Sunday Night At The Sports Flicks: Part 3

 

SENNA (2010)

It’s time for another installment of my favorite sport movies. Yes it’s Monday, but the Holidays have delayed my posting and I wanted to give you a few sporty classics to entertain you into the new year. Click the movie title or image for a preview. Happy and merry all!

This beautifully photographed documentary tells the remarkable story of Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna and spans the racing legend’s years as an Formula 1 champion, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later. Far more than a film for racing fans, Senna takes a cinematic approach and makes full use of astounding footage, drawn from over 15,000 hours of archival film, much of which was previously unseen.

 

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THE HUSTLER (1961)

In one of his most legendary roles, Paul Newman stars as cocky poolroom hustler “Fast” Eddie Felson, a swaggering pool shark punk. With his typical bravado, Felson challenges the king of the poolroom, “Minnesota Fats”, played Jackie Gleason, to a high-stakes match. After losing in a heartbreaking marathon, Felson faces the battle to regain his confidence and his game. He hits rock bottom and teams up with an unscrupulous manager, played by George C. Scott, and finds there is a terrible price to pay for redemption. The shadowy black-and-white cinematography, and darkness lit by the dim glow of a bar lamp or the overhead glare of a pool-table light, creates the atmosphere appropriate for this drama.
 

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

There are so many classic baseball movies to choose from, so I decided to go with the girls. This is the true story of The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were away fighting World War II. Not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, the owners of the teams decided to form teams with women. Directed by Penny Marshall, the movie stars Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Tom Hanks in some of their most entertaining roles. Who can forget “There is no crying in baseball!”
 

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JOE KID ON A STINGRAY(2005)

This film documents the evolution of BMX or Bicycle Motocross which began with kids in the 1970’s modifying their Schwinn Sting-Ray bicycles to look like motorcycles. Narrated by Jesse James, this documentary is the first film to take a serious look at the evolution of the sport, from the streets of 1960’s suburban neighborhoods to today’s stadium-packed televised action sports competitions. The directors have assembled a 30-year timeline packed with rare archival footage and interviews with the pioneers and legendary riders that delivers an historical perspective to the sport of BMX and makes you feel like you were there.

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IN-Vested: 6 Hi-Lo Puffer Vests

 

Clockwise from top left: AUTHIER® TOM’S VEST AT J.CREW $530; UNIQLO PREMIUM DOWN ULTRA LIGHT VEST $49.90; MONCLER GHANY VEST $525; PATAGONIA DOWN SWEATER VEST $150; JOE FRESH WEST LOOK DOWN PUFFA VEST $49; LANDS END DOWN VEST $40

A down vest is an essential for everyone’s outdoor closet. Worn under a peacoat or blazer, over a sweater or flannel shirt, they are the perfect extra layer of warmth. Some like them thin, others like them fat. Some prefer brights, other neutrals. Whatever your preference or budget may be, there lots of great choices. These are 6 of my hi-lo favorites!

 

Jeff Curtes: 20 Years Of Snowboard Photography

 

 
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THIS YEAR Jeff Curtes, Burton Snowboards’ primary lensman, marks his 20th year as a professional snowboard photographer. He calls himself a snowboarder first, a photographer second, and his pictures give an insiders view into the life of the professional snowboarder both on and off the mountain.

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Goggles Galore!

 

 

Aspen, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley and more are open for the season. Its time to start planning those ski and snowboard trips and with the Holidays upon us what better gift to get or give than a new hot pair of goggles! There are hundreds of colorful styles to choose from and what a fun way to add a little burst of flavor to your slopestyle attire.  But besides looking good your goggles need to protect you from the elements and anti-fog, scratch resistant, UV filtering, form fitting, no distortion lenses are a MUST. Click below to shop my season’s picks. All are available with inter-changable or adaptive lenses for varying light conditions.

Clockwise from top left: SPY OPTIC Marshall’12 $109.95; OAKLEY Splice $150SMITH OPTICS I/OX $175JULBO Orbiter Zebra Light Lens (Photochromatic) $180CHURCH AND STATE The Polka $169ARNETTE Skylight $139.95VON ZIPPER Chakra $100ANON Hawkeye $129.95

 

THE COLOR OF THE MONTH: SILVER

 

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Its mid-December and mid-Holiday season and time to celebrate Silver.
It’s shimmers and shines, is festive and fun, and glams up all that it touches!
Click below to shop!

