A GLAM SLAM’S 2015 FASHION “HITS” AND “MISSES” IN SPORTS
A Glam Slam has once again compiled the “Hits” and “Misses,” which encompass some of the best, worst, most buzzed about and most controversial sports fashion moves of 2015. Here they are, in no particular order:
Take a look back at A Glam Slam’s 2010 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here, 2011 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here, 2012 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in sports here, and 2013 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here, and 2014 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here.
A GLAM SLAM’S 2015 FASHION “HITS”
NBA Celebrates Christmas Day in Style
In past years, the NBA’s Christmas Day uniforms have not been a slam dunk with fans. This season’s festive fashions were clean, classy, spirited, and devoid of sleeves. The gear offered special touches like a holiday-style script font, with woven rows of stitching. To top off the look, Stance, the official sock provider of the NBA, designed socks with winter-inspired imagery to pay homage to holiday sweaters.
Players and teams across the NFL have kept fashion at the forefront, sharing pre-game and road trip snaps, to showcase athletes’ off-field styles choices. Buffalo Bills quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, was a sartorial standout this season. The Bills created the #TyrodTailored hashtag to highlight his style game.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 13, 2015
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 26, 2015
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 12, 2015
Serena Williams: Cover Girl
Serena Williams dominated both on and off-the-court this year. She proved yet again that her tennis skills and her style skills are a cut above the rest. She covered New York Magazine’s Fashion Issue, Vogue magazine’s April Issue and was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, all while showcasing a combination of strength and style.
Pittsburgh Pirates Matte Batting Helmets
MLB batting helmets are hardly a source of fashion banter. But this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates brought matte black headwear into the mix for Spring Training, providing a stylish alternative to standard team helmets.
— Cut4mer (@Cut4mer) February 20, 2015
Odell Beckham Jr.’s Cleat Game
Odell Beckham Jr. took the custom cleat game to another level. The New York Giants wide receiver hit the field wearing a variety of creative and carefully crafted Nike footwear designs. There were stars and stripes cleats to honor the military during the #SaluteToService game and Charlie Brown and Snoopy styles for Thanksgiving. Beckham Jr.’s Christmas-themed cleats pulled out all the stops, with red and green hues, blinking lights, and holiday music among the seasonal embellishments.
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) November 29, 2015
@iam_objxiii cleat game = 🔥🔥 Amazing vision brought to life by the people at #Nike. A great collab between Joseph Skiba, Odell Beckham Jr and Nike. Making dreams reality! #merrybecksmas #Becksmas #skibabeckhamcollab #christmascollab @josephskiba @iam_objxiii @usnikefootball @nicekicks @solecollector @espn @complex @uniformswag
Navy’s Hand Painted Lids
The much anticipated Army/Navy college football matchup includes a new set of uniform designs each season. Under Armour created “Navy Fleet” gridiron gear for this year’s game, which included a spectacular set of seven different hand-painted helmets. According to the brand:
The uniform is inspired by and pays homage to seven of the historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet. Each ship is detailed on one of seven hand-painted helmets that each player will wear, assigned by position.
Mark Calcavecchia’s Bacon Pants
Mark Calcavecchia won a Champions Tour event, the Principal Charity Classic, while wearing bacon-themed trousers and a matching bacon belt. Enough said.
(photos via Golf Digest)
Personalized Fashions from MLB Fans
MLB fans got creative with their team spirit, adding some fashionable flair to their gameday apparel. Among the highlights were Kansas City Royals fan, Evan Bryant, who took a sewing class just to make a Royals-themed suit for the postseason, as well as the young Miami Marlins supporter who hit the stands in a custom Giancarlo Stanton blazer.
— Stargazing | KC Star (@kcstargazing) October 9, 2015
— MLB EXPERT PICKS (@MLBEXPERTPICKS) April 28, 2015
Pedro’s Hall of Fame Suit Game
While Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson looked uniform in their National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony styles, Pedro Martinez opted for a suit as colorful as his personality. The bright blue design featured patches to pay homage to the Dominican Republic, paired with a tie in the colors of the Dominican Republic flag.
