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Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury pens absurd piece for Esquire about his gameday attire


Kliff Kingsbury made as many headlines for his good looks, suave appearance and debonaire sideline style (just look at his bobblehead, for crying out loud) than he did for anything he accomplished in his first year as the head coach of the Texas Tech Raiders football team.

So it should come as no surprise that Esquire sought him out and asked that he write-up a piece about his sense of style for its December 2013 issue.

Entitled, “How I Dress Now: Kliff Kingsbury,” the piece begins with, “It must have been Deion Sanders who coined the phrase ‘If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good,'” and goes from there.

What follows is how he characterizes what he wears on game days (via Esquire):

My game-day attire consists of a solid-black long-sleeved Dri-FIT shirt with the Texas Tech emblem, flat-front gray pants, and a pair of Under Armour’s new Mobtown shoes. They’re more of a chill Vans type of shoe. And Frogskins-style shades. I’d worn them all summer while going to the beach and thought, Why would I trade these in for some coachy- looking glasses? They’ve become a big deal to certain people, I guess, because it wasn’t the traditional look.

Good stuff. Kingsbury even manages to give Bill Belichick a backhanded compliment about the New England Patriots head coach’s traditionally disheveled look on Sundays, insisting that it’s all about comfort and staying true to oneself.

I was just trying to be comfortable by wearing what I thought looked right. Whether you are Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola, who has the best game-day attire in the world, the one wearing the skinny tie on the sidelines; or Bill Belichick sporting the cut-off sweatshirt, you want to be consistent in who you are.

I’m sure Coach Belichick is flattered for being mentioned by such a style icon. Now, all that Kingsbury has to do is match the fanfare over his style, fashion and handsomeness with some on-the-field success for Texas Tech. After starting off 7-0, the Red Raiders went on a five-game slide to finish off the season. That kind of losing streak is a glaring sight, even if a person is wearing Frogskins-style shades.

[H/T Dr. Saturday]