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Somebody had to mention Tom Brady’s shiny black and gold jacket

The Patriots quarterback rocked a unique outfit on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

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Admit it, Tom Brady’s celebrity lifestyle looks kind of fun.
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The other day, I was browsing through stories here on Pats Pulpit, and it hit me that nobody had written anything about Tom Brady’s outfit that he was wearing on the red carpet at the Met Gala, alongside his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen.

I figured somebody would at least mention it, seeing as how it’s, you know, Tom Brady. But there was nothing here. I understand that this is a football site, and we’re here to discuss New England Patriots football. Unfortunately, we’re in that really awkward part of the year where the NFL Draft has come and gone, and we’re left just sitting on our hands waiting for actual football things to start happening.

In the meantime, I find myself looking for any kind of Patriots-related topics to write about to help pass the time. Obviously, in the middle of May, there isn’t much going on. But let’s be real … how often do you get a chance to write about your favorite team’s 40-year-old superstar quarterback, five Super Bowl rings and all, making an appearance on the red carpet at the Met Gala with his supermodel wife, wearing a shiny black and gold embroidered tuxedo as seen in the photo above? This is just another reason to love Brady. He keeps us entertained in the offseason too.

Pats fans are used to seeing Brady making celebrity headlines by now – he’s been married to Bundchen for almost a decade. As I was scrolling through Twitter this past week, I noticed a few hardcore Patriots fans admit that they get somewhat “annoyed” when Brady is out and about living the pretty boy celebrity lifestyle. They miss the days when he was just another guy on the football field – a “manly man” if you will – who didn’t care about anything other than playing football.

Obviously, Brady was that kind of guy when he came into the league back in 2000. But he’s evolved over the years. It happens to all of us. Nobody can deny that he has certainly earned the right to live whatever kind of lifestyle he pleases. Five Super Bowl rings, eight Super Bowl appearances, and at age 40, the oldest athlete to win a league MVP award. If he wants to spend his time in the offseason walking down red carpets in front of television cameras and paparazzi members, who has the right to say he shouldn’t be doing that?

As for the shiny black and gold jacket Tom was wearing, it’s safe to say not many people could pull that look off. But as he walked down the red carpet alongside the lovely Gisele, who might just be even more famous than he is, it just seemed like an appropriate look for the modern-day celebrity version of Tom Brady. The man truly is larger than life.

Okay, I’m seriously ready for football to start.