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On the heels of the annual holiday hiatus, NHL players around the league seem eager to showcase their most festive attire. Of course, some have taken it to the extreme, dedicating themselves to the season like the neighbour who starts hanging tinsel before the Halloween pumpkins are even off the curb. Thankfully, some NHL stars have stayed grounded in their festive spirit instead. They’re showing us how to navigate the winter season in style well into the new year. From puffer jackets to knit turtlenecks, elevate your winter style with help from the NHL’s menswear authorities.
David Pasternak #88 of the Boston Bruins
David Pastrňák’s wardrobe is a constant balance between being tastefully refined and wildly unpredictable (which is a fantastic combination when it comes to personal style). This week, the Bruins’ star stayed true to form in bringing forth another eye-catching suit, combining a black and purple checkered suit with a black shirt and tie. But the starring role of Pastrňák’s look came in the black puffer layered on top. It’s rare to see such a high crop on a puffer jacket, with this particular model sitting perfectly above the waist. To find a similarly cropped puffer unsullied by logos, look no further than the Rick Owens x Moncler Cyclopic Shearling-Trimmed Down Jacket.
William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs
It’s not hard to see why Toronto’s William Nylander has been a fan favourite since he was drafted by the franchise in 2014. On the ice, he’s been a consistent playmaker armed with quick hands, creativity, and exceptional mobility. Off the ice, he’s a bonafide heartthrob who seems to take style cues directly from Roger Moore’s James Bond. Which is more vital to breaking Toronto’s championship drought? It’s impossible to say. All we know for sure is that this stunning grey double-breasted featuring a skinny black necktie and a simple silver timepiece certainly can’t hurt the cause. Nylander’s suit is sophisticated yet so classically simple that it translates perfectly from stuffy office holiday parties to unbridled New Year’s Eve festivities without skipping a beat. To steal the look for your December social calendar, consider Boss’ Double-Breasted Suit in Checked Virgin Wool.
Logan Thompson #36 of the Vegas Golden Knights
As one might imagine, playing professional sports in Las Vegas affords one many privileges, not least of which is the ability to wear pregame penny loafers through the middle of December. Last week, Logan Thompson milked the balmy Nevada weather for all it was worth as he pulled up to T Mobile Arena in a simple black tie, white shirt, checkered sport coat, and tapered pants. It’s an outfit that typically wouldn’t work outside the confines of a summer wedding — particularly the tapered highwater pants — but somehow, Thomas pulls it off. Maybe it’s the slicked-back hair, maybe it’s the Wayfarer sunglasses blocking the Nevada sun, or maybe it’s merely the confident aura that tends to follow NHL goaltenders. Whatever it is, it’s working. You can chase that same confidence with Brunello Cucinelli’s polarized Filu shades.
Alexandre Carrier #45 of the Nashville Predators
For most of his career, Alexandre Carrier’s pregame style could be best described as “unoffensive.” Before most games, he’s worn a two-button navy suit with black shoes with no discernible details. He was, for all intents and purposes, the poster boy for how a strict dress code should be followed to the letter. But when it comes to fashion, “unoffensive” is rarely a ringing endorsement. Thankfully, this week, Carrier expanded his look to include this masterfully-tailored chalk stripe tan suit with a complementary dark brown tie. With peak lapels on a double-breasted coat, the veteran defenseman struck the ideal balance between individualism and convention.
Jack Eichel #9 of the Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas’ Jack Eichel has been handing out the blueprint to pregame style all season with this week being no exception. Here, Eichel’s outfit perfectly evokes festive charm without crossing the line into tacky. Sporting a white knit turtleneck sweater featuring a honeycomb stitch with a suede suit and dark Chelsea boots, Eichel’s outfit has more fabric textures than a Pottery Barn. But despite so many varying elements, the look feels so naturally cohesive on the Las Vegas star, a feat he’s managed to pull off time and again throughout his career. Despite a different knit pattern, you can find yourself a similarly versatile winter sweater with Agnona’s Cashmere Jersey Turtleneck on sale at Harry Rosen.
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