TRUNK SHOW

Maxim - - MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO -

Daniel Day, bet­ter known as Har­lem’s leg­endary Dap­per Dan, has dressed ev­ery­one from LL Cool J to Mike Tyson—in ad­di­tion to a mul­ti­tude of gang­sters, hus­tlers, and wannabe ballers—in his flam­boy­antly de­signed duds. His fa­vorite client? Floyd May­weather, who typ­i­cally com­mis­sions Day’s trunks be­fore ev­ery fight. The re­sults have re­de­fined ring­wear as we know it.

De­scribe Floyd’s ring style.

Floyd likes very ex­trav­a­gant­look­ing ma­te­rial, like skins—rep­tile, leather, al­li­ga­tor, and ex­otic fur. He has to have the most ex­pen­sive trunks, more ex­pen­sive than any­one. So he comes to me, but I can’t say how much they cost.

Is he in­volved with the de­sign?

Floyd al­ways knows what he wants. He’s very metic­u­lous and in­volved. Once he fig­ures it out, he knows ex­actly what it should look like. We have to go out of town to get the red gator, the yel­low gator. Of course, he al­ways calls at the last minute…

Which trunks were your fa­vorite?

The black-and-red leather ones I made for the first Maidana fight. I had to make sure they were flex­i­ble and he was happy with them as he moved. You want the trunks to move with him, not on their own.

HAR­LEM DE­SIGNER DAP­PER DAN RE­VEALS HOW HE HELPS MAY­WEATHER AS­SAULT FASH­ION SEN­SI­BIL­I­TIES.

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