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The Commercials That Inspired the Air Jordan 7 "Sweater"

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No one will call Michael Jordan a style icon, but His Airness was capable of some measure of sartorial flair, especially within the context of the 1990s, when bright colors and loud patterns were fully de rigueur. Case in point, this early '90s ad campaign for McDonald's, in which Michael and Larry Bird engage in a game of H-O-R-S-E. The shots become increasingly elaborate, but the most audacious aspect of the commercials is MJ's getup, which acts as the inspiration for this upcoming Air Jordan 7. Set to release as part of Jordan Brand's Holiday 2015 retro lineup, the kicks use the colorful pattern as accenting notes against a white leather base (thankfully). Check out the commercials below.