Touchdown: New Clothing Collection Scores Big

By Annie Paschal

Matt Ryan promo shot How Atlanta Falcons’ Quarterback Matt Ryan Stays Active and Stylish in his Banana Republic Gear

Being fit and healthy is one of the keys to looking great. Another important factor is fashion. What you wear can change the game. Here’s where the new Rapid Movement Chino collection by Banana Republic comes into play. This line is ideal for men who stay active and appreciate sleek and comfortable attire.

Some of the top athletes in the U.S. were selected to be a part of the Banana Republic Men’s Style Council, including Matt Ryan, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. And notably, the National Football League’s 2016 Most Valuable Player.

We caught up with the hometown hero about being a tastemaker and to get his thoughts on the new pant collection. As someone who spends nearly half his time in workout apparel, Matt appreciates that the Rapid Movement Chino collection allows a man to combine a refined look with a similar ease to that of athletic wear. “It’s about being able to move and be comfortable … and that’s one of the cool things about the new chinos. As stylish as they are, and as good as they look, you can move around in them,” Matt says. These pants are made from breathable cotton fabric combined with an expertly crafted stain- and water-resistant coating to provide optimal longevity.

Matt Ryan checks out the new Rapid Movement Chino Collection at the Banana Republic store inside Lenox Square.

Matt Ryan checks out the new Rapid Movement Chino Collection at the Banana Republic store inside Lenox Square.

When Matt wants to have a night out in Decatur with his wife, Sarah, he prefers to don something slightly more refined and the chinos are an obvious choice. He credits Sarah and Banana Republic with helping him stay stylish over the years. “I had always shopped at Banana Republic growing up and I’ve worn their clothes for a long time. When I was approached to partner with them, I thought it would be a great fit because I’ve been a customer forever. I like their stuff and thought it was nice to be able to give my input a little bit too,” he says.

The collection is now available in-store and online at Each pant, which retails for $98, comes in a variety of colors including burgundy, black, olive, charcoal, gray and more.


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