If ever there was a day to dress for success, Super Bowl Sunday is it.
At night, players will be gladiators, draped in their city's colors as they look raise the shimmering hardware that is the Lombardi Trophy. But by day, they're models, fitted in their finest clothes as they look to flash their personalities on the highest-profile day in the American sporting calendar.
Some keep it simple. Others opt for the extravagant. Whatever floats your boat. Either way, if you got it, flaunt it. Championships change hands year on year. Drip, however, is eternal.
With that, here are the good, bad and ugly outfit selections from this year's Super Bowl contestants. Fashionistas, it's our time to shine.
Ranking the best, worst Super Bowl fits
The lights can be blinding for players this time of year. After all, the Super Bowl is the pinnacle of U.S. sports.
The focus on the field will be to keep things simple, stick to the task and focus on the team. Off of it, though? Well, that's a different story entirely.
Players have carte blanche to make the locker room entrance their runway. Not everyone can be a superstar on the gridiron. But if you got the resources, you can certainly make yourself look like one off of it.
Without further ado, here are the fashion highlights (and lowlights) from this year's crop of Super Bowl participants.
Gender can be quite restrictive sometimes, particularly in Western culture. However, things are rapidly changing — from George Sand to Prince, there have been a litany of figures who have toyed with the concept over the years.
JuJu Smith-Schuster is simply following in their footsteps. The Chiefs wideout sported a kilt while making the trek into State Farm Stadium, a real statement piece. He paired it with some thigh-high boots, an intricately embroidered dress shirt and a beret. GQ will be locking in anytime now.
Jalen Hurts already looks like a model (according to moms everywhere). On Sunday, he dressed like one.
The third-year QB pulled up to the function in simple, but elegant attire: a flowing pink dress shirt paired with gorgeous pleated bell bottoms. It's an outfit straight out of an episode of Soul Train. Given his love of funk, that seems as good a choice as any.
Not everyone can pull off a patterned suit. And that's okay. But it's a risky proposition, particularly for a quarterback who has the eyes of the world fixed on his every move.
Then again, Patrick Mahomes is different. He filed out of the team bus in a teal plaid three-piece. Straight business for the league's MVP.
Not the biggest fan of the loafers without socks, personally. However, he makes up for it by matching his pocket square with his tie. This is a real professional, people.
She may not be playing today, but a special mention must be made to Mama Kelce. To wear something as audacious as a two-tone jacket, a split jersey, a customized plastic tote and one-of-one kicks with both your kids numbers on them should be commended. It's no wonder that Travis and Jason have grown up to become such entertaining personalities. Their mom has that chutzpah.
It's not you, it's me, Jerick. The effort is admirable and to rock a lime green suit is certainly a choice.
It just evokes too many memories of The Riddler, Batman's nemesis in countless comic books. It's a no from me, dawg.
The Pharrell-lification of hats had its moments. But unless you're Brian Robinson, P.K. Subban or a Packers fan, wearing an oversized hat just isn't hitting the same in 2023.
Townsend gets points for the vest-pant combo and those banging leather Chelsea boots. But the hat is just too much, even for him.
You can't knock anyone for preferring comfort over aesthetics. However, the older Kelce's outfit really falls below par when compared to that of younger brother, Travis, who paired an all-white fit with an eye-popping oversized coat.
It's clear who got mom's fashion genes.