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Making of Melo: 4 Grooming Habits We Learned from Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony has come a long way throughout his decorated career as an NBA star. At this point he’s no stranger to the spotlight, harsh criticisms, and even bad luck within the basketball. Now at 35 years old, he seems to have a clearer head on his shoulder and has practiced humility that has propelled not just him as a b-ball star but also a well liked individual overall. Off the court, he has made some tremendous strides both in his wardrobe and image. Over the past two decades, the NBA stars carry a rough reputation as a style “zombies” pairing awful fits and showing little to no effort in grooming. Carmelo has worked to change that narrative and Groom Guy has collected some most memorable most thru professional career. Here are some polish’d gems gathered throughout “hoodie” Melo’s career that we can all take from. 

FIT FOR THE JOB

It’s rare we expect to see a college kid drafted into the NBA with a style already reads “impressed.” Carmelo entered the league with baggy wear that appeared he carried extra weight. I like the rap group Dem Franchize Boyz too but wasn’t interested like Melo in taking a page out of their style book. Over the years, he buried the bags and rags and got introduced to  a tailor. He transitioned into fitted wear that properly presented his shoulders and legs, and even shamelessly modeled his ankles. Well done Melo! 

HAIL CAESAR

How do you say goodbye to the braids? It’s easy, go to the barber and cut them! That’s exactly what Carmelo did. As he started to attend fashion shows, have a pool of celebrity friends and nights on the town, Melo had to create a refreshing look that exemplified all of that. The classic caesar haircut was a new beginning and a shaping of his manhood. From collegiate to classy, we have grown fond of the new haircut and its aging him smoothly. 

WARDROBE SHAKEDOWN

His marriage and constant outings called for another evolution which included his wardrobe. Melo began to install his both American and European designers in his closet. His sacrificed his oversize watches and hoodies for blazer, jewelry, and fedoras that have you snapshotting onto your personal camera roll. His outdated suit colors quickly became a sign of bad style-sportsmanship. He rebounded with more neutral colored combinations and fabrics that complemented his athletic body type. The jewelry slimmed down to a more suited shape and accessorized his outfits nicely. 

BEARD BEGINNING

The beard growth can be challenging and intimidating to many. Melo made appearances with his new look. He seems to maintain it with a trimming that fits his face shape. The last couple years, he tested the length of it which makes us strongly consider him as viable frontmen for one of these beard brands. You can tell he has elevated his grooming regimen (black does not crack, still) It’s no James Harden beard but who cares, he’s Carmelo Anthony and he’s beating to the sound of his own follicle drum. Play on Melo!

Everybody deserves a second chance…even Melo. Maybe you seem to forget what’s he contributed to the NBA. Watch below.