Cheers to the league on allowing some modicum of personal freedom, but I’ve yet to see a proper sport jacket with a Reebok logo on the cuffs. From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Matt Maiocco.
While the 49ers hope to make a statement with a third consecutive victory, 49ers coach Mike Nolan is ready to make a statement of his own – a fashion statement.
The NFL has given Nolan permission for the first time to wear a suit on the sideline. He is expected to wear a coat and tie on the sideline Sunday when the 49ers face the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks at Monster Park.
Nolan’s attire will be on a trial basis. He might be allowed to wear a suit for only two games this season.
“There’s a strong chance he’ll be wearing a suit for this game,” said a source close to Nolan on Tuesday. “But at the end of the day, they still want to sell hats and shirts instead of blazers.”
Nolan originally asked the NFL for permission to wear a suit on the sideline shortly after he was named 49ers head coach in January 2005. The league denied his request, deciding he must wear the NFL-sponsored garb like every other coach in the league.