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As part of the team’s sixth annual HOPE Week initiative (Helping Others Persevere & Excel), the New York Yankees helped to outfit a group of men in need. Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda and Brian Roberts were on-hand to motivate the men and play the role of stylist, getting them fitted in their new DKNY suits. The fashion house and team sponsor donated the formal wear.
The event took place at Career Gear, an organization that provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities. Women’s Wear Daily spoke to one of the participants, Leon Clarke Jr. He received some surprise fashion assistance from Jeter, who took his measurements.
“Derek Jeter picked it for me,” exclaimed Leon Clarke Jr., 24, dressed in a black, fitted … Read More »
Rue La La, an online shopping destination that curates boutiques filled with the best of women’s and men’s fashion and more, is hosting a sale inspired by the NBA fashion game. The event is dubbed “Style Playoffs: Pro Basketball’s Best Dressed.” On the heels of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, it takes cues from some of the league’s top trendsetters, including Tony Parker, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
The event ties each player to a specific occasion, and the apparel and accessory offerings represent their off-court sartorial style. Fans can shop the sale for the next three days here. To become a Rue La La member, visit here.
“Manning the Grill”
Tony Parker’s sale includes a range of casual styles, like button-down shirts, denim and crew neck sweaters. Below is a preview:
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Golfers displayed a great deal of sartorial patriotism at Pinehurst. Apparel sponsors provided players with a wide array of red, white and blue styles. The U.S. Open also brought out a new range of patterned pieces paired with vibrant accessories. A Glam Slam recapped the best fairway fashions from the 2014 U.S. Open.
Rickie Fowler: Fowler paid tribute to his favorite player, the late Payne Stewart, with his U.S. Open first round fashion statement. Stewart was well-known for his signature on-course style. This year marked the 15th Anniversary of Stewart’s U.S. Open win in 1999. In his honor, Fowler donned a retro ensemble, pairing a light blue polo with knickers and argyle socks.
Keegan Bradley: Bradley was perfectly patriotic is his Tommy Hilfiger threads. His white polo featured a red and navy stripe design across the shoulder, and continued down the back of the shirt. Keegan’s buzzed about red … Read More »
Russell Westbrook has quickly become one of the NBA’s sartorial all-stars. Entering into the fashion game off-the-court was a natural progression for the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard. Earlier this year he teamed up with underwear company, Kings & Jaxs. He put his design skills to the test, creating a pair of “Why Not” boxer briefs for the brand. Now Westbrook is sharing his unique sense of style in a new collaboration with Barneys New York.
“I’m kind of like a designer,” Westbrook told WWD. “My personal style changes every season.”
Westbrook has curated a capsule collection of sportswear and accessories, which will include a variety of menswear brands that the NBA baller wears himself. The line falls under the tag: “Westbrook XO Barneys New York,” and be available at Barneys stores and Barneys.com in mid-July. According to the brand:
“Mr. Westbrook and … Read More »
For San Francisco 49’ers coach, Jim Harbaugh, khaki pants have served as wardrobe staple on the sidelines. His trousers received extra attention last season, when Harbaugh’s wife revealed that she was not a fan of the sartorial statement. Soon afterwards, the coach was spotted in Walmart, purchasing an $8 version of the pants. In response to the khaki craze, a range of apparel companies offered up their own options for Harbaugh.
Now Dockers has teamed up with the NFL coach “to rid the world of ill-fitting pants,” under the tag: #StopDadPants. Fans can join the crusade against Dad Pants by following Dockers on twitter and instagram, and uploading a photo “putting your best pants forward,” along with the hashtag #StopDadPants. Entrants will have a chance to win trip for two to San Francisco, tickets to one of Jim’s games and Dockers apparel. For additional information, visit … Read More »
Last Fall, David Beckham was announced as the face of Belstaff’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. To take the partnership one step further, Beckham has created his first capsule collection for the British luxury lifestyle brand, well-known for its motorbiking styles.
The Beckham for Belstaff line consists of 9 pieces, inspired by the soccer star’s own Belstaff biker jacket. Among the offerings are a classic moto jacket, a leather biker jacket, a waxed cotton jacket, classic tees, distressed denim pants, and calfskin leather boots. Prices range from $95 for a t-shirt to $1,950 for a leather jacket.
In developing the line, Beckham worked closely with the Belstaff creative team, to bring his personal style into the designs. He explained:
“We kept it to the vision and the heritage of Belstaff, we went right back into the archives, from the 60’s and 70’s era. … Read More »
Fresh off of her French Open win, Maria Sharapova has added another endeavor to her ever-expanding off-court resume. The tennis champ has been tapped as the face of Avon’s new Luck fragrances for men and women. Sharapova is no stranger to the beauty business. She recently became the co-owner of Supergoop Sunscreen. With her Avon venture, she joins a roster of athletes including Derek Jeter and Chris Paul, who have also endorsed the brand’s scents.
According to the company, the Avon Luck fragrances celebrate life’s good fortunes, amazing events and infinite possibilities. The women’s scent features sparkling citrus and luscious berries blended with creamy white florals and warm sandalwood. For the men’s scent, fresh mandarin and cool spices blend with rich musk and intoxicating woods.
“I am excited to represent Avon Luck, a fragrance that reminds us to savor and truly enjoy … Read More »
Tennis pros step up their fashion game for each of the season’s Grand Slam tournaments. Players continue to sport silhouettes, prints and colors that pair well with their personalities. Roland Garros affords players an opportunity to wear styles that are bold and bright, before transitioning to all-white attire for the next Grand Slam in Wimbledon. Competitors did not hold back with their 2014 French Open styles and A Glam Slam broke down some of the tournaments top trends.
Florals: Tomas Berdych and Agnieszka Radwanska debuted floral printed designs for the French Open. Berdych was dressed in Hawaiian-inspired apparel from his signature H&M tennis collection. The shirt’s navy and white floral front was balanced by a solid, white back. Radwankska’s multi-colored floral dress featured black straps and a pleated skirt. The new design is part of Lotto Sport’s limited-edition Maddy Collection.
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ESPN Consumer Products and HOMAGE, a lifestyle brand known for its retro tees, have teamed up to create a special collection of World Cup apparel. The limited-edition line falls under the tag, “Every 4 Years,” and is inspired by ESPN’s brand marketing campaign for this year’s World Cup. As the company explained:
The vintage tees feature graphics inspired by ESPN’s series of artistic posters, created by Brazilian designer Cristiano Siqueira, and ESPN commercials such as “I Believe.”
Designs are available for nine participating World Cup countries including: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and USA. To shop the full collection, visit here. Below is a preview of the featured styles:
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Football fans are familiar with Brad Smith’s versatility on the gridiron. Off-the-field, his interests extend into the business of fashion. Philadelphia Life magazine highlights Smith’s sartorial game. In addition to evolving his own style skills, the Philadelphia Eagle and Men’s Health contributor has been working to help emerging fashion designers. Earlier this year, he launched the “Design for Brad Smith” competition.
In the featured article, dubbed “Man in Motion,” the magazine chats with Smith about his role with Men’s Health, his design contest, Philly’s fashion scene, and how his teammates react to his fashion choices. For the full article, written by Bill Donahue, visit here. Below are a few exceprts:
What do you like so much about fashion?
It’s the art of it. My interest is in the design and the creativity, where people can come up with interesting stuff … Read More »