Many coaches have different attire that finds the interest of fans. It could be the suit they wear, the things they have on, or just how nicely they dress.
A couple of coaches tend to follow their school's primary colors in big games, such as Louisville's own Rick Pitino.
Then there are some coaches who just dress very nice every game. They wear very appealing suits, have the perfect hair, and wear glistening shoes that even professional shoe shoppers would die for (A.K.A. the ladies).
Also, there are the coaches who don't give a lick about looking their best. They just care about their coaching, and they believe if they win, fans won't care what they wear to games.
My point is, all coaches have different styles of clothes that they wear; some of them are very interesting and out of the ordinary, while others can be very boring and are just everyday clothes.
In this article, I will give you the fashion statements of college basketball. Enjoy!
Bruce Weber is one of the guys who wears a bright and vivid color to get some attention. He wears his bright orange blazer only one time a year.
This year he wore it against Michigan State on GameDay, and Illinois upset the No. 5-ranked Spartans 78-73.
I absolutely love when Weber wears this. It gets the blood pumping because he is showing his school spirit. It puts me in a great mood of excitement.
From the comments I have seen on Illinois blogs, many of the fans love it when Weber wears his blazer. They think it is awesome when he pulls it out, and fans are always on their toes wondering which game he will use it.
To the media this is not that big of a deal. They think it's just a different-colored suit and that it makes no difference. However, the true fans out there do know it matters to the Illini fanbase.
As for the players, I don't think their thoughts are on the suit that much, because they know they have to keep their minds on the game.
Just like Bruce Weber, Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl also wears a bright orange blazer. He wears it in big games, honoring May Mears when he wears it.
They have gone 1-3 in games when he has worn the blazer this year, but one of those wins was a huge victory at home against the Kentucky Wildcats.
It's very interesting to watch when Pearl wears this jacket. However, it's not a once-a-year thing, so it's not quite as big of a deal as Bruce Weber's orange blazer.
I am sure the fans still get a great kick out of it though. It adds some entertainment to his already energetic and enthusiastic personality.
Some of the media seems to get a kick out of his blazer. An ESPN columnist said, "Pearl's personality is as bright as his sport coat." That accusation against him is humorous, yet very true.
That said, nothing will beat when Bruce Pearl went to a Tennessee women's basketball game with orange paint on his chest and a big "V" painted on top of that.
Well, Rick Pitino is a rare coach. He has two separate wardrobes that he can break out of the closet in the months of basketball season.
He has his completely white suit, along with his red blazer, which has recently been shown off for looks. Either way, his suit looks ravishing.
Just like many of the other coaches, he wears it for special occasions. His most recent use of his red blazer was Louisville's last game against Syracuse. It was the last game Louisville would ever play in Freedom Hall. Louisville pulled off the upset, beating Syracuse 78-68.
I am personally a bigger fan of the completely white suit. I think it is very flashy and grabs the attention of fans and people alike quickly. The only thing that would have made it better would have been him wearing white dress shoes to go along with it.
Many did not like his choice of the white suit because they say, "It's out of style." But when Louisville had a white-out this year, that was the perfect time to wear it. He wanted to show that he was a part of Louisville's fanbase, and he wants to show them he cares about what they do.
As for the red blazer, is there a better way to end the rich tradition that Freedom Hall has than by wearing the red blazer Pitino did against Syracuse?
No, there is not a better way to go out in style. Who knows? Maybe the red blazer gave Louisville a little spark.
Jay Wright doesn't have the lively blazers or suits like the other coaches. One thing he does have, though, is a very fancy, good-looking suit. He looks as if he has a job interview rather than going to coach a basketball game every game day.
He has the silky black hair, a blazer that is buttoned up, a nice tie, a good pair of slacks, and he finishes it off with glistening black shoes.
This brings up a question to my mind: Is Jay Wright a pretty boy, or is he just trying to display that he is self-sufficient?
I think that he is just trying to prove that he is self-sufficient. He is trying to prove that he can be a respectable coach at a premier program such as Villanova. These days, respect starts off with how your appearance is.
Many fans, especially ladies, love the way he dresses. They think it makes him look much more professional and calm.
When was the last time you have seen a picture of Rick Majerus in a suit and tie, or even in nice, fancy clothes?
Majerus appears to be a man who does not spend time pondering what suit he should wear to look good or the shoes that would finish his outfit. He just picks out a simple wardrobe: a sweater and a pair of khakis/slacks. Very simple, yet it fits him very well.
There are some people who would like him to look better. But I think as long he wears some type of clothing that represents him and his team in an appropriate manner, it is fine. He is just there to win basketball games, right?
For those who do like him being so casual, I personally think his energy and passionate attitude make up where his personal appearance may lack.