldly pinstriped suits and skinny ties. “I like to be different,” says the 22-year old North Carolina native. “You don’t want to get in the same suit as everybody.” (That preference is also driven by his size: At a lanky 6-foot-4, he has all his suits custom made.) When he’s away from the limelight, the former No. 1 draft pick can be found bowling, driving his  Porche Panorama [sic] or entertaining his nieces and nephews. There, you might find him sporting shoes from his extensive sneaker collection and denim from Nudie Jeans or, his favorite, G-Star. “That’s my nickname, everybody calls me G-Star,” he confides. And, yes, he confirms, it’s perfectly possible to do the bicep-flexing “John Wall Dance” – which became a YouTube sensation – in just about any attire: “You’ve just got to move your arms, so it’s not that hard.”

They totally should have asked him about gum.

Redskins Josh Morgan, the Caps’ Mike Green, Annapolis Bayhawks lacrosse player Kyle Dixon, and D.C. United’s Dwayne DeRosario and Chris Pontius also posed for the issue. Oh, and “Around the Horn” host Tony Reali is also included. I guess Tony Kornheiser was otherwise engaged.

You can see the photos of the other athletes in the digital issue of the magazine. My favorite is DeRosario randomly posing with a briefcase.