Different events and places demand unique approaches to fashion. For instance, going to a ball game usually needs a simple casual outfit like jeans, a jersey, cute sneakers and your favorite team’s baseball cap. If you’re going to the wild west, our previous article entitled ‘Be a Cowboy or Just Look Like One’, pointed out that this unique fashion style should always have certain pieces to complete the western look, like a plaid shirt, jeans, boots and a western belt buckle to be the centerpiece of the ensemble.
Dressing for a poker game isn’t straightforward either; it’s not all Daniel Craig style with the black tie and patent leather shoes. Some casinos have a dress code, and others do not. In fact, poker outfits are so versatile, and you can find many examples of different outfits among the top poker players of the day.
In this article, we’ve picked three outfits that are flexible and offer contrasting styles for a night at a casino.
- Daniel Negreanu
We’re starting with one of the best-dressed and most successful poker players of all time. The six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu is a poker legend. He was nicknamed years ago “Kid Poker” because, at the age of 23, he won the 1998 WSOP, making history as the youngest WSOP bracelet winner during that time. Negreanu went on to win two World Poker Tour (WPT) titles and over $42 million in live tournament cashes. As a prosperous poker player, his outfits match his success. He has often been seen sitting at tables dressed in a cool casual look with a black stylish jacket and a white undershirt. While on the European Poker Tour (EPT), he’s been seen wearing sporty baseball caps. Negreanu shows his versatility in fashion with how he can go with different styles on different days. Try Negreanu’s look out for yourself and feel like Kid Poker during your next poker night.
- Phil Laak
Dubbed the “Unabomber” because of his sense of fashion while sitting at the tables, Phil Laak is also a poker celebrity. He’s won one WSOP bracelet, made it to five final tables and won his first WPT in 2004. Laak has had a very successful professional poker career with over $3 million in career earnings so far. While he is great at poker, his unique style is what draws the attention of the cameras. Laak is famous for hiding his face behind sunglasses and a hoodie and sometimes changes the look up with beanie and ski goggles, which is what he wore at the 2014 WSOP. If you want to hide your tells on your next poker night, then the Unabomber look may be a fashion style you might want to try out for yourself.
- Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen is one of the most well-known modern-day poker players on the felt. In 2018, he made 13 final tables, appeared in the PokerStars EPT, WPT and went into the 2022 WSOP as one of the most feared players to go up against. Foxen has had a prosperous career so far, with $6.6 million in total earnings. But he is not just known for his poker skills; his fashion sense is noticed by all that watch him. Foxen has been seen at the tables wearing a blue short-sleeve collared shirt which was well-fitted to his arms, thus pronouncing the player’s biceps and triceps. If you’ve got guns like Foxen, try wearing shirts like these so that opponents will fear you too.
Poker is an event that people often dress up for, but there is not just one dress code prescribed to sit at the tables. You can go as formal as you like, or dress for comfort like these poker stars and go all in with your personal style.