Dwyane Wade Tells GQ He Paints His Toenails Black
If you happen to see Dwyane Wade's bare feet, don't make the same mistake LeBron James made and assume D-Wade has some sort of nasty toenail infection. He just likes to paint his toenails black.
MV3 discusses his preference for noir foot digits and his other fashion habits in the latest issue of GQ:
"Three years ago I was like, 'Man, I kind of want to paint my toenails black,' " Wade tells me. We're on-set at a Manhattan photo studio right now his feet are covered by striped Paul Smith socks and size 14 Jordans. "At first I thought, 'Nah, I can't do that. They're going to kill me.' But eventually I decided to try it." He went to Miami's Mondrian hotel and asked a shocked pedicurist to give him the Marilyn Manson treatment. "Later I was on vacation in the Bahamas with LeBron," Wade says, laughing, "and when he saw my toes he was like, 'Something is seriously wrong with you.' But eventually Bron was like, 'You know what? You're crazy, but that's just you.' When I first got into the league, I tried to fit in. Now I don't care."
Wade also talks about how he works with his stylist, Calyann Barnett. Because he'd be swarmed by fans if he showed up at, say, Aventura Mall, he sends photos of the clothes he likes to Barnett from his iPad. The duds eventually make their way to his 800-square-foot closet. I believe that is larger than my entire apartment.
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