Archive for May 20th, 2009

lemar dauley x dc, part trois: clay vs. grass

May 20, 2009

Grass vs. clay… red vs. green… Rafa vs… Rafa?

After dabbling with nautical themes for their last collab, Lemar and Dauley and DC Shoes turn to tennis for their current release, the Xander.

Available in honeydew (grass) and coral (clay) colorways, the high-top shoes have tennis DNA all over: the mesh on the side panels and the tongue of the shoe look like waffle pattern of strings on the racquet face, while DC’s signature houndstooth print appears as a “stencil” on the tongue. The shoe’s translucent sole mimics the nylon material used to make the strings themselves, and the use of leather around the edges — as well as under the sole — represent the racquet grip. And to round it all out, the insoles have an abstract graphic print of a court surface.

What do you think of the shoes? Tell us!

This isn’t the first time L&D’s geeked out on us. Remember their homage to Andre Agassi for their Holiday 2007 collection?

Buy: Call up the DC Soho and Melrose brick-and-mortar shops to get more info.

More: See two more images after the cut…


sightings in the stands: andy and kim

May 20, 2009

Aww — don’t they look adorable? That’s Andy Murray and gf Kim Sears soaking last week’s Wimbledon Centre Court Celebration, aka the exo which featured husband-and-wife team Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi along with Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters.

Sears, in this pic, reminds me of Jennifer Aniston…

(photo via Getty Images)

sit and spin:

May 20, 2009

Attention, Aeron potatoes: If you’re stuck at work this summer and without access to cable (heaven forbid you miss out on Rafa‘s bid for a fifth straight Roland Garros title, or Federer defending his U.S. Open title, or the fashion show that is Wimbledon) — fear not. Keep your behind squished into that meshy seat without worry, because ESPN360 is coming to the rescue.

From now until September 13, the broadband network is covering tennis live — that’s nearly 1300 hours of programming from the rest of 2009’s majors. The only caveat: your ‘net access has to come from one of ESPN’s affiliated ISPs. (Comcast subscribers join the family later in the summer.)

Pencil it in: See a breakdown of’s Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open coverage after the cut…

(ot) get in line

May 20, 2009

For those of you addicts, you know that one can never have enough lines. So to satisfy your fix, here’s another round-up of horizontal stripes from around the internets, brought to you by the folks over at They even included a stripe count for each item. Love it.

Browse: Level Best,

(image grab via

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