What They’re Rocking // Don C

One of the Chicago kids that’s been in Kanye’s clique since day one, Don C has gone from customizing Mitchell & Ness shorts and hats to creating his very own Jordan silhouette. Aside from that, he’s also created his own look that’s chock-full of grailed wardrobe essentials with a look that only the man himself could only pull off.

If there’s anything that inspires Don’s own designs, it’s anything that has to do with retro and basketball, which his why his sportswear essentials have become a mainstay in his own wardrobe. Whether it’s nostalgic warm-ups or high-end Louis Vuitton tracksuits, each has a place in Don’s rotations and both go hand in hand with his impressive collection of Jumpman and Nike basketball classics.

Having close ties with Kanye and Virgil Abloh also enables the Chicago designer to get access to some exclusive pieces, t00.

Turn Back the Clock

Don C has built a pretty successful business with his Just Don brand. It’s caught the cultural cache of NBA athletes who represent their own team logos with Don’s signature twist, while also catching the interest of acclaimed celebrities alike. He’s of course also working these essentials into his own wardrobe with his own style by pairing them with retro Jordans, heritage Nike Basketball offerings, and an assortment of vintage tees, hoodies and varsity jackets.

Aside from his own line of shorts, he’s also notorious for wearing retro Mitchell & Ness basketball jerseys and factoring them into his wardrobe in a less conventional fashion that doesn’t involve throwing them over a t-shirt. Don’s styling approach is creative. Instead of making the jersey or shorts the main draw of an outfit, he makes them an accent by layering a boxy fitting flannel over them or pairing it with an oversized hoodie and pattern heavy track pants.

Taking flight like the '85 Bulls.
Taking flight like the ’85 Bulls.
Candy colored tones to match your platinum Prada pants.
Candy colored tones to match your platinum Prada pants.
The retro made modern way to layer Jumpman essentials and gamed warm-ups.
The retro made modern way to layer Jumpman essentials and gamed warm-ups.
Don C's Jordan Legacy 312 comes in plenty of colorways to match your collection of Mitchell & Ness jerseys.
Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 comes in plenty of colorways to match your collection of Mitchell & Ness jerseys.
Coast to coast. Don has a snakeskin embellished hat to match your city and your team.
Coast to coast. Don has a snakeskin embellished hat to match your city and your team.
You wouldn't think to pair sweats with a flannel. Try throwing in your favorite jersey underneath and a neutral pair of Jays like Don's signature Jordan 2s for a more contemporary look.
You wouldn’t think to pair sweats with a flannel. Try throwing in with your favorite jersey underneath and a neutral pair of Js like Don’s signature Jordan 2s for a more contemporary look.
LA native essentials.
LA native essentials.
The casual way to dress up Saturday morning essentials.
The casual way to dress up Saturday morning essentials.
Motorsport vibes.
Motorsport vibes.
Don C's Jordan Legacy 312 make it easy to pair with other throwback classics, like vintage tees and basketball shorts.
Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 make it easy to pair with other throwback classics, like vintage tees and basketball shorts.
Roc boys.
Roc boys.
Sportswear essentials for those in the north.
Sportswear essentials for those in the north.

Just Classics, But Made Modern

The Just Don collection is built on the ideal of the word classic. And so is his wardrobe. The only difference between what he’s doing and everybody else wearing the same icons are that he’s breaking all the standards of what’s “supposed to be” and creating something completely new.

Vintage inspired hoodies might not traditionally be paired with basketball jerseys and track pants, but Don’s memo is bringing the different eras of classic together to form something that’s considered modern. Don C’s also completely sticking to the classics as the mainstays of his wardrobe – denim jackets, vintage tees, and cargo pants.

When basketball heritage meets rockstar personality.
When basketball heritage meets rockstar personality.
The Jordan 4 has the cultural cache to pair with classic pieces off the court, like just about any vintage tee.
The Jordan 4 has the cultural cache to pair with classic pieces off the court, like just about any vintage tee.
The basics for Philly fanatics.
The basics for fanatics.
Shearling is one of the biggest trends this winter. It's also an easy way for Don to offset with black tee, pants and VLONE sneakers.
Shearling is one of the biggest trends this winter. It’s also an easy way for Don to offset with a black tee, pants and VLONE sneakers.
The premium way to take flight with a streetwear twist.
The premium way to take flight with a streetwear twist.
Winter colors with just a subtle pop of color.
Winter colors with just a subtle pop of color.
All the sportswear brand's go together. Agassi flavor on feet, Yeezy track pants, and a reverse weave Champion hoodie for a fresh take on the classics.
All the sportswear brands go together. Agassi flavor on feet, Yeezy track pants, and a reverse weave Champion hoodie for a fresh take on the classics.
Even other designers can't get enough of Jerry Lorenzo's Air Fear of God 1.
Even other designers can’t get enough of Jerry Lorenzo’s Air Fear of God 1.
Another way to pair your favorite jersey when it's cold out. Layer it underneath one of your neutral hoodies.
Another way to pair your favorite jersey when it’s cold out. Layer it underneath one of your neutral hoodies.
The bougie way to dress up with sportswear.
The bougie way to dress up with sportswear.
Don does Timbs with his own flavor. Even LA has their way to layer for winter.
Don does Timbs with his own flavor. Even LA has their way to layer for winter.
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