— MLB (@MLB) July 26, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) July 26, 2015
Formal Fashions + College Football: “New Year’s Eve Collection” from ESPN and Generation Tux
To celebrate the College Football Playoff on December 31 and its four competing schools, ESPN and Generation Tux teamed up to design the “New Year’s Eve Collection.” Mixing formal fashion with fandom, a series of tuxedos were designed in school hues and decorated team-themed details like a houndstooth print for the University of Alambama and wagon wheel buttons for Oklahoma University.
A GLAM SLAM’S 2015 FASHION “MISSES”
Color Rush Uniforms Neglect the Color Blind
Nike introduced Color Rush uniforms for a series of Thursday Night Football games. The new threads first debuted during a New York Jets and Buffalo Bills matchup, with the teams dressed in monocramatic hues of kelly green and red respectively. Unfortunately, the league did not account for it’s color blind fans who could not distinguish between the two teams.
(photo via Deadspin)
Tom Brady’s Courtroom Sketch Becomes a Fashion Statement
Tom Brady’s “Deflategate” hearing resulted in a buzzed about courtroom sketch from artist Jane Rosenberg. The image quickly went viral for its total lack of resemblance to Brady. It also made its way onto a variety of clothing options, from t-shirts to pencil skirts.
NHL All-Star Jerseys
This year’s NHL All-Star Jerseys from Reebok boasted a black, white and “elite green” colorway. While the league aimed to introduce something fresh and new, fans quickly expressed their disappointment in the designs.
Stan’s Shorts in Roland Garros
Stan Wawrinka’s shorts became the talk of Twitter during the French Open. It took some convincing from the brand to get Stan on-board with the wild style, which many likened to boxer shorts. Following their center court debut, the plaid printed design from Yonex prompted parody accounts, but Stan had the last laugh as his “lucky shorts” led to an impressive victory over Novak Djokovic to claim the title in Roland Garros.
— CNN International (@cnni) June 8, 2015
Dan Gilbert’s Uniform Tease
Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, shared three uniform designs on Twitter, claiming that the team would soon introduce once of the styles into their rotation. Among the featured fashions were plaid, checkerboard and ombre printed jerseys, each of which would serve as an eye sore on the hardwood. Gilbert admitted the jersey options were fake, but not before the fashion fear had spread among fans.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) October 21, 2015
James Harden’s Eclectic NBA Playoffs Wardrobe
Outlandish off-court styles have become commonplace during the NBA Playoffs, yet James Harden managed to debut a series of wardrobe choices that still shocked fans. A harness shirt from Dries Van Noten, a floral and camo tunic from Givenchy and an abstract print design from Alexander McQueen were among his style selections.
— NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2015
— donbleek.com (@donbleekcom) May 1, 2015
The Super Bowl Sweater Dress
Ugly sweater styles have infiltrated sports fan fashion, but this purple, black and sparkling silver Super Bowl sweater dress, co-designed by Katy Perry, was anything but a winner.
Brent Burns Goes Mad for Plaid
A three-piece suit in a bold plaid print, a checkboard tie, red shoes, and a grey beanie made Brent Burns too loud to miss on the NHL Awards Red Carpet.
— NHL (@NHL) January 24, 2015
Miami Hurricanes Font Fiasco
In case you missed it yesterday, Miami’s new NOB font is…well…something pic.twitter.com/in0kUcT8MR
— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) September 6, 2015
A GLAM SLAM’S 2015 FASHION “HIT” AND “MISS”
USWNT Jerseys Made for Males
For the first time, Nike offered men’s sizes for the U.S. Women’s National Team official jerseys. In the past, the gear had only been available in women’s and youth sizes. The company couldn’t keep up with demand with males racing to scoop up the jerseys and support their favorite USWNT players.
Following the Women’s World Cup win, a star was added above the jersey crest to commemorate this third victory. While many tried to obtain a men’s 3-star home jersey, they had little luck, receiving word that the “Men’s Nike USA 2015/2016 3-Star Home Jersey has been discontinued.”