The New Year’s Cleanse

 

 

Happy New Year! As we head into the first week of the year, many of us may be feeling the results of all that holiday fun. Perhaps a few pounds from 2016 have decided they might like to hang around for 2017. Well not so fast! As quickly as they joined your waistline, you can bid them farewell. From juices to shakes to teas to food based cleanses, there are a number of popular and effective ways to quickly shed that extra weight. Even a short 3 day cleanse is a great way to jump start your New Year’s goals, and get you mentally and physically back on track.

A cleanse gives the internal organs a break from having to digest processed and fatty foods, sugar, and alcohol, which is energy depleting too. Limiting your food choices takes unhealthy options out of the equation and forces you to regain your healthy focus. As that food fog lifts, mental clarity, more energy, better sleep, and clearer skin are other benefits that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Plus that quick weight loss, while initially it may be mostly water, will leave you feeling lighter and less bloated — and everybody loves the confidence boost of their jeans being loose again!

Here is round up of the tried and true, and most popular new cleanses. 3 days, 1 week, 14 days or a month long, even if you’re not letter perfect, you’ll be feeling better and ready to the new year!

FOOD BASED CLEANSES

These food based cleanses feature a combination of healthy eating, along with protein shakes and nutritional supplements that support the body during detox and weight loss. They are most non-restrictive and are ideal for those looking for a regimented cleanse with something they can chew on.

Burn & Build Body

Burn & Build Body offers a variety of different cleanses. From their 7-Day Fit Kit ($129) to their 14 Day Detox ($229) to their 28 Day Protein Lean Power Food Diet ($295), they feature a combination of healthy food choices and protein shakes, along with nutritional and energy supplements. Each program has a different focus, from weight loss to anti-aging detox to fat burning, but all three are designed to detox the system, reshape eating habits, and increase energy. Dairy, sugar, and gluten are eliminated, along with processed and prepared foods, and replaced with lean proteins, whole grains (restricted amounts), fruits and vegetables. Protein shakes are consumed as snacks or meal replacements, depending on the cleanse. Burn & Build Body cleanses have been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Mens Fitness, T The New York Time Style Magazine, and Harpers Bazaar, among numerous other fashion and health publications, and are favorite of  your editor for a quick tune up. And for you Style of Sport readers, get a special 25% discount with code: SOS2016 at checkout!
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And The Winner Is… Our Favorite Flix of 2016!

 
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2016 brought us a slew of great sport films. With time off for the Holidays, now is your chance to catch up with 8 of our favorites. From boxing to track and field, surfing to snowboarding, Strongman to equestrian, we’ve got something for everyone. A mix of documentaries and Hollywood dramas, all are based on the true stories of which sport legends are made!

HARRY AND SNOWMAN (above)

This heartwarming documentary tells the true story of a horse named Snowman, who in the early 1950’s, destined for the slaughterhouse, was purchased for eighty dollars by a Dutch immigrant named Harry deLeyer. In less than two years, deLeyer transformed Snowman into one of the greatest Grand Prix show jumpers history. The two would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s far more pedigree horses. Harry and Snowman’s chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction was the beginning of a friendship that lasted a lifetime, both in and out of the ring. 86-year old deLeyer tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit. Read More

 

Over The Rainbow

 

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THE WEATHER MAY HAVE TURNED COLD AND DREARY,

BUT THIS RAINBOW STRIPED SPORT GEAR AND ACCESSORIES

IS SURE TO BRIGHTEN UP ANY DAY!

 

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LEFT COLUMN: STATE BICYCLE 4130 CORE LINE now $299. Keep it simple with this fixed gear/single speed bicycle from State. Crafted with Chromoly steel, this tri-tone design is a limited edition, and like all their models, will be retired when the last one is sold. PERFECT MOMENT QUEENIE DOWN PADDED SKI JACKET $310. The 70’s are back on the slopes with this multi-colored, short-waisted, high collared down jacket. Its old school style is updated with lightweight Airtastic EX fabric, an elasticated snow skirt, goggle pocket with cleaner cloth, and media-wire hole. Complete the look with matching ski pants: AURORA FLARED SKI PANTS $310. Fitted with a flared leg and articulated multi-colored slalom style knee pads, you’re fully ski stylin’ now!

CENTER COLUMN: GUCCI PEGGY PLATFORM SNEAKERS $950. Keep that 70’s vibe going off the slopes with these crazy fun rainbow platform Gucci kicks! LAZERSPORT ARMOR HELMET $69.99. Super lightweight with ultra protection for the urban cyclist, this helmet features channel ventilation with top exhaust vents to drive hot air out and keep cool air flowing. BALENCIAGA BAZAR SHOPPER XL $2550. This oversized multi-colored striped tote cruised down the Fall 2016 runways, and will carry you in chic style to any destination — roomy enough for a weekend’s stash worth of stuff.

RIGHT COLUMN: MOLTEN NEON RECREATIONAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL $14.99. Add some extra fun to the game with this multi-colored beach volleyball. It features an ultra soft cover for an ease of touch that every level of  player will enjoy. PAUL SMITH REVERSIBLE SCARF $125. Go stealth black or multi-striped with this 100% reversible wool scarf. Solid black on one side, violet, khaki, petrol and black stripe on the other, it’s available in other fun color combos too! TECNICA MOON BOOT RAINBOW 2.0 $130. Nothing like a rainbow Moon Boot to brighten up your snow day fun! Nylon shell keeps the elements the outside and toasty insulation keeps feet warm on the inside.

 

The Sport Pages: Gorgeous Gift Books!

 

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As our final Gift of Sport guide of the season, we give the hot holiday sport themed books of 2016. From yoga to cycling to boxing, skiing, skateboarding and more, these gorgeous photography and illustrated books are the perfect addition to any coffee table.

 

 AMERICAN THOROUGHBRED

By Neil Latham

The monumental size of American Thoroughbred fits the grandeur of the subject matter. A slipcased limited edition, the book holds a collection of large-scale black and white photographs of America’s greatest thoroughbreds and represents a 3-year journey in which Latham fully immersed himself into the sport of horse racing. Convincing the most notable owners and trainers to let him photograph their multimillion-dollar racehorses, the project took him from the racetrack of Saratoga to the horse farms of Kentucky to the ranches of Southern California, where he photographed such thoroughbred legends as A.P. Indy, Curlin, Tapit, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta — as well as American Pharoah, 2015’s heralded Triple Crown winner. Just in time for the holidays, the buyer can receive an 8×10” silver gelatin print, handmade by the artist in his darkroom, by sending proof of purchase to info@neillatham.com.
 

 

THE ULTIMATE SKI BOOK

By Gabriella Le Breton, Foreword by Franz Klammer

The Ultimate Ski Book documents the story of skiing through the centuries, capturing the essence of the world’s most popular winter activity through spellbinding photography and inspiring text. From the first ski superstars and most memorable ski fashions; to the world’s best resorts and most prestigious chalets; to the favorite resorts and steepest runs — The Ultimate Ski Book encapsulates everything skiers love about the sport. Read More

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Kelly Ripa

 
KELLY RIPA, SOS EDITOR CLAUDIA LEBENTHAL, STACEY GRIFFITH
 
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From daytime television to morning television, Kelly Ripa has been making her presence known on the airwaves since 1990. We first got to know her as Hayley Vaughan on ABC’s “All My Children”, before becoming the co-host of “Live with Regis and Kelly” in 2001. Now the solo host of “Live with Kelly”, Kelly Ripa has proven she’s a force to be reckoned with and not just on the small screen. Packed into a 5’3” frame, this media powerhouse is a whole lot of muscle and endless energy, all of which I’ve witnessed plenty while riding with her over the last few years at SoulCycle.

The bubbly personality we all know and love on television is balanced by a sarcastic wit that fellow riders at SoulCycle experience on a regular basis. There is no diva here; Kelly is just a fresh-faced, funny, and approachable spin mate who didn’t hesitate to say yes when I worked up the nerve to ask if she’d be on Style of Sport. Her only request was that she didn’t have to wear any makeup. ‘How cool’, I thought, ‘How real! How Alicia Keys!’ The daily application of makeup is one part of her job that she is happy to skip when not required.
 

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For this installment of “WOW: Working Out With”, Kelly and I “doubled” at SoulCycle with one of our favorite instructors, Stacey Griffith — a star in her own right whose book, Two Turns from Zero, comes out this March. Anyone who rides with Stacey knows we are a tight knit group. The “double” seems to be a phenomenon unique to SoulCycle where riders just can’t get enough, taking not just one, but two classes in a row.
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The Gift of Sport: Fun & Games

 

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For that football, basketball, golf, boxing and all around sports and fitness fanatic, we’ve got all the toys they’ll love you for giving them this holiday season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LEATHER HEAD CREEN CAMO FOOTBALL $180. This heirloom quality football is made to last, crafted like the sporting goods of days gone by and updated with a modern camo design.

THE ELDERSTATESMAN X NBA CASHMERE SWEATER $1620. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, luxury label The Elder Statesman and the National Basketball Association have teamed up to create a collection of high-end sweaters, tees, scarves, and hats incorporating the logos of fan favorite teams.

SIDE PROJECT SKATEBOARDS LONGBOARD CRUISER $415. Handcrafted with a vintage-inspired profile and materials, Side Project Skateboards pay homage to your old school boards. Sturdy but smooth, the longboards are made for sailing down hills and gliding across the flats, all with a relaxed and chill vibe. Read More

 

The Gift of Sport: For the Snow

 

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For that skier, snowboarder and all around snow lover,

here are 9 great gift ideas they will be sure to love all winter long!

 

LEFT COLUMN: ROXY & COURREGES SNOW JACKET $599.95. House of surf and snow, Roxy, comes together with house of style, Courreges, for a mod capsule collection of sportswear that includes this snowboard jacket. Slim fitting in white, accented with pops of orange, the jacket offers the protection required in the most adverse weather conditions and the warmth of PrimaLoft® Gold insulation.

ELECTRIC ELECTROLITE GOGGLES $120-$160. The award-winning new Electrolite goggle is one of the lightest on the market, weighing just 77 grams and flexible enough to fold in half. It features a compression molded silicone strap; fixed dual cylindrical thermo-formed anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-reflective lens; and is available in a wide range of great colors and finishes.

POC BLOCK STRIPE BEENIE $40. From POC´s Team Gear collection, this sporty color blocked hat keeps you warm in style from the slopes to the trails to the lodge.

KJUS MENS BT 2.O GLOVE $399. These game-changing Bluetooth ski gloves keeps hands warm while you make and receive phone calls without taking your smartphone out, with an integrated OLED display shows who’s calling. A waterproof speaker and microphone are built into the gloves, which are also incredibly warm, comfortable and 100% waterproof.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Great Outdoors

 

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For the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman, here are 11 great gift ideas perfect for

camping, hiking, or any outdoor activity — be they urban adventures too!

 

TOP ROW: PATAGONIA MEN’S DOWN SNAP-T PULLOVER $199. This down-insulated, wind-resistant version of Patagonia’s classic Snap-T Pullover is made of featherweight, recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down.

FILSON SMOKEY BEAR WATCH $1000. This limited-edition Smokey Bear Watch is individually-numbered and boxed with a collection of Smokey Bear goods that includes a certificate of authenticity, a commemorative book, and six postcards of reimagined, vintage Smokey posters. It’s a rugged timepiece built to last by Shinola.

THE NORTH FACE ORIGINAL BACKPACK $225. The backpack that started it all in 1968 has been reissued in a Limited Edition, crafted with 17-ounce canvas and premium leather trimmings. Available in vintage white and black.

ROW 2: FALKE SK2 SKI SOCKS $25. Expertly crafted for winter sports, these moisture wicking, thermal insulating ski socks feature protective cushioning panels, a right and left toe-box, anti-wrinkle toe, and anatomic foot arch for all day comfort on the slopes. Their assorted color combos look great apres-ski too.

YETI HOPPER 20 COOLER $299. Made for the serious outdoor enthusiast, Yeti Coolers are known for their rugged durability and ice-for-days performance. Completely leakproof, the Hopper 20’s mobile design allows for easy transport of 12 cold ones or 20 pounds of ice.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Cyclist

 

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THE GIFT OF SPORT CONTINUES WITH

GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT SPECIAL CYCLIST… BE IT HE OR SHE!

 

ROW 1: KESTREL RT-1000 $1899. This sleek flat bar road bike offers a dream ride for any cyclist. From long training rides to cruising around town, the carbon fiber Kestrel RT-1000 combines a fast aerodynamic design with high performance Shimano components, and an upright geometry that delivers comfort too. POC FONDO LIGHT MEN’S JERSEY $99. With a sophisticated 3-tone monochromatic design, the POC Fondo features a lightweight wicking fabric, with a full-length front zipper and mesh inserts under the arms for optimal flexibility, breathability and comfort. Three cargo pockets on rear too.

ROW 2: CASTELLI ELEMENTO 2 7X(AIR) WOMEN’S CYCLING JACKET $399.95. For that ultra stylish but hardcore cyclist, the Castelli Elemento is ready to take on the rain, wind, and winter cold. The lightweight quilted 7x (AIR) fabric blocks wind and water while remaining permeable to air, and the inner layer is a soft, insulating microfleece. WindShear panels on the arms and shoulders, articulated fleece collar, and raw-edge wrist cuffs that easily fit under gloves, are a few more features determined to make any rider love winter cycling. SILCA SUPERPISTA ULTIMATE PUMP $445. With a name that befits its design, the Silca Superpista bicycle pump is as much a work of art as a tire inflator, and the “ultimate” gift for the cyclist who has everything. With a hand-turned rosewood handle inspired by top-of-the-line Japanese knife makers, a stainless steel barrel and hardware machined to NASA-level tolerances for performance, and a hose originally designed for race cars, inflating one’s tires becomes an aesthetic experience with this pump. GIRO KNIT MERINO GLOVES $27.95. For chilly rides to and fro, these warm New Zealand merino wool cycling gloves feature rubber dotted palms for grip and touchscreen-compatible fingers — all in a stylish two tone package. More colors available.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Runner

 

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LET THE GIVING BEGIN WITH THE GIFT OF SPORT!

We kick it off with great gift ideas for him and her, sure to make

your special runner very happy this holiday season.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX NORVAN SL HOODY $299. Available for both men and women, the ultra minimal Norvan SL Hoody is the lightest, most breathable Gore-Tex® jacket available. Made with Gore’s new waterproof-breathable fabric, called Gore-Tex Active®, this feather weight but tough little jacket goes the distance through any weather condition. ON RUNNING CLOUDFLOW $139.99. Run on air with a revolutionary new shoe so comfortable, 10 runners were able to run the NYC marathon without ever having run in them before. 18 pods independently cushion and propel each step, with the added lightness of unique Zero-Gravity EVA foam. Built with a responsive flex and rocker, the natural rolling process is enhanced with explosive take-offs that provide a new level of comfort in a performance running shoe. THE NORTH FACE RUNNERS 2 ETIP GLOVE $30. Forget cold hands on long runs with these midweight, weather-resistant fleece running gloves. Built-in touchscreen conductivity keeps hands warm during electronic communication too. SALOMON TRAIL RUNNER WARM MID-LAYER ZIP TOP $59.99. For him, this 4-way stretch French terry mid-layer offers warmth without bulk and essential venting for optimal regulation of body temperature. Contrasting pocket panel offers secure stash for essentials with added style too.

FOURLAPS ADVANCE SHORT $49.50. A perfect match for above, these Fourlaps training shorts were voted Best Training Shorts by Men’s Fitness. 9” inseam hits just above the knee and they feature quick-dry, four-way stretch, with wicking technology in the boxer brief liner. Zipper pocket on the back, along with side pockets, and zippered side stow away pouch, offer a variety of options to keep essentials secure during training. ROKA PHANTOM SUNGLASSES $275. Breaking the mold in performance sport eyewear, these aviators are designed to compete. At just 20 grams, the Phantom’s titanium frames are remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. Carl Zeiss lenses deliver outstanding optical clarity with anti-scratch, anti-fog, anti-reflectance, oleophobic & hydrophobic coatings. FEETURES ELITE MERINO+ SOCKS $15.99-16.99. From this editor’s favorite running sock brand comes the new Elite Merino+ socks made with a unique blend of super fine Merino wool and silky soft rayon from bamboo. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters. Patented Sock-Lock Technology provides targeted compression where it’s needed most. OAKLEY OFF-CENTER VEST $95. For her, this asymetrical zippered vest offers cool styling with technical features to match. Hydrofree™ bonded fleece provides an extra layer that protects from the elements, with O-Form™ stretch insets at sides for fit and mobility.
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Hannah Teter x Bombas

 

HANNAH TETER LACES UP

Just in time for the holidays comes this capsule collection of slope shreddin’ socks from Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter and Bombas. A gold medalist in the Half-Pipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and silver medalist at the 2010 Games, Teter has partnered with Bombas to create a snowboard sock that meets the technical demands of one of the sport’s best riders along with a design as flashy as her style.

The Hannah Teter x Bombas socks provide more than just good looks and performance. Bombas was founded by Randy Goldberg and Dave Heath, who discovered that socks were the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters. They decided to create a sock that gives back. For every pair purchased, one pair is donated to the homeless, and they are specifically designed to handle an abundance of wear and tear. Bombas has donated over 1.5 million pairs so far with many more to be given away this holiday season!
 
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Teter was honored to partner with Bombas on such a worthy venture and the Hannah Teter x Bombas socks are designed to meet her exacting requirements of extreme comfort, bold style, and gold-medal winning performance. They are made with high-grade merino wool that’s soft, warm, and naturally moisture wicking, with a full cushioned leg for all day comfort and airflow venting to prevent overheating. The Y shaped heel stitch creates a natural cup around the heel, and left-right contouring is ergonomically designed to mold to the foot.

Once the day is done and it’s time to kick off those boots, there’s the Aztec inspired design with the signature Bombas bee to add some playful style to any cozy apres-snow fun. So feel good this holiday season on and off the slopes with a snowboard sock that keeps giving good vibes long after the day is done.

 

Old Workout Clothes Wanted!

 

JILL MOSKOWITZ SIFTING THROUGH PILES OF OLD WORKOUT WEAR

Of all the things you can sell on eBay, used workout clothes are not something for which you would imagine there would be market.  As it turns out however, there is for both buyer and seller, and 26-year old Jill Moskowitz, aka “fitbuyer212“, has figured out a way to make a six figure income doing just that. She’ll give you cash on the spot for your old leggings and sportbras too!

2 years ago, tired of her dog walking job in New York City, Jill started looking for alternative ways to make money. A California native who had gone to college in the city, she had always sold stuff on eBay. She stared listing her old Lululemon pieces and found there was a market. Clearly resourceful, she figured other people were probably just donating or throwing away their old workout wear, and she could make it business out of it.

Jill began by putting flyers up offering money for used workout wear, and printed business cards which she handed out outside of fitness studios. It was a struggle at first to find sellers but once word of mouth spread that there was this girl who would give you cash on the spot for your old stuff, her business started to boom. Earning over $100,000 in her first year and on track to double it this year, she has clearly found a market. Read More

 

Snowbound

 

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In the lodge and on the slopes, ski style has gone retro chic this season

with a little modern flair. Forget about those baggy snowboard cuts, it’s time to show off those curves and carve those lines wherever the snow may find you.

