Judging by this morning’s headlines, Travis Kelce won twice at yesterday’s Super Bowl.
Before the Kansas City Chiefs became the NFL champions for a second consecutive year, Taylor Swift‘s Boyfriend™ made a big impression in the pre-game tunnel (AKA the catwalk of the sports world) with a splashy ‘fit designed in collaboration with LA-based loud luxury designer Mike Amiri, and his stylist, Danielle Vanessa Salzedo.
A divisive look, perhaps. But you can’t fault the man’s confidence.
You see, Kelce knew full well that he didn’t have to wear something quite so razzle-dazzle to ensure that all eyes were on him – not only is he lauded as one of the best NFL players ever (source: Wikipedia) but he’s also currently dating the biggest, most powerful pop star in the world. The paparazzi would have been just as happy with some generic sportswear and a thumbs up.
Which makes his decision to don a custom sequin bouclé suit – a blacked-out version of the cream-coloured sixth look of the Amiri Spring 2024 collection – with Cuban heel boots, a star-adorned holdall, don’t-talk-to-me sunnies and some sexy silver jewellery right in the centre of Sin City all the more impressive.
You’re reading this article, which means you probably want to recreate the outfit. We admire your confidence, too. Alas, it should be noted that the ensemble in question – asides from the shoes and the accessories (holdall here!) – was custom-made.
But! That’s not to say you can’t build a version of your own.
If you’re keen to keep it Amiri, Saks Fifth Avenue (which, yes, does ship to the UK) has the marque’s shimmer double-breasted blazer and the matching trousers in stock which carry a similar vibe to Kelce’s glistening number.
But it’s less about the name and more about the sequins for you, we recommend you turn to Dries Van Noten.
And for those who are struggling to get on-board with glittery garms, here’s a gleam-free version of the Kelce suit by Karl Lagerfeld which you can get now for just £208 using code EXTRA20 at checkout.
Regardless of which of the above takes your fancy, just don’t forget the Cuban heel boots to score a sartorial touchdown.
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Joseph Furness is the Assistant Editor of Esquire, covering menswear and grooming. Joseph has previously written for the likes of British GQ, Mr Porter, Highsnobiety, Footwear News and Farfetch.