Archive for June 10th, 2008

who wears short shorts?

June 10, 2008

Much like how I once used the Barney’s Warehouse sale to mark seasons in L.A. — it’s not my fault that leaves don’t change colors — TSF knows it’s time for grass when Rafael Nadal molts. Once a year he trades in his tanks for tees, his bandana for a cap, and his capris for honest-to-goodness shorts.

At this week’s Artois Championships at Queen’s Club in London, Rafa wears a version of the Summer Sphere Dry Crew from Nike while playing doubles with Mariano Hood. I’m not sure if it’s the Olive/khaki color (which looked great on Donald Young and Tomas Berdych) or the covered-up biceps, but I hardly recognize Rafa in this outfit. It doesn’t matter what he wears, though. Riding on his French Open win, he’ll mow down the rest of the field and face Federer a few Sundays from now.

Buy: Nike Summer Sphere Dry Crew, $45.

As for Rafa’s win at Roland Garros, DTL points out the marquer l’histoire polo has been amended with a strike through “2008”.

The images we’ve seen of Nike’s kits for this year’s Wimbledon show no signs of fancy (excluding Roger’s blazer and purse, of course), keeping in line with what they’ve done so far this year.

Rafa wears a global sleeveless tank and pairs it with a white bandana.


BjBo lands in SoHo

June 10, 2008

Swedish tennis star Björn Borg is bringing his athletic wear to SoHo, his first U.S. location.

Björn Borg Inc. recently signed a two-year sublease for 2,000 square feet at 89 Crosby St., between Prince and Spring streets. The company will use the ground-floor space for retail and showrooms.

Keep reading…

TSF exclusive: janko rests on a hammock

June 10, 2008

We got our hands on this previously-unpublished pic of Janko Tipsarevic from the photo shoot he did for Men’s Vogue‘s June issue. Enjoy!

More: Check out the MV slideshow with pictures of Janko modeling the summer essentials.

FYI: Janko is playing in this week’s grass tournament in London — The Artois Championships (Queen’s Club). He is the 13th seed.

(Photo by Matthew Brookes for Men’s Vogue)

groundhog day

June 10, 2008

Roger Federer is none closer to a career Grand Slam after he attended Rafael Nadal‘s clay clinic last Sunday. (R-Fed even dressed up his Nike schoolboy kit for the occasion.)

After watching the first set (I was awake at 6 a.m. Pacific), I fell back asleep and woke up in time for the final three games of the match.

See pics from the final after the cut…

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