 

LEFT COLUMN: HESTRA MOJE CZONE MITT $125. This classic women’s ski mitten is new from Hestra. Made of durable and waterproof goat leather with Primaloft insulation, other features include leather pull straps and neoprene cuffs. FUSALP LINDSAY QUILTED DOWN SKI JACKET $701. With its cool retro style, this little yellow ski jacket will turn heads as you rip down the slopes. Crafted from a water-repellent technical stretch fabric and down filled, it also features a cozy funnel neck, internal jersey cuffs, and a snow skirt to keep you warn and dry. MONCLER GRENOBLE TWILL SKI PANTS $725. These twill ski pants have that classic racer style with a fitted flared leg and articulated knee protection. Water and wind-resistant, they also feature a RECCO® Rescue System receiver at the leg to track your location in case of emergencies.

CENTER COLUMN: EMILIO PUCCI REVERSIBLE PRINTED DOWN BOMBER $2580. From the fashion runways comes this Pucci snow covered mountain print down jacket — just one of the alpine themed pieces from the Fall 2016 collection. ELECTRIC STACKER SUNGLASSES $180. These stylin’ aviators feature a removable eye mask and directional airflow system for extra protection in the cold and elements. LACOSTE WOMENS CREW NECK SKIER SWEATER $275. From the runway collection, this wool crew neck with its skier embroidery is the perfect sweater apres-ski and for any winter sport. ROSSIGNOL MINI SKIRT $200. From the Rossignol + Jean Charles de Castelbajac collection, this down mini-skirt features stretch side panels and can be worn with leggings or over ski-pants for eye-catching slope style.

RIGHT COLUMN: UVEX JAKK+ SKI HELMET $219. The new uvex JAKK+ ski helmet is a remarkably lightweight helmet with no compromise on safety or stability. The patented octo+ adaptation system is based on the design of an octopus and attaches firmly to the head. BOMBER SKI ALL MOUNTAIN WOODIE $2500. Named one of the Best Skis of 2016 by SNOW Magazine, Bomber is the Official Supplier of the US and Canadian Ski Teams.  TECNICA MOON BOOT APOLLO SLIPPER $60. From Moon Boot now comes the Moon Slipper, with a design that’s destined to become another iconic apres-ski classic.

 

Milly On The Marathon

 

”From afar, I had this crew pegged as Italian. Italian men are confident enough to wear pink, and they do quite well.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover these dudes are French. Move over Italians, French men wear pink and look TRES BEAU doing so! The French are fiercely committed to neck scarves, even on the running track. And they’re CHIC AF, non?”

 

…says MICHELLE SMITH, DESIGNER & FOUNDER, MILLY

 

Happy NYC Marathon Sunday! Today more than 50,000 runners will take over the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx to cover the 5 boroughs and 26.2 miles that make up the New York City Marathon. What makes this one of the greatest sporting events in the world are not the pros — we know they can do it — but the thousands of regular folks like you and I, who decide this is the year they are going to run this unfathomable distance, and put in every ounce of their heart and soul into crossing that finish line.

One of the best pre-Marathon sights are the visiting runners on the roads and trails of Central Park. You can spot them from a mile away. Something about their bright colors and uniform style gives them away… or perhaps it’s the name of their homeland proudly displayed on their running jerseys.

So on a gorgeous fall morning, Style of Sport’s good buddy Michelle Smith, Designer and Founder of Milly, and I went for a stroll around the Central Park Reservoir to check out the running attire for this year’s race. Michelle is known for her popping colors, playful silhouettes, graphic tees – and an inimitable way of expressing her opinion. You’ll have to Google “AF” if you’re not familiar with that term.

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Slim Aarons: The Sporting Life

 
American society girl Minnie Cushing carries her surfboard under her arm. Sprouting Rock Beach Club, Newport, Rhode Island, September 1965. All photos by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

 

Now on chic coffee tables everywhere is Slim Aarons:Women, the newest monograph of Slim Aarons photographs. As chronicler of the lives of the rich and aristocratic in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, Slim Aarons was unrivaled. His photographs are the embodiment of “the good life”, which of course includes the sporting life. Skiing in Austria, waterskiing in Antibes, surfing in Newport, canoeing in Lake Tahoe, and snorkeling in Bermuda are a few of the “leisure” activities, as Aarons and his subjects would refer to them, featured in the book.

Princess Lucy Ruspoli stands in front of a colourful wall of old skis in Lech am Arlberg, Austria, February 1979. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Princess Lucy Ruspoli stands in front of a colourful wall of old skis in Lech am Arlberg, Austria, February 1979. 

 

Aarons served as a photographer in World War II, and when it was over turned his camera in the opposite direction. According to the author of Slim Aarons:Women, Laura Hawk, who was Aaron’s assistant for over a decade, it was “people seeking pleasure” that inspired him, and he absolutely loved shooting sports. What became his niche of photographing the super wealthy was by accident, but it was there that he found the splendor in these activities and he was always looking for a new sporting angle. Hawk described one of their many trips to St. Moritz, when Aarons had heard about a new sport called “ski joering” at the famed Palace Hotel, where skiers were being across the ice pulled by a horse. He couldn’t wait to photograph it. Recalls Hawk, “Slim ran out into the middle of the track to get it head on. He was like a child about it. He loved the adrenaline rush!”
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Orange Appeal

 

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Happy Halloween… and here’s to any day we get to celebrate in our favorite color!

On the mat, on the bike, and on the court, there’s nothing like a hit of orange to pump up a workout and brighten your day!

 

ROW 1: BROOKLYN BICYLE COMPANY DRIGGS 3 $599. This tangerine colored city bike has the all essentials you need — 3 speeds, internal gears, and puncture resistant tires — with swept back handlebars to keep you upright while pedaling around town in style. TORY SPORT PERFORMANCE CASHMERE COLLARED SWEATER $250. Keep the look polished on and off the golf course in this Performance Cashmere sweater. Its classic 70’s style is made for today with a breathable, extra soft, and moisture wicking blend of cashmere and Coolmax® Everyday fibers.

ROW 2: LAZER ARMOR HELMET $60. This fun urban bike helmet offers superior protection in a lightweight package that passes all impact tests while only weighing in at 275 grams. Inside channel ventilation and top exhaust vents keep the air flowing so you look and stay cool too. SEE CONCEPT GLACIER SUNGLASSES $65.  Designed for winter sport and fashion lovers, the classic glacier sunglasses get a colorful makeover. With contrasting leather blinkers and Category 4 UV protection, these glacier glasses will protect your eyes on mountain peaks and city streets. 

ROW 3: THE UPSIDE ISSY PRINTED JERSEY TANK $70. This basic grey tank is made for all-day comfort and easy style made with breathable jersey, cut with dropped armholes, and accented with vibrant orange motif. REEBOK X LIVESTOCK NPC STRAPS $95. Reebok has teamed up once again with Livestock to produce the NPC Straps sneaker. Butter-soft grey suede and nubuck leather is highlighted with electric orange for a new take on this classic style. ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY EMBOSSED YOGA MAT $60. Have some fun with your Warrior I on this floral motif embossed yoga mat — easy to transport too with its detachable gray canvas strap. CASTELLI VELO VEST $79.95. When a jersey won’t keep the drizzle away, but a full jacket is overkill, Castelli’s Women’s Velo Vest steps in. Made with a windproof and water-resistant DWR (Durable Water Repellent) ripstop fabric, it’s a lightweight, breathable alternative and packs down into pocket too.

 

The XPT Experience

 

3 DAYS WITH GABBY REECE, LAIRD HAMILTON…

AND KERRI WALSH JENNINGS, TOO!

IT’S THIS SPORTY GIRL’S DREAM COME TRUE!

 

PHOTOGRAPHS & COLLAGES BY KEITH KING

Ever wonder what life is like for Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton? Well, wonder no more. Gabby and Laird, along with Brian MacKenzie, a human performance specialist, have created The XPT Experience, a 3-day turbo-charged immersion into their lives. XPT stands for Extreme Performance Training and for $5000, you get full access to this trio and a roster of the most buzzed about – although you may not have heard about them yet — trainers, coaches, health and wellness experts. The XPT Experience is an action packed program of workouts, lectures, and playtime too, all of which comes from the cutting edge training, nutrition and recovery these professional athletes have integrated into their daily lives.
 

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For those who don’t know this Amazonian beauty, Gabby Reece is a former professional beach volleyball player, model, best-selling author, mother, and world-renowned fitness personality, most recently seen as the host of NBC’s Strong. At 6’3 she is a towering presence, and at 47 years old, as gorgeous and fit as ever, enhanced by a big heart and generosity as large. Husband Laird Hamilton is the world famous big wave surfer, who at 53 defies age and gravity, riding massive walls of water for a living and inventing new water sports for the rest of us to enjoy. He is recognized as the creator of Stand Up Paddleboarding. His rock hard physique and hunky good looks are hard to ignore, along with an engaging stream of dialogue that questions many common assumptions on health and fitness, while offering alternative ways of thinking with the latest discoveries in human performance. Read More

 

This Smartwatch Goes To Extremes

 

 

Watch and accessory brand Nixon has just released The Mission, the world’s first ultra-rugged smartwatch made for action sports. Designed to handle the environments a surfer or snowboarder calls home, The Mission features the toughest hardware of any smartwatch and is fully customizable too. More than splash-proof, its water resistant capabilities are groundbreaking, rated to 10-ATM (100 meters; 330 feet), and the highest waterproof rating of any smartwatch on the market.

Built on the latest technology from Google’s Android Wear™ smartwatch platform, The Mission features a suite of custom applications tailored to action sports and introduces Nixon’s custom Mission app. Powered in partnership with Surfline and Snocountry, The Mission app keeps surfers and snowboarders updated in real time on surf and snow conditions worldwide, and features a custom activity-tracking application developed in partnership with Trace, the leader in action sports activity tracking.
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The Old Ball Game

 

All-Star Baseball series (R401-1), issued by Leaf Gum Company, 1948

With the teams now set for the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 this Tuesday, October 25th for the grand finale of the MLB baseball season. In another baseball finale, The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887–1977, a wonderful exhibit of historical baseball cards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is on view for the last few weeks of its run.

Baseball cards were originally produced by tobacco companies, and starting in the 1880’s included in cigarette packs as a marketing gimmick. It wasn’t until the 1930s that they were included in packs of gum to appeal to the youth market. The exhibit showcases these artistic little gems, some of the earliest baseball cards ever produced, celebrating many of the game’s greatest players in the the prime of their careers. Read More

 

Sporty In Pink

 

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October in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as we head towards the month’s end, we’re making sure we don’t forget how critical fundraising, awareness, and prevention of this disease is with this collection of eye-popping pink! On the bike, in the gym, on the slopes, and in the ring, we’ll be sporting pink in support of family, friends and those others affected long after October comes to a close.

LEFT COLUMN: GIRO FACET SNOW GOGGLES $130. Cruise the mountain in style in the new Facet goggle from Giro. Offering classic styling with fashion forward detailing, these medium-sized frames are designed for women and enhanced with Expansion View Technology, a spherical optically correct lens by Zeiss. Available at Dicks Sporting Goods that features the Sport Your Support collection for Breast Cancer Awareness and has made a $50,000 donation this year to the Nation Breast Cancer Foundation. UNDER ARMOUR UA POWER IN PINK® ARMOUR MID $24.99. UA Power in Pink celebrates the women who use fitness to stay healthy, and serves as a platform to help raise awareness about breast health. The Armour Mid sportbra features a compression fit and super-smooth, double-layer HeatGear® fabric for support with a second skin feel. THE NORTH FACE OSITO 2 FLEECE JACKET $99. This bright and cozy fleece jacket is also available at Dicks Sporting Goods as well as at The North Face which has their own limited edition Pink Ribbon collection. K2 ALLLUVIT 88 SKIS $799. K2 Sports has been a proud supporter of BCRF for over a decade. The AllLuvit 88 is built for the lady shredder who rocks the slopes in deep pow, on fresh cord, and through wily bumps alike. KASSIA+ SURF SPRING WETSUIT $420. KASSIA+SURF set out to inspire and empower women to expand their minds, bodies, and souls through healthy active lifestyle choices. Fulfilling her mission, KASSIA+SURF will be donating a coveted wetsuit and private surf session with Kassia Meador to a breast cancer survivor. In addition, a percentage of all things pink are being donated to the The Keep A Breast Foundation to support the foundation’s new Fit 4 Prevention movement.
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Beach Bodies

 

JUST A FEW OF THE BEACHBODY AT HOME WORKOUTS: INSANITY, P90X, BRAZIL BUTT LIFT, FIXATE, 21 DAY FIX, FOCUS 25 AND CORE DE FORCE 

 
Whether or not you have actually bought the DVDs, chances are you’ve heard of Shaun T and “Insanity” or Tony Horton and “P90X”. The high energy infomercials on which they’ve been sold are undeniably captivating and have dominated the airwaves at those hours we all seem to be flipping around looking for something to watch. The infomercials and these workouts, as well as the before and after body transformations, have made superstars, or “Super Trainers”, out of these fitness personalities and earned the company that produces these workouts over $1 billion in sales.

Beachbody is the company behind these DVDs and many more, and producer of the most popular at home fitness and weight loss programming that also includes FOCUS T2521 Day FixBrazil Butt Lift, Fixate, and Hip Hop ABS, among others. P90X alone has sold approximately 7 million DVD copies since its inception. Beachbody On Demand launched in March of 2015, giving consumers unlimited streaming access to the entire library of workouts via their computers. Now available online is a wide variety of programs designed for those who want to lose weight, build muscle, learn to dance, start yoga, or simply eat healthier.

Included in the Beachbody On Demand programming there is also a reality show called The 20’s: The Search for the Next Beachbody Super Trainer. Hosted by one of the original reality TV stars, Dan Cortese, who many will remember from MTV Sports, a bunch of trainers are “picked to live in a house…work out together and have their lives taped…” Well, you know how the “Real World” tagline goes. The show pits a group of 10 hot bodied trainers against each other in competition to see who has what it takes to be the next fitness superstar. Viewers will decide the winner via online voting. At stake is a guaranteed product development contract, the chance to be the next Beachbody Super Trainer, and the opportunity to earn millions of dollars in royalties, bonuses and appearance fees.
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Robin Williams: Good Will Cycling

 

ROBIN WILLIAMS WITH HIS ZIPP “2001” TIME TRIAL ROAD BIKE, ONE OF THE FASTEST EVER MANUFACTURED, NOW ON AUCTION

Now on auction through October 25th at Paddle8, is a phenomenal collection of bicycles owned by none other than the late great actor and comedian Robin Williams. Williams was known as an avid cyclist, as well as a fierce advocate for people with disabilities. 87 of his favorite bicycles have been donated by the Williams family to honor these passions. Titled “The Collector: Robin Williams”, the auction is expected to generate over $200,000, with all proceeds to benefit two of the nonprofits to which he was dedicated: the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which supports athletes with disabilities through physical fitness and competitive athletics; and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.

Williams’ expansive and eccentric collection is considered legendary by cycling enthusiasts, containing many groundbreaking designs, and ranging from road to mountain, time trial to single speed, as well as one-of-a-kind choppers, unicycles, and scooters. Williams was known for his flamboyant style and these bicycles are no exception. Many of them were custom made, and tricked out with loudest graphics and the hottest components.

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“Though bright, skin-tight spandex still remains one of the more embarrassing outfits to regularly witness your Dad wearing growing up”, the Williams family was quoted saying, “the sport of biking and the people Dad helped through his love of it will always hold a special place in the hearts of our family. Causes like the Reeve Foundation, championed by his longtime friends Chris and Dana Reeve, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, in whose triathlons he often biked, were both deeply important to him and we’re honored to be able to continue to support them both in Dad’s name. And though not required, may we suggest wearing the loudest, most vibrant and brightly-patterned, skintight biking gear possible when riding them?”
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Pret-A-Sporter: Spring 2017 Collections

 

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ON TRACK AT TOMMY HILFIGER ~ FORMULA WON AT CHRISTIAN DIOR ~ SCUBA DO AT COURREGES ~ ON GUARD AT CHRISTIAN DIOR

 
The Spring 2017 Collections are officially a wrap, and once again it’s time for our semi-annual “PRET-A-SPORTER” review of the sportiest looks from the ready-to-wear collections! In the fashion capitals of New York, London, Milan and Paris, designers found inspiration in the arenas of track & field, fencing, baseball, tennis, rugby, surfing and more — taking athletic style to whole new level and reinterpreting it with their own inimitable fashion flair.

 
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BIKER BABES AT ALEXANDER WANG ~ BALLERS AT BAND OF OUTSIDERS ~ TENNIS PROS AT RAG & BONE ~ WATERWAYS AT ALEXANDER WANG

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New Balance x J.Crew

 

NEW BALANCE X J.CREW 

Finally jumping into the activewear market — and with a sports performance partner to add some credibility — is J.Crew in collaboration with New Balance. Designed for running, spinning, yoga, boxing and more, and styled with that quintessential J.Crew chic preppy style, the New Balance x J. Crew women’s active collection seeks to be activewear you can actually be active in, besides running errands and wearing to lunch with friends.

Many have wondered what took J.Crew so long to get in the game.  J.Crew CEO, Millard “Mickey” Drexler, had been quoted saying they planned to sit out the athletic trend, realizing they did not have the expertise to create sports apparel. Partnering with one of the pre-eminent sport brands, New Balance, whose sneakers J.Crew has been selling since 2005, has solved that problem. As Drexler explained in WWD, “We did not have the expertise to do this alone. We have style sense and quality sense. But we didn’t have the technical sense in getting it done. It’s really important for us to do it — and to do it right.”

To show this is performance activewear, the collection is being modeled on real athletes and fitness personalities that include Gracie Cavalho, Muay Thai Boxer; Taryn Toomey, founder of “The Class”; Taye Johnson, a SoulCycle instructor; and Rachael Wang, an editor and runner. The New Balance x J. Crew collection goes on sale Tuesday, October 11 with 20 styles that include women’s sneakers, leggings, shorts, sports bras, tanks, short and long sleeved tops, jackets and pullovers, with plans to expand into men’s this spring. The collection will be sold both online and in 35 J.Crew stores in the U.S., as well as London and Toronto.

 

Mad For Moto

 

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For Fall 2016 fashion designers like Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Courreges,

and Rag & Bone took their inspiration from the speedways of motorcycle racing for a look that’s moto madness. Bold graphics, bright colors, and high sheen define the style, and athletic wear is right on trend. From the gym to the streets, mix and match to work out and walk out in souped-up all day style.

 

LEFT COLUMN: COURREGES VINYL CROPPED JACKET $1325. It’s moto modness with this shiny cropped biker jacket from the french house of Courreges. ALO MOTO LEGGINGS $110. Keep your workouts on trend and stay all day in these moto inspired leggings that feature ribbed stitching, mixed matte and shine fabric, and mesh detail. RAG & BONE OPTICAL MOTO PRINT LONG SLEEVE TEE $295. Taking its inspiration from the logo covered jerseys of motocross, this Rag & Bone oversized tee brings the X-factor to Moto-X style.

