With so much free time due to his leg injury, Yasiel Puig has taken a short course correction. He is now a spokesman and model for Starter apparel and will appear in a marketing campaign called Jackets Required that begins today. As you've surely guessed by now, Starter is heavily marketing their line of fashionable jackets, and you can go here to check out more pics from his recent photo-shoot. You can also watch the below video, as well.
Via Khanh T.L. Tran at WWD.com: "L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig Makes Fashion Debut in Starter Ads":
Puig comes across as an unlikely star for a fashion campaign. He chortles when asked what kind of clothes he liked wearing when growing up in Cuba. “I didn’t have clothes,” he replied through an interpreter, describing his personal style then as “barefoot and no clothes.”I really like the above white Brooklyn Dodger jacket. According to the WWD.com story these jackets will carry a price tag of $80.00. At the Starter website they appear to be on sale. Go here to check that out.
Following numerous attempts to escape the Communist island, he finally succeeded in 2012, when he signed a seven-year deal with the Dodgers. “All that I know to do is play baseball in any country — Cuba, here, wherever — that’s what I love to do,” he said.
Photos via Courtesy Photo/WWD.com
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