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NFL Style Rankings: Homecoming suits, big swings and tributes in Week 11


One thing I even have learned covering NFL players and their styles: The weather won’t ever stop them.

Snow goggles in sunny Los Angeles? Exposed chest and arms in arctic Green Bay? We have now each on this week’s edition of the NFL Style Rankings, along with several players who played their first games within the cities they’re from. And, after all, they’d to do it big for his or her family and friends.

Some players took big swings this week with their fashion selections, while others used their catwalk to shine a light-weight on matters larger than themselves and the sport. The latter were commended for doing so.

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10. Derwin James

Oakley gave the Los Angeles Chargers safety his pick of any sunglasses, and he went with the green ski goggles. Living in Los Angeles — a city that gets no snow — it was an interesting decision, to say the least. Nevertheless, all of it works together since the dark green shades are an ideal match to the liner of his jacket and kicks for the sport. He couldn’t have nailed that portion of this any higher.

James zagged where others would have zigged, and combined with the colour coordination, that’ll do it around these parts.

I’m hoping that is the beginning of men bringing back scarves and afghans around their necks. I’m so here for it, although the Green Bay Packers wide receiver might want rather a lot greater than a satin or silk scarf around his neck when it’s lower than 20 degrees in Green Bay. For the temperatures ahead of the Packers’ Thursday Night Game against the Tennessee Titans, possibly having his chest out and short sleeves in freezing cold temperatures wasn’t the most effective idea.

Is that this outfit stylish? Without query. Is it practical? Under no set of circumstances.

If anyone wants an example of the right way to match the materials and colours in an outfit, look no further than the Detroit Lions linebacker. The grey hat matches the ditch coat, while Rodriguez perfectly nails the distressed look of his brown shoes, belt and duffle bag. And he allows those items to be the standout with a straightforward white turtleneck and dark trousers. Tremendous attention to detail.

You already know, if I didn’t know any higher, I’d think the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver played for the Cincinnati Bengals due to the Louis Vuitton sweater he decided to wear. I used to be nowhere near alone in my pondering, as Steelers fans wondered the identical thing out loud, especially for the reason that game was within the Steel City.

While I just like the sweater, what tickles me is knowing Louis Vuitton’s catalog and the style house could’ve fitted him with something in Steelers colours.

Playing in his native Baltimore for the primary time in his profession, the Carolina Panthers tight end stepped into M&T Bank Stadium with a Baltimore Banners hockey jersey. Founded by The Tender Bridge, Inc. almost twenty years ago, the nonprofit’s mission is to offer alternative options to inner-city and marginalized children in East Baltimore. The organization put the Digital Harbor High School alum and teammate Tommy Tremble in custom jerseys when the Panthers visited the Baltimore Ravens.

For many who don’t know, the kit is designed to match the flag of Baltimore, a design also seen in Maryland’s state flag.

Now, it is a fit that Prince himself would have approved, because the Dallas Cowboys linebacker looks every a part of the musician’s famous song, “Purple Rain.” These are the type of royal purple tresses fit for a king — or possibly a player seeking to add Defensive Player of the Yr to his trophy case.

Parsons rained down on Kirk Cousins’ parade all day Sunday, sacking the Minnesota Vikings quarterback twice and hitting him five times within the Cowboys 40-3 demolition on the road.

4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Every little thing about this mix does it for me. The theme of black and grey effortlessly put together. The black stripes on the left arm of his elongated suit jacket and the left pants leg. The layering of the necklaces on the Kansas City Chiefs wideout, which went hand in hand with the bracelet on his right wrist.

But what caught my eye within the midst of all of that? A Cuban link on his left ankle? I’m all for men wearing more ankle bracelets. I actually am, and I applaud Valdes-Scantling for an outstanding job when it got here to linking all of the tiers of his outfit together.

3. Fletcher Cox

Aww, shucks! If the boys start wearing more animal print suits, it’s really over in these style rankings. The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end got adventurous on us with a dark-blue leopard print suit jacket and steel blue pants to match.

A regular gray T-shirt for this type of outfit? Ahh, so close, but I like the suit a lot beyond that one element that he’s getting credit.

2. Donovan Peoples-Jones

This is precisely the type of homecoming outfit I’d expect a Detroit native to wear his first time playing at home. Due to a large snowstorm in Buffalo at the top of last week, the Cleveland Browns’ game against the Buffalo Bills was relocated to Ford Field. This allowed the Browns receiver a possibility to interrupt out his Sunday best in the shape of an all-white suit with a fog-colored tie.

A better take a look at the suit, and it almost appears to be velvet, which would actually be an avant-garde selection. The Michigan Wolverines product hauled in five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown in his return home.

1. Jelani Woods (and other former University of Virginia players)

As much as these style rankings are about highlighting the marvelously or adventurously dressed players of the NFL, also they are about recognizing those that use the catwalk for moments larger than themselves. Clothes can at all times be used as a vehicle to bring awareness to matters of importance or to make a press release. This Sunday marked every week since three Virginia football players — Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry — were killed on Nov. 13.

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— The_Juan_And_Only (@Juan_Thornhill) November 16, 2022

Former Virginia players, including Indianapolis Colts tight end Jelani Woods, Colts safety Rodney McLeod and Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill, used their runway shots to honor the three players who died within the shooting. They did so with shirts or hoodies and with cleats donning the late players’ numbers.

(Photo of Micah Parsons: Mitchell Leff / Getty Images)

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