HOUSTON NATIVE AND MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES NBA SUPERSTAR JIMMY BUTLER IS FAST MAKING AS MUCH OF AN IMPACT IN FASHION AS HE IS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT. WITH HIS GOOD LOOKS AND HEIGHT – 6’7” TO BE EXACT, BUTLER IS BECOMING ONE OF THE GO-TO STYLE STARS OF SPORT, HAVING BEEN SEEN AT A MULTITUDE OF PARIS FASHION WEEKS MOST EXCLUSIVE SHOWS. SWAPPING HIS USUAL JERSEY FOR THE SOPHISTICATION OF DIOR, THE CHARISMATIC 28 YEAR OLD KNOWS HOW TO FLEX HIS SARTORIAL MUSCLE, AND ISN’T SHY TO BREAK THE RULES TO CREATE HIS UNIQUE SENSE OF DARING, BOLD STYLE.
photographed by PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG
words JIMMY BUTLER
fashion NELLY GONÇALVES
words IEVAN DARWIN
make up METHTA GONTHIER at airport agency
hair VASCO FREITAS
“ My dreams have changed a lot through the years. But with 27 years of age I would say that my dream is to be happy. Not just for myself but to all I call my crew, my guys, my family. I wanted them to enjoy this life to the best of our ability and lived it on that way. We are always together, eating every meals possible together. Makes me happy. Makes them happy. It is what I really care about: My people. As long as you happy and you are enjoying the life that you live, and you are comfortable on your own skin: That’s a dream in itself. When I say I am fortunate to wake up every single day and be with the people I love, be with the people I care so much about, that is what I really care about it: for everyone be happy and to enjoy life.
From where I came from is hard to do that every single day but I have the opportunity to do it now and I bring my people along with me and that is my dream.
And that makes me smile because I am what I am because of them. I wouldn’t be here where I am today because of them. I am thankful for each and single day to have them. I am so fortunate. No words can describe it. I love my people. I really do. They make everyday my dreams come true”