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Williams and Richard Stark at a suit fitting.

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Chrome Hearts, of course, isn’t exactly known for its (non-leather) tailoring—it’s not like you can walk into one of the brand’s stores and leave with a suit. But for custom clients, such things are possible—like the navy-and-silver double-breasted suit Williams and the Starks dreamed up, and designed over the course of a number of meetings, design sessions, and fittings this year.

And while Williams’ suit is definitely a suit, he and the Chrome Hearts squad found a few ways to push the envelope. Instead of traditional buttons, the suit uses a silver zipper closure, and a crop of silver Chrome Hearts crosses peek out of the chest pocket. Williams planned to finish the look with Gucci boots, while Chrome Hearts was set to dress his girlfriend in a matching silver dress.

Williams particularly liked the zipper. “Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen it,” he said, “the double-breasted being actually a zip-up. I’ve never seen anybody wear it.” Even better than any specific detail, of course, was the bare fact of the suit itself—a Pro Bowl fashion flex from a guy yet to take his first professional snap. “Just the fact that I’ve been lucky enough, blessed enough, to have the relationships and connection to be able to have a suit be Chrome Hearts.”

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The Chrome Hearts touch.

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There was, he told me, a certain synchronicity between the way he’s carried himself through the pre-draft process and the way the Starks run their business. “Chrome Hearts is unique in how they do it,” he said. “They don’t really care about what other people are doing or think. It’s not really about all the other stuff. Just be who you are and stay true to that.”

I suggested that, no matter how classy his look, a crusty columnist might still find something to complain about—such is the nature of draft season. Williams disagreed. “No, I actually don’t think there’s going to be much said by someone like that, a grouchy, old guy, like you said,” he explained. “Because I did want to keep it fitting and classy. But if you know, you know, and it’s one of a kind. It’s unique, and that’s how I wanted it to be.”

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