Earlier than we dig in, a mea culpa: this version of Match Health is a doozy! As a substitute of hitting the cadence I’d supposed of a column each two or three weeks, it’s been a couple of month and a half. With a number of Seattle Sounders and OL Reign video games in that span, there’s numerous floor to cowl. I’ll do my greatest to maintain it transient, whereas nonetheless making this value your time. Simply know that there’s numerous type to deal with. Let’s get going!
There are some actually enjoyable/humorous carpool buddies within the squad nowadays. Danny Leyva will get a experience to work from Raúl Ruidíaz, which I’ve to think about is among the most fulfilling commutes attainable. Kelyn Rowe and Brad Smith are the opposite most notable tandem. They’re not fairly an odd couple, however they’re a humorous pairing, no less than in terms of their type. Brad Smith is a giant Designer Model Dude. He loves labels like he loves his spouse. In that first photograph he’s rocking a Givenchy shirt, Louboutin sneakers and a Gucci bag. Even dressed down a bit of within the second image, he’s nonetheless rocking a Dover Road Market x Off White tee that’ll run you over $100 if yow will discover one from a reseller.
In the meantime, Rowe’s bringing actual Wine Man vitality in each of his seems right here. With what appear to be some canvas Sperrys and a lightweight jacket within the first look, he’s simply as prepared for a recreation or a visit out on Lake Washington in his boat. The re-examination from Rowe is far stronger, for my part. The shirt is nice — I’m keen on a floral print — with the darkish base coloration serving as an ideal basis for the muted pastel colours of the print, the size of which is great. The way in which he’s styled it, too, with the buttons undone, his Ray-Bans hanging, and the sleeves casually rolled gives the impression a extremely cool vibe. Pairing the nonchalance of the shirt with slacks and loafers is a professional transfer, very nice work.
For some individuals, coming informal together with your ‘match simply isn’t going to chop it. There’s an extended custom of Sounders goalkeepers actually dressing for video games, and Spencer Richey and Stefan Cleveland each clearly perceive the task even when their interpretations are a bit of totally different. Cleveland appears to be utilizing his game-day seems to check run outfits for summer time wedding ceremony season. I actually dig the selection to work in shades of blue, choosing a jacket with a denim-y vibe to it paired with a darker blue pant and a striped bow tie that bridges the hole between the 2 shades of blue. The cuff of the pants is nice, and I L O V E monkstrap loafers. My solely criticism is that there’s one thing bizarre occurring together with his collar. I feel it’s extra of an consideration to element factor quite than match, so I’ll let him slide.
Richey and Jimmy Medranda seem like they coordinated their outfits, however I hope they each simply occurred to decorate like they’re going to kill Captain America after the sport by chance. I’m a giant fan of the turtleneck seems from each of those guys. Richey’s trying cozier together with his heavier weight turtleneck and topcoat. The match is nice, and his hair minimize is clear. I’d really feel completely secure with him as my bodyguard. Medranda’s spin on the turtleneck is certainly flashier. Leaning into the lighter aspect of the identical coloration palette, the white shirt and sneakers actually brighten this lookup. The silver chain and Ferragamo belt crank the entire thing up a notch or two.
To be completely honest, the type recreation by means of the primary couple months of the season for the Sounders has been a bit of lackluster. It’s not been dangerous, however nobody’s actually reached the degrees we’ve seen prior to now, and it simply doesn’t seem like guys are having as a lot enjoyable with it. That’s completely not the case with OL Reign. Week in and week out, the Reign gamers are knocking the type recreation out of the park after they pull up at Cheney, they usually do it whereas strolling as much as a veritable runway with teammates greeting them with cheers and a curated playlist to get the vibe proper. Amber Brooks killed it with this Nike sweatsuit, however was fearful that the look won’t be sturdy sufficient by itself. Enter the final word accent: her mother! There’s simply no flex fairly like strolling up together with your mother in a custom-made package, and that Reign away quantity is an absolute stunner. Superbly achieved, ‘Ber and ‘Ber’s Mother.
