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49ers Quarterback Wears 13-Year-Old Designer's Red Vest

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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn't the only one on the team to catch some fashion flak this week. Last Sunday, following the win against the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to the press conference podium wearing a red vest and a backwards red cap. Sports writer Sal Maiorana flagged the outfit as a faux pas, tweeting, "Turn your cap around and act like a professional quarterback." (The tweet has since been deleted.) But Maiorana and fellow football fashion critics appear to have missed the point: Kaepernick styled his look to draw attention to the Jyoungin vest ($50) from up-and-coming, 13-year-old designer Jeremiah Jones. With so much talk lately about fashion in football (including a limited edition NFL collection from Theory and Bloomingdale's haute couture helmets), it appears that there's even a little something for the fashionistas in this year's run-up to the Super Bowl.
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