Athlete Style Fails: Brett Favre

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has never been known as a fashion plate.

I’ve never seen him wear a tie, he always has an old t-shirt and baseball cap on during press conferences, and he endorses Wrangler jeans, which sums things up pretty nicely.

In short, he has no taste, which is obvious when you look at the football team he decided to play for after being released by the New York Jets.

This, however, takes the cake.

Complex.com released a list of the top 50 athlete style fails. Coming in at No. 37, although he probably should have been much higher, was none other than Lord Brett Favre.

Brett Favre

That's right, I'd like to order a tighter pair shorts.

Yes, I know some of you from Wisconsin are wondering what’s wrong with this photo.

Let me explain: everything.

Unless you’re a woman, your shorts shouldn’t be this tight. Unless you’re gay, they shouldn’t be above the knee or rolled. Unless you’re too poor to own one, don’t tuck your shirt in without wearing a belt. Unless you have a tumor growing out of the top of your head, your hat shouldn’t rest above your hairline.

OK, so this photo was taken in 1992. That still doesn’t make it right.

And please, by god, if you know someone who still dresses like this today — and I know they’re out there, I’ve seen them creepily leering at your children — punch them in the face and tell them to get with the times. They’re giving the fine state of Wisconsin a bad image.

Anyway, here’s what Complex had to say about the Favre style.

Nothing like the corn-fed vulnerability of Brett Favre’s upper inner man-thigh to remind you how innocent we all were when this Aryan-American was drafted. What was that just 50-60 years ago? *Sigh* We were so happy, so innocent then. Tight-ass jean cuffed shorts didn’t HAVE TO foreshadow the unfortunate tight-ass Wrangler jeans that would become this iconic sportsman’s trademark so many, many decades later. Yet, here we are.

This photo also makes me wonder what Favre’s draft-day plan was. Pack as many people with homemade shirts into his wood-paneled bedroom as possible?

Hootenanny to follow!

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

13 Comments on "Athlete Style Fails: Brett Favre"

  1. I’ll handle this for all the Viking-Favre Trolls:

    YOU CALL YOU”RE SELFS A PACKER SITEBUT YOU POST STUFF ABOUT OTHER TEAMS THE VIKINGS ARE NOT THE PACKERS FAVRE MOVED ON WHY HAVEN’T YOU WHY ARE YOU SO UNGRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THAT MAN HAS DONE YOURE JUST JEALOUS BECA– — USE YOU KNOW AARON RODGERS SUX AND YOU SHOULD GET A LIFE CUZ HE HOLDS ON TO THE BALL TOO LONG!!!! SKOLL VIKINGS!!!

    That about sums it up, right guys?

  2. eric

    how dare you! That’s what is cool about him. He is his own man, got his own style. I think he looks incredibly badass in that picture, how can you disagree. the gold chain might be a bit much, but he’s not wearing other peoples clothes trying to look good. BE YOUR OWN DAMN PERSON!

  3. haha I’m not dumping on brett for that pic..cuz I remember 1992 and we all dressed like that (including mullets) come on monty I bet you did too :p..thanks for the pic

  4. jeff ircink

    no comment. oops…i guess i DID just comment. by the way, The Moody Blues at Summerfest rocked. great voice.

    if Favre has no taste, then neither do most people in the state of Wisconsin – and the U.S. he dresses not unlike a shitload of people. and you know you’ve all seen him “dressed up”. when he wants to, he’s no slouch (even if it is his wife that dresses him).

  5. Abe Frohman

    Ummm…Jeff, Favre is from Mississippi. Sure he spent some time here, but he continues to reside in Mississippi – you know, the the state recently nominated as the most obese state in the country. I’m not sure I follow your correlation between Favre’s “style” of dress and Wisconsin.

    Personally, I don’t care how he dresses. I relate more to his look than the pimped out look favored by many in the NFL. Yet a suit and tie A La Aaron Rodgers certainly wouldn’t kill him.

  6. jeff ircink

    Abe, look at your window. how many people do you see the resemble Favre’s dress in WI? i just drove through Hales Corners, Greenfield, Greendale, Franklin and New Berlin and there’s a shitload.

    and a suit and tie wouldn’t kill Favre – you’re right. but i haven’t worn a tie since 1997. if the man eshews a certain style, who cares? seems to me when Brett played for the Pack he was endeared by the fans and media for being the guy in the dirty, worn hat, flip flops, pick up truck with mud on it from just coming in out of the wood deerhunting. now that Favre is gone, it’s “pick, pick, pick…bitter, bitter, bitter”. it’s hypocritical. you know it – and i know it.

  7. jeff ircink

    i would say that living 16 years in the state of WI for most of the year, Abe, gives me leeway to make a correlation between Favre’s dress and how WI people dress.

  8. Well, regardless of Matt’s comment, let’s just say this: Fashion wise, 1992 was not the apex of our civilization. ‘Nuff said.

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