ANON Comrade Goggles $129.95; NORTHFACE Super Diaz Jacket $349; SUPERGA Metallics $90; BALENCIAGA Classic Silver Pearly City $1599; SIDI T2 CB $199; PHILOSOPHY DI ALBERTA FERRETTI Organza and lamé dress $850; PRADA Metallic Platform Sandal $850; ANN DEXTER-JONES Silver ID Bracelet $2,535; SPEEDO Fastskin3 Elite Mirrored Goggle$74.95; JBRAND Metallic Stretch Denim Leggings $238; RAY BAN Aviators $150; KHOMBU Lovely $60

 

 

Frost Free Fingers

 

LULULEMON REFLECTIVE BRISK RUN GLOVE $28;

A week ago I posted about the pleasures of Winter Running and featured some of my favorite layering pieces. Gloves are critical part of the equation as well. Once you start moving, hands warm up pretty quick, so you want gloves that are flexible, moisture-wicking and breathable. Here are a few I really like (and you don’t have to wear them for running only). Pearl Izumi, Mountain Hardware and The Northface come in men’s sizes too.

MOUNTAIN HARDWARE WINTER RUNNING GLOVE $40; THE NORTHFACE POWER STRETCH GLOVE $35

 SMARTWOOL LINER KNIT GLOVE $24; PEARL IZUMI THERMAL GLOVE $25

NATHAN TRANSWARMER (glove with mitten shield) $35; ATHLETA PILAYO GLOVE $39

CLICK HERE FOR WINTER RUNNING PART 1

 

“Slide Your Brains Out”

 

 
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Thomas Campbell’s surfing photography has noticable lack of gloss and polish. Unlike most surf photographers, he eschews the familiar fish-eye shots or tightly cropped land angles and instead focusing on mood and vibe.

An artist, photographer and filmmaker, Thomas Campbell was raised on the aesthetic of the early 1980s skateboarding culture. In the mid-1990s, he moved to New York and immersed himself in the scene around Alleged Gallery, where he quickly befriended and exhibited among the generation of artists who would star in the landmark 2004 exhibition “Beautiful Losers”. His first feature-length film, “The Seedling”, came out in 1999, followed by “Sprout” in 2004 and “The Present” in 2009.

The first of ten projected volumes in UM YEAH PRESS’ surf photobook series, “Slide Your Brains Out” is a collection of his work from the past 15 years. Often lo-fi and gritty, other times lush and saturated, Campbell’s compositions, which include portraits and action shots of some of the best surfers in the world are always evocative and ethereal, appealing to both surfers and land lovers alike. Read More

 

December’s 31 Days of Sneakers

 

 

In the spirit of the holidays, I am celebrating this December with 31 days of sneakers. Each day this month will feature a new sneaker selected not just by me, but some of my most sporty and fashionable friends. So to all my sneakerheads out there, I’d love to hear some of your picks too.

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DEC.31: Well it’s the last day of December, the last day of my 31 days of sneakers and the last day of the year! Very hard to pick the final sneaker, especially while there are still so many more to choose. I am giving today to the ADIDAS SPEZIAL, because I love this orange and yellow combo, and because I couldn’t decide between the ADIDAS GAZELLE, CAMPUS or SAMBA… all timeless Adidas classics!

DEC.30: Going with a kid’s pick today from a very hip 8 year old, NYC Elite gymnast, Ellie Diamond (who happens to be my niece). Ellie always has the coolest kicks and loves these OSIRIS KIDS NYC83.

DEC. 29: PONY TOPSTAR. Remember these? Pony was born in Brooklyn in 1972 and quickly became of the most recognized and iconic Sports brands in the world.

DEC.28: SAUCONY ORIGINALS BULLET. Originally a track shoe with spikes, Saucony took this 1985 classic and adapted it for the street.

DEC.27: NIKE LEBRON X+. Today’s sneaker of the day comes from Ariel Foxman, the Editor-In-Chief of InStyle magazine! This shoe celebrates of the tenth anniversary of LeBron James and Nike Basketball, and features newly engineered cushioning and state-of-the-art support. When paired with the Nike+ Sport Kit (sold separately), the LeBron X+ tracks your highest jump, average jump height and total jumps per game, along with your steps per second, quickest moments and more. Very cool pick Mr.Foxman!

DEC.26: PUMA G.VILAS. This Puma classic named after 70’s tennis legend, Guillermo Vilas, is another timeless classic.

DEC.25: Gotta go with this green suede and mesh ADIDAS ORIGINALS DECADE OG for the Christmas sneaker.

DEC.24: Today’s pick comes my old friend Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine. Like me, he is obsessed with the Nike Flyknit Trainer, which happened to be my Dec.1 Sneaker of the Day. Adam has a sneaker feature as well in the January issue of O, and I am going with one his choices from the magazine, the ASICS GEL-LYTE33, as today’s sneaker of the day. This lightweight, super-flexible running shoe delivers a cushioned ride and promotes a mid-foot to forefoot strike. Plus the neon yellow and pink will definitely add an extra burst of speed to your runs! Read More

 
 

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