Celebrating P.K. Subban’s style as he joins Lindsey Vonn on SI cover


P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn are owning this summer.

The pair already entertained and delighted on Independence Day, as they turned heads with a round of “who wore it better” with a Fourth of July-themed bathing suit contest. The fun continues in the pages of Sports Illustrated, as Subban and Vonn are featured as one of the cover photo options for SI’s “Fashionable 50.”

(New York Giants star Odell Beckham, Jr. adorns the other cover, and was named most fashionable overall. There’s always next year, P.K.)

For those of us hockey fans who could charitably be labeled as “dumpy,” one might wonder how Subban is so stylish. Let’s look back at his most memorable moments of fashion and sometimes anti-fashion to recall all the triumphs of style that go so well with the on-ice substance.

P.K. wears many hats. Lots of hats. He also loves leather jackets, sometimes wearing both at the same time.

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Yay or Nay?

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There were plenty of nods to Eddie Murphy, from similar jackets to even some character work.

Going all-out on Halloween

Then again, maybe it’s less Eddie Murphy and more Michael Jackson?

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.Happy Halloween ?

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Subban rarely spares any expense when it’s time to trick or treat, as his Prince costume deserves its own exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Favourite holiday of the year ?#purplerain

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(Yes, it’s clear Subban is telling the truth when he calls Halloween his favorite holiday of the year.)

Family matters

The Subban family has produced plenty of hockey talent beyond P.K., including Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban. It’s no surprise that his brothers and even father have surfaced in stylish ways, including with his clothing line.

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#theteam @shaynelaverdiere

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More fun

From roasting the Canadiens on his way out of Montreal to a mullet-related tribute to Jaromir Jagr, Subban’s style often shows on the ice.

Let’s take a moment to solemnly remember the triple-low-five, which – thanks to the dastardly actions of Michel Therrien – was gone far too soon.

Subban’s Instagram feed is an especially useful resource for Subban style tips; you can find a plethora of hats, evidence of a fur phase, and more. This includes a lot of celebrity pictures, ranging from natural-looking shots with blank to slightly awkward ones, such as this photo with Johnny Depp. Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” seemed especially excited to meet P.K.

In looking back at Subban’s many stylish flourishes, it’s kind of comforting to see some awkward moments, including P.K. getting razzed for looking like “Darkwing Duck.” It sends a message that, while our budgets are more constrained, we might be able to inject at least some of Subban’s style into our own wardrobes.

*Tightens string on sweatpants.*

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.