Tap Into Our Tailgate Style Guide And Look Your Best On Game Day

Tailgate Style Guide

Football tailgates are probably not the most stylish places to hang around at. In fact, if we were to rank the most stylish sporting events to go to, a football tailgate would be pretty far down the list.

Side note: A tractor pull would be last in style, although there are probably some diamonds in the rough if we looked. We’ll get back to you on that.

What we want to convey here is you shouldn’t ignore your gameday fits.

Think about it this way, if your team has to go and suit up for their big day, why shouldn’t you dress your best as well?

We’ve curated this tailgate roundup with comfort and timeless style in mind. You want clothes you can throw the football in. Clothes you can be ok with spilling mustard on after you take a bite into a piping hot Bratwurst that just came off the grill.

It’s time to revamp your tailgate uniform and claim your crown as the best-dressed guy on game day.


Best Shirts and Outerwear for Tailgates

Corridor NYC Indigo Waffle Plaid LS

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Flannels are made for fall weather. This one from Corridor comes in a clean navy look and offers all the warmth and comfort a flannel can offer without the pattern looking too gaudy and the fabric feeling itchy after a few washes.

SHOP corridor flannel

Rhythm Classic Vintage Tee

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A simple vintage-inspired tee from Rhythm that you can wear standalone, or layer tastefully with outerwear.

SHOP rhythm vintage tee

New York Black Yankees 1940 Authentic Jacket

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If you’re really looking to make a statement, a varsity jacket is the move right now. While this one from Ebbets Flannels is baseball-inspired, it’s got a great color that invokes classic Americana. Plus, it’s going to be incredibly comfortable.

SHOP varsity jacket

Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt

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You don’t wanna be that guy walking around the tailgate with an oxford shirt on. Go with this Western shirt from Flint and Tinder instead.

SHOP western shirt

lululemon Evolution Polo

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If you’re going to go with a polo, pick one that’s made with premium fabrics and is more than just a blank color. We’ve chosen this striped Evolution polo from lululemon.

SHOP evolution polo

Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket

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You might not see many denim jackets at tailgates these days, but back when your dad was young he and his buddies were wearing these while they stood around their cars crushing brews. Throw on this bad boy and channel that classic energy.

SHOP trucker jacket

Best Pants for Tailgates

lululemon ABC Pant Classic

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You can never go wrong with the ABC Pant. Their fabric stretches in all ranges of movement, perfect for running receiver routes in the parking lot.

SHOP ABC Pant

Edwin Maddox Slim

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A darker, more fall-themed color of denim. Edwin’s have premium quality that guarantees years of wear—they’ll fade wonderfully too.

SHOP edwin maddox slim

Flint and Tinder All-American Stretch Denim

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An All-American jean for an All-American guy. We love a good pair of light-wash denim.

SHOP all-american denim

Best Shoes for Tailgates

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Hi

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Every man needs a pair of Chucks. They’re durable and easy to pair with essentially any outfit.

SHOP chuck taylors

New Balance 574

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New Balance’s are your go-to cruisers. They’re ready to put on miles of walking if need be, from the tailgate all the way into the stadium.

SHOP new balance 574

Clarks Desert Boot

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A timeless boot that you don’t have to lace up a thousand times when putting them on. The best part about Clark Boots is they only look better with age.

SHOP CLARKS DESERT BOOT

Best Sunglasses and Watches for Tailgates

Huckberry Weekenders

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Weekenders are so budget-friendly you can afford to lose them, crush them, or drop them in a pot of chili, and not break a sweat. Unless the chili is hot, then that’s another story.

SHOP weekenders

Christopher Cloos St. Barths

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For a lens upgrade, we like these Christopher Cloos St. Barths. They’ve got a timeless silhouette and a unique grey and blue color that will certainly set you apart from the pack.

SHOP Christopher Cloos

Vincero The Chrono S Gold Reserve

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Trust us, a little gold goes a long way. Wear this Gold Reserve Chrono from small-batch watchmaker Vincero with any of the pieces in this roundup.

SHOP vincero chrono

Skagen Signatur Three-Hand Minimalist Watch

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Texas-based Skagen makes great minimalist watches. This Three-Hand watch with a light brown leather band will match with essentially any outfit you choose.

SHOP skagen watch


John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com




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