February 8, 2008

My Top Ten Don Cherry Suits

If you're a hockey fan you certainly know who Don Cherry is, even if you don't have the NHL Center Ice package, in which case you've probably seen one of hisRock Em Sock Em Hockey videos. Besides being an outspoken and controversial pundit, Cherry is adored all over Canada and was even named one of the greatest Canadians ever.

The second you see Cherry, there's one thing that instantly pops into your head: "What the hell is he wearing?" Yes, Cherry is a connoisseur of the flashy suit and isn't afraid to sport a number that would burn your retinas. So, in honor of Don Cherry's fashionable wardrobe, I decided to scour the internets and find my "Top Ten Don Cherry Suits".


#10 A simple plaid looking suit that will remind you of Groundskeeper Willie's kilt. And how can you go wrong with a picture of his dog Blue?
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#9 When I look at this suit, I feel like it's some sort of optical illusion and that I should be looking for a vase or a face within it.
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#8 A sharp suit here that resembles one of the bar codes on the back of a Rock Em Sock Em DVD. Nothing better than seeing Grapes give it to the refs during the Top Prospects game.
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#7 The scotch tape look splashed with some yellow. Easily spotted from four miles away.
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#6 A sweet Mafia-esque getup here. Brett Hull is contemplating how heavy he'd like his cement shoes to be in that picture during last spring's Stanley Cup Finals.
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#5 A lovely lavender number here. Ron McLean is frozen by the beauty of the mixture of lavender and pink.
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#4 Cannot help but think: Used car salesman. Bud Selig. Tied All Star games.
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#3 Part Hawaiian. Part bad ass m'fer. That's a stare that'll flatten the hair on Kerry Fraser's coif.
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#2 I'm not sure how the upcoming Dark Knight Batman movie ends, but if they're looking for a new Joker character...
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#1 I just don't know what the hell is going on with this one. Are those backgammon chips? Railroad wheels? Jukebox cd's? There's so much going on in that suit, the busyness of it makes my head want to explode.
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Do you have a Don Cherry suit that didn't make the list? Well, then find a picture and post it in the comments. I'm eagerly awaiting what type of suit Cherry will don tomorrow during Hockey Day in Canada.

Ballhype: hype it up!

17 comments:

Joe said...

Cherry's suits are almost as awesome as him. Great collection you found here.

Rob said...

Aaah! Don't show those suits! I haven't had my coffee yet!

rahfinanco said...

This is definitely my favorite

http://www.nationalpost.com/Story.html?id=147349

Brian said...

Wow - I know he was an outrageous dresser, but put all of those side by side and you gotta wonder how the heck Grapes got into such an alternative style. Damn! LOL!

mookieproof said...

I can't find a picture, but about fifteen years ago Cherry wore a bandanna on Coach's Corner in LA as a, um, "tribute" to then-King Kelly Hrudey.

There are some who call me... Tim said...

I can't say I've seen any of those particular suits, but I was probably 15 feet from Don Cherry during pre-game at Game 1 of the Edmonton-Carolina series. That was a couple of years ago, and my eye doctor says my eyesight should be up to 80% normal within a month or so...

But seriously - I had not seen Don Cherry on TV for years, but when the guy with the suit stood in front of the camera, I KNEW who he was.

Tiffany said...

These are great! I saw him once from a distance before a Sharks-Flames matchup...if I remember correctly, he had on a purple plaid number.

Stefano Agostini said...

I got a suit recently from the guy that makes his suits, unfortunately mine weren't as loud. I was able to see his new suits for this years playoffs. Epic.

Bob said...

The amazing thing is the ties tend to match.

LacrosseBoss said...

He's worn the suit below a few times. Great article. I came across it through a friend. Mary Mary Quite Contrary, How Does Don Cherry Grow?

http://www.daymented.com/2004/0504_hockey.jpg

richardcrl said...

His suits scream GAY !!!

Lucy said...

Actually, I think Cherry looks fine, fine fine, proof that the man can strut just like a peacock in full feather.

Now, let's see a collection of his neckties!

Yo ARKiV said...

Need moar Cherry in the states! Oh how I wish we had CBC and TSN on our cable system... the best we have is Melrose. (ha!)

Sam said...

This collection is pretty darn awesome. For my part, I'm posting a collection of Don Cherry getups from this playoff season over at my blog.

Alison said...

His suit on Mother's day 2009 was way better than all these - the super bright chrysanthe'mums' all over it.. I even took a photo of the tv because I had to show hubby.

I Rock the Red said...

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WesternWilson said...

Lordy, how I love Don, his big heart and his big suits. We don't always agree on things but he's a treasure! Personal fave: the très chic black Nehru jacket with the fab purple silk collar he wore during the Canucks/Black Hawks series a few weeks ago. Oh, Don....