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Sunday, February 2, 2014

I don’t normally watch the Super Bowl for the fashion (I watch it for the ads), so I was pleasantly surprised to see 70-year-old football legend Joe Namath defying the relatively warm New Jersey temperatures in a hooded fur coat.

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Joe’s coat brings all the girls to the yard. Click for photo source.

During halftime, brand-new Grammy winner Bruno Mars wore gold.

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Via Twitter. Click for source.

Anthony Kiedis and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers bared skin and looked AMAZING, both 51 and aging disgracefully — just the way I like it.

But Joe had all the pimptastic swag, even as he fumbled the coin toss. Joe gets my first-ever Best Dressed/Wear What You Want Award for the Super Bowl.

The dudes have been bringing it lately, style-wise. Men were wearing the most interesting fashion at the Grammys last Sunday, with Pharrell’s hat inspiring a number of Twitter accounts and a run on Vivienne Westwood’s website. Today, Joe’s coat is getting the Twitter treatment.

“Broadway Joe” — nicknamed such by the late offensive tackle Sherman Plunkett — always had a flair for fur.

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The flamboyant coats matched his personality. ESPN’s Namath bio says of Namath’s 1960s and ’70s career:

“He was Broadway Joe, the guy who guaranteed a Super Bowl victory for a three-touchdown underdog New York Jets team – and then delivered. He was a charismatic presence who became a larger-than-life figure. At 21, he was a star. At 25, he was a legend. His road roommate said it was like traveling with a Beatle.”

No need for pants when you’ve got a good coat …

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Vintage Joe Namath photo from Sports Illustrated. Click for source.

… and a good pair of pantyhose.

If you want to read some really over-the-top stories about Joe, check out this story from Modern Drunkard Magazine. (I’m not making up “Modern Drunkard Magazine,” I swear.)

Despite Joe’s awesomeness, my favorite stylin’ athlete remains basketball’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier. I mean, this look is hard to beat.

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Clyde had a hat game that Pharrell should look to for future inspiration. Click here to read my 2011 post on Clyde.

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4 Responses to “My Best Dressed at the Super Bowl: Broadway Joe Namath”

  1. faux Fuchsia says:

    Even I watched it! Loved seeing the celebs at half time eating hot dogs in the stands.

  2. Gotta say, Broadway Joe is owning it at age 70. I remember the pantyhose ad when it came out – Joe took a lot of heat for it, but kept that swagger.