Are you ready for some football? As the upcoming football season is scheduled to kick off on September 4th many of the NFL greats are gearing up to look their best pre and post-game. Fashion has been an integral part of professional athlete’s lifestyles throughout the sports industry. For years, NFL players have come to Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers as their go-to custom clothier for suits and dress shirts.
I was recently in Atlanta visiting with Matt Ryan and Roddy White to see how they are preparing for the upcoming football season and fit them in some great new suits.
Matt Ryan is the starting QB for the Atlanta falcons. He is a seven year veteran who has thrown for over 153 touchdowns and over 20,000 yards. He has always had an eye for fashion and I’m grateful that he has called upon me to give him some advice on what to wear this upcoming season. Matt and I have been collaborating on his sense of fashion for a couple of seasons now and have really found his style. His style includes everything from well fitted suits for those post-game interviews to everyday casual wear.
Roddy White is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. He is a 10 year veteran who has over 9,000 receiving yards and over 50 receiving touchdowns. Roddy White decided to join Matt Ryan and I on finding the latest fashion craze for the upcoming football season. His style is very fashion forward which will make him stand out in any post-game interviews. While at the same time he is looking for new and upcoming fashion trends.
There are many professional athletes that I have worked with throughout the years. From former NFL Star and TV analyst Michael Strahan to NLF stars Darrelle Revis and Adrain Peterson.. and these are just to name a few.
The 2014 NFL Draft did not disappoint. The best part of the Draft is the realization that the NFL season is nearly upon us! But as we know, the Draft is more than about football. The red carpet is rolled out and these men show up in one-of-a-kind custom suits. For more than 20 years, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers has worked directly with professional athletes including over 100 NFL players and head coaches. So, as you can imagine, I have a vested interest in seeing what the up and coming stars are wearing.
Virginia tackle Morgan Moses poses for photos with his mother Marion Graves upon arriving for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft
Justin Gilbert made a big statement showing up in a light-colored suit for an evening event — but it without a doubt paid off. Gilbert looks amazing and fresh in his light blue ensemble, and the red accents in his pocket square and tie are the perfect slash of color!
Mike Evans also got lucky with his color combinations. I admire his bravery to mix patterns between shirt and tie.
Southwest Florida’s very own Sammy Watkins kept it simple and classy with his draft-day outfit, and the subtle plaid pattern of his suit made it one of my favorites of the night.
Jadeveon Clowney knew well before the draft that he was going to be holding up a Texans jersey, because that tie matches the his new jersey well. The rest of his accessories are sleek and simple.
CJ Mosley is making a bold choice with the patterned bow-tie and light suit. I’m always happy to see a non-black suit make its way into the sea of traditional mens formal wear.