Archive for October 5th, 2007

focus: lacoste’s repel shoes drop in spring ’08

October 5, 2007

The folks at Lacoste were kind enough to send TSF some more photos of the Repel line we told you about back in July.

French players Richard Gasquet and Tatiana Golovin had their hands in developing this collection, which features shoes with great “breathability” and support — and a distinct honeycomb design.

(For those who are interested, Lacoste designed a clay court version in the white/navy colorway.)

Lacoste will also concurrently release a line of Gravitate shoes (which we love love love). It will have the same athletic elements as the Repel line, but will feature a “finger-like stripe lace system that literally wraps around the player’s foot, providing the utmost comfort and support.” We’re big fans of the brighter colorways on the Gravitates.

Browse: The close-ups of the Repel and Gravitate men’s shoes are below the cut. (Don’t worry, ladies — you’ll get your own post.) The shoes will drop in time for the Spring/Summer 2008 selling season.

Love ’em? Hate ’em?: Tell us what you think.

Close-ups below the cut…


flashback: robredo at the 2007 aussie open

October 5, 2007

Tommy in the Dexter polo and Drey shorts from Sergio Tacchini

I had such high hopes for Spaniard Tommy Robredo after I saw him wear this Sergio Tacchini ensemble at the Australian Open in January. He took in the style from the halcyon days of Borg, McEnroe, Vilas — everything from the tight shirts, to the bandana, to the feathered hair — and made it work for 2007.

What do you think of this look? Tell us!

Unfortunately, Tommy’s Tacchini look has stagnated since, and even included a Nike-style misstep at Roland Garros which found him and Italian Filippo Volandri playing against each other in the same orange polo.

On the flip side, the fashionable Volandri has taken matters into his own hands, partnering with Dolce & Gabanna for Wimbledon and Emporio Armani at the U.S. Open.

What happened, Tommy?

Browse: See the latest Sergio Tacchini tennis collection on their website. And goods for sale at TW.

(Aussie Open photos via Tommy’s MTF page)

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