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andy not-so-mighty

March 26, 2011

Spring blues: Andy Roddick hobbled his way to an early exit at the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday. He finished the match but seemed bothered all along by an unidentified injury and some chest congestion (whatever it was, he needed three visits from the trainer). Draw: Cuevas will face Gilles Simon in the third round; Simon beat Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 6-3.

Buy: Lacoste Johnny Collar Super Dry Tennis Polo; in White/Blue, White/Black, and Black/White colorways; $85; tennisexpress.com.

(image via Getty Images)

aussie summer & cali/miami spring brings out white stosur

March 24, 2011

Sam Stosur‘s been wearing this white Lacoste dress since the beginning of the year. Too bad it isn’t photographing well; hard to see the bright trim on the collar, sleeves, and the cutout. And boy does she love that orange (which was also the color of the shorts under that dress, by the way): from what FortyDeuce gathered on the practice courts of Indian Wells, that shade’ll carry over onto her kit for the Roland Garros swing (but in stripes).

As the fourth seed at this week’s Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, she beat Zheng Jie 6-2, 6-1 in her opener and plays the winner of Schnyder/Safarova match. (Who’ll lose her mind first: Lucie or Patty?)

Draws: See all the Miami draws here.

(image via Getty Images)

on the 7th day of giftmas: duds for the dudes

December 18, 2010

While we can probably say that today’s developments in the long road to repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” can’t be bested as a holiday gift for 2010, here’s how we would’ve drowned our sorrows had things gone the other way:

Steven Alan teamed up with Dockers earlier this fall to dress up the classic American brand’s image, and the mens-only collection of button-down polos (Steven Alan’s specialty!), blazers, and pants don’t disappoint. Buy: Steven Alan for Dockers Workwear Chino in Jasper Grey, $128, stevenalan.com. (FYI, Angelenos can also pick this up from the Barney’s CO-OPs and at Steven Alan Annex shops.)

Etc: For the casual guys on your list, consider the tennis-themed tees from Nike (remember the trove they had on the grounds of the U.S. Open?); he doesn’t need to know that this one with Johnny Mac on a face card is now half-off. Buy: Nike John McEnroe Playing Card Men’s Tennis T-Shirt, $14.97, nike.com.

The classic pinstripe polos from Boast, the recently revived tennis brand, are also on our list. This green one’s our fave, though they also carry it in black, blue, and red. Buy: Boast pinstripe polos, $68, boastusa.com. Cantaloupe not included.

And for something a little less fabric-based, there’s always the line of colognes from Lacoste. Andy Roddick is now the face for Challenge (sorry, Hayden, you’re out!). Buy: Lacoste Challenge Eau de Toilette Sprays, $40-$60, lacoste.com.

lacoste l!ve

October 16, 2010

Lacoste is opening up a string of stores for their L!VE brand, which reinterprets the classic looks of the brand for the younger, hipper set. Even the store design follows this aesthetic, with hardwood floors, suspended merch rails, and a scrolling ticker that displays info of music playing in the space. Expect 60 or so of these shops to pop up all over the world; Paris, London, Zurich, and Berlin will open in the next few months.

Yessss: For once, the guys win out! The current collection of Lacoste L!VE consists of footwear and sportswear for guys. But ladies, not to worry: you’ll get your own version of the goods for Fall 2011.

Artbattles: Back on September 18, Lacoste hosted an ArtBattles between Sean Bono and See One, who were challenged to decorate a 3D exclamation point in front of the store. (See: Twitpic)

Info: LACOSTe L!VE Store, 134 Prince Street in New York City; Hours: 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 12-6pm on Sunday; lacostelive.com.

Our picks: Lacoste! Merino Wool Crewneck Flag Sweater, $165; T-Shirt with Crayon Graphic, $45; Long-Sleeve Jersey with Crayon Stripes, $165.

More: A few other images of the store after the cut…

what’s cute and fuzzy and has a little temper?

October 15, 2010

If you answered either “badgers” or “Arnaud Clement,” you got the right answer!

Flashback: Here’s the Frenchman at the 2010 US Open, where he upset 16th seed Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 — and in that heat! — in the first round and then fell in five sets to the super-fit Mardy Fish.

(image via Getty Images)

photo feed: jeremy chardy in bucharest

September 23, 2010

BCR Open Romania: Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, eighth seed at this week’s BCR Open Romania in Bucharest, is through to the third round and faces top seed Albert Montanes in the quarters. (Draw)

A ring on his left finger, hmmm?

(photo by Anca Tudosa from the BCR Open Romania website)

croc buzz at 40th and 6th

September 23, 2010

I don’t know what this means but I. am. drooling.

