Women find just about any reason to get all dolled up and hit the streets with the girls. Even when it comes to sporting events like basketball we often see celebs like Keri Hilson, La La Vasquez and Selita Ebanks sitting front row center in anything but sneakers.
Sitting down to a poker table is no longer just another Tuesday night event with the boys. Thanks to the rapid growth of poker’s popularity, it is now a media event. Poker’s incessant TV coverage and professional personalities have staked claim to a new market: poker fashion. Once upon a time, fashion was dictated solely by table image, but now table image is a combination of everything from sponsorships to financial status to strategic points of misleading opponents.
Top 5 Poker fashion Accessories
Who sits down to a table without sunglasses these days? Some players have perfected the sit down/sunglass removal, adding to their image, but when there are so many new players at any live event, and at every table, it’s always nice to have the eyes covered when searching for a tell or weakness. From Oakley to Arnette to D&G to Greg Raymer and his dinosaur eyes, all styles have become part of the poker fashion world, serving the unique needs to each player. Who knows, some internet casino players might also adopt the same trend. A pair of Raybans would probably be my first choice.
Women have a definite and immediate advantage in a tournament or cash game, consider wearing something stylish and revealing to up your game. There’s no reason to leave your class at the cash-rap station, but there’s nothing against poker’s rules about using physical beauty as a distraction. In general, dudes should avoid such a fashion faux-pas. Especially if your chest resembles a wooly mammoth…
Whether or not you’re a sponsored poker player, and chances are you’re not, you need to own a symbol of pride from your favorite place to play. Whether it’s Full Tilt, PokerStars, Hollywood, local casino you rock or even video poker on a daily basis, it adds laidback style as well as legitimacy to your image. Hats, shirts, pins, temporary tattoos; there are more than a few possibilities.
It has long been said that, shoes make the man or woman. There is a certain element of truth to the statement, and when it comes to poker fashion, shoes need to be comfortable. For men and women, they can kick any fashion statement up a notch, draw stares and perplexed looks, but when you’ll be sporting the same thing for hours at a time, comfort is key.
Add a hat for an added touch of mystery. Ball caps, stetsons, 10 gallons, derbies, visors, bowlers, no doubt we’ve seen it all. Or have we? While this may play a little more into table image, it is certainly a statement and top poker fashion accessory, even if it is removed for play.
Fashion can be infused into just about anything….who knows you might walk away from the table with more then just your cash earnings…..