D.J. Swearinger rocked the white suit, a complementary blue dress shirt and a chromatic white tie to Tuesday’s SEC Media Days session. A brilliant watch adorned his left wrist, a silver bracelet on his right. His earring glinted in the camera flashes, his contrasting dreadlocks fell around his shoulders.
D.J. Swearinger, a safety at South Carolina, looked sharp.
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Vanderbilt cornerback Trey Wilson chose the dark suit, black-and-white checkered dress shirt and a solid red tie. Fresh haircut, fresh shave. More camera flashes reflected off his own earring. His glasses evoked flashbacks of Oklahoma City Thunder press conferences during the NBA Playoffs — a reference he heatedly rebutted.
“I want to stop this interview and tell you that these glasses are real,” Wilson said of his prescription RayBans. “I am the best dressed person here … Kevin Durant, I got Von Miller earlier. Somebody asked me, ‘Do I compare my style to Russell Westbrook?’ He looks like a clown in his postgame interviews.”
Media members are no different compared to the likes of Swearinger and Wilson, who have belittled the fashion competition halfway through Media Days. Media outfits have ranged from the classic media khaki-Polo combo to windbreaker pants and flip-flops, from non-tailored suits to a jeans-fisherman shirt attire.
But, for the real lesson on how to dress at this event, take it from media fashion experts Spencer Hall (Every Day Should Be Saturday) and our own seer-suckered Fox Sports columnist Steve Eubanks.