Kate Lemasters

New England Patriots Have Style

Created on Oct. 22, 2013 6:56 AM EST

It’s inevitable.

When you give an individual millions of dollars and put them in front of the public eye, they’re eventually going to step up their game. Gone are the baggy hoodies, blue jeans and flip flops. I guess the old saying, dress for the job you want certainly rings true.

For every athlete, there is a pressure to dress a certain way. When people see you out, you not only represent yourself but the entire organization. Those that gravitate towards the fashion world look good, get their photograph positioned inside of the magazines and most importantly stay in the public eye.

You can be the best football player in the world, but if people don’t find you interesting on some level, you won’t get the salary you want and your career will be over in the blink of an eye. Then what? Certainly not broadcasting… That is reserved for the sharp-dressed athletes.

The New England Patriots have certainly received the memo. Not only are they one of the best-performing teams year after year but the athletes have immersed themselves in the world of fashion.

When the players travel as a team to the next game-day location, they all look like they have stepped out of GQ magazine. On the road to play the Cincinnati Bengals, Devin McCourty rocked a dark suit, yellow tie and incorporated a handkerchief for an extra pop of color.

Julian Edelman wears comfortable yet superbly masculine pieces on a regular basis. He can sport casual, well-fitted pieces nicely and then wow you by looking absolutely phenomenal in John Varvatos. When Edelman shows up in a suit, he turns heads.

Then of course, you have Tom Brady. Year after year the superstar quarterback shows up on everyone’s best dressed list. He always wears outfits that fit his proportions perfectly. Brady has perfected the art of pairing neutral-hued pieces together and have the entire ensemble look flawless. Regardless if it is a three-piece suit or a cardigan with a pair of slacks, you can be certain the clothing that Brady selects will look utterly timeless.

No doubt about it, the New England Patriots certainly have style. Maybe it all goes back to the famous quote by Mark Twain, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”