National Championship Style

In a little less than a week, two Tiger teams that both play in a Death Valley will descend into New Orleans for the college football National Championship.

Going to the game?  Attending a watch party?  I highly encourage either, as this should be a game for the ages.  Now…what to wear?  My thought is that it’s so much cooler to go logo-free.  The vast majority of logo stuff looks like you raided the sale rack at Dick’s Sporting Goods.  It’s also not great to dress like a coach…because you aren’t.  You are a professional adult.

Personally, I like to dress how I normally would, just including team colors.  Here’s how I would do it from the LSU end zone, as well as the Clemson end zone:

Clockwise from Top Left:

Baton Rouge Hat from State Traditions:  A hat that you can wear on any occasion in LSU colors.  Your wife/better half will enjoy stealing this one from you.
Shetland Sweater from O’Connell’s:  The game is in January, so an outer layer is a must.  Purple can be tough, so go shetland.  You’ll wear it more than you think you will.
Hoof Pick Belt from Over Under:  You know, Clemson has been known to run a pick play or two…
Hunter’s Shirt from Ball and Buck:  A tough yellow and white oxford shirt for a tough game.
Cole boots from Tecovas:  Choot ’em!  Gator style for the bayou bengal tiger fans…
Holston Jeans from The Sporting Gent:  Some good, comfortable jeans to finish it off.

Clockwise from Top Left:

Orange State Flag Hat from Onward Reserve:  There isn’t another state that has embraced their state flag like South Carolina.  I love it.
Mid SZN Vest from The Sporting Gent:  Good outerwear option for the game, as well as celebrating after the game.
RM Williams Lachlan Boots:  Comfortable boots that are good for walking, and a cool, mature look.
Sid Mashburn Khaki Selvedge Jeans:  Khaki jeans.  You can’t beat ’em.
La Matera Talampaya Belt:  Probably one of the most versatile belts I own.  Great for upland hunting, wearing to the office or on a date, and for Clemson fans.
Twill Buttondown from Onward Reserve:  A good orange plaid button down becomes the star of the show.

Who you got in the game?  I literally have no idea…maybe a tie??



  1. Trip
    01/08/2020 / 10:34 AM

    Although I’m not really a “purple guy,” that purple shetland does look good.

  2. Frank
    01/08/2020 / 10:36 AM

    button fly khaki jeans? Not for a football watching party!

  3. Poor Man
    01/08/2020 / 11:13 AM


  4. Boone
    01/08/2020 / 11:26 AM

    Random question here. Is it weird to wear a silver-buckled belt with gold horsebits?

    I really want a La Matera woven belt but they all have silver buckles.

    • Trip
      01/09/2020 / 10:29 AM

      I try to match my metals, but I think there’s a point where you shouldn’t sweat it too much if they don’t match. It’s unlikely that anyone will even notice.

  5. Austin Wilhelm
    01/08/2020 / 2:44 PM

    Texas may want to have a word with South Caroline about flag usage

    • SFM
      01/09/2020 / 12:45 PM

      Second this.

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