Dwyane Wade’s latest outfit in Esquire magazine causes a stir (PHOTO)

Dwyane Wade is one of the NBA’s more flamboyant dressers, but his latest outfit for Esquire magazine takes things to another level.

In his recent photo shoot, Wade is wearing a black jumpsuit with gold chain over his bare chest and a blue blazer draped over his shoulders like a cape. 

The Internet, of course, had a field day. What look was Wade going for? A superhero? Prince’s backup dancer? MC Hammer’s stunt double?

Decide for yourself:

#straghitouttaesquiremagazine #fashion #ifyoucantpullitoffyouwontunderstandit #beendoingthis

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Wade responded to some of the backlash on Thursday, posting an Instagram photo of himself in a suit side-by-side the controversial outfit. Wade decided to tackle the blurred delineation between style and fashion, sharing his point of view on the topic:

STYLE vs FASHION: The Age Old Question: I was honored to be selected with other very Stylish and Fashionable Men by @esquire to find the answer. Today, with more people having access to the elusive world of fashion through social media and the Internet, the two seem to have intertwined. To me: STYLE is timeless, understandable, comfortable, effortless, defines a person and is everyday. Look: Tuxedo by Burberry, Shirt by London, Tie @TheTieBar FASHION is trendy, edgy, fun a way for designers to create moving art and to not just make a statement but Scream it. Look: Jumpsuit/Jacket/Chain @Versace, Shoes by @deltoroshoes Anyone can buy FASHION right off the Runway but STYLE comes from within. So whether you gravitate more towards FASHION or STYLE/ STYLE or FASHION it is still an expression of self.

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What do you think? Do you like Wade’s outfit? Are you indifferent? Is there an actual difference between style and fashion?