For a few future NFL players, draft night was more like a hipster prom. New rookies like Nick Fairley and Julio Jones looked fashionable in their tailored suits, but added ironic accessories that made it seem like they were going to see "Vampire Weekend".

ThePostGame.com took a look at some of the best hipster get-ups, plus a few more other fashion faux pas and one glorious sartorial achievement.

Allow me to introduce himself, his name is Humpty, pronounced with an Umpty. He likes to rhyme. Likes his beats funky. He's spunky. He likes his oatmeal lumpy.

The suit is fine and, frankly, goes nicely with the Saints hat. But look a little closer at that shirt. Somewhere, the Brawny man is roaming the wilderness without his flannel shirt.

The secret about the poorly-dressed athletes of the current generation is that they aren't poorly dressed at all. Take Patrick Peterson, for example. He shops at Louis Vuitton and Armani. He's the sort of guy who doesn't wear a tux, he wears a tux. This ensemble though? Michael Kors would say it's too matchy-matchy. The striped red tie, the red pocket square, the tie clip, the pressed white collar, the checkered shirt. It's all too much. Twenty years ago, a similar faux pas might have led to a 14-button, triple-breasted, undertaker coat worn by a guy fresh out of high school at the NBA draft. We've evolved since then. Now, the fashion misses have a distinguished air to them and represent a bad choice for one evening, not a bad sense of fashion. These guys will be dressing like Brady and MJD in no time.

Or not. Julio Jones looks like an high-end ice cream man. Or like somebody who lives in Brooklyn and constantly mentions to everybody at the party that he keeps Vegan and doesn't own a TV.

It wasn't all bad at the NFL draft though. The Amukamara family came on the stage in style after Prince was taken No. 19 by the New York Giants.

Yes! Either "Coming to America" is opening on Broadway or the Amukamaras are representing their home country of Nigeria with some flair. Mom's hat stole the show. There's a good chance Al Davis may draft it in the later rounds.

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So what if cornerback Patrick Peterson wasn't the first player taken in the NFL Draft? We say he was the most stylish. The new Arizona Cardinal has loved fashion since he was little, and now he's got the coin to wear whatever he wants. ThePostGame.com caught up with Peterson at Niketown in New York City the day before the draft. Note whose fashion sense he most admires in the NFL.

TPG: You're quite the dresser. Who did you get your fashion sense from?

Peterson: My mom, hands down. She was my No. 1 influence ever since I was a kid.

TPG: Why are clothes so important to you?

Peterson: Three reasons:
1) Swagger. 2) Looking good. And 3) I want to rock the best stuff.

TPG: What is your favorite outfit?

Peterson: Easy. A well-fitting suit. It's all about the fit.

TPG: Did it take you a while to pick out your draft outfit?

Peterson: Nope, not long at all. I'll be red carpet ready. Really presidential – and always keeping it classy. That's how I do it.

TPG: In your opinion, who in the NFL has a great fashion sense?

Peterson: Larry Fitzgerald.

TPG: What about Deion?

Peterson: (Laughs) Yeah, him too. He's got some swag for sure.

TPG: So what are your top pieces of advice for fans who want to dress better?

Peterson: 1) Coordination – make sure it all goes. 2) Taste – as long as you have good taste, you're good to go. 3) Be comfortable trying new things. 4) Attitude. It's really all about the attitude. If you think you look hot, that'll come across. 5) Confidence. That's also the key. If you think you can make it look good, chances are you will.

TPG: Other than the bling on your ears, what are some of your other must-have accessories?

Peterson: Yeah, I'm all about the jewelry. Earrings, watches, you name it. I'm not as much about the big blingy around-the-neck chains. I like to keep it classy.

TPG: Everybody has a different definition of fashion. What does fashion mean to you?

Peterson: Fashion means the world to me – after football, of course. Fashion helps you define who you are, and it lets you be different and try different things.

TPG: Any fashion role models? Or any favorite brands?

Peterson: I'm a big fan of Sean John, but I also really like Louis Vuitton and Armani.

TPG: A man after my own heart.

Peterson: But I'll also rock a lot of jeans. I play around. Mix it up.

TPG: I hear you have some Nike training gear out. Tell us more about it.

Peterson: The gear is hot. Nike has always been a great brand, but the new gear has some serious swag.

TPG: What makes it so swag-tastic?

Peterson: It's special –- it'll give people confidence.

TPG: After your football days are over, would you ever think about pursuing fashion? Maybe a Patrick Peterson clothing line?

Peterson: Yeah, no doubt! I would love to.

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One of the many problems facing the average sports fan over the years is keeping one’s beverage cold. The koozie solved that problem -- sorta. The question still remains: how to hold your drink and cheer at the same time?

Say hello to the Game On Glove, created by Kevin Carter and Kevin Sterling. It's a foam hockey glove that has a space to fit a beverage of any size. But unlike the koozie, you don't actually have to hold your drink. The cup holder stands on its own. It keeps your beverage cool and allows you to high five your buddies or pull your hair out in dismay.

