The Baltimore Raven on his clothing line, NFL training, and more
Every football fan has seen Michael Crabtree on the field. He set more than a dozen records playing with Texas Tech University before helping the San Francisco 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens. In a twist of fate, he’s now a key player on that team.
But what many people don’t know is that he’s just as dedicated to fashion as he is to football. Crabtree doesn’t follow the latest high-end designers or sit front row at New York Fashion Week, but the 30-year-old has been designing and making his own clothes since he learned to shop at thrift stores with his grandmother.
Three years ago, Crabtree launched his own brand, MyCoterie. On June 9, he hosted his first show to introduce the line’s summer/spring collection in his home city of Dallas. “It’s been pretty dope as it’s my first chance to show people the stuff I’ve made over time,” he says. “Designing is really what I like to do.”
He spoke with Furthermore about his deep-rooted interest in clothes and how it overlaps with his life in the NFL.