Our Super Bowl Fashion Face-Off: Tom Brady vs. Eli Manning Off the Football Field

Super Bowl XLVI is this Sunday, which will undoubtedly be the most watched television event of 2012. Unlike all the glam awards shows that have been invading our living rooms most recent Sunday nights, there's no real fashion-spin we could put on the actual game. But because this is us, we couldn't help but come up with something... Enter our football fashion face-off between the two opposing team's quarterbacks: The New York Giants' Eli Manning v. he New England Patriots' Tom Brady. We did a little investigating into their off-the-field style - from vintage yearbook photos, to down-time with the dogs. Football season may be coming to an end, but fashion is obviously timeless. And neither of these guys have always been winners on the fash-field. Disclaimer: Tom may be Gisele's baby-daddy, but that doesn't make him the automatic winner. Click through to see if your pick on Sunday is also our pick for best-dressed.
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Super Bowl XLVI is this Sunday, which will undoubtedly be the most watched television event of 2012. Unlike all the glam awards shows that have been invading our living rooms most recent Sunday nights, there's no real fashion-spin we could put on the actual game. But because this is us, we couldn't help but come up with something... Enter our football fashion face-off between the two opposing team's quarterbacks: The New York Giants' Eli Manning v. he New England Patriots' Tom Brady. We did a little investigating into their off-the-field style - from vintage yearbook photos, to down-time with the dogs. Football season may be coming to an end, but fashion is obviously timeless. And neither of these guys have always been winners on the fash-field. Disclaimer: Tom may be Gisele's baby-daddy, but that doesn't make him the automatic winner. Click through to see if your pick on Sunday is also our pick for best-dressed.
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Super Bowl XLVI is this Sunday, which will undoubtedly be the most watched television event of 2012. Unlike all the glam awards shows that have been invading our living rooms most recent Sunday nights, there's no real fashion-spin we could put on the actual game. But because this is us, we couldn't help but come up with something...

Enter our football fashion face-off between the two opposing team's quarterbacks: The New York Giants' Eli Manning v. he New England Patriots'

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The opposing quarterbacks scrubbed up nicely for their teams' Super Bowl send-offs. Eli chose a classic brown pinstripe suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, while Tom looked ridiculously dapper in a three piece by

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Let's back up a little bit. Here are our boys in their senior yearbook portraits, before all the freshman girls drew Sharpie hearts around their faces. Eli took the classic prep school route with a crisp white button down and khakis, while Tom paid a visit to Mr. Tux. Most likely with his mom. We're usually a sucker for Tom Brady in a suit, but Eli Manning wins here for more age-appropriate attire.

Winner: Eli Manning

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One dog is cute. Three dogs are triple cute. And while EM's yellow lab is wearing a very on-trend leather harness, why does he look so distressed? Is it because his master got his outfit off the Sears' clearance rack?

Winner: Tom Brady

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Tom's bobblehead has a terrifyingly wide smile and Dwight Schrute hair. Eli wins by default.

Winner: Eli Manning

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In September 2008, both Tom Brady and Eli Manning made the covers of two major men's magazines: Esquire and Men's Vogue, respectively. Both guys are giving their best Blue Steel and look equally brooding, but Eli's shoulder pads and double breasted jacket are a little to gangster for our taste. And Tom is... well, he's Tom Brady.

Winner: Tom Brady

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Is it obligatory to wear the same outfit as whichever President you're meeting? Tom and Obama clearly called each other up before-hand and decided to dress like twinsies. Eli looks like he's awaiting approval from his distant father figure (GW Bush) who he's modeled his own wardrobe after. It's a close call, but...

Winner: Eli Manning, because he looks a lot like the older brother on the Wonder Years in this photo. Which is awesome.

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We'll admit, this one's not really fair. We know that Eli's wife Abby is into fashion (she worked for Pamela Roland), but Gisele is the biggest, most in-demand supermodel in the entire universe. So aside from that, Tom's hair looks a bit stiff and silly, but Eli is wearing brown shoes with a black suit and a really wide, satin, baby blue tie.

Winner: Tom Brady ...obviously.

He also wins this whole fashion face-off. Bravo Mr. Brady! And good luck to both teams on Sunday. Let's see if Gisele's call for prayer actually pays off...