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ESPN's Best-Dressed Analyst

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VikingsFan82, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. VikingsFan82

    VikingsFan82 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone here knows how awfully most ESPN commentators dress: oversized jackets, loud color schemes, HUGE tie knots, etc. The GQ blog just posted about ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer. He used to play for the Giants, and apparently was on "The Bachelor" for one season (didn't realize that before). The dude has a very StyleForum-approved wardrobe: MTM Zegna suits and shirts, spread collars, RLBL ties with four-in-hand knots, TV-fold pocket squares, and Barker Black Stratons. He says he owns 35 suits from Zegna. Wish I had that kind of money. Good read:
    http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2009/1...d-on-espn.html
     
  2. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Well-Known Member

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    And yet Steve Philips gets all the hot chicks. Go figure.
     
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    Everyone here knows how awfully most ESPN commentators dress: oversized jackets, loud color schemes, HUGE tie knots, etc.

    I wouldn't lump most ESPN commentators with the sports crowd we usually bash here (think NFL on Fox). Many dress pretty well, on the conservative side etc. Fowler, Herbstreit, Patrick when he was there etc. Not exceptional generally but pretty good.

    For that matter, a number of the NFL peeps have improved of late- non-matchy squares, better fits, ties...
     
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    Lou Holtz dresses surprisingly well, IMO. I don't like Herbstreit's shirt collars, but he otherwise dresses fairly well.
     
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    the best part is how charles barkley just let his latest scandal slide off his portly figure and went right back to work...

    espn seems to have a very short leash on its employees.
     
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    Archie Manning is the best dressed I've seen...Jesse Palmer is not bad, however.
     
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    Palmer must be losing some of his "17 1/2 inch football players neck". His shirt collar is too large and there's that little peak above the knot. I don't like it.

    Otherwise it looks pretty decent for a sports analyst.
     
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    Definitely not. His most recent was far from "hot."

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/...t_network.html


    jeeeze. he lost his job and what is left of his family for that? dude has a serious problem, and i am not just talking about his eyesight.
     
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    I was going to say Jesse Palmer, he always looks really sharp.
     
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    Tiki Barber always looks good. A little google-searching reveals his stuff is also Zegna MTM.
     
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    Most Sports Analysts are dressing better on all the channels. I dont think they should dress like the money men with a sixties swank. The GQ editor may, like too many people in the fashion industry, feel the need to make a profound, generalized (and yet subjective) stand.

    Sports analysts are not in a conservative industry, do not need to fit in, do not need to compensate for a lack of masculinity and look good in color. Also, they are playing to a demographic that is currently impressed with individuality.
     
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    Rob_Sutherland Well-Known Member

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    One thing I don’t get. He’s 6’2” and 225lbs and wears a 44R. I’m 5’11” and 195lbs and wear…a 44R.

    I know if I grew 3 inches and gained 30 lbs, I wouldn’t be in the same suits I am now!
     
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    Palmer & Tiki Barber!
     
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    One thing I don’t get. He’s 6’2” and 225lbs and wears a 44R. I’m 5’11” and 195lbs and wear…a 44R. I know if I grew 3 inches and gained 30 lbs, I wouldn’t be in the same suits I am now!
    Not nearly as curious as CC Sabathia listing himself as 6'-7" and only 290 lbs. Man, the sports media had a field day with that. Athletes or the franchises routinely tweak heights and weights which behavior may rub off on the players.
     
  19. VikingsFan82

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    One thing I don’t get. He’s 6’2” and 225lbs and wears a 44R. I’m 5’11” and 195lbs and wear…a 44R. I know if I grew 3 inches and gained 30 lbs, I wouldn’t be in the same suits I am now!
    Muscle weight more than fat... Also, he might just have a bigger ribcage than you (widest chest)
     
  20. whiteslashasian

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    I'm a 6'1" very athletic 200lbs and fit into most 42's just fine (not RLBL, Hickey etc). A lot of my weight comes from my quads and glutes. Different physiques will yield different suit sizes regardless of weight.

    However there is no way that CC is under 300lbs...
     

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