CENTER COLUMN: SHOEI QWEST MOTORCYCLE HELMET $349. Available in 7 colors, the Shoei Qwest is a full-face helmet designed for touring and cruising. Noise reduction, long-distance comfort, advanced ventilation and a lightweight, balanced fit give the Qwest all you need to enjoy the ride in safety and style. P.E.NATION PIT STOP CROP TOP $104. Stripes zoom up and down and all around this asymmetric sportbra, enhanced with bold race graphics. PUMA WOMENS FIERCE $90-100. Referencing a motocross boot, this aptly named hi-top training shoe is ready to take on the competition in style and performance. With 22 colors available, the Fierce features an Ariaprene upper for breathability, and slip-on bootie construction with mesh and caging overlays for optimal stability and support.  TEAM DUCATI 2017 BIKE. The Ducati Desmosedici is a powerfully fast and sexy racing machine, boasting over 245hp and speeds over 340 km/h (211mph).

RIGHT COLUMN: LOUIS VUITTON F/W 2016. Strutting down the Louis Vuitton runway for fall 2016, it’s designer Nicolas Ghesquiere’s high fashion take on the motocross style.

 

The “Big Papi” of Totes

 

L.L.BEAN DAVID ORTIZ COMMEMORATIVE BOAT & TOTE BAG

In celebration of the retirement of “Big Papi” and his contributions to the Red Sox, L.L.Bean has created the limited edition David Ortiz Commemorative Boat and Tote Bag, made from upcycled rain delay tarps used on the field at Fenway Park. The bag features Ortiz’s nickname “Big Papi” in gold lettering, and an interior pocket that reads “LEG3ND4RY,” a nod to his number 34 jersey — along with a graphic of Ortiz’s signature post-home run stance, pointing to the sky in tribute to his mother who died in a car crash in 2002.

 

Because the tote is made from repurposed materials, each one is unique, and a collector’s item for baseball and L.L.Bean fans alike. It’s a chance for Red Sox fans to own a piece of history representing two of their beloved icons, Fenway Park and David Ortiz, and this swan song season has been one of Big Papi’s biggest. Ortiz has hit 36 homers so far this year, the most for any player in their final season.

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Available at select L.L.Bean stores and online beginning Friday, September 30th, the tote retails for $99.95. Due to anticipated demand, sales will be limited to one per customer. 34% of the net proceeds from the sale of these bags will be donated to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization committed to helping children in New England and the Dominican Republic who do not have access to the critical pediatric services they need. A big heart goes with that big bat… and that big bag.

 

A Jump In The Park

 
THE ROLEX CENTRAL PARK HORSE SHOW, CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: STABLE AREA OF MCLAIN WARD; BENJAMIN MEREDITH ON ANNABELLE 28; GEORGINA BLOOMBERG ON CROWN 5; THE GRAND PRIX AT DUSK; CONOR SWAIL AT THE ROLEX JUMP; MCLAIN WARD ON HH CARLOS Z

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIRK EDWARDS

 
Wollman Ice Skating rink was transformed into a horse ring for the third year in a row last week, in what has become a new annual fall highlight in New York City, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show. Nestled at the bottom of Central Park, with the luxury hotels of Central Park South as a backdrop, this metropolitan yet bucolic setting makes for a spectacular venue, and one that is distinctly New York.

New York City is not a place for those who expect success to come easily, and the course itself is extremely challenging for both riders and horses alike, squeezing the multiple combinations of the massive jumps that define a Grand Prix competition — up to 1.5 meters or roughly 5 feet in height and distance — into what is a small and oddly shaped arena. New York’s theme song aptly applies, “If I can make it here, I’ll make it anywhere”, and the lyrics could be changed to “If I can jump it here, I’ll jump it anywhere.”

The five day show has quickly established itself on the international circuit as one of the world’s leading equestrian competitions, combining Grand Prix show jumping and dressage. One of the most anticipated events of the show was the $216,000 Rolex U.S. Open Grand Prix. Held Friday evening, it featured two Olympians from Team USA who competed in Rio this summer, McLain Ward and Kent Farrington, both of whom won silver medals in Equestrian Team Jumping. We had the opportunity to meet Kent, a Rolex Testimonee, and currently ranked #2 in the world, just before the competition, to chat about what has become an iconic and uniquely NYC sporting event — as well as his first Olympic games in Rio.
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Trailblazers

 

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As fall kicks off we’re hitting the trails in style. Whether hoofing it up the hill

or strolling through the park, we’ve got the layers you need to stay warm, dry and looking good on all your outdoor excursions this season. 

 

ROW 1: ARC’TERYX ATOM LT HOODY $259. This lightweight, breathable, insulated hoody is ideal as a stand-alone piece in fair weather, or as a layering piece in colder conditions. TIMEX EXPEDITION SCOUT $57.95. Featuring INDIGLO Night-Light, a brightly colored strap, and 50m water resistance, this new Timex field watch is rugged enough for the trail but stylish in town as well. PATAGONIA PERFORMANCE BETTER SWEATER JACKET $149. The performance version of Patagonia’s Better Sweater Jacket adds supple Polartec Power Stretch fleece to create the perfect mix of lightweight cozy warmth with mobility.

ROW 2: ADIDAS OUTDOOR TERREX AGRAVIC GTX $149. Light, fast and stable, this trail running shoe features Boost™ energy return for responsive cushioning; waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX to keep feet dry; and Continental Rubber bike tire tread for extraordinary traction. DISTRICT VISION NAGATA SPEED BLADE $249. Nagata Speed Blade sunglasses feature ultra-lightweight nylon and titanium frames with D+ lens for superior visibility in changing fall light conditions.

ROW 3-4: TOPO WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN PANTS $98. On the trail or on the road, these midweight ripstop cotton hiking pants feature a trim tailored fit that flatters all day, with just enough extra room for your outdoor activities. LEICA MONOVID 8X20 MONOCULAR $449. From the most trusted and sought-after optics maker comes the simple but highly practical Leica Monovid. Measuring only 4 inches and weighing a mere 4 ounces, this minuscule telescope can be stashed in your pocket, ready to magnify any natural wonders spotted along the trail.L.L.BEAN UPCOUNTRY WAXED COTTON DOWN VEST $149. Ruggedly chic in town or country, this warm waxed cotton quilted vest is waterproof, wind resistant and insulated with advanced 650-fill Downtek. TOPO DESIGNS X WOOLRICH SPAN DAYPACK $179. For all your outdoor and indoor activities, this backpack is roomy enough to stash and organize your essentials. With a Woolrich wool exterior and durable, water-resistant pack cloth interior, it features adjustable padded back straps, a waterproof leather bottom, a clip-closure top flap, and an interior laptop sleeve. ICE BREAKER WOMENS SPRITE HOT PANTS $40. Sexy, comfortable and breathable, these super-soft merino wool shorty shorts make the perfect bottom layer for the great outdoors or cozy indoors.

 

Red Wing Pops Up

 

 

Iconic heritage brand Red Wing Shoes, whose work boots have been a staple of the well-dressed hipster for a few years now, has just opened its first pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Soho district, and with it the brand’s first women’s collection.

The Women’s Heritage Collection takes its inspiration from the extensive Red Wing archives and features styles like the Gloria, a tall lace-up modeled after the first women’s boot from 1926.  The shop also carries the Core Collection — featuring the 6-Inch Moc and Iron Ranger, similar to those from the men’s line — as well as the Modern Collection, with a more sophisticated take on these favorites.
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Made In The Grayed

 

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From white to black, your basic gray hoody gets an update for fall

with style and tech features that make these 9 sweatshirts the perfect layer

in and out of the gym.

 

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TOP ROW: ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY ESSENTIALS LONG SLEEVE TOP $160. This seamless stretch knit hoody, features an interwoven mix of texture with ClimaLite® technology for an modern patchwork designed to draw moisture away from body.  PUMA FENTY RISING SUN JACKET $160. From Rihanna’s hot new Fenty collection for Puma comes her high style take on the classic track hoody. ATHLETA STRONGER HOODIE $108. This go-to fall hoodie features a streamlined fit and ultra-soft fabric with stand-up collar for extra neck coziness. Add reflective trim and Featherweight Stretch™ piecing on the shoulders for ultimate outdoor training performance.

MIDDLE ROW: ADIDAS Z.N.E. HOODIE $99. The hot new release from Adidas is the Z.N.E. hoodie. Its unique luxe design caters to the needs of the competitive and discerning athlete alike. The extended hood helps block distractions, reduces outside noise, and accommodates over-the-ear headphones. Soft canvas like exterior and high funnel neck add weather protection and urban style appeal. THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S LONG-SLEEVE SECONDSKIN HOODED TOP $90. With seamless knit construction that fits like a glove, yet allows for freedom of movement, this quick-drying stretch woven hooded hiking top is ready to take on the toughest trails. IVY PARK RAW HEM CROP LOGO HOODIE $52. Low tech cool is this sexy cropped sweatshirt from Beyonce’s Ivy Park athletic wear line.

BOTTOM ROW: LULULEMON SCUBA HOODIE III $118. This Lululemon best-selling sweatshirt is a go to favorite. Made with naturally breathable thick cotton fleece fabric, its high-neck, scuba hood, deep front pockets and thumbholes provide a warm and cozy post workout layer. SUPERDRY GYM TECH HOODIE $64.50. Combining hi-tech fabrics with graphic Superdry styling, the classic gym hoodie gets a modern makeover for a wear-all-day look. MARMOT SIRONA HOODY $130. This hybrid stretch fleece hoody has the tech features needed for chilly outdoor workouts combined with soft coziness required for relaxing indoors.

 

Super Sweets

 

 
As hard-charging athletes and hard-working editors, we are always on the quest at STYLE of SPORT for healthy, great-tasting energy snacks to keep us going while satisfying a bit of a sweet tooth too. From the most basic banana to an ice cream bar (yes, you heard right!), here are 9 of the favorite go-to treats that keep us fueled, happy and ready for action around here. Some are more nutritious than others, but if you’re going to indulge a craving here’s how to do it right!

TOP ROW: CLIF BAR NUT BUTTER FILLED. Clif Bars are this editor’s go to fuel before a long race, packed with nutritious whole-grain organic carbohydrates and available in a wide range of great tasting flavors like White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Toffee Buzz and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut. New from Clif Bar are their Nut Butter Filled bars in delicious flavors like Coconut Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazlenut Butter. With 230 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of protein (depending on the flavor), and 11 grams of healthy fats (the monounsaturated kind that raise the good cholesterol, HDL, and lower the bad, LDL) these bars are new faves around here!

BANANA. Nature’s original snack bar, pre-packaged in a convenient skin for easy portablity, bananas are kind of the perfect food. Loaded with potassium, an essential mineral for cardiovascular health and endurance athletes in particular, and high in fiber, keeping their sugar content low on the glycemic scale for a steady source of energy, they are great tasting, easily digested, and very inexpensive too!

BROOKSIDE CHOCOLATE COVERED SNACKS. Let’s call these healthy Raisinettes and Goobers. As candy goes Brookside Chocolate Covered Snacks are not too bad for you. Available in a variety of different fruits and nuts, they come in single serve 180-210 calorie bags so you can’t overdo it. They are made with dark chocolate, which contains antioxidants and is lower in sugar than other chocolates, and other natural ingredients that when consumed in moderation are not such a big deal. If you’ve got a craving for chocolate, these are a satisfying way to go!
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Game Day

 

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It’s back to school and college game day! Root for your alma mater in style with fall fashions from Gucci, Stella McCartney, and Isabel Marant, and sport favorites from Adidas, P.E. Nation, and Slater Zorn. It’s a big fall fashion tailgate and time to get in the game!

LEFT COLUMN: P.E.NATION BALL BOY RINGER TEE $109. From hot new athletic brand P.E. Nation comes this plunging V-neck tee, trimmed in sporty tri-stripes. Soft, heathered cotton and relaxed fit offer a comfy lightweight feel with an urban look. SLATER ZORN CASHMERE STADIUM JACKET $595. Classic varsity jacket meets plush cashmere in this chic collegiate men’s zip-up sweater.  ISABEL MARANT FRINGED STRIPED CASHMERE SCARF $1105. On chilly fall days, this oversized fringed scarf is the perfect extra layer, crafted from ultra soft cashmere. Wide ivory stripes add sophisticated varsity flavor.

CENTER COLUMN: ANYA HINDMARCH FW 2016. Anya Hindmarch’s fall collection for 2016 goes collegiate with quirky style. Fake furs are layered over varsity jackets, accessorized with sneakers and her always playful bags. ADIDAS ORIGINALS GAZELLE $79.99. The newest re-release from Adidas Originals is the iconic Gazelle, now available in a wide assortment of all your favorite school colors. HILLFLINT HERITAGE SWEATERS $85-120. Hillflint has brought back your classic varsity sweater, available in multiple styles from over 70 schools. These heirloom knits are available in cotton or merino wool and crafted to last for generations.

RIGHT COLUMN: GUCCI KNITTED WOOL SWEATER $980. Gucci went back to school for fall 2016 with a collection that is collegiate-inspired with high fashion flair. This classic tennis style sweater is amped up in red and blue, with a lamé striped trim that adds shimmer and shine to game day fun. STELLA MCCARTNEY STRIPED SILK CREPE PANTS $1170. The track pant is still a hot look for fall and this wide-leg, silk-crepe pair is luxe and chic, with retro-inspired stripes in shades of mustard and white. URBAN OUTFITTERS SPORT STRIPE SOCK $8/3 FOR $20. Gucci did their take on the striped sport sock for fall, using it to accessorize multiple looks on the runway. We love these colorful options from Urban Outfitters available in assorted colors, and the price is right!

 

American Jumper

 

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Sunday marks the final day of competition at The Hampton Classic horse show with the marquee event, the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, closing the show. It is the grand finale of the Hamptons summer party season and regularly attracts the biggest celebrities and boldface names from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, media and finance. While many come for the social scenery, at the heart of this event is the Grand Prix competition featuring the sport’s best show jumpers.

Neil Latham is a British fine art photographer whose body of work, “American Thoroughbred”, was recently exhibited at Steven Kasher gallery in New York. This phenomenal collection of large-scale black and white portraits showcases America’s greatest race horses, along with an accompanying monograph American Thoroughbred. We profiled the artist and his work in June: Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred. What makes these images so unique is their graphic simplicity and the way they are created. He constructs a studio on site,  photographing the animals in front of a massive black backdrop, 20 feet tall by 36 feet wide.
 

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BRIANNE GOUTAL ON ONIRA

 
Keeping the focus equestrian again for his next project, Latham has turned his lens and backdrop to show jumping and the Grand Prix. He has begun photographing a new series called “American Jumper”, that features the premier equestrians and their horses, with plans for an exhibition and art book in 2018. STYLE of SPORT has been collaborating with him on this project, and very excited to debut this sneak peak at a few of the top riders and horses he has photographed so far: Georgina Bloomberg on Crown, Brianne Goutal on Onira, and Sydney Shulman on Cosmeo.
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The Urban Outdoorswoman

 

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Fall fashions have embraced the great outdoors for the 2016 season, taking their inspiration from such pursuits as hiking, mountaineering and camping. This collection of our favorites brings pieces together from designer and sport brands, combining rugged outdoor looks with cool urban style.

LEFT COLUMN: PATAGONIA LIGHTWEIGHT SYNCHILLA FLEECE PONCHO $159. Made of lightweight Synchilla fleece, this favorite Patagonia pullover is now available in the hot-for-fall poncho style. F/CE TRAVEL BACKPACK $290. In a lovely shade of sage green, this multi-pocketed backpack has the technical construction required for outdoor adventures with a refined style made for city life. DANNER BOOTS MOUNTAIN LIGHT CASCADE $360. Pulled from the Danner archives, the Mountain Light Cascade is a tribute to the iconic hiking boot introduced in the early 1970’s. Still a favorite, the Gore-Tex® lining offers a dry and comfortable foot bed while Vibram® outsoles provide superior support and traction. DRIES VAN NOTEN + LINDA FARROW ROUND FRAME ACETATE SUNGLASSES $345. Retro but modern, these mountaineering inspired shades are lightweight and durable. At home in urban or rural locales, the dark tint is well-suited for strong sunlight.

CENTER COLUMN: TECHNE SPARROWHAWK II 477 CHRONOGRAPH $249. Field watch style, the rugged yet refined Sparrowhawk II maximizes legibility and utility. It features 24-hour military time, scratch-proof sapphire crystal, and SuperLuminova finish for low-light visibility. PRADA FALL 2016. The Urban Outdoorswoman cruised the Fall 2016 runways as shown here in this look from the Prada RTW Collection — as well as designers like Chloe, Rag & Bone, and Louis Vuitton.

RIGHT COLUMN: RAG & BONE ELSON LINER SHEARLING & SUEDE JACKET $1995. For weekend excursions or city jaunts, this warm shearling and nylon jacket is rugged yet refined — perfect for all your fall fun. JACK SPADE DIPPED INDUSTRIAL CANVAS DIPPED FOLDED MESSENGER BAG $228.  Fall’s earth tones are combined with safety orange on this tough and stylish messenger bag. THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S ENDEAVOR THERMOBALL™ JACKET $160This hybrid training jacket combines Thermoball™ body insulation with stretch fleece sides and sleeves for ultralight warmth. While the quilting is on trend for fall, Thermoball™ insulation is designed to provide the compressibility of down with wet-weather performance. SNOW PEAK LAND BASE 6 LIVING SHELL SHEILD $1295. Snow Peak’s collection of tents and tarps bring beautiful Japanese design into camping equipment. Shown here, the Land Base 6 is a large hexagonal tarp and outdoor living habitat that offers a central meeting area, with the option of 6 separate inner compartments that can be integrated around the edge.

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Kelly Killoren Bensimon

 

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The Hampton Classic horse show takes over the Hamptons social scene this week as the grand finale of the summer season. While many go to see and be seen, at the heart of the event are the equestrians of all ages and levals, and some celebrities too, that are there to compete. For this installment of “WOW: Working Out With” we caught a ride with one of the more recognizable faces, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, who is showing this week.

For many people the name Kelly Killoren Bensimon is synonymous with the “Real Housewives of New York”, the reality show on which she was a featured cast member for three seasons. Pitted in an infamous battle with another cast member, her story line made for the kind salacious programming that people regularly tune in to reality television. We actually don’t, but google it if you’re interested.

Kelly has been a model since she was 16 years old, having been discovered in Elite Model’s “Look of The Year” contest. Attending Columbia while modeling, it was a college professor that encouraged her to start writing for the magazines in which her pictures were appearing. Starting at Hamptons magazine, she would go on to Gotham and later become Editor-In-Chief of Elle Accessories.

Now 48 years old and the mother of two teenage girls, Kelly is still drop dead gorgeous. Take one look at her and it’s obvious she’s been an athlete her whole life. Hard as we may try, this kind of physique is not made in a gym. A competitive swimmer growing up, she runs, rides (obviously), and recently added SoulCycle to her fitness regimen, primarily to improve her equestrian skills. “It really keeps you grounded on the horse and strong,” she says.
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Art Wheeler

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: FLOATING SUBWAY MAP, FRANCOISE SCHEIN, 1985; CYCLING UP LAFAYETTE ST; METRONOME UNION SQUARE, KRISTIN JONES & ANDREW GINZEL, 1999; THE WALL, FORREST MYERS, 1973

 
While urban bike sharing programs are great for commuting and tooling around town, they are also the ideal sightseeing vehicle for both tourists and locals alike. Allowing you to go slow enough to take in the monuments, landmarks, and vistas of a city, and fast enough to cover some ground, you can get your exercise in along the way too. Plus with docking stations located all over the city, you never have to worry about locking your bike.

