Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan on his New Style Collaboration with Banana Republic
By Laura Carson Miller
I must say I wasn’t at all surprised when during my interview with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (who is so nice and laid back and has an excellent sense of humor, btw) about his membership in the first ever Banana Republic Men’s Style Council, he shared that as a kid he used to receive Banana Republic clothing from his parents on birthdays. So his relationship with the brand is a long and solid one, no question.
Matt confirmed that he truly embodies the Banana Republic esthetic in both his casual and dressy style, telling me, ‘That is my style summed up. They have a good range of everything – sometimes you have to be buttoned up and they’ve got plenty of nice formal stuff, and they have great casual stuff too.” When I mentioned that I knew he has a dress code while traveling with the team and brought up how Cam Newton was benched for the opening drive of a game last year for not wearing a tie, Matt told me that while teams dress codes may differ they are ‘always expected to look good.’ And Matt looked fantastic in the Aiden Slim Rapid Movement Chino, which he was introducing during an in store event at Atlanta’s Lenox Square.
Other members of the Banana Republic Men’s Style Council are pro baseball shortstop Didi Gregorius and pro basketball guard C.J. McCollum, who join the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball power forward/center and Banana Republic brand ambassador Kevin Love. Their first Men’s Style Council campaign features the Banana Republic Rapid Movement Chino – the newest innovation in men’s pants, engineered with super cool proprietary performance technology.
If you want to know what happened when I asked Matt about Tom Brady and Gisele, you’ll have to contact me personally. Naturally he was a class act. Remember how I mentioned Matt’s wonderful sense of humor in the opening paragraph of this story?