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When it comes to female fan gear, companies are continuing to incorporate runway trends into apparel designs for looks that utilize better fabrics, colors and silhouettes. Large fashion retailers like Victoria’s Secret PINK, American Eagle, Old Navy and Forever21 have recently boosted their sports apparel offerings with licensed collegiate collections. Smaller companies are also recognizing the demand for fashion-forward, university specific apparel and the opportunity to reach college fan bases. Among them is Hoot & Rally, a family-owned company whose offerings cater to women who are just as passionate about sports as they are about fashion. Their innovate new gear blends spirit with style making it a great option for devoted female fans.
The brand’s casual, cool and comfy rally capes are unique in the market of collegiate fan gear. Perfectly on trend this Winter season, the cozy capes are proof that school spirit does … Read More »
Sweater vests, hooded sweatshirts and colored blazers and pants are just some of the trademark fashions that we’ve come to associate with professional and college football coaches. In the case of LSU head coach, Les Miles, that signature style is a white baseball cap. It’s a simple adornment, but the hat has become so synonymous with Miles, he’s even been nicknamed “The Mad Hatter.” ESPN’s College GameDay headed to Tuscaloosa this past weekend, for a much anticipated showdown between #1 ranked LSU and #2 ranked Alabama. Despite the game’s implications, Miles made some time to sit down with Erin Andrews to discuss his popular sideline style.
When asked what he believes is his signature fashion [on the field], Miles said: “The hat. My fashion statement – consistency. I started my career with the hat. It has always been white, and to be … Read More »
Athletes recognize the importance of establishing their “brand” and these days, fashion is a popular route to take. A wide spectrum of sports pros have made a name for themselves within the industry, in areas such as modeling and design. Where basketball is concerned, Amar’e Stoudemire, Steve Nash and John Wall are just a few of the NBA players who have recently introduce new clothing collections. And now, even college athletes are getting in on the action. Jonathan Benjamin is a junior point guard for the Richmond Spiders and the creator of Official Visit ActiveWear apparel.
Once making the transition to the NBA, an athletes’ wardrobe will likely receive a major upgrade. But Benjamin wanted to give his college friends a fashion overhaul now, so he created a clothing line this past Summer. He told The Collegian, “A lot of us like … Read More »
Uniforms have been a hot topic this college football season and with basketball soon to begin, gametime fashions will continue to generate buzz. The first-ever Carrier Classic game will be played on November 11th, Veterans Day, between North Carolina and Michigan State. In addition the basketball, the event is a way to recognize and support the service of the members of the Armed Forces, the veterans and their families. And what’s a special game without some special new uniforms? Both teams will add a bit of military-themed flair to the hardwood with their Carrier Classic apparel.
Each team will wear camouflage-style uniforms for the game, which will be played on the flight deck of the United States Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. In keeping with school colors, the UNC gear features a light blue camo motif, while Michigan State’s threads have a more … Read More »
A slight alteration to a team’s attire, be it a color change on jerseys or an added element to helmets, can cause an uproar among fans. The college football fashion frenzy has taken center stage this season. From countless uniform combinations to retro looks to the latest crop of Nike Pro-Combat styles, teams are constantly introducing new and improved threads each week. The feedback from college sports fans and the media has been less than consistent. While many embrace the sartorial changes, others reject them.
This weekend, ESPN’s College GameDay got in on the action, as they tackled the subject of on-field college football fashions. Together with Erin Andrews, they enlisted the help of the “experts” from E! Fashion Police: the ultimate red carpet critic, Joan Rivers, stylist George Kotsiopoulos and Kelly Osbourne. The group sat down to discuss the Oregon Ducks … Read More »
The Oregon Ducks are the most fashion-forward college team, making news for their flashy uniforms as often as their style of play. But the players are not the only ones who work to maintain the school’s status as a sartorial standout. Fan fashions are getting an upgrade of their own. Specially designed tees with team colors and quirky phrases often dominate student section apparel, but that’s not enough for Oregon. As the Ducks prepare for the start of college basketball season, Nike has prepared special footwear for fans.
The school recently announced that the first Midnight Madness event on October 14th will introduce the Limited Edition Pit Crew Air Jordan 3. The Pit Crew, the loudest group of Oregon basketball fans at Matthew Knight arena, will now have school-spirited footwear to compliment their bright yellow tees. Ten pairs of the custom … Read More »
It’s still early in season but thus far, the college football fashion craze has taken center stage. Teams and their sportswear sponsors are really pushing the envelope when it comes to their on-field style of dress. The more outrageous the attire, the more fans have focused on the fashion instead of the football.
For the third consecutive year, Under Armour has created customized uniforms for select schools to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that provides programs and services for injured service members and their families. This year the games will highlight the Wounded Warrior Project’s latest campaign, Believe in Heroes. Featured schools are the University of South Carolina, Texas Tech University and the University of South Florida, where players will wear the specially designed gear for one game this season. The first to take the field in their Wounded Warrior … Read More »
As of late, NCAA fans could easily be mistaken for fashion critics and pretty harsh ones at that. The recent reactions to both Maryland’s new uniform debut and the special retro gear created for Michigan and Notre Dame, have proven that college sports fans are very passionate when it comes to their team’s on-field attire. But this is not necessarily a new trend. Since the Nike Pro-Combat System of Dress was unleashed in 2009, the unique unis have always sparked style debates among sports fans.
Though the season has only just begun, Georgia, Boise State and Oregon have already debuted their Pro-Combat gear to the joy of some fans and dismay of others. Good or bad, the uniforms are always innovative in design and the brand puts careful thought into each element of the overall look.
According to the press release, “While each school’s … Read More »
Yesterday the Maryland Terps debuted their flashy new gridiron gear for the upcoming season. As of late, fashion shows have been the forum for showcasing new attire with team players serving as models. And if ever a fashion show was needed, this was certainly the time. The Terps debuted 16 different uniform combinations, just a few looks shy of an actual runway collection. The 30-minute show featured a variety of options that the team will have to choose from this season including jerseys and pants in red, black, white and gold, along with two helmet designs.
Oregon is the school most notorious for their on-field attire. As college football’s top fashionistos, the team’s ever-changing Nike uniforms always stir up major style buzz. Maryland’s uniforms were designed by sportswear competitor, Under Armour and whether good or bad, they’re likely to do the … Read More »
Brooks Brothers is the latest fashion retailer to capitalize on the value of college brands and large collegiate fan bases. The company has launched “The Collegiate Collection,” a line of non-iron dress shirts, sweaters, polos and woven ties that feature colors and insignias for a select group of colleges. The debut collection includes 15 schools: Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Naval Academy, Notre Dame, New York University, Ohio State University, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt, University of Virginia and Yale.
Despite its 200 year history, this is the first time the brand will sell the licensed merchandise. The classy line of college duds is certainly a new way to showcase school spirit. The clothing, which features Brooks Brothers signature preppy aesthetic and timeless designs, boasts a very Ivy-league frat boy look and feel which will mesh well for several schools on … Read More »