Author Steff Yotka highlights Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton's style at the 2017 Met Gala in the Vogue article "How Cam Newton Upgraded Met Gala Menswear in Versace" writing:
Cam Newton is a man of many hats—literally. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is as famous in his helmet and pads as he is in his fedoras and boater hats, the latter of which are always on display at press conferences, away-game trips, and red carpets around the world.
Cam Newton wears a Meshika custom beaver top hat in black cherry.
Throughout the article Yotka highlights Newton's style philosophy quoting Newton's belief that "accessories play a major role in setting the tone". Newton's Versace suit is paired with thoughtfully chosen cuff-links, beaded bracelets, wire-framed specs, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, but one can argue that it's that Meshika hat that sets the tone of the outfit:
"My hats have become a signature part of my look, whether it is in my post-game press conferences or in my everyday style. Once we decided on the tuxedo for this evening, I knew I needed to find the right hat to complement the look,” he said, noting that he works with Hernandez on many of his more experimental chapeaux."
Cam Newton wears a custom Meshika beaver felt top hat with feather to the 2017 Met Gala.