How to Dress for: The Northern Illinois-Toledo Game

Northern Illinois Huskies Toledo Rockets College Football HelmetIt’s hard to imagine the college football regular season is nearly finished.  The How to Dress for Gameday posts started all the way back on August 29 and with one or two posts every week nearly every FBS team in the Midwest has been covered.  In fact there is literally only one FBS game this week that meets the criteria for inclusion in the series (at least one team from the Midwest, no repeats), a MAC clash between Northern Illinois and Toledo.

It’s going to be absolutely frigid out tonight with temperatures expected to be below freezing so bundle up, toss on the long underwear and consider adding an extra layer via a few shots before kickoff.  This is a tilt between the top two teams in the West division and is well-deserving of its Wednesday night broadcast.

How to Dress for College Football Game Northern Illinois Huskies Southern Marsh Chicago Belt Brooks Brothers Kentwool Moutain Khakis Allen Edmonds

Southern Marsh FieldTec Fleece Jacket / Brooks Brothers Merino Crewneck Sweater / Chicago Belt Co. Great Lakes BeltMountain Khakis Flannel-Lined Original Mountain Pant / Kentwool 19th Hole Collection Socks / Allen Edmonds Neumok

How to Dress for College Football Game Northern Illinois Huskies Vineyard Vines Smathers and Branson York Design J.Crew Factory Banana Republic L.L.Bean Sorel

Vineyard Vines Fleece Shep Shirt / Smathers & Branson Black Houndstooth Needlepoint Headband / J.Crew Factory Merino Classic Crewneck PulloverYork Design Co Houndstooth Needlepoint Cuff / Banana Republic Skinny Cord / L.L.Bean Cotton Ragg Camp SocksSorel Tivoli Boot

How to Dress for College Football Game Toledo Rockets Patagonia Southern Tide Rugby Corgi Bill's Khakis L.L.Bean Signature

Patagonia R2 JacketSouthern Tide Upper Deck Pullover / Rugby Rugby-Stripe Surcingle BeltBill’s Khakis Flannel Lined Vintage Twill Pants / Corgi Wool and Cotton SocksL.L.Bean Signature Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe

How to Dress for College Football Game Toledo Rockets Pink Pineapple Canvas Lands' End Loren Hope J.Crew Lands' End Fornash Sperry Top-Sider

Pink Pineapple Classic Crew / Canvas Lands’ End Reissued Down Vest / Fornash 3 Strand Pearl Nugget Bead NecklaceLoren Hope Sophia CuffJ.Crew Matchstick Cord / Lands’ End Cotton Ragg SocksSperry Top-Sider Shearwater Boot

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4 Responses to How to Dress for: The Northern Illinois-Toledo Game

  1. Roger Dorn says:

    I’m sorry, but you are out of your mind if you think ANYONE that will even attend this awful game would wear anything close to what you’ve listed above. MAC Conference fans (as well as Big 10 fans) basically roll out of bed and wear sweatsuits to games. I think you’re trying too hard to bring the SEC prep culture to the Midwest. Nobody up here understands it and it cannot be replicated. Stick to NIU sweatsuits.

    • Marius Bråthen says:


    • Nick says:

      I won’t disagree that the majority of Midwestern fans don’t dress at all like the post. That being said these are about how they should dress, not how they actually do dress. While it’s still small, there are pockets of fans in the Midwest that are putting a little more effort into what they wear to games and all many of the rest need is a little guidance.

      • Katie Hanyzewski says:

        I LOVE all of these great suggestions! Born and raised in Indiana, I think it’s great to bring a classier look to these games. I’d actually get embarrassed if I saw someone at a game in a sweatsuit. Let’s keep the sweats at the gym and your house, not for public. Nick, I look forward to your game day outfits every week – keep up the great work!

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