Snazzy Pro Athletes Are Adding Surprise Flair To Their Menswear

by MR Magazine Staff

It’s what’s inside that counts. At the ESPY’s red carpet on Wednesday, recently retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wore a classic black houndstooth three-piece suit with a simple polka-dot tie. But as he parted his lapels for photographers, he revealed some charming personal touches: a flashy brocade lining, embellished with his number — 87 — and an image of him doing his trademark football spike. Athletes are using their sports coats to make not-so-subtle statements on the red carpet, as well as the draft stage. They’re lining their suits with all manner of custom-made messages, from personal photographs, to patterns that nod to their ethnic backgrounds, to pictures of college mascots and even — in less sentimental moments — the logos of corporate sponsors. Read more at New York Post.