Archive for March 14th, 2007

speaking of Ralph Lauren…

March 14, 2007

While I was trying to figure out if Polo Ralph Lauren already released their U.S. Open 2007 goods (they haven’t), I stumbled across their current collections. Though it’s a “Cricket” collection, I can see some of these things courtside:

Roger Federer can wear this to a non-Wimbledon “classy” (i.e., one where he doesn’t need to wear white) tournament:

ralph lauren - regatta cricket sweater jacket

a tall lanky type — Max Mirnyi, perhaps — should ask for this to be on their list of goodies:

ralph lauren - cricket sweater

And this sweater can go on anyone, even a Radek Stepanek, and I’d be in love:

ralph lauren - shawl collar sweater

See the sweater up close, and other picks from the collection:

My dream U.S. Open Shop

March 14, 2007

In a time when every designer from Stella McCartney, to Proenza Schouler, to Luella Bartley has recognized his noblesse oblige and brought high fashion to the masses; and with retailers like H&M and Forever 21 coming out with new items once a week to feed America’s fashion attention, the USTA should get its act together if it wants to get into the branding fray properly.

While they have made a smart move with their multi-year Ralph Lauren partnership, their soft launch of the U.S. Open 2007 Shop wasn’t. (via TennisNews)

They might as well stay boarded up for a little while longer. Right now all they have are run-of-the-mill tchotchkes like this cd holder:

U.S. Open - cd holder

Eww.

and some shirts:

u.s. open tshirt - white red tshirt - us open

These can’t be the only things you sell in your shop.

I ask: Where’s all the Ralph Lauren?

smashnova’s swan song

March 14, 2007

Yesterday Haaretz published a story about Anna Smashnova, who has decided to retire after this year’s Wimbledon. She might continue to play Fed Cup matches through next year if Israel if it makes it back to World Group I next season.

Have a great 4 months before retirement, Anna!

Here are pictures of some of the trophies she won in her 16-year career:

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