Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Gardner-Webb & FAU

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 accessory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.



In the first game action of the year, Roy brought a tie we hadn’t seen before. Red with blue and white diagonal stripes? Ok. Looks pretty sharp.


Florida Atlantic


UNC hasn’t set off for Maui yet for this year’s Invitational, but as part of the Mainland game Roy and the coaching staff got in the island spirit with some UNC-branded Panama Jack-style shirts.

The Tie Breakdown:

Gardner-Webb, W 76-59 – Red tie with Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes, white pocket square with blue stitching and pinstriped suit.

FAU, W 80-56 – Carolina blue UNC Panama Jack shirt.