IN CAMERA: ATHLETES AND THE CANADIAN TUXEDO
IN CAMERA: ATHLETES AND THE CANADIAN TUXEDO
Athletes love the Canadian tuxedo. And we have the photo evidence.

We surveyed over 1,500 Canadians, and among the 90 questions we asked them was this: “Do you wear the Canadian tuxedo?”

Only 24 per cent of respondents said yes.

The numbers are even more bleak when you break them down by generation. While 32 per cent of respondents from the silent generation copped to sporting double denim, a smaller percentage of each subsequent generation said the same.

Among millennials? Just 17 per cent don Canada’s great contribution to the fashion world.

Too bad, however, that we didn’t poll high-level athletes specifically. Today, we look at some of the great instances of Canadian tuxedos in sports.

Rosie the Riveter

53.7k Likes, 1,521 Comments – Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on Instagram: “Rosie the Riveter “

Pitching in
Did Michael Jordan inadvertently put his cap in the ring for the Blue Jays by wearing the Canadian tux for the first pitch of the ALCS in 1993? (Yes, he did.)

Green Bay Packers on Twitter

Dressed to impress at the #Packers Welcome Back Luncheon.

Posh Becks
David Beckham buttons up while courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2010.

Gretzky Facts on Twitter

The Great One in a vintage GWG ad. #Gretzky #WayneGretzky #GWG

Here for a good time
Then-Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri dons the Canadian tux on the sideline after a game in April 2016. After the season, the team loaned him to Sevilla.
So close, yet so far away
No, Karen Cockburn, Rosie MacLennan and the rest of the Canadian athletes at the 2016 Olympics closing ceremonies are not wearing Canadian tuxedos. Rare miss, athletes.
Photo Credits

THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Silver Jeans Co.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
AP Photo/John Swart
Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images
Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick