Nostalgia is at the core of the Winter Classic. The Caps will wear jerseys honoring the Washington DC professional hockey team of the 1930’s. Braden Holtby will wear vintage pads and a mask honoring the greatest Caps goaltender of all-time, Olie Kolzig.
We don’t know what Barry Trotz will wear. In the past, some coaches have embraced a vintage style, such as Dan Blysma’s fedora/varsity jacket getup in 2011. But each coach seems to make his own call on what he’ll wear.
We’re here to help Barry Trotz find an outfit that captures his essence. I’m sure he’ll look great and neckless no matter what he wears.
Rachel Cohen has designed this paper doll of Trotz (in underoos and old man socks) for exactly this purpose.
Select an outfit and start mixing and matching until he looks just right.
Here are the five basic looks.
A fedora and varsity jacket like Disco Dan. A classic look, but it’s been done before. Plus that guy lost, and his star player got hurt, and he got fired four years later.
When the Capitals gave away Barry Trotz bobbleheads at a blood drive earlier this year, Porcelain Barry was not in a suit. Instead, he rocked the red track suit he wears to practice everyday. If Barry’s feeling timid on Thursday, perhaps he’ll go the conservative route and wear this. He’ll be the most comfortable guy at the Classic, but I think he can do better.
Here’s a vintage look that commands the respect of players and clotheshorses alike. Dressing up in an old-timey plaid suit with matching dress pants might be the way to go. Plus, it’s intimidating. Who knows what he’s smuggling in those large pockets? Brass knucks? Could be. Don’t cross Barry.
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There’s old school and then there’s old school. If anyone knew both fashion and power, it was Louie XVI. Maybe Barry should go that route. Plus, during intermission, he could man the concessions and serve hamburgers.
Start printing and cutting. Take photos of your Paper Doll Barry creations and upload them in the comments of our post. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Artwork by Rachel Cohen.
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