The NBA has several problems…style isn’t one of them anymore.
Remember old NBA style? Six-button suits…not a good look, bro. While the golden era of the NBA (Jordan, Magic and Bird) may be long gone, the new core of stars tops those legends on off-court style. I don’t know when or how it happened, but it seems like the new era of NBA players are spending more time at the tailor shop than the ti!ty bar…probably a good PR move.
I had strange interests as a kid (still do)…motorcycle helmets being one of them. Sure, I liked actual motorcycles too, but I mowed lawns for months in order to save up money to buy a helmet. Now, my interests skew more towards Vespas, and thanks to the French helmet maker, Les Ateliers Ruby, I’m thinking about buying the helmet first again.
To the dismay of many I’m sure…the first full weekend of NFL football and New York Fashion Week overlapped (they really need to discuss scheduling for next year…since they target the same demographic and all). In a lame attempt to combine the two, I’m highlighting the most stylish (and most offensive) looking teams to hit the gridiron.
I want to preface this post by saying that I have no allegiance to any of the teams on this list…good or bad. These rankings are based purely on aesthetics and before I get any angry responses from people with teams on the “worst” list, I’m a Lions fan…that’s far more painful than having an ugly uniform.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have achieved a very angry, menacing look without the use of lame animals, flames or caricatures of any kind. The logo is based, quite literally, on the “steelmark” logo used by the American Iron and Steel Institute. It only appears on one side of the helmet because, when it was introduced in 1963, the team wasn’t sure if they liked the way it looked…very style conscious.
Football season is almost upon us, and when I say “football season”, I mean college football season. The NFL is all well and good…but I’m from Detroit. Tailgate for me used to mean getting woken up by sorority girls at 5:00am with Jell-O shots and fight songs (good times), however I’m getting to the age where I should probably partake in a more traditional tailgate format. Grilling, tossing the football, limiting myself to less than 15 beers (but not too much less) and perhaps actually making it to the game…that kind of thing.
Add a little style and nostalgia to your tailgate this season with a football from Leather Head Sports. Paul Cunningham, a former photo editor for Major League Baseball and Sr. Baseball Glove Craftsman for a small glove importer began hand crafting vintage inspired baseballs, called Lemon Ball, and footballs a few years back. The company has progressed nicely and he’s been supplying us with handsome tailgate toys and vintage office decor ever since. They’re also a bit smaller than the official NFL size, so I might actually be able to throw a few bombs and impress the broads.
This is what I’ll be tossing around at tailgate this season…beer in hand, of course.
March Madness is here! And as David Putty once said, “You gotta support the team”. Unfortunately, unless you’re actually playing in the game, wearing a jersey makes you look like and over-sized 8 year old. Show your team pride by sporting a classic, well-fitting tee from Original Retro Brand.