Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Albany & College of Charleston


One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accesory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.

Again, sorry for the delay, but being down in Atlanta for the new year set me back a bit.

Albany:

I guess the weather got a little too chilly outside for Ol’ Roy when the New York opponents came into town because for the first time this season we saw a black longsleeve worn.

Didn’t see any UNC logo creeps on the longsleeve like we have on other outfits of Roy, but he looked clean with the all-black look and arm sling cover.

College of Charleston:

The game may have been a debacle, but we got another first down in the “hottest city in the south.” How about Roy in a half-zip sweater vest?

To go with the sweater, a longsleeve white turtle neck that has a UNC logo on the left sleeve. My question: is this shirt made with a logo in that place, or did it get put on there just for Roy? Seems like a strange placement on a normal shirt  that does not have to battle a sling. Any answers?

And even though I’d like to see them back on the floor, don’t Marcus and Will look nice? Even the commentator made a comment about how well dressed the UNC team is as a whole.

Here’s this years stats:

Game 1: Florida International, W 88-72 – Small paisley in aqua and dark blue with pocket square

Game 2: North Carolina Central, W 89-42 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue and gold with pocket square

Game 3: Valparaiso, W 88-77 – Large paisley-ish in gold, navy, brown and Carolina with pocket square

Game 4: Ohio State, W 77-73 – Diagonal white stripes over light blue back with pocket square

Game 5: Syracuse, L 87-71 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue with pocket square

Game 6: Gardner-Webb, W 93-72 – Blue and white dotted with pocket square

Game 7: Nevada, W 80-73 – Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes with no jacket or pocket square, removed tie in first half, black arm sling

Game 8: Michigan State, W 89-82 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, black arm sling, AIDs ribbon

Game 9: Kentucky, L 68-66 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket, pre-game pinstriped jacket with pocket square, black arm sling

Game 10: Presbyterian, W 103-64 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, Old Well emblem on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 11: Texas, L 103-90 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 12: Marshall, W 98-61 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 13: Rutgers, W 81-67 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, Old Well logo on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 14: Albany, W 87-70 – No tie, black longsleeve shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 15: College of Charleston, L 82-79 – No tie, white longsleeve shirt with no jacket or pocket square, NC logo on sleeve, blue sweater with white diamond pattern, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

[Some photos by N&O’s Robert Willett and InsideCarolina’s Jim Hawkins]

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