Getting drunk might seem like the manliest way to stay warm at a football game, but in reality it’s not. There are much manlier and healthier ways to stay cozy that don’t lead to potential dehydration, vomiting and that really bad condition known as “idiot in the stands.” The manliest ways to stay warm don’t involve booze at all, but rather paying attention to your entire body and ensuring each section has its own cold-weather protection. These five strategies will keep you toasty and warm while looking manly and cool.
Body layers. Layers, layers and more layers are automatically one of the manliest ways to stay warm at a football game because no one has to see them underneath the rest of your tough and rugged outerwear. You can even start off your layering with a pair of silk long johns—for real—that are soft, silky and tops for retaining body heat. OK, silk is not so manly, but we bet some gals might find them kind of sexy. If you’re not up for silk, go with the traditional cotton long johns. Top your long johns with at least one long-sleeve shirt, a sweatshirt or sweater and finally your rugged jacket that makes you look like a manly football fan.