A few weeks ago, on a balmy summer’s eve, your STYLE of SPORT editor was invited by Rapha on a cycling art tour of Manhattan. Rapha is the posh English cycling apparel and accessory brand we happen to love and feature regularly for its blend of sophisticated style and performance. With a recently opened shop in Manhattans’s Soho called the Rapha Cycle Club, the store serves as a hub for the city’s cyclists and starting point for group road bike rides. On this evening, however, it would be an 8-mile city bike — or Citibike — ride through Soho, Chelsea, and a bit of midtown too.
 

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The Rapha Transmission Tour, as they call it, was lead by Derrick Lewis, Rapha Communications Manager for North America. Its mission was to show us New York from a new perspective. As a lifelong New Yorker myself, I always welcome this opportunity. This would be a tour of New York City public art — those architectural structures, installations, sculptures, and paintings we see everyday, perhaps never really notice, and often know nothing about.
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Freeze Frame: Rio 2016

 
RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: USAIN BOLT WINNING MEN’S 100M SEMI-FINAL
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It was 58 seconds from the time Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and won his third consecutive gold medal in the Mens 100m to the image of that historical moment being available to news agencies and publications around the world. According to Ken Mainardis, Vice President of Sports Imagery and Services at Getty Images, 20 years ago during the Summer Olympics is Atlanta, the time from camera to customer was 40 minutes — but that was before the era of digital photography, when film and processing was still part of the equation.
 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)SIMONE BILES ON THE BALANCE BEAM DURING WOMEN’S ALL AROUND GYMNASTICS COMPETITION
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Since 1988 Getty Images has been the IOC Official Partner. In these 2016 Olympics in Rio, 1.5 million images will be photographed by a team of 40 all-star photographers. Seconds after they are taken, photos will go directly from their cameras to a team of 20 photo editors. 85,000 images will be distributed worldwide within minutes thanks to approximately 62 miles of a state-of-the-art fiber optic network spanning the different venues of the Rio Games.
 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Michael Phelps (L) of the United States leads Chad le Clos of South Africa in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
MICHAEL PHELPS LEADS RIVAL CHAD LE CLOS IN MEN’S 200M BUTTERFLY
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As you can imagine, for a sports photographer to be at the Olympics is the dream assignment and according to Mainardis, making the Getty team is as competitive as making the Olympic team. Specialists in the different sports contested like swimming, track & field, sailing, basketball, gymnastics, tennis, cycling, and more are selected. This is the ultimate test for these photographers to capture Olympic history and immortalize an athlete’s moment of glory.
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4 Days in Rio: How To Crush the Olympic Games!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: USAIN BOLT LEADING MEN’S 100M FINAL; BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARENA IN COPACABANA; YOUR EDITOR; ORIGINAL OMEGA STOPWATCH FROM 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS; WOMEN’S 4X 100 WOMEN’S MEDLEY RELAY START

 
Four years ago during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I started blogging about the sport and style of the Games. Fast 4-ward to 2016, and STYLE of SPORT is here in Rio at the Summer Olympics as a guest of Omega watches, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games — a distinction they have held for 27 Olympics since the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles. So this is how you crush the Olympics with some VIP access and a bit of luck on your side.

DAY 1: Take an overnight flight from NYC to Rio and hit the ground running! After a quick shower at the hotel (freshen up… it’s going to be a long day), head over to the Olympic Park for the Men’s Tennis semi-final match between Juan Del Potro vs. Rafael Nadal. You may think you’re going to see your typical major tennis event, but this is a battle between two countries, Argentina vs. Spain, and the crowd is as loud as a World Cup soccer match.
 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: JUAN DEL POTRO WINNING MEN’S SEMI-FINAL AGAINST RAFAEL NADAL AS ARGENTINA CHEERS ON; OUTSIDE CARIOCA ARENA 1 IN OLYMPIC PARK; INSIDE MEN’S BASKETBALL USA VS. FRANCE

 
Follow that with a little swimming just across the park. How about the Men’s and Women’s 4 x 100 medley relay and USA wins gold in both! You get to see Michael Phelps anchoring the men’s race, but first do a double take when you spot Boomer, the most famous Olympic baby ever, and family in the Omega Hospitality Lounge having a bite with the rest of us before Dad swims. You’re off to a good start!
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SOS Portfolio: Jeremy Koreski

 

 
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Jeremy Koreski photographs surfing, among other outdoor sports, but he doesn’t take pictures in warm sunny locales. It’s cold, wet, and sometimes snowing where he is, but the subjects in his photographs never seem to mind. They’re too busy having fun. Bundled up and in wetsuits — with hoods, booties and gloves – they’re all smiles taking advantage of the natural playground their surroundings have to offer.

Koreski grew up in Tofino, British Columbia, a town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, about a 1½ hour ferry ride from Vancouver. There wasn’t a whole to do there other than watch TV or play outside. Koreski and his friends opted for the latter. Surrounded by water, surfing and fishing were the activities of choice. At 13 he picked up a camera and started shooting, documenting their outdoor adventures. Koreski still calls Vancouver Island home and his work showcases the lifestyle and culture of the Canadian coast and Pacific Northwest. The landscape is the star of his images, given perspective by the subjects in it.
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Gold Medal Goggles

 
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As Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Ryan Lochte, continue to rake in the gold at the Summer Olympics in Rio, their flashy swim goggles are making as bold a statement in the pool as their record breaking times. With a stealth wrap-around style and intimidating mirrored lens, this new breed of swim goggles is designed to provide the competitive edge. Offering unprecedented field of vision and hydrodynamics, here are four gold medal goggles that will have you swimming like an Olympian too.

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SPEEDO FASTSKIN 3 ELITE MIRRORED GOGGLES $75. With a 3D goggle seal, these goggles hug the eye socket, without leaving marks, to ensure maximum leak resistance — most importantly during starts and turns. Patented goggle strap features a tensioning scale that allows for a consistently accurate and secure fit with significantly less strap tension, so goggles feel more comfortable too.

ARENA COBRA ULTRA GOGGLES $59.95. As seen on 100m breaststroke gold medalist and world record holder, Adam Peaty, these ultra race goggles combine no-drag hydrodynamic design with extra wide peripheral vision for unbeatable performance in the pool.

TYR STEALTH MIRRORED RACING GOGGLES $17.99. Constructed with a low profile design, these sleek goggles offer a streamlined fit for minimal drag. Latex free, this performance goggle also has durable, hypoallergenic silicone gaskets that provide a comfortable, watertight seal and maintain their shape over time.

MP MICHAEL PHELPS XCEED GOGGLES $54.99. Featuring perfect clarity, 180 degree field of vision, and a low profile design, these are the signature swim goggles of Michael Phelps that he developed with longtime coach Bob Bowman. Need we say more?

 

Rio 2016: The Ones To Follow

 

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As the Summer Olympics kick off, we’ve got the athletes to watch and the ones to follow. Here are 15 of our Olympic favorites whose road to Rio and Olympic journey can be seen through their own eyes and Instagrams. Click on the images above and follow these athletes as they go for the gold!

ROW 1: ALLYSON FELIX. Competing in the Women’s 400m, 4×100 and 4x400m relay, this will be Allyson Felix’s fourth Olympic Games, and she is still a medal contender. Unfortunately we won’t see her in the 200m, the event in which she won Olympic gold in 2012, having come up .01 seconds short in the Olympic trials. USAIN BOLT. The fastest human ever, holding both the 100m and 200m world records, Usain Bolt is back to defend his back to back gold medals (2008 and 2012) in both these events. MICHAEL PHELPS & RYAN LOCHTE. Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 22 medals, 18 of them gold, is back for more in Rio, his fifth Olympic games. Having come out of retirement with a refreshed attitude, a stint in rehab behind him, he is a new father as well the flag bearer for Team USA. Back in Rio as well is friend and rival Ryan Lochte, who failed to qualify for the 400IM, the event in which he won the gold medal in London 2012, but who will be swimming in the 200IM.

ROW 2: VENUS WILLIAMS & SERENA WILLIAMS. The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are the two-time defending Olympic women’s doubles gold medalists and have a combined eight golds between them, four apiece. They are competing in both singles and doubles here in Rio, with Serena seeded no.1 and Venus no.5. MISSY FRANKLIN & KATIE LEDECKY. Missy Franklin will be swimming the 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay, but missed the cut in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke, the event in which she won gold in 2012. Teammate Katie Ledecky is heavily favored to be one of the most decorated swimmers of the 2016 Olympics, having swept the 2015 World Championships in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500-meter freestyle events and blowing away the competition in the US Olympic Swimming Trials.  SIMONE BILES & TEAM USA GYMNASTICS. The most powerful gymnast the sport has ever seen, Simone Biles has redefined what is possible in gymnastics and is heavily favored to win the all-around gold medal, in addition to multiple individual events. Biles and her teammates are defending their 2012 team gold medal and favored to win again, with 2012 all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas returning, along with Aly Raisman, another individual gold medalist from the London games.

ROW 3: MEGAN RAPINOE & THE US WOMENS SOCCER TEAM. Still hot from their 2015 World Cup win, Megan Rapinoe and her teammates are poised to take home the gold in Brazil! IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD. Ibtihaj Muhammad is America’s first hijab-wearing Olympian, a fencer competing in the Sabre events, a relatively new discipline of the sport in the Olympics for women. Muhammad, who at 30 is a first time Olympian, is a legitimate medal contender, ranked no.2 in the US and no.8 in the world. KERRY WALSH JENNINGS & APRIL ROSS. 3-time gold medalist Kerry Walsh Jennings is going for her 4th here in Rio in Beach Volleyball, but with a new partner and former rival, April Ross. Longtime teammate Misty May Trainer retired after the London games. Both have something to prove and are looking for the win here in Rio, where Beach Volleyball reigns supreme.

Follow all these athletes and lots more US Olympians on TEAM USA! 

 

Getting in Gear for Rio 2016!

 

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The four year wait is almost over and the start of the Summer Olympic Games is just days away! We’re showing our team spirit and getting in gear for Rio 2016 with the red, white and blue of Team USA, and the yellow and green of our host country of Brazil!

 

ROW 1: LE COQ SPORTIF COQ MONSIEUR TRACK TOP $150. The French national colors are Team USA colors, and this cool track jacket has patriotic style on either side of the Atlantic! LACOSTE “WORLD SUPPORTER” CAP $65. From the Lacoste World Supporter collection comes this Brazil themed cap that also features tees, polos, sweatshirts and more — blazoned with the names and colors of a whole host of nations. SOULCYCLE TEAM SOUL RINGER TANK $62. Get your team spirit on Team Soul with this retro tank from the SoulCycle Olympic inspired collection of tees, hats, bags and more.

ROW 2: OAKLEY GREEN FADE COLLECTION $180-230. Oakley, the official eyewear sponsor of Team USA, has just launched this special-edition Green Fade collection harkening back to the vibrant color featured on the brand’s first performance eyewear in 1980. The Collection includes the EVZero shown here, as well as the Jawbreaker, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL, RadarLock Path, and Frogskins. BABOLAT PURE AERO STARS AND STRIPES TENNIS RACQUET $229. Celebrate the stars and stripes with this limited edition Babolat Tennis Racquet. Revolutionized with the latest in Babolat technology, this aerodynamic racquet is perfect for power baseline players who want the most ball speed and spin they can get with maximum stability.

ROW 3: POLO RALPH LAUREN TEAM USA TOUCAN BEACH TOWEL $60. Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team, and will dress our USA athletes in the opening and closing ceremonies of the games. This plush commemorative beach towel features the name of the host city and the colorful Toucan found in Brazil’s tropical forests. NIKE BENASSI SOLARSOFT SLIDE $60. Available in both Team USA and Brazil colors, these iridescent sport sandals feature plush cushioning and a textured footbed for massaging comfort, plus flex grooves for a more natural range of motion. MARTONE CYCLING OLYMPIC DIAMOND $1400. Celebrating all the colors of the Olympic rings, this bicycle is as practical as it is stylish. Its SRAM 2-gear automatic hub requires no gear shifting and adapts with you throughout your ride. Also available in STEP-THROUGH model.

 

The Sunfish

 

 

There are few images more evocative of summer than that of a Sunfish sailboat lazily cruising around a lake or bay — with its cheerfully striped triangle sail, topped off with the black silhouette of its namesake fish. If you went to summer camp or grew up near a flat body of water, chances are you learned how to sail on a Sunfish or at least were along for the ride. The Sunfish has been around since 1952 and continues to be one the most popular sailboats for both beginners and experienced sailers alike.

The Sunfish is distinguished by its simplicity, which makes it one of the easiest boats on which to learn how to sail, for both kids and adults alike. Its small size and single “lateen” sail (a triangular sail mounted at an angle on the mast), with its basic two line rigging, make it an easy boat to set up and set sail. Upgrades can be added for competitive sailing, of which the Sunfish is in fact a popular class of racing.

Sailing basics, like learning how to tack and jibe and use the wind, are easy to teach on a small boat. Being so low on the water, its size makes it very responsive too. Says Susan Koehler, one of the founders and owners of The Dinghy Shop in Amityville, Long Island in New York, and one of the largest Sunfish dealers on the East Coast, “With the Sunfish you can feel the water, feel the wind, and feel the response of the boat.”

Part of the fun of being so low in the water is on a hot summer day you’re sure to get wet — be it a refreshing splash or a likely dunk, if like this editor you decide to take one out for a sail for the first time since summer camp. Yes, the Sunfish can be easy to tip as we did, but they are easy to right as well and a good laugh usually ensues. Though I was acting as first mate, after 30 plus years my skipper’s sailing basics returned quickly as we jibed, tacked and sailed our way home — with me gleefully leaning off the side of the keeling boat, laughing and smiling just as I’d done as a kid.

A Sunfish is still what summer memories are made of.

 

Summer Breeze

 

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Midway through the season and we’ve fully shifted into chill mode with relaxed summer style. The STYLE OF SPORT SHOP at HUCKBERRY carries all sorts of great gear, apparel and accessories for guys and girls to keep that vibe going strong. Hammocks, beach towels, tees, sandals, boardshorts and a whole lot more, check it out to see what else summer has in store… and at special sale prices too!

 

ROW 1: YELLOW LEAF HAMMOCK $169.98.  Go next-level chill swinging away in these ultra-plush, artisan-woven hammocks from Yellow Leaf. TOPO DESIGNS ROVER BACKPACK $139. This classic rucksack is the perfect size to port those summer essentials. Cool color combo adds a modern touch. VISSLA FLORA AND FAUNA BOARDSHORTS $49.98. Super comfortable, these Vissla boardshorts are made from sustainable, upcycled coconut fiber, adding environmental responsibility to their nature themed style.

ROW 2: VINTAGE ROLEX GMT MASTER 16700 $6100. A timeless classic, the Rolex GMT Master is a watch that is always in fashion. Its bright red and black bezel has extra summer appeal. Huckberry carries a curated selection of vintage Rolexes that come with a certificate of authenticity and documentation of each watch’s officially appraised value. RELWEN THERMAL CREW LOOP $124.98. Ultra comfortable with perfect relaxed style, this cozy thermal is the perfect layer for chilly summer nights. MARITIME SUPPLY COMPANY ANCHOR CORD BRACELET $28.98. Available in colorful nylon or rugged leather, Maritime Supply Company’s bracelets are hand-casted and hand-finished, and feature the signature anchor that reminds you of the sea no matter how far away you may be.
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Time For A SUPgrade

 

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If you’ve been Stand Up Paddleboarding for a while now — preferring the serene waters of a bay or lake over ocean waves, but still riding a traditional surfboard shaped SUP — it might be time to graduate to a race or touring board. With a nose shaped more like a kayak, called a “displacement hull”, these sleek and streamlined boards are designed to go fast and straight, cutting though choppy waters and gliding with ease.

Touring boards are generally more stable and are wider than race boards, designed for recreational paddlers, while race boards tend to be narrower, designed for more advanced and competitive paddlers. Touring boards come in a variety of different lengths, depending on personal preference, while race boards are either 12’6 or 14 ft. As we kick off the second half of the summer, here are 6 of our favorite race and touring boards ready to take your paddling to the next level.

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FROM LEFT: STARBOARD ALL STAR $3499. Combining stability with speed, the All Star is the most popular and versatile race board in the Starboard lineup. Ideal for both beginner and elite level riders, the concave bottom shape provides speed on flatwater, and though narrow at 23″, stability and control from the side planes and sharp rail edge. With a noticeable flex, energy is generated from the body moving up and down during paddle strokes. As with most race boards, it is available in a 12’6 and 14 ft. length.

SIC MAUI 12’6 TWC $1699. If you want a fast all around fitness/race board that has a bit more width for added stability, this is your board. Stability is the key to SIC boards winning pedigree and design philosophy that you are fastest when standing on your board as opposed to lying in the water next to it. The wave piercing bow and dual zone rocker offer low drag in calm waters with the stability needed in choppier conditions. Sharp rails at the tail shear water to maximize speed.

NAISH GLIDE 12’6” X30 GS $1999. The Glide 12’6″ X30 GS is the ideal choice for riders of any level who want increased stability for touring, enjoying downwind ocean runs, recreational racing, and fitness training. It features a penetrating V nose and a flat rocker for phenomenal gliding performance on flat water, with ample thickness and width for stability and planing in the ocean.
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Who Shot Sports

 

 

Now on view at the Brooklyn Museum is Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present — one of the most comprehensive presentations of sports photography ever organized. Encompassing approximately 230 works — from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images — the photographs capture unforgettable moments in sport history and celebrate the universal appeal of sports that transcend the competition.
 
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Curated by Gail Buckland, a companion book, Who Shot Sports, accompanies the exhibition. The creator and editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll, Buckland shows the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography through the work of 165 extraordinary photographers that include Richard Avedon, Toni Frissell, LeRoy Grannis, Ernst Haas, Walter Iooss, Jr., Heinz Kleutmeier, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Muybridge, Leni Reifenstahl, Howard Schatz, Flip Schulke, George Silk, and Andy Warhol – among many others.
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Tri It Out

 

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Mid-way through the summer and the triathlon season is in full swing. Swim, bike, run… if you’re a gear head, this is the sport for you! We asked Lucy Danziger, Founder and CEO of Hintd (the website that lets you create your ultimate wish list that anyone can shop), an Ironman triathlete herself, for some of her favorite training and competition essentials. From Ironman to Olympic to sprint distance races, whether you’re an old pro or newbie to the sport, here are a few hot picks to get a little edge on the competition this summer! 

