BEHIND THE BOLO TIE: PHILIP RIVERS’ POST-GAME FASHION STATEMENT
The San Diego Chargers continued their improbable ride last Sunday, with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC wild-card game. Despite the victory, it was Philip Rivers’ post-game style statement that had fans buzzing. His accessory of choice, the bolo tie, quickly emerged as a star. It’s the result of a fashion rule from Chargers head coach, Mike McCoy, who had implemented a coat and tie policy for road games.
Off the gridiron, the quarterback’s country boy style is marked by plaid shirts, the occasional pair of rattlesnake boots, and the now famous adornment. The neckwear has become a post-game wardrobe staple for Rivers, with each tie ranging in color and size. Fans now believe it’s a good luck charm as well, as three bolo appearances have coincided with three Chargers’ victories.
Below is a breakdown:
Week 12 (November 24th): San Diego 41, Kansas City 38
Week 15 (December 12th): San Diego 27, Denver 20
Playoffs, Wild-Card Weekend (January 5th): San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10
Rivers’ latest bolo tie came from 76-year old designer, Ted Williams. The San Diego native developed the one-of-a-kind “elk antler” tie, and hand delivered the piece to the Chargers’ front office. Williams had seen Rivers sporting the neckwear after the Kansas City and Denver games and decided to create a special style for him. Check out Williams’ story in the video below, from 10News: