Shannon Sharpe Style Analysis: Week 8 – Pattern, Purple, and Texture
Shannon Sharpe has quietly become one of the best dressed men on sports television. Sometimes. Unlike his competition (looking at you slim solid tie all the time Jesse Palmer) Sharpe takes risks. Sometimes the risks work and sometimes they don’t. The styleometer below is how we’ll track and analyze the CBS analyst’s look. Ten is a a big win, zero is awful, and five is a forgettable “mneh.” 50% of the final grade will be the average score of your votes.
- The Color Balance: Sharpe is not boring. And purple works on him. The tie and shirt partner up extremely well but don’t look anything like those matching sets that are sold at outlets and discount stores. The lighter grey suit is the perfect way to balance out those bright colors.
- The Texture: Get a load of that tie. It’s some sort of diamond patterned knit. The shirt pattern is plenty bold and the solid tie with the texture layers great with it. Add on top of that an extremely subtle barely there shadow/tonal stripe to the suit and Shannon is showing off his skills without getting too wild.
- The Tie Knot: He’s rolling guys. Big enough to fill that substantial collar but not out of control. And is that a hint of a tie dimple?
- The Lapels: Peak is a great play. Why? Because they contrast with the casual pattern (big plaid/check) of the shirt. They’re also not overly big and the peaks are set nice and high which streamlines the whole thing.
- The Pocket Square: A setup this intricate means one wrong move and it’ll melt down. A poofy paisley pocket square would have completely wrecked it. White and razor sharp looks awesome.
- The Cut of the Suit: His tailor knows what he or she is doing.
- The Shine of the Watch: Getting extremely, extremely picky here. But with so much color and pattern going on already, a watch with a lot of shine to it (like a platinum Rolex) isn’t necessarily off, it’s just that something more subtle in a leather band wouldn’t battle with the tie and shirt for visual attention.
The Final Grades
From Dappered: 9.5 Nails. And now might be a good time to mention that no one here is a Denver Broncos (or Ravens) fan, so this website isn’t completely in the bag for Shannon Sharpe. If anything, we should be anti-Sharpe. He was the leading receiver for the Broncos the year they won their first Super Bowl, and it happened to be against a certain favorite team amongst Dappered “management.”
The guy is having fun on set, he’s passionate about the game, and he’s unabashedly himself. His wardrobe seems to reflect that. Would it be cool to see him come out completely minimalist one Sunday? Sure. It’d almost be fitting. Not because his personality is minimal (it’s not) but rather because you’d never expect it from him.
From the Dappered Readers: 8.5 He set a new standard with you guys this week.
The Final Grade: 9.0 Shannon this week, as I believe the kids say, “killed it.” There’s lots of football left, but will he see another 9 or above the rest of the season?
Shannon Sharpe's Style - Week 8
- 10 (30%, 72 Votes)
- 9 (36%, 85 Votes)
- 8 (16%, 37 Votes)
- 7 (8%, 18 Votes)
- 6 (4%, 9 Votes)
- 5 (3%, 6 Votes)
- 4 (1%, 2 Votes)
- 3 (2%, 4 Votes)
- 2 (1%, 2 Votes)
- 1 (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 237
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