TOP ROW: SPECIALIZED ALIAS SPORT $2500. Combining performance with versatility, the Specialized Alias Sport is perfect for riders looking to get into triathlons who still want the design of a traditional road bike. The full-carbon frame combines tri-specific geometry with aerodynamic tube shaping, a zero-offset seatpost, and clip-on aerobars — eliminating the need for a both a race and training bike. The Alias Sport is made for triathletes who want one bike for every ride. GARMIN 920XT GPS WATCH $450. Offering a plethora of tri-sport tracking and data, along with everyday fitness monitoring, the Garmin 920XT is your ultimate swim, bike, and run companion. With a vivid color screen that boldly displays training metrics, this GPS watch is made for elite and amateur athletes alike. Wear it all day to monitor your steps, activity, and calories, and stay in touch with email, text and other smart notifications the watch displays.

ROW 2: GIRO SYNTHE MIPS HELMET $269.95. With the Synthe MIPS Helmet, Giro introduces the industry-leading Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) safety technology into its top-end helmet. Combining the best of aerodynamics and ventilation, this lightweight helmet slices through the air, keeping riders cool and comfortable with giant vents and Aero Mesh Panels — all in a stylish package. UNDER ARMOUR MID-CROSSBACK BRA $34.99. With a tight compression fit; smooth double-layer HeatGear® fabric; and signature Moisture Transport System, this sportbra will keep you cool, comfortable and supported throughout your training run and rides. Crossover straps with keyhole detail offer a bit of extra style too. ROKA MAVERICK X TRIATHLON WETSUIT $900. Though pricey, the new Maverick X from Roka is revolutionary in its design. By inverting the existing paradigm and starting with the arms up, this wetsuit is designed for total mobility throughout the stroke. Says Lucy Danziger, “It’s so thin and yet buoyant — like a skin more than a wetsuit. The sleeves don’t constrict at all so you feel fast and high in the water without the usual tight wetsuit feeling.” Says Roka, “It is the freest, fastest wetsuit ever built.”
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Sporty Beach Reads: Summer 2016

 

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Hanging at the beach or chilling on the porch, there’s nothing like a good book to keep you company on a hot summer day… and a rainy one too. From literary masterpieces to trashy bestsellers, new releases to old classics, here are 9 of our favorite sporty beach books for Summer 2016. Baseball, football, surfing, climbing and more… even if you don’t like sports, we think you’ll still enjoy these timeless stories and compelling reads. 

BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan (2015)

Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession. Says Sports Illustrated, “Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting.” Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

SHOE DOG by Phil Knight (2016)

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. The man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last.

HOUSE OF NAILS: A MEMOIR OF LIFE ON THE EDGE by Lenny Dykstra (2016)

Nicknamed “Nails” for his hustle and grit, Lenny Dykstra approached the game of baseball — and life — with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, “Nails” also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Funny, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.
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Rob Pruitt x J.Crew

 

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J.Crew has just launched a collection of 3 rash guards in collaboration with artist Rob Pruitt. Inspired by his Gradient Faces Series, 50% of the proceeds from these rash guard will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation in support of UV Safety month for July.

Rob Pruitt is a contemporary American conceptual artist whose work is notoriously eclectic, humorous, and ironic. Describing his own work, Pruitt has said his pieces are “basically blown-up versions of dining table craft projects.” A common thread in his work is multiplicity and he often creates serial paintings that share the same subject yet contain twists in composition. His Gradient Faces series is an example: scrawled line drawings of different facial expressions which are then transferred onto color gradients and flocked.

The Rob Pruitt for J.Crew collection is now available at J.Crew. Says Pruitt, “Seeing my art on a rash guard is like seeing my art on a human body as opposed to a canvas. I like how it changes from person to person.”

We like how it changes from surfer to surfer!

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THE STARS & STRIPES, THEY ARE CALLING. 

THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED WHITE & BLUE. 

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

LEFT COLUMN: FILA LOGO BUCKET HAT $35. In patriotic colors and just in time for Wimbledon watching, it’s the classic bucket hat from Fila. Check it out at Urban Outfitters along with other iconic Fila pieces! GIVENCHY LEATHER TRIMMED NEOPRENE BACKPACK $1880. Cut from sporty neoprene and decorated with the brand’s signature stars and stripes, this spacious backpack is sized just right to stash all your July 4th essentials. PILLBOX BAT CO. OLD GLORY BAT $159.98. Batter up this holiday weekend! One of a collection of beautifully hand-painted bats, each Pillbox baseball bat is made in the USA and ready to play! SOLID & STRIPED ANNE-MARIE STRIPED SWIMSUIT $168. The Anne-Marie one-piece swimsuit is a favorite Solid & Striped style. The scoop neck and plunging back combines for an ultra-flattering look. EDIE PARKER JEAN LONE STAR CLUTCH $1235. This confetti and pearlescent acrylic clutch is Texas flag inspired and meticulously crafted in the USA. VUARNET VL 1508 $375. Made famous by downhill gold medalist Jean Vuarnet in the 1960 Winter Olympics, Vuarnet sunglasses are back and better than ever. These red, white, and blue plus tortoise shell frames hold the iconic mineral glass Vuarnet lenses, distinguished by their engraved V on a ski.

CENTER COLUMN: LE COQ SPORTIF LE MONT ST.MICHEL DRESS $235. To celebrate the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, Le Coq Sportif, official clothing sponsor for the event, and Le Mont Saint Michel, a French knitwear brand, have created a chic and sporty capsule collection, of which this red, white and blue dress is a style highlight! GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND SUPER STAR SNEAKERS $340. American flag inspired, these red, white, and blue cotton and leather sneakers feature a superstar print with the signature Golden Goose Deluxe Brand distressed finish. TEN SPEED HERO TRI COLOR JERSEY $140. Available for both men and women, this red, white and blue cycling jersey is just one of the mod designs from Ten Speed Hero you may want to sport whether you’re cycling or not!

RIGHT COLUMN: DAFIN RED, WHITE & BLUE SWIMFINS $69.95. DaFin Swim Fins are the Official Swim Fin of the United States Lifesaving Association since 2006 and the fin of choice of the world’s best watermen and women. MICHAEL STARS STARS & STRIPE SCARF $30. Make any outfit patriotic this holiday with this stars and stripe scarf.  P.E.NATION REBOUND LEGGINGS $135. Color blocked in red, white and blue, these leggings will take you from the gym to the barbecue to the fireworks this July 4th!  WEMBLY FROZEN TREAT POOL FLOAT $19.99. Don’t worry it won’t melt! Cool off with this 6 ft. ice pop pool float this Independence Day.

 

The Pro Shop

 
JOHN MCENROE, TOMMY ROBREDO, JIM COURIER AND FEW OTHER PRO RACQUET STASHES AT RPNY

 
As the players take the court at the Wimbledon Championships now underway, it’s hard to miss the massive tennis bags slung over their shoulders, packed with the multiple racquets they will use throughout the match. Individually wrapped in clear plastic bags, you might notice an RPNY logo printed on the side. Each racquet is exactly the same, with absolutely no variation, and likely has been customized to precise specifications by a man named Roman Prokes.

Tucked away on the second floor of a nondescript building on East 51st street in Manhattan is RPNY – the secret weapon of the pros and any other tennis player who wants to feel like one. Owned and run by Roman Prokes, 55 years old and originally from the Czech Republic, RPNY has been open since 2002. Prokes has been customizing and stringing tennis racquets since 1991 for such players as John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Tommy Robredo and Andre Agassi, just to name a few, and these same services are available to anyone who wants the perfect racquet to better their game.
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Rainbow Pride

 

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The NYC Pride Parade is this Sunday, June 26, with kickoff events taking place all week long. This annual demonstration and celebration, of not just gay but civil rights, is symbolized by the rainbow flag that waves for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride. This year its meaning is more poignant than ever with the parade marching just two weeks after the nightclub massacre in Orlando, FL. With that we show our love, support and pride loudly in all the colors of the rainbow. 

ROW 1: NO KA’OI HONI RAINBOW STRIPE SPORTS BRA $105. This gray sports bra is offset with neon rainbow stripes on the outside, combined with a moisture wicking with a supportive fit on the inside. MILLY RAINBOX BOX CLUTCH $295. This fun rainbow clutch features vertical stripes on one side and horizontal on the other to brighten up any outfit. MARY KATRANZOU HYDRA SWEATER now $465. Display your rainbow colors with style with this silky ribbed body hugging sweater. ANYA HINDMARCH RAINBOW LEATHER BACKPACK now $1687. This luxuriously soft leather backpack is as functional as it is stylish, with room to tote all your daily essentials and a big embossed rainbow to put a smile on your face.

ROW 2: MARTONE CYCLING STEP THROUGH BICYCLE $1200. Turquoise, purple, red, green, blue… Martone bicycles come in an assortment of rainbow colors, all highlighted by a signature red chain. Light, durable and very stylish, they feature a SRAM 2-gear automatic hub that requires no gear shifting for easy and enjoyable riding. NIKE POWER SPEED RUNNING CAPRIS $110. With a compressive fit and screen-printed pattern to support key muscles, these rainbow highlighted running capris also feature high-stretch Dri-FIT fabric, zip pocket on back, and reflective details for performance with style.

ROW 3: AMERICAN APPAREL RAINBOW LOOP TERRY HEADBAND $6. Show your sporty pride retro style with this old school rainbow headband. SOLANGE CINDARELLA RAINBOW RING. This gorgeous eternity ring is set on three sides with a rainbow of diamonds, pink sapphires and precious stones set in blackened 18ct white gold. For more info: newyork@solange.co.uk. NUTCASE RAINBOW SKYBIKE HELMET $69.99. Dual-certified for both bike and skate, this is the helmet that fits your head and suits your soul. Durable ABS shell with EPS inner foam lining, signature one-handed magnetic buckle, 11 vents for cooling, and adjustable spin dial guarantee a snug, protective and comfortable fit. TARGET RAINBOW STRIPED BEACH TOWEL FOR TWO $16.99. Rain or shine, soak up the sun on this rainbow stripe beach towel. It’s cotton terry sheared for extra comfort, and at 56″x 72″ has room for two.

ROW 4: CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR RAINBOW PRIDE $60. From the Converse Pride Collection, show yours in these rainbow hued Chuck Taylor All Stars. CUTLER & GROSS LOVE BITE SUNGLASSES $565. With love and pride, these heart shaped sunglasses show your true colors.

 

NBA Draft 2016: A Moment In Time

 

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: THE 2016 NBA DRAFT AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER; TISSOT NBA PRC 200 WATCH GIFTED TO EACH PLAYER DRAFTED IN ROUND ONE; WATCH BEING ENGRAVED WITH NUMBER THE PLAYER WAS DRAFTED; NO. 6 PICK BUDDY HIELD; TISSOT NBA QUICKSTER QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPHS.

The Barclays Center hosted the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday evening, filled to capacity with a raucous crowd of fans exploding as each new player was selected for their team. As predicted by most, Ben Simmons was the No.1 pick, going to the Philadelphia 76ers; followed by Brandon Ingram at No. 2 selected by the LA Lakers; and Jaylen Brown at No.3 going to the Boston Celtics.

Swiss watchmakers Tissot, the Official Timekeeper of the NBA, gifted each first round draft pick with a personalized Tissot NBA PRC 200 watch, and on the spot engraved the caseback with the players name and number drafted. While these newly inducted players into the NBA will likely change teams over the course of their careers, the number they were selected in the draft will never change. These same watches are available for sale on NBAStore.com and tissotwatches.com.

Also are available are a fun collection of NBA themed watches, the Tissot Quickster Quartz Chronograph. With their bright multi-striped bands that match the team colors of 10 different teams in the league –including recent NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers — basketball fan or not, at $395 these watches make the perfect summer accessory.

 

The Aloha Shirt

 

 

The Hawaiian or “Aloha” shirt has been a cultural icon of the Hawaiian Islands and surf history for than 75 years. Still as popular as ever, collectors on eBay and at New York auction houses are paying thousands of dollars for a single shirt that cost less than a dollar in 1935. Now a half-billion-dollar-a-year industry, the Aloha shirt holds its legacy as a palpable symbol of Hawaii’s “Aloha Spirit.”

The newly updated edition of The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands (Patagonia Books) by Dale Hope is the complete book on the most enduring souvenir ever invented. It recounts the colorful stories behind these marvelous shirts celebrating the waterman culture and lifestyle, lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color images, vintage black-and-white photos, and priceless examples of period “Hawaiiana.”

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JOE QUIGG, MATT KIVLIN, TOM ZAHN RETURNING HOME AFTER A SURF TRIP TO HAWAII, 1947,
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First developed in the early 1930s as a “tourist attraction,” Aloha shirts have their roots in the graphic prints and comfortable clothing that South Seas islanders have been wearing for hundreds of years. Around 1935, a small group of clothing manufacturers in Honolulu began to produce these wildly colorful, “air-conditioned” short-sleeved shirts for tourists that would give them an immediate sense of relaxation, and going “Hawaiian.” The shirts were considered “postcards you can wear.”
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Shock To The System

 

 

As athletes, we are always on the quest for the latest innovation in sports medicine to prevent injuries from taking us out of the game. One of this editor’s go to resources is Duke Chiropractic, which offers full service sports rehabilitation. The latest innovation we discovered there is called “EPAT” or “Radial Shockwave Therapy.” EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, and is one of the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatments for neuromuscular disorders approved by the FDA.

In an overuse injury of a muscle or tendon, when we experience pain it is usually a result of inflammation. The body’s natural response is to create scar tissue to help heal the area, but according to Dr. Scott Duke of Duke Chiropractic, scar tissue reduces mobility, it is very weak and tears, and leads to the formation of more scar tissue and more pain. Probably most critical is that it lacks the blood supply to nourish and heal the injured area.

Enter EPAT, a regenerative treatment for tendon, muscle and bone disorders. Through a pneumatically controlled hand piece, compressed air produces a shockwave that delivers thousands of impulses deep within the tissue. These high frequency pressure waves feel like rapid fire zaps, and stimulate the body’s own reparative reaction, to enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Says Dr. Duke, ”With EPAT we can literally destroy scar tissue and help regenerate new tissue within the joint that prior to EPAT was too deep for our hands to reach.”

EPAT can be used to treat many painful soft tissue injuries, including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, acute and chronic muscle pain and other conditions. At Duke Chiropractic they also use EPAT to treat frozen shoulder, post operative rotator cuff injuries, and even hip and knee replacements where scar tissue limits mobility and causes pain.

Radial Shockwave Therapy can also help the body produce more collagen — the protein that helps give tendons and ligaments their structure. There is an analgesic effect as well that can provide immediate pain relief. But probably the best news for athletes is that patients can continue activities immediately after treatment. There is no down time for those of us for whom there is nothing worse than being sidelined by a nagging injury.

 

To Be A Young Gymnast

 

 

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Just a couple months from now, all eyes will be on Rio and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Gymnastics is one of the marquee and most anticipated sports of the Games. Every four years the world focuses their attention on a group of young girls from a host of nations, competing for that coveted gold medal, as both a team and individuals. It is the time between Olympics, however, when gymnasts toil in relative obscurity, working towards their goal. By the time these kids get to the Games, still just teenagers, they will have spent countless hours of their young lives in the gym, training for this moment, with millions watching, on the biggest sport stage in the world.

My 11-year old niece, Ellie, is a competitive gymnast, training with her teammates Talia, Sophie, Sophia, Gia, Abby, Daisy, Cassie, Hannah, Willa, CeCe, Cecily, Charlotte, Amelia and Galena on the NYC Elite team. Ellie competed in Level 6 last season. Each level is designated 1 through 10 by the US Gymnastics Association and characterized by increasingly difficult skill requirements. With her teammates, Ellie is looking to move up to Level 7 or 8 next year. With three gym locations in Manhattan, NYC Elite is considered the best team in New York City and is the only structured developmental gymnastics program in town. The girls are handpicked to be members of the team.

For those of you who follow the Style Of Sport Instagram, you might have noticed I’m amazed/obsessed by Ellie and her crew. She is what I dream and pretend to be… a real “athlete.” Watching her evolve into this level of gymnast, performing the moves I could never imagine any relative of mine being able to do, is mind blowing, but what’s most impressive is the time and dedication it takes.
 
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Last season, Ellie and her teammates trained 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. This coming year the commitment goes up to 20 hours, which means every day after school, from 4pm to 8pm, they will be in the gym training; not just practicing their events, but doing all-around conditioning as well. When practice is done, they will go home to eat dinner, do their homework and sleep. It’s a schedule not so different from a professional athlete, except they are not professionals, they are little girls. They have a saying at NYC Elite: If gymnastics were easy, they would call it football.

There are 5 spots on the Olympic Gymnastics team for Rio 2016 — a decrease from the previous 6. For Tokyo 2020 it is being reduced again to 4. Given how many great gymnasts there are and how few spots there are on the team, it is a long shot for any of these girls to make the Olympic team in 2020, but their commitment at such a young age is what makes them contenders.
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The Perfect Tote

 

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AT THE BEACH, ON A WEEKEND GETAWAY, OR EVEN AROUND TOWN — TAKE IT TO GO IN ONE OF THESE 12 CHIC AND SPORTY CANVAS TOTES! 

ROW 1:HAT ATTACK PERFECT CANVAS BEACH TOTE $98; HERMES OPTIQUE CHAINE D’ANCRE $1425; J.CREW SURFSIDE CANVAS TOTE $59.50; ROW 2: JACK SPADE DIPPED COAL BAG $198; POLO RALPH LAUREN TEAM USA SAILCLOTH TOTE $398; CESCA STRIPED CANVAS TOTE $28; ROW 3: CLARE V. BEACH MARINE TOTE $225; RIP CURL CATCHING RAYS BEACH TOTE $39.50; TOMS CANVAS TOTE $58; ROW 4: DOGEARED CALIFORNIA DREAMING SUPER TOTE $42; HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. BAMFIELD TOTE $100 $48.98; LANDS END COLOR OPEN TOP CANVAS TOTE BAG $22-$36

 

For The Cool & Sporty Dad…

 

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Father’s Day is June 19th and we’ve got some great gift ideas in the STYLE of SPORT Shop at HUCKBERRY. For that outdoor loving Dad, who’s happy just chillin’ on a summer day too, here are a few of our favorite things he’s sure to love — and at great prices for you!

TOP ROW: GARRETT LEIGHT HAMPTON 46 $285 $189.98. With Oliver Peoples in its style lineage (Garrett’s father Larry is the founder), it’s not surprising Garrett Leight is the hot new eyewear line. The Hampton sunglasses are a cool classic — perfect for any stylish Dad. BROOKS ENGLAND FLYER SADDLE $150. Inspired by their legendary 1927 model, Brooks England’s Flyer Saddle is a coveted modern classic. Designed for comfort no matter the distance, its leather top combines with extra suspension granted by two big shock absorbing rear springs.

ROW 2: GROWLER WORKS UKEG $139 $118.98. For that beer lovin’ Dad who digs a cold frosty brew, this 64 oz. pressurized mini keg lets him pour perfect pub-quality pints right from the fridge. It keeps beer cold and fresh for weeks — at home or on the go. TODD SNYDER X CHAMPION POCKET SWEATSHIRT $98 $78.98. This collaboration between hip menswear designer Todd Snyder and the iconic Champion has yielded a classic collection of activewear that combines quality construction with a modern fit and style. CHEEKY 550 PLIERS $89. These fisherman pliers are the perfect choice for river or ocean, and come with a lanyard so they won’t float away when Dad hooks the big one!

