Sure, Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls for the New England Patriots, holds countless NFL records and will enter the Hall of Fame the first second he’s eligible.
But fans of other teams can take solace in the fact that their quarterbacks likely would never be seen in public dressed like this:
Because sustainable has never been sexier – #Gisele on the #MetGala red carpet in a fully sustainable organic silk #AtelierVersace dress crafted with fabrics and process that take a responsible approach towards the environment and #TomBrady wearing a Barocco embroidered Versace. pic.twitter.com/JbPkBybDQK
— VERSACE (@Versace) May 8, 2018
Brady’s wardrobe wasn’t as bizarre as the outfits some other celebrities wore Monday on the red carpet at the Met Gala, an annual fundraising event in New York that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, but his frou-frou fashion choice clearly clashed with traditional football sensibilities.
Photos of the quarterback in his “Barocco embroidered Versace” were perfect fodder for social media mockery.
INTERNET: Tom, we don’t have any weird or meme-worthy shots of you recently. Got anything?
— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) May 8, 2018
Tom Brady look like the accountant for a mariachi band pic.twitter.com/2wu4idsXLH
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) May 8, 2018
Tom Brady almost didn't come to the gala because one of his tigers is sick pic.twitter.com/bC0Qk5O5Zw
— ShockinglyIndecorousHat (@Popehat) May 8, 2018
Tom Brady is metamorphosing into a crazy person that sells spaceship tickets to his secret planet in another galaxy. pic.twitter.com/XkwQbeAF8y
— brian (@brianbuck13) May 8, 2018
— JCorrado (@ForzaCorrado) May 7, 2018
Tom Brady brought his offensive line to the Met Gala and We. Are. Here for it. pic.twitter.com/VRo39SZzqI
— Hideo Kojima's Death Comedy Strand (@alex_navarro) May 8, 2018
I feel like Tom Brady is missing a white cat or shaved cat in this photo. pic.twitter.com/CZ00kjvtxe
— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) May 8, 2018
Tom Brady looking like he’s about to deliver the most fire magic show of all time. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/INIOqnv66G
— Savage Boston Sports 🇺🇸🍀❄️☃️ (@SavageBoston) May 8, 2018
Bundchen didn’t help her husband with a video she posted on Instagram before the event.
Oh. My. God. pic.twitter.com/Lm7qSChVmG
— Grinnelli Hughes (@MikeGrinnell_) May 7, 2018
“Hello everyone,” she said. “We are almost arriving at the Met, and do you want to see my cute date? Here he is. What a cutie. Isn’t he a cutie, guys? Seriously.”
“Stop,” Brady said curtly.
Men, this is what happens when you let women dress you.
— Deplorable Greggy (@greggy500_dent) May 8, 2018
Don’t worry, Tom. It won’t be long until you can swap out your Barocco embroidery for Patriots red, white and blue.
And let’s give him credit: At least he didn’t get carried away with the Met Gala’s theme — “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” — like some did.
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) May 7, 2018
Brian J. White of the Boston Globe rushed to the quarterback’s defense Tuesday.
“I can’t believe I am saying this, but: Leave Tom Brady alone,” he wrote.
White said that “every time someone can smash a gender norm, the world gets a little bit better. Brady gets mocked for his Uggs and his bags and now for his fancy jacket. Sure, the jacket wasn’t a huge blow against toxic masculinity. But you don’t get a flower without nurturing the seedling. And you certainly don’t get one by stomping the seedling into the ground.
“Let’s give men (and everyone else) room to bloom. The world will be a more beautiful place if we do.”
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