(image src; via @lacoste)

nyfw s/s ’11: lemaire’s last for lacoste

September 20, 2010

Christophe Lemaire‘s final collection for Lacoste showed in New York last week, a mix of the sportswear we’ve come to enjoy from the brand’s archives — Lemaire’s take, of course — but with a little more infusion of the Frenchman’s own eastern aesthetic. The show started with whites and blacks in concentric squares and other geometric patterns. He then mixed it up with oranges and browns, and then switched to greys to end the presentation.

As we’d mentioned before, Lemaire is taking over at Hermes; his first show for that label will be in March 2011.

View: A slideshow of the entire Lacoste S/S ’11 show, via style.com. (Etc.: See the Rodarte show and others we liked.)

(images via style.com)

dominika cibulkova’s gin and tonic

August 29, 2010

Dominika Cibulkova was the only WTAer who made an appearance at last night’s Dunlop party, an event to launch the company’s new Biomimetic racquets. After a brief presentation, the players went behind the bar to serve up drinks for guests. We went with “bartender’s choice” for our cocktail made by the Slovakian, and Dominika gave us a gin and tonic. Cheers!

Draw: The unseeded Cibulkova, who s faces Stefanie Voegele in the first round and will meet the winner of the Li Na/Kateryna Bondarenko first-rounder. (Whoa, that’s def one of our picks for a good opening match.) See Dominika’s section of the draw here.

(photo by TSF)

fashion focus: christophe lemaire’s f/w 2010

July 30, 2010

There are big things in store for former Lacoste creative director Christophe Lemaire now that he’s replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier as the head at Hermès. (Lemaire’s first collection, that of fall 2011, will debut next March. At Lacoste, a replacement should be named by year’s end.)

Meanwhile, he’s still plugging away with his own label. For fall 2010, he’s infused a burnt orange into the usually muted palette of dark blues, browns, and grey/black. And the pieces are considerably more wearable than those from his two previous collections.

Up close: I have some screengrabs below, but see the entire lookbook here.

(via christophelemaire.com)

sightings in the stands: who needs samurai when you’ve got dudies?

July 28, 2010

Last night’s eye-candy-filled doubles match between Tipsarevic/Lopez and Blake/Querrey (will I get a cavity in my cornea??) had no visible Sam-urai contingent, possibly contributing to the Americans’ 6-3, 6-3 loss in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Dudi Sela, now clad in Lacoste, took out shotmaker Xavier Malisse 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in their first round singles match. He’ll next face the fourth-seeded Lopez.

Draw: See who’s left playing singles and doubles at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.

(image via Getty Images)

lacoste’s homage to davis cup history

July 16, 2010

Lacoste pays tribute to its founder Rene Lacoste with the Retro 27 line, a wink to France’s epic 1927 title win at the International Lawn Tennis Challenge aka Davis Cup. Lacoste was on the team that helped take down then-giant USA, snapping the six-year American title streak and giving France their first of nine Davis Cups (three of them back-to-back from ’27-’29). In the 2010 draw, France is now through to the semis (on their home court against Argentina) — this after routing a Spanish team sin Nadal (who was busy crying about the World Cup).

Buy: Retro Fit Pique polo, $79.50; Short Sleeve Diagonal Color Block polo, $88; Short Sleeve Color Block Vertical Stripe polo, $88; Distressed Square tee, $45; lacoste.com

(screengrab from lacoste)

davis cup: mostly quiet on the eastern front

July 11, 2010

The boisterous crowd who came to cheer the Croatian Davis Cuppers at the Spaladium Arena in Split could not boost their home team past the more experienced Serbian posse at this weekend’s Davis Cup quarterfinal tie. The decisive 4-1 rout puts the team of Djokovic, Tipsarevic, Troicki, and Zimonjic in the semifinals — a first for their country in Davis Cup history. (Scoreline: Tie details)

Still, props to Marin Cilic for wearing his checkered Fila tee and notching the one “W” for Croatia (the second singles rubber, against Troicki). The lanky 21-year-old was gracious in his post-match presser, picking Nole and his team to the take the Cup this year.

The Serbs — pampered in their digs — showed up in a variety of kits all showcasing their country’s colors. Nole picked a solid red polo from Sergio Tacchini while Nenad opted for a more playful version in Lacoste. Troicki sprinkled some blue in his Los tee while Janko and his bangs stayed safe with Fila. On the Croatian side, Ljubicic and Dodig‘s Li Ning kits were both as uninspired as their play.

(images via Getty Images)

roddick, out!