ROW 3: FILSON PULLMAN $410. Filson is renowned for their beautifully crafted and very durable apparel and accessories. The Pullman travel bag is made to fit perfectly under the seat of a Pullman railroad car — in other words, it’s the perfect bag a little getaway. SEAVEES 06/64 LEGENDS SNEAKER $78. Keep Dad stylin’ with a pair of vintage inspired SeaVees. The 06/64 Legend Sneaker harkens back to June 1964 when SeaVees first introduced these California kicks — always a cool summer look.

ROW 4: YELLOW LEAF HAMMOCK $145 $114.98. Insanely comfortable, beautifully colored, and durable, Yellow Leaf Hammocks are engineered for next-level napping. Using a proprietary triple-weave design with plush, fade-proof, and quick drying yarn, this super lightweight hammock packs down to nothing so Dad can take his lounging to go. SUUNTO TRAVERSE GPS WATCH $469. The Traverse is designed for the outdoors, but with the modern style and functionality for everyday activities too. For the adventurer of a Dad, the Traverse is his guide in the wild. The integrated GPS and GLONASS* navigation helps plan hikes and automatic breadcrumb ensures he can retrace his steps when needed.

 

Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred

 

 

Opening Thursday, June 9, at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York is Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred, an exhibition that features over 25 large-scale black and white photographs of America’s greatest race horses. The show is being held in conjunction with the publication of Latham’s monograph American Thoroughbred on the eve of the 2016 Belmont Stakes.

The collection of images represents a 3-year journey in which Latham fully immersed himself into the sport of horse racing and its thoroughbreds. A drive upstate into horse country north of New York City, to clear his head after his mother’s passing, inspired the project with a chance spotting of a horse and a familiar muscularity. “I saw the muscular shoulder of a horse standing by a fence, and I flashed on my mother’s similar back shoulder as she worked in her rose garden,” says Latham. “I stopped breathing. I hit the brakes and stared.”

Convincing the most notable owners and trainers to let him photograph their multimillion-dollar racehorses, the project took him from the racetrack of Saratoga to the horse farms of Kentucky to the ranches of Southern California, where he photographed such thoroughbred legends as A.P. Indy, Curlin, Tapit, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta — as well as American Pharoah, last year’s heralded Triple Crown winner.
 
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The images are studied portraits of these animals, graphic and architectural, each one carefully planned and sketched out in advance. Traveling with a portable studio, he photographed the horses on a black backdrop, 20 feet tall by 36 feet wide, which was rotated 10 degrees every fifteen minutes to maintain the perfect angle to the sun. He decided to use only natural lighting and chose to shoot on film with medium and large-format cameras. “To portray true essence, the image has to be truthful. I used film because it can’t be manipulated like digital photography. Film also gives a softness and subtlety that enhanced the emotional connection.”
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Wayfarer Cool

 

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The look in summer sunnies is Wayfarer cool — all done up in an eye-popping combo of candy colored hues. Better get your shades on ’cause it’s bright out there!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SAINT LAURENT SL 101 SURF $345; ITALIA INDEPENDENT I-PLASTIK $202; POLAROID 6009 POLARIZED WAYFARER $60; SMITH OPTICS FOUNDER $99RAY BAN ORIGINAL WAYFARER BICOLOR $175; OAKLEY FROGSKINS FINGERPRINT $74.95

 

Neoprene Heats Up

 

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These sporty neoprene wetsuits, bikinis, boardshorts, and more are made for all your water sports, and designed with an extra splash of sexy style. 

LEFT COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT PRINTED NEOPRENE RASHGUARD $195. Top off your swimsuit with this sporty neoprene jacket that’s lightweight, shape flattering, and protects against the elements. CYNTHIA ROWLEY METALLIC CUT-OUT HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT BOTTOM ($105 & TOP ($105). Retro but modern, this metallic two-tone swimsuit is made with 5MM Fiber-Lite Neoprene and is SPF 50+ too. RIP CURL G-BOMB BOOTY SPRING WETSUIT $99.99. Turn heads as you hit the waves in this bright and sexy booty cut wetsuit.

CENTER COLUMN: DUSKII ST.TROPEZ STRIPED PERFORATED NEOPRENE BACKPACK $120. Designed with contrasting bright-orange and navy stripes, this bucket style neoprene backpack has a roomy interior for all your beach esssentials and adjustable rope strap for comfort. SURFTECH SPORT TOURING TEKEFX 11′ 6″ STAND UP PADDLEBOARD $1275. With vibrant graphics, a classic bamboo veneer, and a high gloss finish, put your neoprene style in action on this touring stand up paddleboard. On both chop and flatwater, it has all the stability, glide and speed you need for a perfect day on the water.

RIGHT COLUMN: LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ JASMINE BONDED SWIMSUIT $375. Bring out your inner Bond Girl in this seventies style one piece, detailed with flattering zigzag seams and finished with the signature scuba-inspired zipper. SEASTAR BEACHCOMBER ESPADRILLES $78. The classic espadrille gets reimagined with a water loving, soft and fitted neoprene upper, and a protective rubber deck shoe sole. SURF VIBES SALTY DAYZ VEST $69.95. This sun bleached, vintage style surf vest adds a layer of warmth and a chill vibe to your beach day, in and out of the water. ROXY 1MM NEO BOARDSHORTS $49.95. These playful neoprene boardshorts are thermal lined and designed to perform with sexy tomboy style.

 

Gap x Bielmann

 

 

Brian Bielmann, 58, has been a surf photographer for almost 40 years, and is one of the biggest names in the industry. His nephew, Brent Beilmann, 25, is the hot new lensman in the water, whose images are regularly featured on the pages of Surfing magazine. Both are distinguished by their fearlessness — getting on the waves with their subjects, and putting us in the water with the world’s best surfers.

A few months ago, Brian got a phone call from the Gap saying they were interested in producing a line of surf t-shirts with his images. He then got a phone call from his nephew saying he had received the same call. As it turned out, both were being followed on Instagram by two different people at the Gap who thought the two Bielmanns were one. Once they realized the two were related and what a fun story that was, the concept of featuring the images of both photographers in the Gap x Bielmann Surfer Graphic Tee collection was born.

“I’ve been shooting on the front lines and have paved the way for surf photographers in the present, including Brent, who’s carrying on the Bielmann name, continuing to push the limits by getting deeper inside the barrel in death defying waves”, says Brian. “My story of starting out as young photographer, almost dying on the reef and hitting head first, lead me into shooting more than surfing, making the Bielmann name a household name. Brent’s story was more about having to live up to the Bielmann name, and ending up really pushing new boundaries. It’s really a mentor and tutor kind of theme, and now we are both still killing it.”

The 6-piece collection features 3 images from each and is now available online at Gap.com. To read more about Brian and view a portfolio of his work, check out this feature we did in 2014: PORTFOLIO: BRIAN BIELMANN

 

Raving About Rashguards

 

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With the official start of the summer coming up this Memorial Day weekend,

it’s time to hit the waves. Paddle on out in this season’s most stylish rashguards.

We’ve got 6 so fab, you’ll want to wear them on dry land too!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LON GUNDIE WOMEN’S CAMO CORAL CREW NECK RASHGUARD $68; MOLLUSK SURF SHIRT $87.95; MAAJI SANDSURFER RASHGUARD $88; ATHLETA BOSCABELL CRISS CROSS RASHGUARD $69; ORLEBAR BROWN LUISA PALM BEACH ROLL PHOTOGRAPHIC RASHGUARD $275; CYNTHIA ROWLEY PRINTED RASHGUARD $195

 

Day At The Races

 
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Saturday saw the running of the 141st Preakness Stakes on a wet and muddy track that changed the odds in the second leg of the Triple Crown. The win went to Exaggerator, one tough mudder, who surged in the final stretch to beat Nyquist — winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and favored horse to win the race. While it is disappointing there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, it was a big win for Exagerrator, his over first over Nyquist after 4 attempts — including the Kentucky Derby, in which Exaggerator came in second.

As a guest of Longines, the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the Triple Crown, I got to see it all go down first hand. One of the coolest moments of the day was coincidentally being in the administrative offices of Pimlico Race Course, as the winner’s trophy, the Woodlawn Vase, was carried in by Army Sgt.1st Class Jonathan McGlone. The Woodlawn Vase was first awarded in 1861 to a stakes winning mare named Molly Jackson in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1917, it became the official trophy of the second jewel of the Triple Crown and was awarded to the Preakness winner Kalitan.
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W.O.W! Al Roker & Deborah Roberts

 

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Al Roker and Deborah Roberts are just like any married couple raising a family, except a little more high profile. He is the jovial weatherman known to more than 30 million viewers as one of the stars of the Today show; and she is the venerable ABC News journalist and 20/20 correspondent, regularly making her own appearances on morning television as a reporter for Good Morning America. With sixteen Emmy Awards between them, Al Roker and Deborah Roberts are the first couple of television news.

Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts is the new book this powerhouse duo have co-authored. Presented in a back and forth, “he said, she said” format, with stories told by each, the book gives an inside look at their daily lives as a couple, as parents, and as a family — that off camera are not much different from our own. In a funny, heartfelt, and honest collection of personal anecdotes, Al and Deborah share the life lessons learned and wisdom gained facing the challenges of a busy professional couple, raising kids in New York City, while focusing on maintaining a successful relationship of their own.

With two distinctive personalities, what makes the book a fun read is Al and Deborah’s different ways of looking at the same thing. This holds true when it comes to fitness. They have opposite body types, and while Deborah, naturally slim, loves working out and running in Central Park, Al, now half the size he once was, will tell you “I hate it.” Regardless he gets it done at 4:45 every morning before he goes on air.
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Your Perfect White Tank

 

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The white tank is a summer essential and we’ve got nine perfect choices, in a whole variety of styles, guaranteed to have you looking hot and feeling cool all season long!

TOP ROW: RAG & BONE RAW EDGE LAYERED LINEN TANK TOP $136. A double-layer design, this white linen-jersey tank top features a racerback base beneath a low-cut top layer, and is finished with raw edges for a cool rugged vibe. POLO RALPH LAUREN COTTON RACER BACK TANK $48. Subtle ribbing gives this soft cotton tank a touch of texture, while a slim fit and racerback enhance its sexy sporty style. RTA V-NECK TANK TOP $165. Raw edged and asymmetrical, this chalk white cotton and linen v-neck tank top adds a little rock n’ roll to your summer vibe.

CENTER ROW: SPLENDID SCOOP NECK TANK TOP $40. You can’t beat this simple white tank, form fitting with a bit a stretch, and perfect as a layering piece or on its own. J.CREW LINEN TANK TOP $29.50. Made from soft, drapey linen, this tank top has a chic loose fit perfect for all your summer looks. T BY ALEXANDER WANG JERSEY RACER BACK TANK $80. Cut from the softest jersey, T by Alexander Wang’s racerback tank is a go-t0 essential every season.

BOTTOM ROW: GAP RIBBED TANK $19.95. This classic ribbed tank, made with soft stretch knit is a summer must have. Curved hem adds a little extra sporty flair. VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER DAYTONA V-NECK $112. With a bit of biker style, this cotton-blend tank has a fit relaxed through the body, and is styled with a deep V-neck. Layer it up or strip it down for cool style all summer long. JAMES PERSE RIBBED DAILY TANK $45. A perennial favorite, the James Perse tank is made from ribbed stretch Supima cotton that feels and looks great no matter you style it.

 

Rayblockers

 

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For cycling, running, hiking or any outdoor sport, this season’s sport shades have all the coverage, protection, and of course the style, to block those rays on bright sunny days and enhance vision on those overcast as well. With a wide field of view, eye shield design, and a variety of lens configurations, these are 6 of our favorite sporty sunblockers perfect for all your outdoor endeavors. 

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POC CRAVE $245. Two of the hottest new sunshields both come from Poc Sports, the CRAVE and the ASPIRE. Shown here is Crave, a slightly smaller but still oversized sport sheild. Available in array of frame and interchangeable lens colors, both are designed for multiple athletic pursuits, with super mod style for all day cool. Lightweight, flexible, and durable, they feature Carl Zeiss lenses, with an open frame construction for ventilation. Hydrophilic rubber stays grippy when wet, and the lens is ripel treated to help keep fog and grime from blocking your view.

UVEX SPORTSTYLE 810 $79.95. Designed primarily for cycling, the Sportstyle 810 features the new Uvex curve 10 lens technology, offering a superior panoramic field of vision for all your favorite outdoor sports. With full 1cm more curvature, compared to standard flat lenses, the design offers greater coverage and protection. Ventilation openings at the edge of the lenses, combined with the highest possible coating standard ensure a fog free, crystal view.

RAPHA PRO TEAM FLYWEIGHT GLASES $220. With a Carl Zeiss lens and high-strength polymer frame, Rapha delivers their new cycling sunshield with uncompromising performance. The UV400-protective Neutral Grey/Bronze Mirror comes standard, with four other detachable lens colors available, for optical clarity in a wide range of conditions. The extremely lightweight, aerodynamic construction guarantees maximum comfort on long rides.

NIKE VAPORWING ELITE $386. The new Nike Vaporwing Elite R Sunglasses boast superior coverage with a one-piece Zeiss Optics lens that wraps around the face for exceptional clarity with an uninterrupted scope of  view. Lightweight and aerodynamic, Nike Flying Lens technology is designed for airflow with ventilation to reduce fogging. Rubber channels on temples wick sweat and improve grip on those warm weather runs.
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Courting Fashion

 

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From the runways to the courts, classic tennis style is not just for the matches only.

Spring style says dress for the game, with or without the racquet!

 

LEFT COLUMN: FRED PERRY COLOUR BLOCK DRESS $130. The pique polo dress is a summer classic, and this one from iconic tennis brand Fred Perry is chic and sporty on or off the court. L’ETOILE SPORT STRETCH JACQUARD SKIRT $165. Inspired by classic 70’s tennis, this stretch jacquard skirt is complete with plenty of pockets and interior stretch shorts for performance with style. TORY SPORT PERFORMANCE CASHMERE SWEATER $325. Share your love of the game in this technical cashmere sweater from Tory Sport, featuring Coolmax® Everyday fibers. It’s breathable, super soft and moisture wicking for all day sporty style.

CENTER COLUMN: PUBLIC SCHOOL CABLE DRESS $525. Taking their inspiration from the courts this spring, designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School have created their chic sporty take on the tennis dress in a blend of cotton, silk and cashmere. SLATER ZORN RIBBED TANK $175. This playful wide ribbed sleeveless tank is made in New Zealand of 100% superfine wool, and trimmed with contrasting stripes for a stylish sporty look.

RIGHT COLUMN: GUCCI APPLIQUED CABLE-KNIT WOOL SWEATER $990. Gucci gets in the game with this cable-knit sweater, inspired by the classic blue and red trimmed v-neck tennis sweater. TORY SPORT CANVAS TENNIS TOTE $395. This chic tennis tote is crafted from durable coated canvas with an exterior pocket that holds and protects your racquet. Spacious interior features mesh pockets for ball cans, a detachable insulated water-bottle holder, and an aerated bottom shoe compartment. LACOSTE WOMENS SPORT TECHNICAL TENNIS WINDBREAKER $175. This hooded and technical windbreaker is made for tennis, but with its classic minimal style is the perfect little spring jacket. Featuring contrasting accents, reflective piping, and neon zippers, and it is lightweight and slightly transparent for a cool modern look. TRETORN NYLITE CANVAS SNEAKERS $65. Originally designed as a tennis shoe, the iconic Tretorn is a timeless sneaker that’s always in style!

 

America’s Cup Sails Into NYC

 

 

America’s Cup racing hit the harbor of New York City this weekend for the first time since 1920 and so did the crowds, as throngs of spectators lined the waterfronts of lower Manhattan and Jersey City to watch this world-class sailing competition. After a rainy week, and windless Saturday which cancelled the race, the sun finally came out on Sunday to shine brightly on a thrilling winner-take-all final.

No lead was safe as the wind shifted through wide arcs from the west to the north. It ranged anywhere from 5 to 20 knots — stopping the boats dead in the water, then slingshoting them forward with huge gusts. Emirates Team New Zealand dramatically unhooked itself from a starting buoy tangled on its rudder, and tactfully maneuvered the win in the opening event of the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the preliminary competition among the six countries in the 35th America’s Cup — United States, Great Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden — to be held in Bermuda in June of 2017. Points earned count toward the final competition and determine who will take on defending champion Oracle Team USA.
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Summer Kicks

 

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Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. Pastels, neutrals, and a stripe here and there, give chic easy style to this collection of sneakers. With jeans, shorts or a little sun dress, slip into a pair of these casual kicks for a cool sporty look all season long.

LEFT COLUMN: VANS CLASSIC SLIP-ON $60BLU KICKS DOUBLE STRIPE SLIP-ON $58; ONITSUKA TIGER BY ASICS APPIAN $90; SUPERGA 2210 COTW SLIP-ON $60; RIGHT COLUMN: SEAVEES 06/64 LEGEND SNEAKER $78; ROXY BLAKE $49BARBAPAPA X JOSHUA SANDERS CANVAS TRAINERS $292; CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE BUNNY 

 

Chic and Sporty Mama!

 

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The French term Apprécier means “to grow in value over time,” and a new lifestyle website of the same name, founded by InStyle Special Projects Editor Cindy Weber-Cleary and entrepreneur Stephanie Stahl, inspires women in their 40s, 50s and beyond, to do just that with their style. A mix of shopping tips, how-to advice, and pro secrets makes Apprécier an at-your-fingertips style guide.

We asked the fashion gurus of Apprecier to give us their Mother’s Day gift picks for chic and sporty moms who want to go from the gym through the rest of the day with cool casual style. With so many options to choose from these days, figuring out what to buy to fit your fitness and lifestyle routine can be overwhelming, but half the fun of working out is dressing for the occasion.

LEFT COLUMN: MONROW LAYERED SWEATSHIRT $121. This soft french terry sweatshirt is layered over a granite tee for a cool look that goes from the gym to the street with ease. APL TECHLOOM PRO SNEAKER $140. The Techloom Pro from APL is a stylish lightweight sneaker, with a single layer upper construction that’s comfortable, breathable and supportive for all types of impact workouts. TORY SPORT COLOR BLOCK TRACK JACKET $165. The track jacket is a must have this spring and this little number from Tory Sport is the hot pick of the season. L.L.BEAN FRENCH SAILORS SHIRT HOODIE $49.95. Inspired by the classic French Sailors shirt, this striped hoodie has timeless style perfect for the beach, gym or anyplace in between.

CENTER COLUMN: HEROINE SPORT PERFORMANCE BRA $84. Shirts off to show off this stylish sportsbra. The Performance Bra by Heroine Sport features a halter neckline, cool contrast trim, and textured grid print for a modern look and feel. OUTDOOR VOICES 3/4 TWO TONE WARMUP LEGGINGS $85. These Outdoor Voices signature heathered leggings are super soft and comfortable, with a compression fit that lifts and smooths. Hidden waistband pocket offers handy storage for workout essentials. ANYA HINDMARCH EYES MINI BACKPACK $1450. Why carry a boring gym bag when you can sport this fun little backpack from the always playful Anya Hindmarch! TEVA FLATFORM UNIVERSAL SANDAL $60. The iconic Teva sandal gets a fashion boost with a fun platform lift and multiple color options.

