Steve Patterson dresses the part as Arizona State AD
OCT 29, 2013 2:30p ET
The Arizona State vice president for university athletics made a splash Wednesday when a photo of him in a new maroon and gold argyle suit hit social media via senior associate athletic director Rocky Harris.
If you're thinking Patterson probably didn't find this one on the rack at Brooks Brothers, you're right. A company called Loudmouth makes the suit, which retails for about $520 through the company's website. Patterson had the owners of the company in his suite for a football game, and they sent him the suit as a thank-you gift.
When it arrived at his office Monday he didn't hesitate to put it on and wear it the rest of the day.
The new duds might at least convince some fans that Patterson is committed to ASU and not interested in the soon-to-be-vacated athletic director job at Texas, his alma mater, as reports this week have suggested.