Fabolous has been rocking Brooklyn Nets jerseys on his "Life Is So Exciting" Tour—except they aren't just any Nets jersey you can pick up from the NBA store. If you've seen photos or was actually at one of his shows, you'll notice his has floral designs on the sides. So, who makes it? And where can you get one?
As it turns out, the jerseys were made especially for Loso by an artist named Delano Brown. Fab's girlfriend, Emily (who's also a stylist), reached out to Brown for wardrobe for the "Ready" video. Then, just before the start of his tour, Fab contacted Brown about getting custom jerseys. "He wanted to have signature pieces for the tour that he could rotate," says Brown. So far, he's designed black and white Nets jerseys, as well as black and wheat Timberlands—all with his hand-painted roses—for the rapper.
Fab is the only one who owns these jerseys—Brown says he isn't making any for anyone else, though they are considering auctioning them off for charity—but Brown has made pieces for plenty of other celebrities. The list includes Teyana Taylor, Chris Brown, Future, Denver Nuggets' Wilson Chandler, New York Knicks' Iman Shumpert, Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson, soccer player Samuel Eto'o, and he's currently working with Kevin Durant. His hand-painted designs have landed on everything from a pair of Balenciaga sneakers to Audemars Piguet watches. Even an Hermès Birkin bag.
But don't think of his work as a clothing line, says Brown, who admits he's more interested in the fine art aspect of it than he is on the fashion side of it. "It's just me making dope shit and moving it however I can." He says what he's doing is a little more "branded."
If you are interested in getting your own Brown piece, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be ready to drop some cash though—"I'm not going to say it's cheap," says Brown. Make sure you also follow him on Instagram to check out the rest of his designs, and to see which other celebs he's working with.