RIGHT COLUMN: BLANC NOIR MESH INSERT PUFFER VEST $159. Made with moisture wicking material for breathablity, down fill for warmth, and mesh insets for ventilation, this hooded sleeveless puffer vest, with its contrast bordered diagonal baffles, makes a chic extra layer for any sporty excursion. IVY PARK EMBROIDERED MESH T-SHIRT $60. From Beyonce’s new athletic apparel line Ivy Park is this cool oversized mesh tee. Inspired by the classic basketball top, slip it over a tank or sports bra for some sexy gym class style. SWEATY BETTY AVESHA YOGA TANK $90. A playful Brazil-inspired design is revealed in the deep racerback of this lightweight yoga tank. The curved hem creates a flattering shape for easy comfort and modern style at yoga and at home.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

 

Roka Rocks

 

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Every now and again a new sport line comes along that so beautifully fuses design with functionality, you lust for a piece of gear or item of clothing even if you’re not a participant in that sport. ROKA, a triathlon focused performance brand that launched in 2013 with a revolutionary wetsuit, the Maverick Pro, is one of those lines.

ROKA was founded by two former All-American Stanford swimmers, who after competing in their first Half Ironman triathlon, set out to build a better wetsuit — a faster wetsuit — one that actually enhanced the body mechanics they’d spent years in the pool training to perfect. The wetsuit gained instant recognition among the top triathletes and world champions for record swim times. Later this month a new state of the art wetsuit, the Maverick X, will debut. Available on pre-order, it has triathletes buzzing and lined up to get into one, regardless of the $900 price tag.
 
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For a much less expensive, but equally sleek piece of gear from ROKA, the new R1 Goggle ($35) is also now available on pre-order. Rethinking the goggle specifically for open water swimming, ROKA has developed RAPIDSIGHT technology that radically opens the forward viewing plane in the head-down swim position. The architecture along the top frame of the goggle has been minimized and a tilted lens design opens the field of view in the forward movement plane. This design offers a distinct competitive advantage for open water swimmers by allowing for better target spotting of things like buoys and other swimmers, with less disruption to form and mechanics. The R1 is ROKA’s fourth goggle frame to feature SPCTRM, a lens collection that offers the optimal tint for every condition: predawn darkness, fog, haze, transition light, glare, and bright sun in natural and urban environments.
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Orange and Black Is New

 

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Orange is the new black. Black is the new orange. Orange and black is new.

This bold collection of spring watches mix and matches orange and black with stylish flair for a great sporty look in any combination!

 

TOP ROW: TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4000FILSON DUTCH HARBOR WATCH $750ALPINA SEASTRONG DIVER 300 AUTOMATIC $1650; MIDDLE ROW: SHINOLA RUNWELL CONTAST CHRONO $750; OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN CHRONOMETER $4900; NIXON CARDIFF SPORT $200; BOTTOM ROW: TISSOT QUICKSTER QUARTZ $495; HAMILTON VENTURA ELVIS80 QUARTZ $1045; ELECTRIC DW02 NATO $350

 

Endless Surfer

 

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From fashion and sport brands alike, surf’s up on land and sea!

With an eclectic mix of Hawaiian prints, beach bohemian, and Endless Summer style,

catch the wave, and mix and match, because anything goes this spring.

 

LEFT COLUMN: SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC SURF AVIATOR $375. Beaching it at the house of Saint Laurent, it’s designer Hedi Slimane’s bright and sunny take on the classic aviator. More colors available too! ORLEBAR BROWN SAFFY WOMENS WRAP AROUND SKIRT $295. Add a little Hawaiian punch to your surf style with this perfect wrap around beach skirt. Made from Orlebar Brown’s classic swim short fabric and fully lined, this Polynesian print is one a few styles available, and a reproduction of a vintage painting of the South Pacific from the 1950s. TOMMY HILFIGER STRIPED CROCHET DRESS $607.95. Thrown over a swimsuit at the beach or accessorized around town, it’s island style all summer long with this playful little crochet dress. VANS HAWAIIAN FLORAL OLD SKOOL $65. Vans classic skate shoe goes Hawaiian style with this inspired floral print. TAMA TOWELS INTREPID $85. Made from authentic 100% Turkish cotton, this multi-colored woven towel is ultra soft and absorbent with cool boho style.

CENTER COLUMN: ROBERT AUGUST WHAT I RIDE ENDLESS SUMMER LONGBOARD $925. One of the stars of the iconic 1963 surf film “Endless Summer”, Robert August is still surfing today and is the embodiment of the authentic lifestyle and heritage of the sport. From his Robert August Surf Company comes this classic longboard featuring the famous Endless Summer graphic from the film. CYNTHIA ROWLEY FOR J.CREW COLORBLOCK BIKINI TOP $105 AND BOTTOM $105. Paddle out in this sexy colorblock neoprene bikini created by Cynthia Rowley for J.Crew. The fit is flattering and snug for a hot sporty look that stays put when you hit the waves.

RIGHT COLUMN: BILLABONG CALI BEAR PULLOVER $49.95. This relaxed fit French terry v-neck hoodie has that cozy surfer vibe you want after a day at the beach. VICTORIA BECKHAM SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION. Not just for the beach, chic surf prints strutted down the Victoria Beckham ready-to-wear runway for Spring 2016. SOLUDOS SURFER SMOKING SLIPPER $65. The perfect espadrille hits the waves embroidered with this surf print.

 

National Parks Centennial

 

 

This summer the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday and the festivities have already begun. Huckberry, a curated online shop carrying many of our favorite outdoor brands, has gotten the party started with their National Parks Gift Shop that features a fun collection of tees, artwork, home goods, and other commemorative items. 10% of all profits from purchases are being donated to the National Parks Service.

Each month Huckberry will also be highlighting a different park like Yellowstone, Badlands, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon, among others, and have just launched the first of the seven-part insider’s guide series, this one on Zion National Park.

Be sure to check out the Style of Sport Shop at Huckberry too, with a hand picked selection of outdoor gear, apparel and accessories from the coolest heritage brands. And stay tuned for more National Parks Centennial celebrations to come!

 

Racing Stripes

 

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It’s motor city everywhere you look this spring: at the gym, on the street, and at the beach. Moto and Formula 1 inspired, cool racing stripes add chic sporty style to everything they touch, from swimsuits to surfboards to handbags and more. Check out this collection of our picks for the season!

LEFT COLUMN: HEROINE SPORT TRAINING JACKET $195. Made from perforated nylon, with two stripes racing down the front, this black bomber style jacket is a cool look to and from the gym — and anywhere else in between. TORY SPORT STRIPED SCOOPBACK ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT $185. You can’t beat a classic tank swimsuit, especially one so chic and sporty. White with two graphic colored stripes, it’s a modern take on the 70’s racing suit and features UPF 50 sun protection. LANDS END VERTICAL STRIPE RUGBY BEACH TOWEL $29. Available in a wide assortment of color combos, this striped oversized beach towel is plush and soft, made from 100% cotton with snagproof flatweave edging. It’s a great price too, and you can save $5 each if you buy 3 or more.

CENTER COLUMN: TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH MCLAREN EDITION $1550. Inspired by Formula 1 racing and the “Rocket Red” of Team McLaren’s 1985 campaign, this numbered limited edition chronograph is highlighted by a black and red NATO strap for a bold sporty look wherever the road may take you. TOMASINI PARIS STRIPED SUEDE TOTE $1118. Red and white racing stripes bring a sporty edge to Tomasini Paris’s classic navy suede boxy tote. Front flap conceals magnetic fastening. ALEXANDER WANG HYBRID MOTO AND DENIM JACKET $1595. One half speedway, the other half street, this hybrid striped leather moto and denim jacket combine for total cool.

RIGHT COLUMN: RAPHA CAP $35. Worn under a helmet or on its own, this classic bicycle cap is made from a soft, lightweight technical cotton and is water resistant, fast-drying and very breathable. With clean modern styling and a cool racing stripe, it makes a great look on and off the bike. BEAR PERFORMANCE WAIKIKI SPECIAL LONGBOARD $1199. This classic endless summer longboard is happy in any surf. It’s lightweight and a great board for pointbreaks and beachbreaks, but really starts to shine in long, peeling waves. Single fin with a 10” center box, it has a rounded squash for increased hold when noseriding, and a rolled bottom for smooth rail-to-rail transitions. Available in other beachy stripe combos. ANCIENT GREEK THAIS CROSS STRAP SANDALS $191. Sandal season is almost here and time set your feet free! These sporty striped cross strap sandals pair one white leather strap with one navy and red, for a chic spring look that’s always in style.

 

Ivy Park

 

 

Now available is one of the most eagerly awaited and very buzzed about new activewear lines, Ivy Park — the joint venture created by entertainment superstar Beyonce and retail magnate Sir Philip Green. This graphic wow of a collection features a full range and wide assortment of leggings, tanks, sport bras, sweatshirts, tees, and more, designed not just for style but for performance. If these pieces can keep up with Beyonce’s moves, that’s a testament in itself!
 

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Sexy mesh, oversized logos, and varsity style are combined for a cool mix of gym gone glam. A sophisticated palette of black, white, grays, and neutrals are offset with the addition cobalt in the mix. Compression fits, seemless support, and wicking fabrics accentuate the comfort and performance focus of the line. The number 4 plays throughout — the date of Beyoncé, her mother, and her husband’s Jay-Z’s birthdays, as well as the couple’s wedding anniversary.
 

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While Sir Philip Green is most notable as the Chairman of Arcadia Group that includes Topshop, Ivy Park is a standalone brand that will be available at 12 retailers in 50 countries worldwide, such as Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Hudson Bay, as well as Topshop. It seems hard to imagine that this collection won’t sell out fast, so you best walk, run, ride, or dance your way over to one of these retailers (available online too) to get your hands on a piece of Queen Bey!

 

9 For The Road: Spring’s Bold Bike Jerseys

 

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Jump on that bike and hit the road in style! From bold graphics to polka dots to Liberty prints, these are the cycling jerseys leading the pack this spring. 

TOP ROW: TWIN SIX POLKA JERSEY $84.95; GIORDANA LUNGO SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY $160VELOCIO WOMENS ES JERSEY $170; MIDDLE ROW: POC FONDO WOMENS HALF ZIP JERSEY $140;  DE MARCHI LEGGERA JERSEY now $68.35CASTELLI AERO RACE FULL ZIP JERSEY $159.95; BOTTOM ROW: PEARL IZUMI SELECT LTD JERSEY $80NALINI CAMPIONESSA LADY JERSEY $109.95; RAPHA + LIBERTY WOMENS SOUPLESSE JERSEY $185

 

Spring Training: Top 10 Road Runners

 

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Continuing with our Spring Training, we’re taking it to the streets — or treadmill if that’s your preference — with this collection of the season’s hot running shoes. There’s nothing simpler than lacing up your sneakers and going out for a run, and we’ve got kicks ready to go the distance with you. Cushioned, supportive, responsive, and of course, stylish too, these are 10 of our favorite running shoes, for both men and women, guaranteed to put a little extra pep in your step!

LEFT COLUMN: NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM 1080 $149.99. The newest addition to the Fresh Foam family, the popular 1080 has been updated with this plush foam and is the most cushioned model in the line. Offering superior comfort in a performance running shoe, the contour and shape of the midsole has been designed for a smooth flow from touchdown to takeoff, with specially designed grooves on the outsole for added flexibility under foot. On the inside, an Ortholite® sockliner, breathable mesh upper, and interior bootie-fit system supports the foot in luxurious comfort.

HOKA ONE ONE TRACER $130. Lower to the ground than the other ultra cushioned shoes in the Hoka One One line up, the Tracer is a lightweight training shoe perfect for race days too. Featuring Hoka’s distinctive heel-toe offset and rocker, with cushioning in the heel and responsiveness in the forefoot, the Tracer is a neutral performance running shoe, well suited for uptempo training and racing.

SAUCONY HURRICANE ISO 2 $160. Runner’s World magazine’s Editors Choice, and a perennial favorite, after already unveiling a dynamic new upper and fit system, Saucony has revolutionized the Hurricane stability shoe again. With their patent-pending cushioning, Everun, impact energy is dispersed across a wider platform. The result is superior resiliency in a plush ride, and all the support you need to go the distance.
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Martone Cycling Goes Hollywood

 

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Opening today in West Hollywood, CA. is the first Martone Cycling Co. pop-up shop. Along with the chic and playful Martone bicycles, the shop will be carrying a myriad of athletic and “athleisure” brands, plus sporty accessories, curated by us here at Style of Sport! Some of our favorite brands like Onzie, Tracksmith, Alala, MPG Sport, and Vuarnet (the iconic sunglass brand recently relaunched in the US!) will be featured in the store.

Designed in New York City, the brightly colored monochromatic Martone bicycles are as rugged as they are fashionable. Composed of steel alloy and aluminum, with puncture resistant tires to take on city streets, the bikes weigh in at a mere 26 pounds with the basket. The brand’s main differentiator in functionality is the “MCC Duomatic,” an innovative SRAM 2 speed gear system that shifts gears automatically depending on slope and speed. MCC is the only bicycle brand to employ this technology in the United States, letting the rider glide smoothly, and of course, in style!

Located at 8366 ½ W. 3rd Street (between Orlando and Sweetzer) in West Hollywood, the pop-up will be open throughout the month of April. Produced in conjunction with Liberty Fairs, the shop will offer Angelenos a unique peek into the world of Martone Cycling, with bicycles, activewear and accessories made for the LA lifestyle.

 

Spring Training

 

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Spring training is ON! Summer is looming just around the corner and clothes are coming off. We all need a little motivation to get the body beach ready and there’s nothing like some fun new gear to get you going. Biking, running, swimming, paddling or training at the gym, here are a few of our favorite new styles, toys, and accessories guaranteed to pump up any workout!

LEFT COLUMN: ATHLETA COLORBLOCK HOODIE SUNTOP $79. Paddle, run, or train on the beach in this graphic cover up made for all your favorite water sports. It’s breathable, stretchy, and UPF 50, with an adjustable drawstring hood, half-zip front, and dropped armholes to show a peek of your bikini or sport bra underneath. RAPHA SOUPLESSE MITTS $75. Sometimes it’s the little things, and a new pair of gloves can be just the item to get you back on the bike — especially these women’s-specific beauties from Rapha. Available in four chic color combos, they’re made from a lightweight, high-wicking fabric and designed for comfort, grip and protection on warm weather rides. TREK 7.4 FX $769.99. As you may have noticed one of our favorite colors is orange, and we’re obsessed with this Trek! Lightweight and agile, the Trek 7.4 FX offers the speed of a road bike with the comfort of a city bike — perfect for fitness, commuting, or just zipping around.

CENTER COLUMN: ASSOS ZEGHO AMPLIFY SUNGLASSES $439. Looking as much like fashion opticals as sport shades, these flashy bike sunglasses are as equally dedicated to technical performance as style. Yes, they have a hefty price tag, but Assos partnered with Carl Zeiss Optics to create the ultimate lightweight, durable, one-piece lens with zero optical distortion — even at its curviest parts. The Zeiss lens spans and contours the face for a full 180 degree field of view, and a unique tinting gradient called “Tunnel Vision” provides optimal vision in changing light conditions. The Zeiss coating that hardens the lens is also anti-smudge, anti-static, hydrophobic and oleophobic for the ultimate protection on the road. ADIDAS PUREBOOST X WOMENS RUNNING SHOES $120. The newest entry into the very popular BOOST category from Adidas is the PureBOOST X that features the first ever floating arch. While most running shoes are adaptations of male shoes, the contours of the female foot inspired its design, and the high performance PureBOOST X was created purely with the female athlete in mind. The adaptive stretch mesh wraps underneath the midfoot to hug and support the foot throughout the run, while the BOOST midsole unleashes powerful energy and responsive cushioning. TANGRAM FACTORY SMART ROPE $79.98.  Jumping rope goes high tech with this LED embedded jump rope that displays your fitness data midair while you work out. 2 sets of ball bearings in each handle create a smooth movement, while magnetic sensors track jumps. With the Smart Rope app, “Smart Gym”, you can also track calories burned, interval training, time elapsed, and other fitness data. Click here to see how it works.

RIGHT COLUMN: ULTRACOR LEVEL PERFORATED CROP TOP $117. This sportbra is definitely worth taking your shirt off! Its quick drying and moisture wicking stretch fabric is perforated at the front and back for ventilation with chic sporty style. TORY SPORT SPLASH LEGGINGS $150. Add a high-energy burst of color to your workout with these Splash leggings. Engineered with the highest-quality Tactel® nylon fiber for performance, they’re super soft, lightweight, and stretchy for comfort. Check Tory Sport stores for availability. SPEEDO COLORBLOCK VEE CUT $69. Lap swimming can be dull, but not in this sexy cut out swimsuit! Speedo Endurance Lite resists the dragging, sagging, and bagging for better workouts and more fun in the pool.

 

Meter: The Runner’s Review

 

 
METER:THE RUNNER’S REVIEW is the quarterly print magazine published by Tracksmith, the relatively new but old school running apparel brand. The line takes its inspiration from the classic running styles of the 1970’s, and combines the look with modern performance fabrics.

Like Tracksmith, METER celebrates the culture and heritage of competitive running. With authenticity and simplicity, the photography and design presents the grace, intensity, and beauty of competitive running at its humblest, and the stories pay homage to its fabled athletes and races. Says Matt Taylor, CEO and Co-Founder of Tracksmith, “METER gives us an opportunity to explore the edges of running culture while also celebrating the history and traditions that make it the greatest and most accessible sport in the world. There’s no other place to get these types of stories.”

 
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Available in single issue or subscription, the publications’s fourth issue is now available at Tracksmith.com. It is relay themed, with features such as: “The Women of the Penn Relays”, about the oldest track meet in the world and one at which women were not always welcome; “Izumo Ekiden”, one of Japan’s hugely popular road relays; and “Hood to Coast”, a 198-mile relay that starts halfway up Oregon’s Mt.Hood and finishes in the coastal town of Seaside.
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Tory Sport Opens Shop

 

TORY SPORT FLATIRON

Coinciding with the release of their spring/summer collection, the second season of Tory Sport, is the brand’s much anticipated new store, prominently located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. An assortment of other sport and fitness brands like Athleta, Nike Running, and New Balance have opened up flagship stores in this area in the last few years, as well as most recently the chic workout wear emporium, Bandier, making it a mecca for those looking for the hippest athletic and “athleisure” apparel.

Tory Sport, the activewear line from Tory Burch, debuted last fall with a pop-up that took over the Tory Burch store on Elizabeth St. Classic and elegant, yet playful and sporty, the spacious new store reflects the spirit of the line. Blue awnings and large screens, featuring videos and images that celebrate the grace and strength of athletes, pop against the building’s historic façade. The interior plays with contrast, providing a clean and minimal backdrop that lets the colorful palette and playful patterns of the new season pop.

