“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is a style icon. At least in wrestling. In real life, sure, why the hell not? The dude has been styling and profiling for years. He’s spent a ton of money to look good and live the Ric Flair lifestyle.
Flair’s always been a classy dresser (ask your old man) and at 66 years old, the former billion time world champion is still a cut above the rest.
Flair talked to Esquire about his style and the amount of money he’s spent over the decades on his ring gear.
You don’t see many people with your sense of style anymore.
Kids today can’t touch us. Are you kidding? I spent more money on one robe than guys spend in five years. All they are now is markin’ their T-shirts. I wish I would have thought of that. We didn’t have T-shirts back then. You don’t see anybody dress elaborately anymore. It’s much more casual than it was, but my clothes and my ring attire—I thought up half of what I brought to the show.
Did you pick out the boas yourself?
Did I come up with the idea? Yeah. But like everything else, I went overboard. If one was nice, then I wanted one nicer. Then I wanted the next one nicer. It’s my own fault. But I had a phenomenal seamstress. She made all the stuff for Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, all the rhinestone cowboys. She knew how to make it.
You look sharp tonight. Did you pick everything out, or do you have a stylist?
Well, I didn’t wear the alligators [points to his shoes] because of the snow, but this is all Zegna. Want me to prove it to you? Look! [Whips open his sport coat.] Italian! Everything Italian! Handmade Italian shirt. All custom-made.
One night. I want just one night out drinking with Ric Flair. I’d be doing this all night long.