Before the hockey world descended on Sunrise, Fla., for NHL All-Star Weekend, players used the weeks leading up to celebrate women in sports, local high schools and apparently their deep-seated love for plaid suits. Fashion traditions were turned on their heads, while vintage looks from a decade ago were brought back to life.
Players having great seasons ahead of the season’s halfway mark reminded everyone that you can wear what you want, shamelessly, when you’re performing on the ice. Additionally, one star re-emerged with a dazzling blue suit and made a case for being the best-dressed player in the game. He had some incredible competition from two different teams who used their platforms to highlight those in their respective community.
Which athletes made a lasting impression before the All-Stars converged on the Sunshine State?
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Wow, that scarf in the first photo is taking me all the way back to middle school and early high school in the late 2000s and early 2010s. This is a serious (and funny) flashback to what was stylish during my teenage years. Of the two looks, I’ll admit that, nostalgia aside, I prefer the all-brown suit and turtleneck ensemble by the Calgary Flames defenseman. It’s much more in line with what I’ve come to expect from him, and as rapper Rick Ross would say, it’s “so sophisticated.”
The NHL, in the comments, asked, “What does the second-fastest goalie to reach 25 wins in a season in NHL history listen to pregame?” Perhaps the better question for the Boston Bruins goaltender, a frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy, is, “What does the second-fastest goalie to reach 25 wins in a season wear?” The answer to that is simple: Whatever he wants, including this beige linen suit in the winter. Anyone waiting until after Memorial Day or for warm weather to wear a suit this clean is missing out. Especially if it’s in line with a major accomplishment. Forget those old fashion rules!
I like the tiers of browns and neutral colors to accentuate the blue suit for the Tampa Bay Lightning center. Obviously, they don’t match, which I’m generally more partial to. I’d even admit the tie isn’t a seamless fit compared to the belt and hat; however, nothing is clashing. The hat fits Colton well and looks in harmony with the blue. I’d say the same with the belt. I’m a big fan of that kind of brown with blue.
The Arizona Coyotes photographer and defenseman run a beautiful two-man game here. Stecher provides the looks and teases, and the photographer gives the angles. I don’t think I’ve seen a miss, as Stecher once again is provided GQ-level photography. He helps his case with this strapping, checkered-plaid, three-piece suit and brown dress shoes.
Whoever encouraged or supported the Carolina Hurricanes center to wear that velvet-striped suit, you’re amazing. If it was Kotkaniemi’s stylist, you should ask for a raise, because he outdid himself with the pinstripes. And then he threw on a textured checker tie? Checkmate. All of this happened on the heels of him wearing that spectacular cerulean-blue suit. We love to see that type of consistency.
Almost everything about this suit gives me “Purple Rain” vibes. Had the Winnipeg Jets center opted for a purple shirt instead of a black one, I’d be all in on that commentary. If this suit was a little more flamboyant, Prince himself might’ve liked this checkered plaid suit, too. The purple speckled tie and socks are gorgeous and pair very nicely with the mostly solid colored suit. Considering the black hat and shoes, I do understand the black shirt being a thread to tie it all together, but I would’ve loved to see how Lowry works an entirely purple outfit. Another time, maybe.
If you read the caption on the Montreal Canadiens winger’s post (“By order of the…”), there’s no question that he’s a fan of the Netflix series, “Peaky Blinders.” It’s one of the popular phrases from the show, but because there’s a lot of choice language and violence, so I’ll encourage any interested to check it out for themselves. Pezzetta leans deep into the show’s fashion with his three-piece suit, newsboy cap and pocket-watch chain — very nice touch. The Shelby family, the most popular characters in the show, would be proud of his attire.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to supporting the community, there aren’t many cities that do so better than Buffalo. Each player on the team sported a hockey jersey from a local program. (Listed above: Mattias Samuelsson is in the Buffalo Red Dogs jersey, and Jeff Skinner is in the Kenmore-Grand Island Girls Hockey jersey.) I think that’s a trend more teams can dig into. I would be pressed if a player from a pro team wore my school’s jersey. Are you serious? And it’s one of the best players, too? Bragging rights the rest of the year, easily. I love the concept and execution. Well done by the Sabres.
When I saw the jerseys the Ducks wore during warmups on “Women in Sports Night,” I immediately thought of the “Shut up and take my money” gif from the TV show “Futurama.” Please and thank you. Many of the players were seen sporting the black T-shirt that said “Women in Sports.”
It was only a matter of time before the Columbus Blue Jackets winger rejoined the style rankings and situated himself back at the top. He’s clearly got a deep closet with a lot of great options. I have to give credit where it’s due. If you look closely at his speckled, royal-blue suit, you’ll see at the shoulders that there’s a gradient effect in the design. It all blends together so seamlessly thanks to his black lapels, shirt and tie. I didn’t even mention that the hat and suit match each other effortlessly.
(Photo of Jakob Silfverberg: Nicole Vasquez / NHLI via Getty Images)
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