Archive for December 18th, 2007

fashion flashback: nike’s agassi tees

December 18, 2007

While you might be falling asleep at your computer while browsing the Andre Agassi collection for adidas, let’s not forget that Nike had a cash cow on their hands back in Andre’s heyday.

Here are some eBay listings from the past year which featured vintage pieces from this line.

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First up are the Challenge Court T-shirts. It doesn’t get any more retro than this (if it’s the 90s we’re talking about). I feel like I’m watching the theme sequence from Saved by the Bell. The second one from the right says “Agassi’s Rock & Roll Tennis Camp”, and the one on the left says “‘That Oughta Wake-up the Country Club'” [sic]. All the listings, now expired, are here.

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And this is a delicious windbreaker from the same vendor.

It seems like Nike’s been heading — successfully — in that direction (with Rafa’s orange warm-up from the grass season and all those big logo throwbacks). But there have also been some missteps. Remember Fire & Ice?

(Kicks Finder)

yikes: chakvetadze tied up and robbed!

December 18, 2007

World No. 6 Anna Chakvetadze was the victim of a home invasion robbery in Moscow early Tuesday. Five to six men jumped a fence where she and her parents live, tied them, and made off with about $200,000 in money and valuables.

I hope she doesn’t get too unnerved by this…

(Reuters)

fashion focus: the other jewel from adidas ‘edge’

December 18, 2007

One last thing I’d like to point out with the adidas Spring 2008 women’s line (before we actually see them in action, I mean)…

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Add to our list of faves this Edge Cap Sleeve Top. Everything from the halter bra, to the contrast piping, to that wide (six-inch) hem and the combination bat/cap sleeves. It could be an alternative for Ana Ivanovic if she decides not to wear the tank or dress from the same line. (So far, she’s worn the dress.)

Buy: adidas Winter Edge line via TW — tank, $33.99; cap-sleeve top, $37.99; skort, $37.99; dress, $54.99; warm-up jacket, $54.99.

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roger’s home movie in gillette’s holiday ad

December 18, 2007

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Gillette recently released a holiday commercial as part of their Gillette Champions campaign. (Remember the original spot? The one where Tiger gets weirded out when Roger touches him on the cheek?)

This time, ad shop BBDO chose to go sentimental by showing Tiger, Roger, and Thierry Henry each playing their respective sports as kids. Roger loved the concept and himself provided the a clip from his family’s home movies.

Tiger did some decent voiceover work for this spot, too. When his golfing career is over….


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