Don Cherry’s most bizarre blazers of the season, ranked in order of craziness
Every hockey season, only two things are certain: Don Cherry’s soliloquies will become slightly shoutier, and his suiting choices will become slightly more outrageous. This year was no exception.
This time around, the loud-mouthed Coach’s Corner co-host’s sartorial exploits culminated in an American Psycho–inspired outfit that was, frankly, horrifying to behold. Here, a ranking of his weirdest looks from the past season, from least to most offensive.
15 Cherry kicked off the season at the Hockey World Cup with a relatively inoffensive red-and-white blazer splattered with maple leaves. Even if it looks like he snagged it off the discount rack at a novelty costume store, we can’t really blame him for flexing his patriotism. (Side note: Ron McLean looks like he’s trying oh-so-hard to comprehend whatever’s coming out of Cherry’s mouth.)
14 In October, Cherry channelled Beetlejuice. It would be a pretty tame look for him, except for those angry-looking eyes peeking out from his lapels. And McLean looks positively frightened of what might come next.
13 Never one to miss a chance to dress in theme, Cherry donned another basic (for him) black-and-white suit, this time adorned with moustaches in honour of Movember.
12 During the holiday season, Cherry gifted the country with a plethora of ridiculously festive looks, including this blazer, which appears to be inspired by a patchwork quilt (and looks to be a tad too tight around the middle).
11 Here, he manages to make the ugly Christmas sweater tradition even tackier by reimagining it in suit form.
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10 Cherry flaunted his love for fresh blooms multiple times this season. This particular print is something we’d expect to see on some bathroom wallpaper.
9 Naturally, he’s also a fan of his namesake fruit. He went ultra-meta by plastering himself in giant cherries—and what appear to be heads of lettuce.
8 This watercolour-esque floral pattern could almost be trendy if it was on one of this season’s flowing maxi skirts. It’s strangely contradictory on a stuffy double-breasted blazer. (The colour scheme has also been compared to Starbucks’ unicorn frappuccinos.)
7 This odd choice reminds us of those plastic glow-in-the-dark stars kids used to plaster on their bedroom ceilings.
6 In retrospect, this Halloween look, featuring bloody skulls, is an eerie foreshadowing of Cherry’s season-ending ensemble.
5 There are only a few people—like the artist formerly known as Prince—who can pull of purple velvet baroque prints. Cherry is not one of them.
4 Here’s why it’s unwise to try to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Robbie Burns Day in the same outfit.
3 Yes, those are jellybeans on his tie and pocket square. No, we don’t know why Cherry busted out the candy-themed accessories to dress up this technicolour coat.
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2 St. Patrick’s Day is already the most obnoxious of holidays in Toronto, even without Cherry dressing up as a full-fledged leprechaun.
1 At last, there’s this outfit, from Saturday’s game. Surprisingly, even Cherry admits it was a fashion crime. He told the Sun he “had no idea how it looked when he put it on.” From this, we can conclude that Cherry probably doesn’t spend a lot of time scrutinizing himself in the mirror. If that’s the case, there’s only this guy to blame.