Jordan Peele of Key & Peele nails NBA style in the brilliant, hilarious “You Can Fly!” sketch.
I got a kick out of this San Francisco Chronicle retrospective on the style of basketball legend Rick Barry, from his preppy days through an extended neck scarf period through till today’s elderly mountain gentleman (?) aesthetic. Some good, some truly horrible, a lot of interesting.
Apparently the Miami Marlins are now a rec-league softball team sponsored by a Caribbean-themed chain restaurant.
On the plus side, they’re celebrating Mojito Tuesdaze with 2-for-1 drink specials all month long!
Badminton player, photographed Gjon Mili for Life Magazine in 1939. Demonstrating the power of flannel trousers.
Grand Prix Guide ‘74
“For years the hollow claims of every marketing guru who insists that consumers ‘demand authenticity’ has been neatly debunked by the success of the high-end ‘distressed’ denim phenomenon. Buying jeans whose wear-and-tear is implemented by far-flung factory workers and machinery, according to specific standards devised and overseen by layers of corporate design-management — and in fact paying extra for such jeans, and pretending that this somehow signals rebel style — a capitulation to simulacra-culture so Xtreme it would make Debord giggle and Baudrillard weep”— Rob Walker on faux-distressing and the Olympic snowboarding uniforms.