The best and worst dressed football players of all time
Vince Lombardi, 1967
Classic style—trench coat, fedora, and ripple-sole shoes—commands respect. It worked, too; his team, the Green Bay Packers, beat the Dallas Cowboys and moved on to the Super Bowl.
Jim Brown, 1967
Look at the details on that tux: black trim, ruffled shirt, tight bow tie—perfection.
Joe Namath, 1975
"Broadway Joe" could wear anything he liked and (mostly) get away with it. Here, it's a crazy mix of a silver-fox jacket, a velour shirt, a ski cap, and dope kicks. Confidence above all else.
Earl Campbell, 1977
A huge talent with huge hands and, unfortunately, a huge lapel and bow tie to match.
Mike Ditka, 1984
Most guys look like fashion sheep when they wear the team sweater. But it becomes ski-lodge chic when worn over a crisp white shirt and tie, with slacks, shades, and the perfect coif.
Jim McMahon, 1985
We believe the strategy here was to keep the eyeballs off the mullet by wearing a dizzying sweater and blinding sunglasses. It worked!
Troy Aikman, 1993
How can you be a real cowboy when your shirt is so blousy that it rivals Jerry Seinfeld's puffy shirt and your tie appears to be repurposed from Grandma's stockpile of quilting fabric?
Michael Vick, 2001
We're so glad that whole baggy-pants phase is over. They make legs look absurdly short and shoes absurdly small. Varsity jackets, on the other hand, are back.
Deion Sanders, 2004
That coat-as-shield move can't hide the poorly tailored vest and overly pleated trousers. And that come-hither look ain't workin' either.