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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Don Cherry: Hockey's Fashion Icon

To those of you hockey fanatics, Don Cherry and his suits are burned into your retina. If not, here's a sneak peak of what I'm talking about:

Don Cherry is a Canadian hockey announcer on CBC Televsion, known mostly for his most popular and recent role as co-host of "Coach's Corner", an intermission segment on the long-running Canadian sports program Hockey Night in Canada. He has also worked for ESPN in the United States as a commentator during the later stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "He is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch patriotism (source: Wikipedia)."

"Flamboyant dress" is right!

I am an avid hockey fan and, even though I live in the US, I enjoy watching NHL games on the Canadian channel just for the pure enjoyment of seeing what Cherry will wear today.

Let's enjoy some of Cherry's greater moments...

Here's a behind the scenes look at how a Don Cherry suit comes to be:

Cherry admits to "not following fashion" because he's not a follower!

Some may think Don Cherry's suits are gaudy, overdone, and downright ugly but this doesn't make him anything less than an fashion icon. And to be honest, his loud threads match his loud demeanor. People ohh and awe over Lady Gaga's dresses made of meat and call her an icon. So what's wrong with appreciating the boldness of a man's wardrobe?

Interested in following Don Cherry's suits, check out these sites dedicated to them:

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