March 28, 2016

The Unlikely Style star

What Dallas Cowboy’s cornerback Brandon Carr wears when he isn’t in uniform.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr isn’t in to Polo shirts. And while you’ll never find the casual collared pullover in his closet, that’s okay—because his wardrobe is filled with something much more special.

When he isn’t donning that blue and white uniform, you can find him in styles by Neil Barrett, Dolce & Gabbana, Daniel Patrick, and leather accessories brand Valas. Carr recently hosted a shopping event at one of his favorite shops, TRAFFIC LA, which benefitted his non-profit, the Carr Cares Foundation. The organization encourages children in Flint, Michigan, to focus on their physical and mental well-being—something that’s close to Carr’s heart.

“[My parents] showed me how important it was to stress wellness, nutrition, and having a healthy lifestyle, and it was something I wanted to share with kids who might not have that influence.”

And to pair a fundraiser with his love of fashion? That was a given.

1530 Main: How would you describe your style?

Brandon Carr: I’m all about the pops, whether it’s a color or interesting piece. I like to have a more normal or dumbed down outfit, and add in a pop with a blazer, of the shoes, my shirt, a hat, something. Recently I’ve been liking Lords & Fools blazers because they always have something different to them.

1530: Do you think people are surprised to hear you like fashion?

BC: Not the people who know me well. My passion has grown over the years and become very adventurous. I love to step out of my comfort zone and try different looks.

1530: Do you collect anything or own too much of one thing?

BC: Shoes. I like to build my outfit around them, and it’s the first thing I look at in a store. I like I probably have 150 pairs—wow, I almost didn’t want to say that out loud.

1530: Will you tell us a little about the Carr Cares Foundation?

BC: For me, starting it was a no-brainer. I grew up in a household with an educator, my mom, and my dad, who was very interested in physical fitness and was always my coach. They showed me how important it was to stress wellness, nutrition, and having a healthy lifestyle, and it was something I wanted to share with kids who might not have that influence. We need to teach children to take care of their whole body, and that includes their mind as well.