Archive for July 13th, 2007

fashion focus: le coq sportif

July 13, 2007

I have a confession to make: I am partial to cocks. My godfather used to breed them (for fighting), I was born on the Year of the Rooster, chicken is my white meat of choice, I get cravings for deviled eggs, and, well… the list goes on.

It’s why the goods from Le Coq Sportif — Babel Fish tells me that’s “Sporty Rooster” in French — have a special place in my heart. (It also helps that this clothing line sponsors Italian hottie Potito Starace).

They’ve got some cute clothes:

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My picks, men’s line: Mod Vneck sweater, Tricolors Trapeze bag, Escrime Velcro shoe; middle row: Adam Zipped hoodie, Topaze bag; bottom: Opaque shorts, Arizona track jacket, Actarius polo shirt.

For the women: the Tricolore Minou Minou polo, the Trapeze All Over Print bag, and the Papiki shoe.

LCF in North America: Le Coq Sportif opened an office in Portland, Oregon headed by Tim Cool, a former adidas and Nike executive.

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And they’ve wasted no time expanding their share of the market. Speaking of top-siders, Hypebeast smuggled these pictures of LCF’s casual shoe line (including the one pictured above) out of a Barcelona trade show.

What do you think about their stuff? Tell us.

russians lead the sweater vest revolution

July 13, 2007

We’ve seen plenty of sweater vests lately: at Wimbledon, Svetlana Kuznetsova wore one from Fila in her salute to the 70’s. And adidas dressed doubles team Stretch and Booty in them, too.

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This week Nikolay Davydenko — god bless his heart — tried one on at the Allianz Suisse Open in Gstaad, Switzerland (not to be confused with Bastad, Sweden). Unfortunately, his Airness kit, though it kept him warm, didn’t look so hot under the argyle sweater.

And so Gael Monfils sent him back to the fashion drawing boards with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over the Russian in the first round.

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p.s. Nike is also putting out two version for their fall line (pictured above).

is he serious?

July 13, 2007

Even fourteen years after it happened, jokes about the Monica Seles stabbing are still. not. funny.

sharapova’s endorsement list: tag heuer

July 13, 2007

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As was mentioned in a Daily Mail profile a few weeks back, among Maria Sharapova‘s many obligations is being ambassador for the Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.

The company designed a signature pink watch in her honor. It’s encrusted with 120 diamonds and goes for almost $2,000.

Love it? Hate it? Tell us.

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