Archive for August 6th, 2008

BJ: a cross between Humphrey Bogart, a Swedish Porn Star, and a lazy, talented leopard

August 6, 2008

Those BJ shirts from No Mas that we wrote about a few months ago are now for sale (we saw one walking around The Scabbey a few Sundays ago…).

In case you hadn’t seen this logo before, it isn’t a new design by No Mas’ Chris Isenberg. In fact, it appears on Borg-branded goods that sold back in the day (including this racquet).

Buy: No Mas BJ shirts available at turntablelab.com, $40.

(images courtesy of No Mas)

another gearmaker joins the clothing fray

August 6, 2008

Chicago-based gearmaker Wilson plans to join the apparel market in 2009 with an updated collection for men and women. All pieces will have the latest innovations in UV protection (UPF 30+) plus moisture, stain, and odor management.

The silhouettes themselves look fairly flattering (especially that polo above) but the patterns of color and fabric offer nothing uniquely “Wilson”. Perhaps they’ll stay logo-less a la American Apparel? I’d love to see a company go that route…

(image courtesy of Wilson)

adidas’ little secret

August 6, 2008

Those black and white adidas shoes designed specifically for the Beijing Olympics will all have a red insole printed with a map of Beijing. Fun times.

(via Browner; image via TT)

I won’t turn down a facial from james blake!

August 6, 2008

First, some bits:

  • Saw Juan Martin del Potro up close and personal playing doubles with munchkin partner Fabio Fognini.
  • James Blake, who along with Frank Dancevic is a spokesguy for Evian, designed a facial spray bottle (“Brumisateur”) that’ll be sold throughout the U.S. Open Series. Pick it up at evian.com for $5.50.
  • Maria Sharapova is leaving the athlete haven that is Manhattan Beach for the much more celeb-appropriate Topanga Canyon.

Donald Young‘s white Nike Advantage Polo. See the subtle detail in the mesh backing. The 19-year-old took out Tommy Haas 6-2, 6-4 in the first night match.

Papparazi moved into the seats right behind me not during a changeover (boo) but waited until the changeover (yay) to start snapping pics of Kate Hudson, who sat next to Haas’ gf Sara Foster. Look at that bracelet!

Tommy had no less than three K-Swiss shirt changes, treating us to white/black and navy blue crewnecks plus a navy blue polo during the last game of the match.

Switcheroo: In case you didn’t notice — I didn’t until last night! — Xavier Malisse switched from K-Swiss to Lotto prior to Wimbledon. He wore the black Kontact tee with shiny screenprint against Carlos Moya. The Belgian had a shiny ring on his left middle finger to match.

reebok’s summer/fall shimmer dress

August 6, 2008

It’s funny how Reebok steps it up after letting the fashion-forward Venus Williams out to make her own clothing line… They trade in the aqua from Wimbledon with some red for the North American summer.

Soon-to-be No. 1 (ouch) Jelena Jankovic switched to the pink version of the Fall KFS Shimmer dress for her quarterfinal run at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

And Shahar Peer wore the separates (Cutout Tank) during her 2-6, 2-6 loss to Ai Sugiyama, also at the Rogers Cup.

Buy: Fall KFS Shimmer Dress, $49.99; Shimmer Tank, $36.99; Cutout Tank, $36.99. All styles available in Endurance Blue/Caspian Sea, Sassy Pink/Pompous Pink, and White/Endurance Blue.

fashion and the olympics continue to collide

August 6, 2008

We can dream: The duo behind Opening Ceremony, this week’s guest bloggers for NYTimes.com’s For the Moment blog, build their fantasy roster of designers to reinvent the uniforms for Olympic sports. Tennis gets Lanvin:

Since this is known as the gentleman’s sport, Lanvin is the perfect designer to bring formal dressing back to tennis. Sorry Nadal, the all black jersey is just not dapper. Instead, you’ll need to sport a bowtie, grosgrain collar dress shirt and a perfect pair of pleated shorts.

Not to be taken seriously, of course…

…unless you’re Lane Crawford, the Chinese luxury retailer that actually commissioned 12 designs from fashion giants, asking them to reinvent Olympic sports through fabric.

They were asked to pick a sport that inspired them: Martin Margiela (badminton), Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy (archery), Stella McCartney (equestrian), Alexander McQueen (fencing), Matthew Williamson for Emilio Pucci (gymnastics), Christopher Bailey for Burberry (sailing), Alberta Feretti (gymnastics), 3.1 Philip Lim (ping pong), Costume National by Ennio Capasa (baseball), Neil Barrett (fencing), Rick Owens (judo), and Raf Simons. Tennis got no love?

My picks:


Givenchy


YSL


Pucci

The rest: See the renderings and some final products here.

The pieces will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting UNICEF’s Special Relief Funds for Children affected by the Sichuan earthquake.

(images via IIHIH)


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