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Open dress code for AFLX stars

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Jarrod Harbrow of the Suns in action during the Gold Coast Suns training session at Metricon Stadium on December 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Fur coats, gold bling and Air Jordan sneakers?

It is understood players featuring in this year's AFLX tournament will not be forced to wear team apparel when arriving at Marvel Stadium on February 22.

Instead the players have been encouraged to express their own personalities and bring flair to the game with an open dress code designed to enhance the excitement around the one-night event.

The initiative could see players wearing outlandish and/or suave looking outfits in an attempt to replicate their NBA and NFL counterparts.

NBA superstars including LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have developed a reputation for the clothes they wear when arriving at the arena for a game.

Six-time Superbowl winning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady often receives rave reviews for his pre and post-game outfits, while Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not afraid to test the boundaries with his style for post-match press conferences

The AFLX competition will feature the League's biggest stars with Team Deadly, Team Bolts, Team Flyers and Team Rampage sides filled during Wednesday night's inaugural Draft.