High and tight - a thread for MLB fashion

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What this thread is for:
- to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of player fashion

What this thread is not for:
- Uniforms (I love baseball uniforms a lot! But this is not that thread!)

Was talking about this recently, specifically because most players are young and monied, but until relatively recently having any kind of persona; style seemed to be reserved to the few and not the many. "It's cos they're all hicks and probably think caring about clothes is unmasculine."
I believe this is now changing, due to younger players having social media and seeing what their peers in other sports (in particular NBA and football*) are doing. Bryce Harper tags at least three brands in posts he makes of his time off-field. At the All-Star game there was a red carpet & The Athletic even chose the best looks:


Three different looks, but all tell you something about the individuals and their tastes. And it makes them more human and relatable. You forget how young and normal some of the guys are, and it's nice to see some of them take an interest in something other than hunting.

There's other stuff like jewellery, like Joc Pederson's necklace, and hair (they've all got flow now, Tim Lincecum got harassed by Phillies fans all the way back in 2010 for this!) and cleats - all of these things show you how the game is moving away from the forced conformity to give the players some more room to breathe and be themselves. When Bruce Bochy retired from the Giants and all his players showed up for him, to a man they all said "he let me be myself."

It's something to think about. And who knows, players having a little fun with their looks on and off the field isn't the worst thing for the modern relevance of the game.

Alek Manoah's Sandlot #OpeningDay fit pic.twitter.com/LB0i6x9oW8

— MLB Life (@MLBLife) March 30, 2023

This is fun, and it seems to be driven by the players themselves.

I read this article written a decade ago and, well.

Though Jeter always looked great, and Longoria was a man ahead of his time** with the sockless loafers look.

My beloved WS-winning SF Giants well, they weren't interested in all that.

Which is fine! But I am always interested in how people dress themselves and what they choose to convey through this.

I can't finish this thread without mentioning Aaron Judge, who always looks good and even sleek, and has hisown clothing line where he wears a mix of looks convincingly. He has spoken before about howhis size and shape makes clothes difficult for him, but he always looks very put together and comfortable! He's had fun with it too: six years ago, a Sandlot-themed shirt he wore sold out.

Has he got a challenger? WELL.

Stylin’ and profilin’ pic.twitter.com/krPGKVbQK4

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 27, 2022

*association football, not NFL
**for baseball

limb tins & cum (gyac), Friday, 31 March 2023 19:27 (five months ago) link

Pete Alonso's Opening Day arrival fit pic.twitter.com/PGb3YcPlLu

— MLB Life (@MLBLife) March 30, 2023

mookieproof, Friday, 31 March 2023 19:32 (five months ago) link

I hope he cried in that outfit when he heard Trump got indicted

limb tins & cum (gyac), Friday, 31 March 2023 19:50 (five months ago) link

These Padres ice cream man uniforms are really strange. That mint ice cream hat is unique I suppose.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Saturday, 1 April 2023 02:37 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

I could not for the life of me remember the title of this thread so because I want to post ASG fashion I had to dig it out. But first, the backlog:

Nelson Cruz is going for a youthful look here with his LV T & tight jeans, but doesn’t quite pull it off and all that it reminds me is that he homered off Tim Lincecum in 2010 WS g5 as a thirty year old. He was DFAed shortly after this picture appeared on Instagram, unrelatedly.

User submission: Spencer Strider


Spencer Strider is very much in the unapologetically himself mould and continues that with this fine streetwear. A cord jacket, tshirt and jeans for the chilly Atlanta weather? Why the fuck not. Carry on, our Braveward son.


The best pitcher on the Mets is joint best dresser on the Mets. You already know who the other person is. I love the shorts, the light looking weave of the material and the floral border.

Ortíz makes a strong effort here with his glasses, locally appropriate bucket hat choice and shirt. But the rest of the guys fade into the background. Lads, ye are not on the Yankees anymore, you can wear colours and stuff now, especially in a city like London where men do dress with a bit of colour.

Vintage Gerrit Cole look, 10/10 for his facial expression.

Young(ish) Red Sox out in Toronto mid sweep of the Blue Jays: (l-r) Brayan Bello, Pablo Reyes, Triston Casas, David Hamilton, Raffy Devers.

Strong shoe game from Bello (expected, he constantly posts his outfits on his story) and Devers (big contract why not). Can’t tell anything about Reyes’s outfit but it seems fine in comparison to Casas (final fantasy tshirt, what look like sweatpants, actual running shoes) and DHam (did he borrow that outfit from Jason Varitek’s old locker? In 2004?).

Bello actually is the best dressed player on the whole roster and it isn’t close:
What can you say to this look except, “He’s him”?

(who is an amazing ice cream maker by the way) (gyac), Wednesday, 12 July 2023 16:49 (two months ago) link

i love it. i would subscribe to this zine.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 12 July 2023 19:59 (two months ago) link

Ok but what are your opinions

(who is an amazing ice cream maker by the way) (gyac), Wednesday, 12 July 2023 20:22 (two months ago) link

I expect more out of cassas.not enough neon

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 12 July 2023 21:05 (two months ago) link

He’s from that weird genre of players from Miami with zero swag - see also ARod.

At least his nails are a bit of colour you don’t see on anyone else.

(who is an amazing ice cream maker by the way) (gyac), Wednesday, 12 July 2023 21:19 (two months ago) link

Look at the shades on this man


Tracer Hand, Monday, 17 July 2023 08:23 (two months ago) link

This thread could be for him alone, he’s such a king. I love that you screenshot this

a love song for connor wong (gyac), Monday, 17 July 2023 08:33 (two months ago) link

Btw that white nail on his hand? Acrylic. He cracked his real nail!

a love song for connor wong (gyac), Monday, 17 July 2023 08:34 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

jos. a. bats


mookieproof, Saturday, 12 August 2023 23:37 (one month ago) link

i love the 1-day contract.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 12 August 2023 23:46 (one month ago) link

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