As we prepare to enter a new year, it's only fitting to take a look back. You might have missed TSR's Hails & Fails the past few months, but it's back to close out 2014 and going forward, it'll be a quarterly feature (sports pun intended!), so you can expect a healthy dose every three months. Let's finish the year strong with The Style Ref's hails (worth cheering about) and fails (worth sneering about) in sports fan fashion and style for the 4th quarter of 2014.
Other NFL teams take note-- the Pittsburgh Steelers set the bar high with their annual charity fundraiser and fashion show. Not only does it benefit a great cause, it's also an opportunity to showcase black and gold style.
Katy Perry is different, but that's part of her appeal. While it works on stage in front of her fans, it doesn't resonate the same with ESPN's College GameDay audience. Her guest appearance didn't go so well for myriad reasons, one of them being her choice to wear a fuzzy pink and black jersey.
Dick's Sporting Goods released the Jersey Report and recognized football's unprecedented popularity among women. Their list of top selling female jerseys by state is proof that they're anything but fair-weather/bandwagon fans.
The Green Bay Packers reinforced the fact that some throwbacks are meant to stay in the past. Stick with your green and yellow uniforms.
Dooney & Bourke launched a line of collegiate bags that look just as good as the MLB versions they were already selling. For those who can afford the price tag, indulge in a slice of purse heaven.
The NBA's Christmas Day uniforms were just...meh. Using first names on the back was a cool touch, but there's so much more they could've done to make these one-time uniforms stand out.
Do you think TSR got it right? Leave your Hails and Fails for the 4th Quarter of 2014 in the comments! Happy New Year!
The Style Ref