June 28, 2010

Asian men, represent!: In one of the biggest upsets so far in the 2010 tournament, the 82nd-ranked Yen-Hsun Lu beat Andy Roddick — last year’s finalist — 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 9-7. Each man’s serve was broken only once during the match. Lu next faces Novak Djokovic. (Draw: Men’s Singles)

Same shirt, different day: The dejected Andy, who attributed his loss to three sets of “horrendous” play, is in the same Lacoste polo he wore in Melbourne earlier this year.

(images via Getty Images)

vogue: amp up the tennis in your closet

June 26, 2010

The British edition of Vogue, clearly with Wimbledon on its mind, offers a list of pieces to step up the tennis look in your closet (with pieces from Gant, Lacoste, and Ralph Lauren).

(screengrab from vogue.com.uk)

even in the battle of the bags, roger wins

June 25, 2010

Arnaud Clement, who took out fellow munchkin Janko Tipsarevic in the first round, had the pleasure of playing Roger Federer in the third round of this year’s Wimbledon. He lost in straight sets — 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Even in the accessories department he was no match, with Roger’s custom-made Nike duffel leaving Nono’s Lacoste bag in the Centre Court dust.

Draw: Up next for Roger is Jurgen Melzer, who swatted away Feliciano Lopez in four sets. If he gets through that, he’ll have to play Tomas Berdych, who always gives Federer trouble. (More: See the draw here.

(images via Getty Images)

short balls: nearly french

May 19, 2010

Is that Mary we see?! Upon closer inspection, no… no, it isn’t. Does this mean Troy can tell the future?? (TSF illustration by Troy Venechanos)

We wonder if Aravane Rezai could become this decade’s Mary Pierce at the French Open? It’s been a decade since Pierce, the on-again, off-again French citizen (according to tennis enthusiasts), won the title at Roland Garros much to her fans’ pleasure. Rezai has already allowed controversy to swirl around her young career, and her Iranian heritage runs parallel to Mary’s history with Canada. Both are bigger-built girls who belt off the baseline and use their hard, flat strokes to make up for less-than-best movement.

It will be interesting to see if this really could develop. Rezai has been steadily rising in the WTA ranks for the last three years, and might use 2010 as her breakthrough year after winning in Madrid last week. In what has mostly been a lackluster year, Rezai beat Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams to win the tournament. Rezai is a respectable 9-6 at Roland Garros, and this year is a guaranteed seed now that she is in the top 20. Could she be a week two contender? Guess we’ll see which Mary… we mean Aravane, shows up.

Looks like the USTA will have plenty of choices when it comes to this year’s Fed Cup final between the U.S. squad and the Italian team. 11 cities have entered bids to hold the November tie. Among the bidders are three cities in Texas (San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth) and two in California (Pacific Palisades and San Diego). Looks like Montgomery, Ala. decided to sit this one out (surprise!). Our guess: one of the Texas sites. No WTA event is held within a solid 1,000 miles of said state.

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spring in the 2010 step of christophe lemaire’s lacoste

February 16, 2010

Lacoste was one of the first to show its Fall 2010 RTW goods in New York. The collection seemed to have a little more creative director Christophe Lemaire‘s personal touch, with the men and women opening the show down the bright yellow runway in the loose garments we’ve come to see from his eponymous non-Lacoste work.

Still, as the pieces switched palettes from oatmeal to the brand’s signature bright colors, we were reminded that Lemaire can remain true to the company’s aesthetic.

Lemons: Since their chief croc, Andy Roddick, is off playing for a title in Memphis (at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships), Lacoste thought long and hard about which athlete to invite to the show. The answer: Canuck Aleksandra Wozniak. Hunh? Why are all the Wozes getting all the love?

Browse: Images from the entire show at style.com.

(image grab via style.com)

sam stosur’s patriotic glasses

February 8, 2010

We’re all about Samantha Stosur‘s patriotic Oakley glasses, which show off Australia’s national sporting colors. Sam helped her country defeat Spain 3-2 in the 2010 Fed Cup World Group II first round by winning both her singles rubbers and the doubles with partner Renae Stubbs. Further reading: Read the Fed Cup write-up about the tie here.

Lacoste: This dress is part of the same spring collection that includes the orange separates Alize Cornet wore during the 2010 Australian Open last month.

(image via Getty Images)

alize cornet’s fed cup warm up jacket

February 5, 2010

A cute pic of Alize Cornet as she gets ready to play in this weekend’s Fed Cup tie against the United States. She’ll play the tie’s first rubber (against Bethanie Mattek-Sands). The varsity lettering on the french warmup jackets are cuuute.

In Melbourne, Cornet bageled 17th-seed Francesca Schiavone before losing 6-0, 5-7, 0-6. Ouch. At least we liked her orange and white Lacoste separates. Note the horizontal orange stripes near the hem of her skirt.

(Fed Cup photos by Corinne Dubreuil; aussie images via Getty Images)


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