I’m going to attempt to critique Russell Westbrook’s outfit on its own merits, and not my personal aesthetic biases. The biggest problem I see
other than the fact that the shirt is an eyesore is that it’s too form-fitting.
Drop-crotch pants are an extremely fashion forward design element, often employed by cutting-edge designers like Yohji Yamamoto and The Antwerp 6, the leaders of the of the style often (derisively) referred to as “Goth Ninja”. What makes “goth ninja” work is its sense of flow and movement, which is a direct result from the designers’ use of drape. Westbrook’s ensamble is completely devoid of drape. Without the flowing folds of fabric, the drop-crotch pants just look ill-fitting and highlight Russy’s chicken legs.