Saturday evening before their home opener, Washington Capitals players donned their fanciest suits and strutted their stuff at the annual “Rock the Red Carpet” event.
There were a few fashion fails — we’re looking at you, John Carlson’s pants leg tuck — but all in all, everyone looked splendid.
This first category of players stood out by taking a chance with a pattern or unconventional suit color to show off their personality.
I’m torn about this suit by Kempny. It looks sharp, but it also looks like it could be a pajama set.
Tom went the checker route too. But as Peter said in his recap, Tom’s pattern is way too big. He looks like he’s wearing cocktail napkins.
Holtby almost deserves to be in a category of his own. The man can dress. It’s as if he looked in the mirror and asked, What suit will best match the color of my neckbeard?
I’m fairly confident Lars wore this suit last year too, but it’s okay. It looks great on him. This is exactly what the Steam Refresh feature on the dryer is for.
Dowd and Hathaway appear inspired by Willy Wonka for their looks.
The top half of this outfit looks impeccable, but Carlson committed the biggest fashion sin of the night by stuffing his suit pants into his boots. Oh buddy. That’s a no.
Ovechkin wore his favorite blue suit, but this year he had an unbeatable accessory on the runway: a PUPPY!
This second category of players went for a tried-and-true conventional look, with small details to personalize the outfit.
Such as Carl Hagelin’s hair.
Orlov went sock-less. That’s bold, but I don’t hate it.
Apparently, Ilya Samsonov is taking the saying If it works, don’t fix it very literally by not combing his hair since his first NHL win Friday.
Radko Gudas’s vest and beard really completes this look.
We’re too scared to say anything negative about Nicklas Backstrom’s suit, because Nicklas Backstrom has looked us directly in the soul and judged us accordingly.
Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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