Wednesday, January 21, 2015

His & Hers: How to Show Team Spirit with Flair

Now that fans across America are mourning the temporary loss of football, I’m offering some team spirit to get you through the off season. Below is his and hers inspiration on how to commemorate your favorite squad by sporting your team’s colors with flair. You no longer have to hide your pride for your players (well, maybe you should leave the cheesehead at home) – these outfits are SFW (safe for work) and cocktails after.

I teamed up with Paul Fredrick, a high quality menswear brand based out of Pennsylvania, to create office appropriate outfits for local fans of the National Champions, The Ohio State University; that team up north (Michigan) and the Detroit Lions. Not your team? Use these ideas and the advice below to put together similar pieces with your team’s colors.


While selecting ensembles from Paul Fredrick's easy to use website I followed their helpful advice.

How to coordinate a dress shirt, tie, sport coat or suit:
1. Avoid patterns that are too similar. 
2. Select complementary colors and patterns.
3. Don't wear combinations that are drastically different. The patterns and colors should not compete with one another.
4. Match large patterns with small patterns or vice versa.
5. Don't overdo one pattern or color.  

If you’d like to clarify your allegiance, like a cheerleader with a megaphone, then have your team’s logo embroidered on the chest, cuff or collar. Paul Fredrick offers monogramming on the cuff or pocket for a small fee and local embroiderers can offer a variety of options.

How do you represent your team at the office?


The Ohio State University

The Details (His)
All from Paul Fredrick

The Details (Hers)
Pants: The Limited
Necklace: White House | Black Market
Bag: White House | Black Market


University of Michigan
 

The Details (His)
All from Paul Fredrick
Shirt 
Tie
Pants 
Shoes

The Details (Hers)
Shirt Dress: Talbots
Necklace: Talbots
Bag: Aldo
Belt: Talbots
Shoes: Bandolino Zandina at DSW


Detroit Lions


The Details (His)
All from Paul Fredrick
Pants

The Details (Hers)
Shoes: Aldo at DSW
Necklace: Talbots