Archive for December 11th, 2007

fashion focus: for australia, roger and nike stick to what they know

December 11, 2007

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Tennis Week‘s Richard Pagliaro confirmed what TSF had culled from the tennis boards as Roger Federer‘s Aussie Open gear for 2008. (Hmm, does anyone else think it weird that these preview pics have Roger playing on clay?)

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The “down home” tourney is never one for flair; players are coming back from their short breaks, taking it slow as they amp up for a full season. This same sentiment translates to Federer’s clothes. According to Pagliaro, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield wanted to “combine the simplicity and elegance of Federer’s playing style with a strong athletic feel and design aesthetic”. Uhh PR quotes can be so awkward sometimes. Translate: they’re going back to basics.

Roger’s shirt will come in shades of blue and black (much like his 2006 U.S. Open day and evening shirts). Same construction rules apply: the button placket has a no-sew seam and the “RF” logo running down the back will double as ventilation.

Shoes and bandana: A look at his Vapor IVs after the cut…

fashion focus: lemar & dauley’s holiday ’07

December 11, 2007

Especially with Nike‘s Aussie Open gear channeling some hardcore 80s-style screenprinting (we’re all about it), TSF was a little disheartened that the ’07 holiday collection from Lemar & Dauley had no signs of then tennis fashion icon Andre Agassi. The four-year-old NYC-based streetwear company, who draws inspiration from music and sports, had used Andre for the 2006 line.

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Browse: The company sticks to crewnecks, sweatshirts, and hoodies — tried and true. See the Lemar & Dauley’s Holiday ’07 lookbook.

More Agassi: And another Agassi shirt from the ’06 line after the cut…


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