Menswear Guide to NHL Fashion on a Budget
Whether you like it or not, fashion has grown more and more prevalent in sports. Game-day looks are a common topic of conversation, with athletes' outfits garnering praise and hate from fans. It's not uncommon for sports shows or publications to comment on "tunnel fashion" — the backstage looks as players head to the field... or ice. Say hello to NHL fashion.
The National Hockey League has been no exception to these game-day trends, and players are coming dressed to impress. Here are some of our favorite examples of NHL fashion (and how you can replicate the looks for less.)
#1 Troy Stecher
No one does NHL fashion like Troy Stecher, who has a whole Instagram post's worth of his favorite looks. A major highlight for us was this tan-and-white windowpane suit with a contrasting black tie and black sunglasses. Bold yet subtle, the whole look has a great balance to it.
The CCO dupe? This top-rated Stacy Adams single-breasted hybrid suit featuring the same windowpane pattern. If you're sick of pinstripes and plaid, this is a great way to spice up your wardrobe with some NHL fashion inspiration.
#2 Yanni Gourde, Seattle Kraken
The Seattle Kraken's Yanni Gourde is no stranger to attention for his suave game-day attire. Our favorite so far is this three-piece chocolate brown, subtle plaid suit paired with a black fedora. Who says brown and black can't go together? Thanks to the black notes in the plaid pattern of the suit, Gourde pulls this off perfectly.
If you're searching for a similar style (without the salary of an NHL player), look no further. You can still look and feel like a million bucks with this 100% wool cashmere three-piece suit from Statement for just $259.
#3 Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins loves to flaunt his NHL fashion on Instagram, and we're always waiting to see what he'll wear next. In this instance, we're loving the pinstripe look. With a name like Elvis, you've got to be stylish!
Eager to rock the pinstripe look yourself? This Vinci three-piece, single-breasted suit is here to serve. Pinstripes add flair to the average suit and never go out of style.
#4 and #5 Johnny Kovacevic and Arber Xhekaj, Montreal Canadiens
This entire photo screams "NHL fashion", and we love the confidence coming from this dynamic duo. Isn't that the point of wearing an awesome outfit, anyway? Let's start with Johnny Kovacevic, who is looking tall, dark, and handsome in an elongating pinstripe suit in a classic black hue. The single-breasted jacket + double-breasted vest adds dimension and class.
You can replicate Johnny's pinstripe look for just $259 thanks to this Statement 100% wool three-piece suit. Like him, you can't go wrong pairing it with a white shirt and black tie.
Spotted: yet another fedora! On the right, Arber Xhekaj is sporting a major trend we're seeing a lot of right now... brass buttons on a double-breasted suit. This is a classy touch that anyone can pull off. Combined with the wide lapel and monotone black color scheme, Xhekaj couldn't look cooler.
You don't have to break the bank to create your own version of this sleek look: Statement offers a 100% wool wide-lapel suit for only $259 featuring brass buttons. And don't forget the fedora for your NHL fashion checklist.
Feeling inspired by NHL fashion? We are, too. That's why CCO Menswear always offers high-quality, budget-friendly versions of the latest trends. Start shopping now.