Tennis Fashion: Men shine like the sun

Australian Open 2011 has almost come to an end, and the leading fashion trend among men was the abundant use of bright and sunny colours.

Robin Soderling and Tomas Berdych both wore variants of yellow, though Robin’s tennis outfit was carefully mixed with black. We don’t think it’s an ideal combination.

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Not to be outdone in the yellow department, but retaining his classic, elegant style, Roger Federer chose a white tshirt with hints of yellow in the right places: collar, shoulder and wrist and headband, and even shoes!

Roger Federer clothes Australian Open 2011

Fashion lesson from Roger Federer:

Classic + Trend = Chic (yet safe)

Our favourite player Rafael Nadal took colour experimentation a step further by pairing his grey shorts with a colour that was neither orange nor red nor fuchsia nor peach. Take a look:

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Which player’s outfit impressed you the most?

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Bad Fashion: Rafa pulls a flashy one

Oh dear, oh dear. As if there weren’t enough fashion disasters at the US Open this year already, on Sunday morning my favourite tennis player Rafael Nadal took to the court wearing… fluorescent green! Immediate reactions from family and via text messages from concerned friends:

“Horrible! Awful!”

“What’s wrong with him?”

“He needs a stylist, now!”

I couldn’t agree more. Take a look:

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My eyes, my eyes!

Check out an an earlier match in the Grand Slam in which Rafael wore an all-black outfit, with flashes of the same neon green.

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Here’s a close-up of his shoes, perfectly coordinated with both his tees, but way too bright.

Meanwhile, Rafa sent his opponent (cute French monsieur Gilles Simon) packing in straight sets. I wonder how much of Rafael Nadal’s victory was to do with him blinding Simon, and how much due to his on-court prowess. But as a Rafa fangirl, I believe it’s mostly the latter. 🙂

Meanwhile, check out last year’s US Open fashion report.

PS—More US Open fashion disasters to come! Stay tuned.

Tennis: FedEx goes pink!

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It was a bad weekend for fans of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as both lost in the Toronto Masters (in the final and semi-final respectively). Despite Federer’s loss to Andy Murray, the Swiss gentleman gets our trophy for the sartorial surprise of the tournament, and that’s because he donned a soft pink tennis tshirt on court (gasp!).

It’s not the first time that pink has turned up on a tennis court (check out Serena Williams’ white-and-pink ensemble in this year’s Wimbledon), nor is it the first time we’ve seen a guy wear pink. But it’s perhaps the first time a man has worn it while playing an international tennis tournament.

Take a look:

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Even while Roger’s backhand remains as elegant as ever, note the two pairs of tuck detailing going down the length of the tshirt. We’re trying to figure out what went through Roger’s mind when he decided to wear this tshirt. Perhaps it was: “I don’t care that the world calls me a ballet dancer on court, I’m man enough to wear pink. Hah!”

Also note Roger’s shorts– they’re olive green. An odd combo on paper (blue would have been the obvious choice here), but he makes it work with the pink tee. Must say that Roger’s suddenly begun taking risks in more ways than one.

Speaking Chic says: Even though only guys comfortable with their masculinity would dare to wear pink in public, we’re still not sure about wearing it on court, with millions of people watching. Meanwhile, most people (read “men”) have been surprisingly quiet about this odd choice for an all-male tennis tourney.

What do you think of Roger Federer’s pink tshirt? Tell us!

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