What’s Alabama without the houndstooth pattern?
The houndstooth hat became synonymous with Bear Bryant when the legendary Crimson Tide coach walked the sideline. To this day, you can see various articles of clothing featuring the design that is as much a part of Alabama’s history as the color crimson.
In an interesting clip narrated by ESPN’s Marty Smith, we learn why Bryant came to enjoy the pattern so much. Give it a view by clicking on the link below:
This is where Bear Bryant got his legendary houndstooth hat.
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— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 4, 2017
It’s fun to learn how Bryant’s personal taste became a favorite among many Crimson Tide fans as well. Of course, Alabama’s dominance during the era surely made anything Bryant enjoyed seem cool.
It’s fair to assume that the houndstooth pattern will remain a part of Alabama lore far into the future.