The Dapper Classics Team is a fan of sports, so we were excited when the opportunity presented itself to participate in the 2016 NBA Draft. We recently teamed up with LW Branding to provide socks for two of the draft’s top prospects – Dragan Bender and Wade Baldwin IV.
Lauren Walsh founded LW Branding in 2015. LW Branding is a branding agency for amateur and professional athletes. The agency’s mission is to help clients “create, develop, and capitalize on their personal brands to ensure long term success now and long after their active careers.” LW’s services include character and crisis management, charity involvement, communication consulting, and personal styling. The agency has worked with Jermichael Finley (NFL, Green Bay Packers), Sam Dekker (NBA, Houston Rockets), and Purdue University football among others. We at Dapper Classics appreciate the role of style in personal and professional branding, so working with LW Branding was a natural fit.
The 2016 NBA Draft was an exciting night for Dapper Classics. Both athletes who wore our socks during draft week were selected in the top 20. Dragan Bender, a forward/center from Croatia, was drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns. Wade Baldwin IV, a guard from Vanderbilt University, was drafted 17th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies. We wish Dragan and Wade the best as they begin their NBA careers. If their NBA game proves as strong as their sock game, they will be in good shape.
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