Although not commonly considered a tradition, at the University of Alabama, we proudly consider this fashion statement a staple on a game day. All around Bryant-Denny stadium, on the Quad, and even passing by a local, you will see people adorned in the popular white and black pattern. Whether it be houndstooth fedoras, skirts, ties, and even full suits, this pattern has become an essential for game day fashion. But you may be wondering, why houndstooth of all patterns?
Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant often walked the sidelines in his houndstooth fedora on game days. Much like the legacy of Coach Bear Bryant, houndstooth lives on through Alabama fans. Although not everyone can pull off a fedora, everyone can wear a bit of houndstooth.
On the colder game days in October and November my favorite way to cheer on the tide is to stay warm with my houndstooth scarf and grab my shaker! _-Kaia Stephens UA Senior