Photo: Joe B.
The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived.
Joe Beninati — a.k.a. the Dapper Duke, a.k.a. the Sultan of Style, a.k.a. Grand Master Fleek — is putting the Joe B. Suit of the Night™ into the clumsy, sweaty hands of Twitter.
He just threw his trademark look into the bear pit. Let us all pray he doesn’t immediately regret this decision.
Beninati announced the move on Twitter this morning, saying he would let Twitter pick his wardrobe in honor of Locker Night, CSN’s celebration of Craig Laughlin’s 25th anniversary as a commentator for the Capitals, as the Caps take on the red-hot Nashville Predators.
Haven't done this in a while, you guys pick the wardrobe for Locker Night. Or do I have to go Caps red white & blue? pic.twitter.com/ajsZ1wSH6F
— Joe Beninati (@JoeBpXp) March 18, 2016
This is … kind of a big deal. RMNB has been tracking the Joe B. Suit of the Night since (at least) October 2010. It’s basically the best part of the game recaps. Chris went suit shopping with Joe and Alan May for a segment on Caps Red Line. There are literally 40 pages of results if you search “Joe B Suit of the Night” on RMNB.
But let’s get on to the business of selection Joe’s suit for tonight. Both suits are classic Joe B. On the left, we have a muted-brown suit paired with a rust-striped, white-collared shirt, brown tie and white pocket square with red trim. On the right, a grey windowpane suit paired with a grey grid-patterned shirt, a grey floral (paisley?) tie and a grey pocket square. (Feel free to point out my ignorance of men’s fashion.)
Let’s be honest: the one on the right would be more appropriate for Locker’s funeral, which will never happen because he’s immortal. He’s gotta go with Left Suit, right?
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