Frugal Fashion: Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow in check
Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow has already made a name for himself in the world of football. The 24-year-old may be known for his Heisman trophy win at the University of Florida in '07, his two seasons as a rookie quarterback with the Denver Broncos and for being the man behind the Internet meme "Tebowing" -- the position Tebow assumes when he takes a knee to pray during games -- but what about his fashion sense?
On the field he's a rugged 6-foot-3 all-American boy with facial scruff, but when he hits the red carpet, it's an entirely different story.
At the 2011 Espy awards Tebow wowed the sports crowd and fashion set when he cleaned up in dressier attire. He chose black pants, a shirt with large purple checks, a patterned purple tie and sleek black vest. The mix and match patterns between the tie and dress shirt were playful and chic, and his addition of a vest was quite dapper.
Get Tebow's red carpet look in a dress shirt with purple checks such as the Neiman Marcus trim-fit check dress shirt from Lastcall.com for $49, Boss Black Jaron check dress shirt from Bloomingdales.com for $95.
Tebow may have ditched the jacket at home, and casually rolled up his sleeves, but his vest adds some polish to the look. For a simple, dressy vest try the Alfani Red black, solid slim-fit vest from Macys.com for $75. It's safe to say that any male living in Los Angeles over the age of 15 owns a pair of standard black dress pants, but if you're that rare exception, Guess makes a reasonably priced versatile twill pant for $128 from Guess.com.
Finish the look with a purple silk tie with a subtle pattern such as the Calibrate woven silk tie for $49.50 or the David Donahue woven silk tie for $62.50, both from Nordstrom.com or the Chaps Paisley silk tie from Kohls.com for $36.
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-- Jenn Harris
Photos, from top: NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. Credit: Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic.
Shirts, from left: Neiman Marcus trim-fit check dress shirt, $49 / Lastcall.com; Boss Black Jaron check dress shirt, $95 / Bloomingdales.com.
Vest/pants: Alfani Red black, solid slim-fit vest, $75 / Macys.com; Tux twill pant, $128 / Guess.com.
Ties: Calibrate woven silk tie, $49.50 / Nordstrom.com; David Donahue woven silk tie, $62.50 / Nordstrom.com; Chaps Paisley silk tie, $36 / Kohls.com.