Tie Tracker: Preseason

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.


Media Day

Welcome back to the Tie Tracker. Let’s start with some preseason action. Nice tie we hadn’t seen before. Pink with blue flowers and green dots at media day with a pinstriped suit.

Late Night with Roy

Late Night brought out a red and white diagonally striped Carolina blue tie. He paired that with a pink shirt and white pocket square. New tie as well.

Exhibition – UNC-Pembroke

When we saw this last season against Wake Forest, we described it as a “purple and teal square pattern tie.” It is still the same. This year though he paired it with a lavender shirt and sport coat.

Here are this year’s stats:

Media Day – Pink tie with blue flowers and green dots, white shirt and pinstriped suit.

Late Night with Roy – Carolina blue tie with red and white diagonal stripes, pink shirt and white pocket square.

Exhibition, UNC-Pembroke, W 100-58 – Purple and teal square pattern tie with lavender shirt and patterned coat.