By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

New York's Fashion Week -- notable for even more celeb sightings than usual, even more parties we can't get into and, yes, even more unattainable models (or are they ... keep reading). There couldn't be a more appropriate time to examine the young NFL season and project which jerseys will be the hottest looks of the fall and winter -- at frat houses, in hip-hop videos, at stadium tailgates and -- we can't imagine why not -- at the parties the models go to:

Michael Vick
Michael Vick's No. 7 jersey is a hot little item.

Any jersey-as-fashion discussion has to start with the heaviest hitter, Michael Vick, who sports No. 7 for the Falcons (but how soon before everyone has one?). On the other hand, avoid being sacked in the formerly scorching Steelers No. 10 (Kordell Stewart) ...

If you're looking for a can't-go-wrong classic, try hanging out in Brett Favre's No. 4. We wish we could say the same thing about Kurt Warner (Rams No. 13) -- for the last few years, a great look, now just passé ...

While we're talking about flame-outs, break out your No. 10 Browns jersey while Kelly Holcombe still has the hot touch, but think about giving one-hit wonder Shaun Alexander (Seahawks No. 37) to Good Will ...

Filed under "don't say we didn't give you a heads up," you can own the party this week by getting your hands on a Panthers No. 9 Rodney Peete; try trading away your Texans No. 8 David Carr for it (yes, we know what we said about it a few weeks ago) ...

Shaun Alexander
AP
Shaun Alexander's new-look Seahawks jersey isn't a popular item this fall.

Finally, if you're looking for a jersey to take a flier on, try Detroit No. 3 Joey Harrington. No, not because he nor the team is going to find on-field success; with Eminem's hugely anticipated film "8 Mile" set to hit movie theaters this fall, Detroit will be the next Hotlanta. At least, that's what our friends near the runway are saying ...

Bolster your trendiness by checking out the rest of what's hot and what's not hot this week. We won't guarantee anything, but the fashion models we know who read the list say they and their friends are very receptive to pick-up lines that incorporate the dish below:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Do you really want this job?
Joey Harrington

Gus Frerotte
Progressive attitude toward women golfers Greater Hartford Open The Masters
Tailgate grilling must-have Pepper spray Pepper grinder
Where Jon Gruden gets his nickname Time he wakes up ("311") Looks ("Chucky")
Cable-sports network Martial arts Tennis
What Patrick Ewing will pass along to young Wizards The three-step-no-it's-not-a-travel hop to the hoop Size-nullifying jumpers from the foul line
George W. Bush's secret wish To be MLB commissioner To win back the Senate
USA Basketball The women The men
Attendance trends Minor-league baseball (high) Major-league baseball (low)
Golf endorsement
Fords

Buicks
Chicago Bears biggest problem Accusations of trying to take out NFL's most exciting player Lead-poisoned and/or offensive bobblehead dolls
See-or-be-seen show for athletes "Trading Spaces" Late-night talk shows
Hundley nickname "Not Rod" "Hot Rod"
Shoe powerhouse Steve Madden adidas
How to violate the NFL uniform code Ask for forgiveness Ask for permission
Heisman bandwagon
Ohio State RB Maurice Clarett

Marshall QB Byron Leftwich
Bronx Zoo featured bout El Duque vs. Posada Reggie vs. Billy
Model for how to do labor deal
Canadian Football League

Still MLB
Enclosed stadium to be revitalized Superdome (New Orleans) Silverdome (we'll take Ford Field)
Mateen Cleaves Failin' physicals Bench warmin'
Key Yankees partner Japan baseball Manchester United soccer
Olympic-sized endorser
Swimmer Michael Phelps

Skier Jeremy Bloom
Current wisdom about Steve Spurrier It's the defense's fault It's the offense's fault
Weekend flick "Secretary" "Ballistic -- Ecks vs. Sever"
Hootie's pressure point Suzy Whaley's scorecard The LPGA chiming in
Must-see at the Ryder Cup How Tiger does with new irons Epic comebacks by either team

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays. Got inside scoop on an up-and-coming trend? Want to declare something passé? Send this glimpse of your hipness to hotnotlist@yahoo.com. For more List mania, check out "What's Hot and What's Not" for the NFL season.




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