His closet is in one corner of his open-concept master bedroom, which boasts a view of the canal behind his house. All of Stills’ clothing occupies about one rack and a few drawers. A row of hats and his girlfriend’s collection of designer purses are on a high shelf, while his many boxes of sneakers are stacked behind closed doors.
“I would never wear these, but maybe one day I'll meet him and he can sign them or something.”
“When I first got into the NFL, I was trying to get every pair of Jordans there were—but I've kind of grown away from it,” he says. The evidence is in the Adidas slides he’s sporting.
He’s keeping a relatively select crop of shoes, nearly 30 pairs, including Nike Air Yeezy 2s.
“I had the connection to get them, so, why not?” Stills says. He’s also holding onto the Nike LeBron 10 Corks. “I'd gotten the first ones for Christmas, and I loved them. I would never wear these, but maybe one day I'll meet him and he can sign them or something,” he says.
The rest of his collection is in the garage, awaiting a sale or maybe a holiday giveaway.
The shoes he actually wears most? Vans, a throwback to his youth in Oceanside. He even rocked custom orange Vans cleats during Week 1 (he doesn’t have a sneaker deal).
“You show up where I grew up, and someone's going to have a pair of Vans on. [I] grew up dancing to the Vans song and everything,” he says.
It’s just one facet of his laidback, raised-in-California aesthetic, which for the most part, guides his game-day looks.
“It's really important to me to stick to my roots by doing what's West Coast: wearing T-shirts and shorts,” he says.
It’s also just practical, given the combination of South Florida heat and pro football levels of exertion.
“I sweat too damn much already,” he says, which explains why he hasn’t popped the tags off of his navy satin Opening Ceremony bomber jacket. It’s a piece he says could work with skinny jeans and boots if he were trying to dress more Miami. “Here, it's like, every time you step out, you have to look nice. But you've really gotta want to look good to sweat in all that.”
How would he dress in cooler climes? “I like what ASAP Rocky does. He has a different look,” he says.
Instead, since Coach Adam Gase has no game-day dress code other than outlawing tank tops, Stills embraces comfortable basics that have some kind of significance. “I love regular-ass T-shirts,” he says. “When I re-signed my contract, I wore a shirt that said ‘Libre’ on it. I just like wearing shit that means something.”