Sometimes the easiest way to figure out what you should wear is determining what you shouldn’t. When you’re putting together your New Year’s Eve outfit that’s probably the best way to look at these tuxedos from ESPN and Generation Tux.
The school-themed tuxes were created to celebrate the college football playoff games on December 31 between Clemson and Oklahoma and Alabama and Michigan State. The Clemson Tigers version has a bright orange jacket and a tiger-striped bowtie. Oklahoma’s features a button shaped like a wagon wheel and a faux suede vest. The houndstooth pattern in Alabama’s jacket will be familiar to Crimson Tide fans from the hat of legendary coach Bear Bryant. Perhaps the ugliest of the bunch is Michigan State’s, which has shiny green epaulets like those worn by the school’s mascot, Sparty.
Only 10 tuxedos for each school will be created (thankfully) and fans can enter to win them at Generation Tux. Ironically, Generation Tux is the company founded by George Zimmer, who made the phrase “You’re going to like the way you look” famous during his time at Men’s Warehouse. That sentence does not apply to these latest designs.