Carlson teamed up with talented designer Tom Barnett for a custom-tailored navy and gold outfit. The outfit features several nods to Navy football.
“When we met with John in the fall, we set out to create something as special as the venue itself,” Tom Barnett said to NHL.com. “It was important to recognize the distinction of those who have attended the Naval Academy. Much of the inspiration reflects the era of Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach ’65. This is one of the most worthwhile projects we have ever had the privilege to work on. We hope that current Midshipmen, alumni, fans of football and hockey alike, enjoy this tribute.”
The sport coat alone stands strong, with Carlson’s number 74 stitched on the sleeve in a traditional, varsity-like numbering and gold stripes on the shoulders resembling Navy’s home uniforms. The under collar is blue and yellow checkered felt, an homage to the end-zones on the field.
The lining on the coat is incredibly detailed, with a repeated diagram of Navy’s “triple option” play, with anchors representing Navy’s players.
It is even monogrammed with Carlson’s name and the date of the game: 3.3.18.
The whole outfit is capped off with a pair of gold trousers and a blue and gold striped necktie.
This whole look is sleek, clean, and definitely Navy-esque. We cannot wait to see these threads in action as Carlson arrives in style Saturday night.
Barnett has done other custom suits for Carlson in the past, as well as for teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov and former Capital Stanislav Galiev.
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