Cam Newton Wears $849 Versace Pants, Twitter Explodes

02/01/2016 at 10:17 AM ET

For those like us who prefer livestreaming the latest runway show to cheering on a football team during the big game, the name Cam Newton might not immediately ring any bells. But this weekend, the Carolina Panthers quarterback was suddenly all over our radar thanks to a pair of truly spectacular, statement-making trousers.

Cam Newton Versace Pants David J. Phillip/AP

Wiz Khalifa may have cool pants, but he’s got nothing on Cam Newton. After seeing the Versace pair he wore while arriving in San Jose, California, for the Super Bowl, Kanye‘s definitely going to want to start screenshotting some of the football player’s finer looks to add to his pants Pinterest board. The form-fitting pair in question are a $849 design from Versace’s Spring 2014 menswear collection, featuring a swirl of black and white stripes with trompe l’oeil gold baroque designs around the outer edges.

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Of course, Twitter immediately exploded with reactions to Cam’s bold sartorial look, ranging from comparisons to Seinfeld’s Kramer to praise for being the only man in the world who could pull off pants this loud.


But really, this is probably all a part of the quarterback’s secret plan to win the Super Bowl. While everyone’s caught up criticizing his pant game, he’ll be too busy winning the actual game to hear any of the haters. And we have a feeling he already has his victory song all picked out, courtesy of Migos.
What do you think of Cam Newton’s Versace pants? Would you wear them? 

–Emily Kirkpatrick

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Fashion , Guy Style
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What??? on

Ugly and a huge wast of money.

Steph on

GOD, I hope this guys gets crushed in the SB

Melissa on


Kim on

I am not a fashion person, but I would not pay $8.49 for those pants much less $849. Oh my goodness, what a waste of money for some ugly pants.

Jazzicat on

You go Cam! You are a hot dog, but we love you. Anyone that pretty can wear whatever he wants. Besides when you’ve got the skills, and he does, you can be outrageous. I’m lovin it. Go Panthers!! It’s your year.

Jennifer on

Um, ewww!

Lisa on

Go head Cam do your thing my brother!! Rock those Versace”s. You know the haters are mad at you huh! Keep doing what you are doing Let the miserable be miserable.. Love your style. You are perfection.

RB on

When I saw the picture from the waist up, I was like…Why is this news…then I saw the pants….hideous. So this is fashionable? Ridiculous!!

nope on

Soon, very soon, this guy will be in the media for all the wrong reasons. His ego is already over the moon.

Julie on

I don’t know who this guy is, I don’t follow football … But I do know he has more money than sense to pay $850 for those pants.

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