The Heisman Award is the most prestigious individual football award in the country. It is given to the most outstanding college football player in the nation. It dates all the way back to 1935.
This past weekend the finalists came to New York City for the 77th annual Heisman presentation. They ditched their shoulder pads and eye black for ties and pocket squares. The three Heisman finalists included Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football from Texas A&M, Manti Te’o from Notre Dame and Collin Klein from Kansas State.
Now, we’re not here to talk about who won (Johnny Manziel) or who we think should have won (Manti Te’o), we’re here to talk about what they wore and who wore it best (Collin Klein).
Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football may have earned himself a new nickname Saturday night. Johnny Heisman. He made history in his navy pinstripe suit becoming the first freshman ever to win the award. Manziel also showed off some serious fashion sense with his spread collar and french cuffed shirt. He rocked a diagonal striped navy and pink tie pairing it with a matching pink pocket square, really making the colors pop.
In a few weeks the Hawaiian linebacker from Notre Dame leads his team into the National Championship versus Alabama, but Saturday night he took a page out of Jay-Z’s book and went all black everything. Manti sported a black pinstripe suit over a black shirt. He coupled that with a black and silver tie. Maybe Manti went a little overboard with the whole black thing, but at least he added some color with a traditional Hawaiian leis (sorry fellas, can’t help you with that one).
Klein may have finished a distant third in the Heisman race, but if it’s any consolation, he was easily the best dressed of the night. He wore a perfectly cut gray suit with a white pointed collar shirt. Representing his Kansas State colors, Klein donned a straight purple tie with a matching purple pocket square. Tip for all the guys out there, whether you’re a Kansas State alum or not, purple always goes great with gray.