Walt “Clyde” Frazier Is The Style Hero The Knicks Need

An ode to the effervescent style of the New York Knicks champion.

1. Walt “Clyde” Frazier brought the Knicks to their only two championships in 1970 and 1973.

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2. He spent ten years wearing #10 for the Knicks, which they retired in 1979. Now, his legacy continues as a lively analyst for the Knicks.

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3. Beyond his NBA legacy, Clyde Frazier is known for his love of rhyming phrases and bold sartorial choices.

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4. Frazier’s not afraid to incorporate color into his wardrobe. He does pastels and patterns with expert precision.

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6. Stylin’ and profilin’.

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7. Paisley? No problem.

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8. Of course, there are the patterned suits. Frazier is known for his loud suits.

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10. Walt understands using accessories to assist his flashy look.

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12. Walt’s passion for fashion makes it fitting that the first customized basketball shoe was named for him.

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13. The Puma Clyde was introduced in 1973.

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14. Walt Frazier can make a monogrammed belt buckle look like the most understated part of an ensemble.

15. Of course, Walt can claim the ultimate additions to any outfit:

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17. Better luck next season, Knicks fans!

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