Designers offering help to Ben McAdoo to get new suits

Ben McAdoo said designers have offered to outfit the new Giants coach in a better-fitting suit.

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Ben McAdoo’s first press conference as the New York Giants head coach was an otherwise successful affair — save the comically oversized suit he was wearing, which prompted widespread mockery on social media and beyond.

As it turns out, the reason McAdoo’s frumpy suit — which had him resembling a “Stop Making Sense”-era David Byrne — was so ill-fitting wasn’t because of a complete and utter lack of fashion sense. 

Instead, it was because of something much more legitimate and definitely praiseworthy: McAdoo has lost 60 pounds since the last time he put it on.


“That was a nice-fitting suit 60 pounds ago,” McAdoo recently pointed out, via Shutdown Corner.

“I guess I’m surprised it got that much attention,’’ McAdoo added during an ESPN Radio interview, via the New York Post. “I take it as a compliment. I worked really hard over the last year to get in a little better shape, get in a little better condition. I’ll take that as a compliment.’’

But all that unwanted attention from the oversized suit has had a residual benefit: Menswear designers have come out to offer their assistance. In fact, McAdoo reported at least two dozen tailors, designers and stylists have reached out to get him better fitted.

“We’re trying to sort ’em out right now,’’ he said. “You wouldn’t believe some of the messages I got. It’s interesting.’’

McAdoo added he’s completely open to complimentary clothing as well.

“We got ‘em lined up, they’re ready to come in,’’ he said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I told ‘em if they’re free, I’ll take three.’’

And that arguably makes the entire amusing scene well worth it in the end.

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