Tailor-made suit for ASU’s Patterson

Oct. 29, 2013

Depending on your
viewpoint, Steve Patterson might be either the
nation’s best-dressed or worst-dressed athletic
director.

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.

— Tyler Lockman