Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Names

Tom Brady covers VMan

photos by Mario Testino

Continue reading below

Much as he likes dabbling in fashion, we really prefer Tom Brady in a football uniform. The latest example is TB12’s photo spread in VMan magazine’s Fall 2012 issue. Dubbed “America’s Alpha Dog,” the Pats QB appears on the cover with what looks like a very irritated Doberman Pinscher, and in one of photographer Mario Testino’s slick pics inside, Brady is posing with a studded dog collar. (To quote a few of our female friends: “Grrr”) In an accompanying Q&A with fashion designer Tom Ford, Brady says he wants to have four kids (he has two now) and to continue play football into his 40s (he’s 35 now.) The three-time Super Bowl champ also reveals that he and wife Gisele Bundchen are all moved into their enormous new LA home (designed by architect Richard Landry ), and he’s got no idea what he’ll do when his playing days are over. “Hopefully you’ll put me in one of your movies some day,” he says to Ford, director of “A Single Man.” There is one funny moment when Brady asks Ford how many times he’s worked with Bundchen. “Say that again?” says Ford. “Oh God, I thought you meant how many times did I sleep with her. I was about to say ‘Never.’ You sounded so tough.” Appearances or reputation aside, Brady insists his bark is worse than his bite. “My wife and I are very affectionate. It’s just part of our nature,” he says. “I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior — I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide and I’m not concerned with what people think.”

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com