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Houston Texans hunks prepare to show off their bodies — and style — on the catwalk

Houston Texans hunks prepare to show off their bodies — and fab style

Texans at Festari September 2013 Charlie Neuhaus, Brian Cushing and Rudy Festari
Charlie Neuhaus, from left, Brian Cushing and Rudy Festari where the trio was readying for Una Notte in Italia. Courtesy photo
Texans at Festari September 2013 Matt Schaub and Laurie Schaub
Matt and Laurie Schaub at Festari for Men where the quarterback selected his outfit for the charity event. Courtesy photo
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J.J. Watt and Matt Schaub return to the runway after last year's Una Notte in Italia success. J.J. Watt , Matt Schaub Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
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The invitations have gone out and the event will be a sellout.
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That handsome Owen Daniels, seen here from last year's event, will be back to aid Bo's Place. Owen Daniels , Rudy Festari Photo by Michelle Watson/LastNightPics.com
Texans at Festari September 2013 Charlie Neuhaus, Brian Cushing and Rudy Festari
Texans at Festari September 2013 Matt Schaub and Laurie Schaub
024, Una Notte in Italia, November 2012, J.J. Watt, Matt Schaub
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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has certain dress standards for his team when traveling. Sports jackets and crisp shirts are a must. But on Nov. 1, when the beefy NFL stars step out on the fashion catwalk at "Una Notte in Italia," you can be assured that their sartorial splendor will soar far past the on-the-road fashion dictates.

For the last several weeks, Texans headliners have been dropping in at Festari for Men for fittings for their runway splash during the evening benefiting Bo's Place. Those on-field hyperstrong compression pants and high-tech shoulder pads will be replaced by custom suits, dinner jackets and more casual wear with labels such as CoppleyLoro Piana and Luciano Moresco.

Inside linebacker Brian Cushing was the most recent Texan in the shop, where he selected a contemporary cashmere jacket and fitted slacks by Zegna. As Debbie Festari observed, "The younger guys love to show the hard work they put into their bodies!" Debbie and Rudy Festari serve as honorary chairs and major domos behind the scenes of this popular fundraiser.

Diane Caplan and Megan Sutton-Reed chair the fundraiser at the Omni Houston Hotel, which will for the first time benefit Bo's Place.

Reprising their runway antics from last year will be Matt Schaub, Owen Daniels and J.J. Watt. Making their debut will be Chris Myers, Duane Brown, Kareem Jackson and Cushing.

Not to be outshined, the business community contributes its share of runway chic to the proceedings. Among the gents lining up for Bo's Place are chef Charles Clark, Bo's Place chairman Richard Kroger, designer Jonathan Blake, Texans COO Cal McNair and businessmen Nick Stefanakis, Butch Mach and Ryan McCord.

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