Archive for June 5th, 2008

happy pride

June 5, 2008

Have a fun and safe pride month, everyone!

Fred Perry: boring on the court, inspiring everywhere else

June 5, 2008

There is absolutely nothing to write home about as far as the Fred Perry kit on Andy Murray at this year’s French Open, but I’m showing it to you anyway. (He lost to Nicolas Almagro in the third round 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 5-7.)

Buy: Fred Perry French Open Tee, $46.99; French Open Shorts, $36.99.

I’m still waiting for the innovative British brand (they’re so good with their limited edition collaborations!) to do stuff with Andy on the court. And now that he’s beefed up a little — we’re talking relatively here… he’s much less lanky skin-and-bones than he was in his teen — that should give them more flexibility as far as tailoring.

For the 7th season of Blank Canvas, Fred Perry commissioned stylists (and &SON duo) Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths to develop the menswear collection. They turned out pieces that reference naval camouflage from World Wars I and II. The Admiralty used these cubist patterns, named “Dazzle,” on the side of battleships to confuse and distract enemy submarines.

Buy: You can pick up the shirts at fredperry.com.

FP continues its partnerhsip with Dover Street Market with a custom Fred Perry x &SON collaboration. This weathered polo comes in pink/lime (shown), blue/red, and aqua/orange colorways. Buy: £160 at DSM.

DSM also gets a limited-edition line of Polka Dot Polos for sale at £70 a pop. They’re an homage to the style of sharply-dressed 70s ska punk band The Specials (video). The shirt comes in white with black or navy polka dots, and in navy/white and black/white.

Finally, FP does its own Specials line by producing 500 v-neck sweaters (with an oversize crest) in black and maroon. The cut is based on a photo of frontman Terry Hall from back in the day. The pieces will drop in September.

TSF at the U.S. Open

June 5, 2008

Along with visits to the EastWest Bank Classic in Carson and the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, TSF will be making a brief appearance at the U.S. Open this summer. Just for a few days during the first week, but still — I can’t wait!

the short-lived life of the stella mccartney dress

June 5, 2008

Maria Kirilenko switches from the separates to the sold-out Tennis Dress from adidas by Stella McCartney‘s Spring/Summer 2008 line.

She lost in the second round of the French to Jie Zheng 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.

Buy: The dress is no longer, so you should wipe away your tears with this Cover-up Blouse Jacket in Shell Beige, $165, also from the spring/summer collection. The puffy sleeves and pleated chest detail are a nice touch.

(photos by Getty Images)

fashion focus: bjorn borg underwear f/w 08

June 5, 2008

You know Bjorn Borg is squirming in his seat since this could be the year that Rafael Nadal chips at his record of back-to-back Wimbledon and French Open singles titles.

But rest assured that Borg’s ass is enveloped in well-constructed Scandinavian underwear from his eponymous clothing line. TSF got a sneak peek into the kaleidoscopic fall/winter collection: they bring out skivvies in subtle shades of green, brown, black, and orange clashing with blue and pink; and in cuts from tight briefs to loose boxers to loungewear, so you’ll have something for every occassion. (Archives: See what they’ve done in seasons past.)

Summer treat: The Swedish company, whose target customer is “young, averaging 15 to 30, with a fashionable sense and wants to make a statement wearing the underwear”, plans to launch in the U.S. market in August. (I can’t wait to see something other than Ginch Gonch prancing around West Hollywood.)

One pair at a time: Stockholm-based ad shop Farfar helped create the BB website, which aside from presenting the company’s latest wares and publishing an uber-casual photo blog (choice updates: Andre and Philip) also pushes visitors towards socially-conscious acts like sending old underwear to the warmonger of their choice. The winner, of course, was our own Dubya. Click on the video to see the delivery.

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(Images courtesy of Bjorn Borg)


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