New England Patriots QB Cam Newton’s outfit for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans is hard to justify.
After plummeting to 2-5, Cam Newton is now officially feeling himself again as the Patriots ascend.
Now headed for .500 in Houston, the Pats have chosen to arrive in style instead of in downtrodden fashion.
It started on Saturday, when Stephon Gilmore announced to the world that he’d finally shaken off his injury and had his bags fully packed, ready to wreak havoc this time around.
And now, 24 hours later, we’ve seen some of what’s in those team bags, and we have to say we’ll never be the same.
It’s Peak Pats Fashion Week, as Newton has chosen to roll up to face the Texans in an outfit that can only be described as “Kid Gets Big Overnight Via Magic and Decides to Attend Harvard-Yale”.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the fashion swings.
It’s worth noting that this photograph of Newton does not feature the accurate color palate — he’s really wearing purple-and-yellow shorts when you check the photos out unfiltered.
That’s not what matters, though. What matters is the suspenders. The tuck of the shorts. The neck sweater. The mismatched-on-purpose shoelaces.
And the hat. Don’t normalize the hat. Feel like we’ve seen so many Newton outfits recently that a hat like this can fly under the radar. Never let the hat forget what it did.
Now, the next step of course if for Cam to emerge from the tunnel at game time still wearing this outfit.
We do appreciate his continued innovation in the field, but quite frankly, we’re almost at the point where “dressing up before the game” doesn’t go far enough. We need to see Newton emerge at 1:00 rocking a leather cape, mesh shoes, and a pair of wax eyeballs.
When the offseason comes, whether it’s January or February, Newton should spend the next several months wandering through the underbelly of NBA arenas before tipoff, desperately trying to get in TNT’s shot when Russell Westbrook arrives.
It’s beyond time for a fashion-off between the two, and Newton’s digs this Sunday are simply another sterling example.