Nouhou has been rightfully praised for the way he’s transitioned to his new position as a left-sided middle again within the again three the Sounders are utilizing. The flexibility that enables him to play as the most effective left backs within the league AND as an elite CB doesn’t cease when he walks off the sphere, although. Nouhou additionally showcases a formidable versatility in his type. First he’s completely killin’ it with this high-end grunge-inspired streetwear look, throwing the sleeveless flannel over a Burberry tee and a few black denims, then ending the entire thing off with some tan suede Chelsea boots. The look is hard. Then he comes at you with refined simplicity, sporting simply the white button-up and letting his matching chain and watch do the speaking for him. Nouhou’s all the time obtained one thing to make you go, “DAMN.”
An outfit doesn’t should be costly or flashy to make a press release. Generally it’s higher and extra essential to make use of your look to make a literal assertion, and Quinn’s obtained an extremely essential one. Defend trans children. It’s simply that straightforward. They crushed this one.
Nicole Momiki has made unimaginable use of being a Nike athlete. She retains exhibiting up in tremendous clear sneakers (these ones are rad, and he or she confirmed up with some Nike Blazer Lows beforehand), and this trench-length rain jacket is superior. We’ve solely gotten glimpses of her in video games to date, however I’m excited to see her creativity flourish on and off the sphere.
Abdoulaye Cissoko hasn’t but made his Seattle Sounders debut, but when this Jaws shirt from H&M is any indication then he’s able to make a splash.
Every of those 4 seems is robust, from the hat on Brad Smith’s head to the sneakers on everybody’s ft. I actually need to speak about a few items right here specifically, although. Fredy Montero isn’t featured on this version of the column, however he nonetheless is likely to be the largest winner from the Sounders this time. His espresso store, Santo, has made a number of appearances as he’s made positive that his teammates are all connected with espresso and merch, and the merchandise is sweet. The design is straightforward, quite than being over-worked. Brad Smith’s carrying that hat in two of the three footage he’s in right here, and the tee that Kelyn Rowe’s sporting is excellent. Rolling the sleeves on a brief sleeve shirt is a wonderful styling transfer, and I admire that Rowe’s totally purchased in on that.
Once I mentioned the Reign gamers have been crushing the type recreation, I meant it from the underside of my coronary heart. No Sounders participant has put the thought right into a single look that Dani Weatherholt put into this one. These boots. The proportions. The high-waisted pants and crop prime. THE ATTITUDE. Goodness gracious. Boys, take notes.
I really like Lauren Barnes and Jess Fishlock. I really like them every individually, however I really like them much more collectively. In our final time collectively for Match Health they made the minimize for his or her coordinated outfits. This time, whereas the outfits aren’t coordinated in a match-y means, they really feel very very like they’re meant to exist collectively. I can’t clarify it any higher than to say that it’s the early ‘90s and mother or dad has a sizzling new girlfriend they usually’re very a lot in love and taking a visit to Atlantic Metropolis collectively. They give the impression of being nice, they’re having enjoyable. What extra may any of us ask? To see extra of the enjoyable, I extremely counsel that you simply take a look at the OL Reign Instagram.
Will Bruin pulled up repping what’s, for my part, one of many coolest jerseys accessible proper now. Others have talked elsewhere in regards to the newest crop of Reign jerseys, so I’ll simply say that utilizing a shared motif throughout the house and away is an superior transfer, and the way in which that season ticket holders’ names have been built-in into the sample of the away shirt is by far the very best and coolest execution of that idea that I’ve seen. After the very fact, Bruin mentioned on Twitter that he felt like he could have tousled by carrying a jacket and obscuring precisely what he was carrying and a few of the particulars of the shirt. Whereas I feel extra Sounders gamers ought to observe his lead and choose up a Reign jersey or two, and perhaps some Storm gear as properly, and it will be nice to see these logos and that help entrance and middle, there’s nothing unsuitable with attempting to include it into an precise outfit. Shouts to Will for grabbing that third piece to finish the look, however perhaps subsequent time use a bag or a hat.
To his credit score, styling a jersey as a part of your regular apparel could be difficult. I wrote a little guide on the subject final yr, and will likely be dropping one thing within the subsequent week particularly on how I might type the Jimi Hendrix package. After that, I’d love that can assist you remedy your private jersey woes, so put together your questions and hold your ears and eyes open for more information on easy methods to take part!