Chicago Bear baller Matt Forte covers the October issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine, where he talks about what he likes to do when hanging out .


Check out a few excerpts from his interview where he talks fashion and philanthropy:

Matt, you’re known as a sharp-dressed guy. How would you describe your personal style?
I’d have to say it’s second to none. It’s like my football game. I’m pretty versatile out there on the field, and to have style you have to be pretty versatile. You can’t just wear one type of clothing.


Do you have any favorite designers?
I don’t really look at designer names; if it’s something I like, I point it out. I do like Tom Ford. Who else? Giuseppe [Zanotti] has nice shoes. Christian Louboutin. But I like H&M, too.


What inspired you to create the Matt Forté Foundation?
I’ve always been inspired by kids. Just being in the spotlight and being an athlete, so many young kids look up to you. [I want to use] this platform to inspire these kids and hopefully change their lives. There are not many positive role models in today’s society—we’re lacking that—and we all know that these kids look up to NFL players. It was easy for me to decide to set up a foundation where I can help children, because the next generation is always going to be coming up, and we need to continue to try to impact them and mentor them. We want to reach kids in high-risk areas who might not have the opportunity to go to college, to raise scholarship money for them to enable them to go for the next level, continue their education, and try to create something of themselves.


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