Archive for April 17th, 2008

It must be springtime…

April 17, 2008

…because Potito Starace has lopped off his ponytail.

The Italian is still in the running for this week’s Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana. He beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-1 in the second round.

(photo via OTCV gallery)


For it’s one, two, three stripes are out in adidas’ ballgame

April 17, 2008


IHT‘s Doreen Carvajal has been covering the legal war adidas is waging to protect its dominion over stripes. In the most recent turn of events, the European high court last week rejected an argument made by top international apparel manufacturers to use logos similar to that of the German giant (i.e., with two stripes instead of three). This two-stripe case began with a lawsuit brought by adidas against four big retailers—Marca Mode, C&A, H&M Hennes & Mauritz, and Vendex—for selling products that had two parallel stripes.

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Put spring in your step

April 17, 2008

A quick look at some this season’s fun kicks…

adidas releases a limited edition version of its ClimaCool Feather II to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the technology. Available at Midwest Sports, $100.

K-Swiss teams up with designer Julia Hederus to produce three pairs of minimalist/futurist sneakers that’ll keep the obsessive-compulsives of the world busy for a while.

Buy: the Blocks Sneaker — High, £120; Low, £80 — and the Cubes Sneaker, £90, available at oki-ni.

(adidas photo via Midwest Sports; Hederus for K-Swiss photo via oki-ni)

Fashion Focus: Who’s been Shot?

April 17, 2008

Italian Flavio Cipolla wears clothes designed by his daddy, Quirino Cipolla, a designer who founded a sportswear company called Shot. Here he is playing at this week’s Estoril Open.


I had a dream…

April 17, 2008

…that everyone on tour started dressing like Aravane Rezai. It was very scary.

That’s it — no more sidecars during weeknights.

FYI: The Frenchwoman lost early at this week’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.

(photo by AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

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