Well Played: Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner Has 'Cautious' Style

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Columbus Blue Jackets Forward

Age: 22

Family: Single

How does Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner describe his style in five words or less? Slowly getting better. The 22-year-old from Dorchester, Ontario-who's been with the Blue Jackets for two years-is underselling himself. Jenner has some serious style; he's a fan of both custom suits-he got his first one this year-and the more casual jeans-and-a-T-shirt look. "I'm pretty cautious," Jenner says. "I don't take many risks."

Favorite item in your closet? My suit, because it's custom, and it fits better than everything else. There's also a pair of Diesel jeans I just got … everyone teases me that they look painted on.

What do you consider the most important accessory? I'm not really a watch guy, but I got a wristband recently. It's blue, and I wear a lot of blue. My other favorite accessory is my necklace-it's a St. Christopher medal from my grandma. I've had it on for a while.

What's your favorite look on a lady? It depends where I am. But I'd probably look at her shoes and make sure they look good.

You have a free night and no plans in the morning … how do you spend your evening? I'll go to the Short North with some friends. I like a lot of the restaurants there, like Bakersfield. And Marcella's is one of my favorite spots.

What's the craziest sartorial risk you've taken? I bought a pair of jeans that were light, light blue. I only wore them once, because I just didn't feel comfortable in them. Hugo Boss jeans are pretty good for me. It's tough finding jeans with the way we [hockey players] are built.

Which celeb's style do you love? Eric Church. He just looks pretty casual, and always has a nice shirt on.

What do your teammates say about your style? A few guys on the team help me out. Dubi [Brandon Dubinsky] is probably on me the most. He came in one time and told me to never wear a pair of shoes again. Nick Foligno helps me out, too. Alexander Wennberg is from Sweden. He wears things you don't see here in North America.

Anything you're currently coveting? I might get another custom suit next year. And I'm in need of a good luggage bag.