The idea came to Carter and Sterling while they were watching a game: "We attend a lot of hockey games, we’re Canadian," says Sterling. "It's our version of multi-tasking. I am also a Maple Leaf fan so I had to have something cool-looking to drown my sorrows with."

The whole process to get to the final product took 18 months, and there were a few bumps in the road: "Early protypes looked like hockey gloves," says Sterling. "We needed to refine the idea." The glove they ended up with is able to stand on its own vertically, or lay flat, for proud display. The Kevins also acquired NHL licensing rights for the Game On Glove. Fans can buy a custom glove with their favorite NHL team on the product. "We want our customers to display the product either in their home, office or in their man cave," Sterling says. "We want the customer to be proud of the glove."

NHL players are catching on. Dave Bolland of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks wears the glove and is treating his whole team to gloves -- Blackhawks design, of course. Bolland also has given the Game On Glove the ultimate honor, placing it in the Stanley Cup while the cup was touring around the U.S. and Canada this summer.

Not a puckhead? Not to worry. Carter and Sterling are soon to roll out a whole new line of products, including koozies for football, hoops, soccer and auto racing.

But we all know hockey gear is the coolest.

Now these guys need to figure out a way to both drink your beverage and drop the gloves.

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Mike Peterson was inducted into the 2011 class of the University of Florida Hall of Fame on Friday, and he was wearing a custom made suit that debuted on his Twitter account @mikepeterson53. (First tweet that day: "Great Day To Be A Gator!") The Falcons linebacker is well-known for his sharp fashion taste. He has a good sense of humor, but he is dead serious about style. TPG spoke with "Mike Pete" in the days leading up to his induction ceremony.

TPG: If you were to define "style," how would you do it?

Peterson: Style is looking good. You've got to make it look easy. You don't have to spend a lot of money to look good, you have to carry it well."

TPG: How do you choose outfits?

Peterson: I like to go with the flow and the way I feel that day; it depends on where I'm going and the occasion. One thing I can tell you is that you should never be underdressed and you also don't want to make it look like you are trying too hard either.

TPG: If you were to redesign the Falcons uniforms, what would you do?

Peterson: I actually like the uniform, I think it's nice, but I think I'd change the white pants. They don't go with the red! I don't know where they decided that the white pants matched.

TPG: Do you have a favorite fashion item?

Peterson: I am a shoe guy. I love shoes: Louis, Gucci, Prada. I work with Reebok so I've got my Reebok shoes for training -- they are real. I have a thing for Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and depending on where I am going, I have lots of slipper shoes too.

TPG: What would you wear on a romantic date with your wife?

Peterson: I'm a Florida guy so I do the linen shorts, slipper shoes. I'm gonna go with earth-toned colors, roll-up long sleeves -- I've got tattoos so I have to cover them up. You need a nice wrist piece, some sunglasses, really mellow, really clean, you know, the 'grown-up' look, sophisticated.

TPG: Any fashion tips for women?

Peterson: I like sundresses, maybe because I am a Florida guy. But it also depends on the occasion or the activity; it's nice when a woman can pull off different looks. Sometimes a woman will look completely different when she's out and when she is in the gym. The key is to pull off all off all your looks.

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Just about every patron at The Masters wears a hat. Most are caps -- team caps, golf caps, company caps. Some are visors. Maybe you'll spot a rare fedora on the bold or the old. But this is not the Kentucky Derby. Here, hats are for shade.

And then there's Richard Van Frank's hat.

Van Frank, 60, is attending his 13th straight Masters this week, but his hat has been here every single year since 1964. That's when his father, Robert, brought a simple sun hat to Augusta National and appended his tiny, circular entrance badge to it. This was done somewhat often back then, but these days most patrons just wear a lanyard or drop the pass into a shirt pocket.

Richard's dad kept his badge, No. 6312, and labeled it with the name of that year's winner: Arnold Palmer. That happened to be the last major Arnie won. In '65, Robert Van Frank came back, and and added the new badge to his hat. He did the same in '66, and '67, and soon his beloved hat looked like a Christmas tree with tiny Masters ornaments growing all around.

Robert died in '93, and the hat fell apart in 2001, but Richard replaced it and kept coming to Augusta to honor his dad and to maintain the hat tradition. He even built a trophy case at his home in Cincinnati where the hat can remain on display year-round.

This year is the 48th in the Van Frank hat history, and Richard is here with his mother, Maggie, who is now 86. The hat -- or at least one of the two hats -- has attended nearly two-thirds of all the Masters tournaments. If you want to know who won the Masters in a particular year, just find the badge and flip it over.

Richard's favorite year was 2001, when Tiger Woods won. But every year is special. Richard walks the course the same way -- "Clubhouse first," he says, "18th green Sunday, Amen Corner to see the flowers" -- but as long as he's here and his mom's here, he's satisfied.

Because if the hat is here, Richard's father is here. And that's even more important than the hat itself.

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