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Said CEO and Designer Tory Burch, “We thought about the casual vibe of a 70’s surf lodge and reimagined it with Scandinavian design principles.” The feel is chic sports club, with subtle references throughout — leather handrails evoke the grips of old-school tennis racquets, striped floors resemble pool lap lines, and a diamond pattern etched into nickel wall panels references a tennis net. Read More

 

Seeing Stars

 

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Street and athletic wear has gone star studded for spring. From hot designers like Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Givenchy, to chill lifestyle brands like Sundry, Alternative and Golden Goose, fill your days and nights with these starry pieces!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MAX MARA STAR INTARSIA COTTON BLEND TANK $525SAINT LAURENT SIGNATURE CALIFORNIA LEATHER AND SILVER METALLIC SNEAKER $645; ALTERNATIVE PRINTED ECO-FLEECE HOODY $27.25; SUNDRY STAR PRINT CLASSIC SWEATPANT $118; GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND FRANCY HI-TOP SNEAKER $565; SAINT LAURENT SLEEVELESS CROP TOP IN BLACK STAR AND POLKA DOT $990; ANYA HINDMARCH RAINBOW STAR LEATHER PURSE $250; STELLA MCCARTNEY SKINNY ANKLE GRAZER STAR JEANS $425; CENTER: CASIO G SHOCK X ALIFE DIGITAL WATCH $289; GIVENCHY BLACK AND WHITE LEATHER BACKPACK $1825

 

Spring Cleaning: 8 Essential Detox Tips

 

SHANEY JO DARDEN, FOUNDER OF THE KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION

Shaney Jo Darden is the Founder of the Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB), a non-profit organization she established in 2005 in response to the growing need for breast cancer awareness programs targeting young people. As a young woman herself, she had a number of friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s and it was a wake up call to how early in life breast cancer can strike. She realized the conversation about breast cancer prevention needed to start much earlier, amongst her peers and in a language they spoke.

Keep A Breast began as an art movement. As a young designer in the creative scene of skateboard industry in the 90’s, Shaney jo drew upon the artistic community as a natural breeding ground for awareness and communication. Producing art shows at the time, she wanted to create something closer to the cause. What evolved was a series of customized breast casts, first of friends, painted by different influential artists such as Shepard Fairey and Ed Templeton, and later pro snowboarders, that in 2000 were officially showcased in an exhibition called Keep A Breast.

Keep A Breast shows were organized across the U.S. and throughout Europe, with growing participation by celebrity castees and artists. The success of these art benefits, highlighted by artists emerging from the skateboarding, music and action sports scenes, put breast cancer awareness on the map for a younger generation. Other youth oriented educational programs followed and today the Keep A Breast Foundation has three core programs, Traveling Education Booth, Treasured Chest, and most recently, Non Toxic Revolution — all of which promote breast cancer awareness through Art, Education, Awareness and Action.

While breast cancer is something the media generally focuses on in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should be conscious year round of the things we can do to prevent it. As spring officially kicks off, there is no better time than the present. With that in mind, we asked Shaney jo for some specific clean up tips to start the season off right…

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SOS x Huckberry

 

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POLER NAPSACK $135.95; GARRETT LEIGHT ANGELUS SUNGLASSES; POLER 2-MAN TENT $261.95; TECHNE SPARROWHAWK II 477 $249.98; KETUMS BONDY JACKET $329.98; SANBORN CANOE CO. HUCKBERRY NORTH PADDLE $159.98; FEUERHAND LANTERN $38.98; CENTER: TOPO DESIGNS ROVER PACK $139; GIRO FORAY HELMET $58.98

 

CLICK TO SHOP ABOVE!

Spring has sprung and to celebrate the official start of the season, we’ve partnered with the folks at HUCKBERRY to create the Style of Sport Shop. It’s a curated collection of great outdoor gear, apparel and accessories from many of our favorite brands like Timex, Filson, Poler, Topo Designs and Randolph Engineering — all at special sale prices!

Happy Spring & Happy Shopping!

 

W.O.W! Working Out With The Men of Wilhelmina

 
AT FLEX STUDIOS WITH MODEL CHRIS RYAN, SOS EDITOR CLAUDIA LEBENTHAL,
WILHELMINA CEO BILL WACKERMANN, AND MODEL CJ KOEGEL

 

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Bill Wackermann is the CEO of Wilhelmina International Inc, having recently taken the helm at the famed modeling agency at the end of January. Although our paths had not crossed previously, Bill and I have common bond, having both spent many years at Condé Nast – he on the business side, most recently as the publisher of Condé Nast Traveler and Glamour, and me on the editorial side at Allure, Womens Sports & Fitness and Self.

Bill is someone who clearly takes his workouts very seriously–not just for the physical benefits, but also the spiritual ones. For this installment of W.O.W, we decided to try something new, a workout neither one of us had done before. Imagine my disappointment (not!), when Bill’s publicist asked if he could bring along two of Wilhelmina’s male models to join us — especially when I checked out the portfolios of CJ Koegel and Chris Ryan. All I can say is these are the days when I really do love my job.

We met up early Monday morning to check out the Flex 90 class at Flex Studios, a jam-packed 90-minute combo of TRX, Barre, and Pilates (30 minutes each). Taught by Jessica Cadden Osborne, coincidentally a Wilhelmina fitness model herself who we featured last summer in a SUP Yoga story, she put us all through our paces in one relentless, supercharged workout.

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PART 1 OF FLEX 90: TRX

While we both spend a lot of time working out, TRX, Barre, and Pilates are workouts you can’t fake your way through. On their own, they’re challenging enough, but together they are a brutal. They force you to use those little muscles that the big ones usually compensate for — in addition to a whole lot of core. Bill and I had our fitness put to the test, and I’m proud to say we held our own against the young studs. We chatted the next day about the workout, his new job, and how his approach to fitness is very much in tune with his philosophy on professional success:
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Priority Goes Cruising

 

PRIORITY COAST

Our friends at Priority Bike have just announced a Kickstarter campaign for the newest addition to their line up, the Priority Coast — the first cruiser bike that’s really made for the beach. Designed to withstand sand, salt, and all the elements the coastal beach environment can muster, the Coast will not rust or breakdown like traditional cruisers.

Distinctive to all the bikes in the Priority family is the maintenance and grease-free belt drive system of the Coast in place of a traditional chain. This feature, along with a 100% aluminum frame and fork, stainless steel components and sealed bearings, makes the clunky, heavy steel, hard-to-pedal cruiser a bike of the past. The lightweight, smooth-riding Coast is ideal for riding to the beach for that morning surf session, yoga class, and all your outdoor activities. It even has a surfboard attachment for easy transportation with your board!

Remaining true to Priority’s socially-funded company structure, the pre-sale campaign will run on Kickstarter March 15th through April 15 at the pre-sale price of $349 (regular price $449). And stay tuned, because we’ll be giving one away to a lucky Style of Sport reader as summer gets closer!

 

Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2016

 

J.W.ANDERSON ~ VETEMENTS ~ RAG & BONE ~ FENTY X PUMA

With the Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear collections wrapped, it’s time for another installment of “PRET-A-SPORTER”, bringing you the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris! Designers took their inspiration from the gym, court, track, slopes, speedway, and great outdoors, creating their vision for a most fashionable sportswoman…

 

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TENNIS SETS

GUCCI ~ THOM BROWNE ~ ISABEL MARANT

 

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URBAN OUTDOORSWOMAN

LOUIS VUITTON ~ RAG & BONE ~ PRADA ~ CHLOE

 
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On Deck: Photos by Spike

 

PHOTOS BY SPIKE SKATEBOARD DECKS

Timed coincidentally with the launch of the new cable TV channel from Vice Media, Viceland, of which Spike Jonze is co-president, is a series of skateboards featuring some of the photographer and filmmaker’s most iconic early images. Girl Skateboard Company, which Jonze co-founded in 1993, has just released the “Photos by Spike” board series and reproduced five of his favorite images that include The Beastie Boys (1994), Sonic Youth (1992), Bjork (1995), Nirvana (1991) and Karen O (2004).

Jonze began his career in the action sports world as a photographer shooting BMX and skateboarding for such vertical magazines as Freestylin’ and TransWorld Skateboarding. It was such skateboarding videos as “Video Days”, shot with his inimitable wit and point of view, often while skateboarding himself, that led to directing music videos as the Southern California skate culture intersected with the alternative music scene. The skateboarding footage he shot as cameraman for 100% by Sonic Youth got the attention of MTV in the early 90’s, and he went on to direct music videos for bands like Weezer, The Breeders, and later The Beastie Boys, creating some of their most memorable videos like Sabotage. Jonze’s feature film debut as director was “Being John Malkovich”, followed by such other notable classics as “Adaptation”, “Where The Wild Things Are”, and “Her”, which he also wrote and won the Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay in 2014.

The Photos by Spike decks are available now at your local skateboard shop and March 16th online at crailstore.com. Like all things Spike Jonze, these skateboard decks are guaranteed to become pop cult classics.

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Baby Bombers

 

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Major League Baseball Opening Day is still a few weeks off, but we’re getting the season started with these little satin baseball jackets. Fashion has taken its inspiration from the baseball diamond with shiny, embroidered, quilted bombers that knock it out of the park!

TOP ROW: OPENING CEREMONY BONZAI EMBROIDERED SILK BOMBER $525SAINT LAURENT PALM TREE PRINT BOMBER JACKET $2690ALPHA INDUSTRIES L-2B DRAGONFLY BLOOD CHIT FLIGHT JACKET $145; CENTER ROW: MITCHELL & NESS HOMETOWN CHAMPS SATIN JACKET $175MUVEIL EMBROIDERED SILK BOMBER JACKET $572RAG & BONE VINE BOMBER $650; BOTTOM ROW: TOPSHOP MA1 SHINY BOMBER $115; STELLA MCCARTNEY ELGIN BOMBER JACKET $2545; CHLOÉ REVERSIBLE QUILTED & EMBROIDERED JACKET $2850

 

Cycle for Survival

 

 

Earlier this week, Cycle for Survival, announced they had hit an incredible fundraising milestone… $100 million dollars! Cycle for Survival is an indoor cycling event that has become a national movement. Hosted by Equinox, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, it was founded in 2007 by Jennifer Goodman Linn — a Memorial Sloan Kettering patient and Equinox member — with her husband, Dave, following Jen’s own rare cancer diagnosis. They wanted to do something to fight back. Despite losing her battle with cancer in 2011, Jen continues to inspire to this day.

From the $250,000 raised in its first year, to over $29 million already in 2016, now in its 10th year, Cycle for Survival has distinguished itself as the fastest-growing athletic fundraising event. 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to fund research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for rare cancers that include brain, pancreatic, ovarian, stomach, all types of pediatric cancers, and many others. These account for approximately half of all cancer diagnoses, and are often underfunded. Doctors and researchers who have received Cycle for Survival funding credit these resources for making groundbreaking discoveries possible. I am proud to say as a member of Stacey’s Crew, with just our two bikes we raised $15,667!
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STACEY’S CREW: SOULCYCLE’S STACEY GRIFFITH & YOUR EDITOR, CLAUDIA LEBENTHAL

 
The Cycle for Survival rides take place at Equinox locations in over 15 cities across the country, with multiple rides in each. This year more than 27,000 riders will participate as members of self-formed teams that take 4 consecutive 50-minute spin classes, seeking donations in support for this cycling marathon. There are national teams as well, with riders participating in more than just one event. To look at the leaderboard of fundraising totals for these National Teams is pretty inspiring in itself… $444,492 for Team Perry, $300,734 for Team Ginger Strong, and $280,385 for JP Morgan Chase, just to name a few.

So besides seeking to inform, this post is seeking donations for our team or any other that might inspire you to give. $10, $25, $50, $100 or more… as I always say, there is no such thing as a small donation. Just give something… what you’d spend on a latte, bottle of wine, or nice dinner with friends. Or give a whole lot! You’ll feel good and won’t have to ride a bike for almost 4 hours!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

Converse x Andy Warhol

 

CONVERSE X ANDY WARHOL

A few months ago we featured a collection of limited edition Andy Warhol surfboards. If those were out of your price range, how about a pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars from the Converse Andy Warhol collection? 

Continuing their collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. for a third season, this collection features the artist’s most famous wallpaper graphics, pop art flowers and cows, reproduced on the classic Chuck’ 70 design, and using modern details to celebrate the original Chuck Taylor All Star from the 1970’s.

There are currently 3 different hightop and 2 low top florals available, plus 2 t-shirt styles in full bloom for spring 2016!

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Tim Morehouse

 

 
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THREE TIME OLYMPIC FENCER TIM MOREHOUSE (TOP) & YOUR EDITOR 
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Based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, where I had an opportunity to bout and chat last week with three time Olympian Tim Morehouse. Currently, Tim is probably most recognized as the fencer in those Chase Mastery commercials with Serena Williams and The Rockettes, but its Tim’s silver medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, that have brought him fame and recognition as one of the sport’s greats.

Founded in 2015, Tim Morehouse Fencing Club teaches the Olympic sport of saber fencing  — one of the three disciplines of the sport that include epee and foil, and in which he won his Olympic medal. Sabre is based on the cavalry sword and you hit with sides of the blade, as opposed to foil and epee where you hit with the tip. The club offers classes and instruction for competitors of all ages and ability levels, but it is his work with kids that is most noteworthy. Founder of “Fencing In The Schools“, Tim is passionate about sharing the sport he fell in love with at age 13, and giving the same opportunities he had to inner city and rural school kids.

“My life was profoundly changed when I stumbled upon the sport of fencing and a coach who believed in me,” says Tim. “When I started, I thought I was just playing a sport, but something unexpected happened at practice. While I was working on turning on the scoring light, I was also turning on my internal light, awakening my own potential and illuminating the path to becoming my best self.” It is his mission to “Turn The Light On” for students across the country and help them become engaged, active, confident adults who can set goals and exceed them, lead a team, and have a positive impact on the world.
 
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As a lifelong athlete, very appreciative of the self confidence and positive foundation sports provide from an early age, and the aunt of a competitive gymnast we featured in To be a Young Gymnast, I wanted to hear more about his sport — both the physical and mental aspects of fencing, its benefits for young and old, and who we should have our eyes on this summer in Rio at the Olympic games.
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Playing Polo

 

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The perfect polo is a must have for any season, and for spring we’re loving these super sporty and most fashionable takes on the classic short sleeve button down. 

TOP ROW L-R: KENZO MINI TIGER POLO SHIRT $120MONCLER PIPED COLLAR POLO SHIRT $180BURBERRY BRIT CLASSIC POLO SHIRT $174;  MIDDLE ROW: T BY ALEXANDER WANG COLORBLOCK JERSEY ZIP POLO TOP $360; STELLA MCCARTNEY CUTAWAY HEM RIBBED-KNIT POLO SHIRT $884; THOM BROWNE STRIPED SLEEVE POLO TOP $1325; BOTTOM ROW: RALPH LAUREN COTTON PIQUE POLO SHIRT $360; FRED PERRY COLOUR BLOCK PIQUE POLO $95; COMMES DES GARCONS PLAY POLO SHIRT $185

 

The Bright Side

 

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Heat up your workouts with these graphic silhouettes and eye popping colors,

and add some sexy good fun to all your spring sports!

LEFT COLUMN: ORLEBAR BROWN GIA CROPPED RASH TOP $225. It’s bikini top meets rash guard with this neon pink cropped top. It features UPF 50+ sun protection, and a secure performance fit for all your favorite water sports. ATHLETA HIGH RISE COLORBLOCK CHATURANGA CAPRI $69. Put some pop in your workout with these colorful capris. Graphic highlights flatter the leg and high-rise fit offers support and performance. TORY SPORT BLOCK PERFORMANCE TANK $75. Emblazoned with graphic color-blocked stripes, this playful tank is designed to perform with lightweight performance jersey that’s soft, breathable and moisture wicking. Ergonomically cut lines create a flattering fit, while the racerback offers free range of movement.

CENTER: DSQUARED2 SPRING 2016. Hot for spring is this super sexy, color poppin’ little dress! Looks to us like the boys at DSquared2 took a little inspiration from the wrestling mats and the singlet never looked so good! NIKE LUNAR SCULPT $100. Right in the color mix is the Nike Lunar Sculpt Women’s Training Shoe. It features Lunarlon foam for soft yet responsive cushioning, a form-fitting upper for lightweight support, and zoned rubber for durability and grip.

RIGHT COLUMN: SWEATY BETTY OFFSHORE TRAINING BIKINI TOP $75 & BOTTOMS $65. Open water and lap swimming, surfing and paddling, this sporty bikini is ready to train and play. Double racerback straps and color block design add get noticed style to your spring water sports. DUSKII SAINT TROPEZ NEOPRENE SWIMSUIT $230. Crafted from sculpting neoprene, and stitched with white seams to accentuate its silhouette, this sexy high performance swimsuit is made for your sportiest beach days.

 

Tennies Anyone?

 

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Tennis shoes, trainers, or sneakers by any other name, here are a few of our favorite white “tennies” this spring, taking their inspiration from the courts and bringing it to the street.

 
LEFT COLUMN: COMMON PROJECTS ACHILLES THREE STRAP $450; ONITSUKA TIGER BY ASICS LAWNSHIP $90; GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE $625; K-SWISS WOMENS HOKE CMF $60; RIGHT COLUMN: CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE OX $95; ADIDAS ORIGINALS ROD LAVER $65;  GOLA COASTER $60; ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS STAN SMITH $430

 

Opposites Attract

 

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In the chill of winter, we’re keeping it hot with these graphic black and whites.

It’s the latest looks in luxe and performance sport.

 

LEFT COLUMN: CHARLI COHEN ISEI TANK TOP $195. From designer and personal trainer Charli Cohen comes this graphic tank that fuses function and fashion. With luxe style and technical fabric that’s made to perform, it features a built in sports bra with a sleek body skimming fit. MONREAL BACK FLIP TENNIS SKIRT $254. This black and white Back Flip skirt is crafted from a high stretch performance jersey with cooling stay-dry technology for comfort on the court. A sharply pleated back panel allows for extra movement, while built-in shorts provide ideal coverage when sprinting from the base line to the net. FRED PERRY CLASSIC BARREL BAG $90. Use as a gym bag or all-around sporty tote, this Fred Perry classic has been the choice of sportsmen and women for decades. Designed in archive colors, it’s made from a coated canvas with contrasting trim, a striped handle, and zip compartment at the end.

CENTER COLUMN: SWEATY BETTY CADENCE RUN JACKET $240. This subtly black tonal run jacket balances both fashion and function. Designed using lightweight Sensitive Sculpt fabric from Italy, for support and sweat-wicking performance, it is slim cut to flatter the body, with perforated mesh underarm panels for breathability. A dropped back hem makes it equally suitable for cycling, with reflective panels in front and back for standout visibility at night. LORNA JANE BECKHAM SPORTS BRA $66.99. Make a big sport luxe statement when you reveal this graphic black and white sportsbra with its crossover back detailing. Made from superior performance and patented LJ Excel™ fabric, it’s moisture wicking and breathable with power mesh paneling for ultimate support and comfort.

RIGHT COLUMN: HEROINE SPORT X-BRA $95. This signature sports bra from Heroine Sport gets major style points while supporting all your moves at barre, yoga or even cardio dance class. Front X mesh adds sexy edgy style, while 4-way stretch and wicking fabric with power mesh lining gives you all the support you need to perform. NIKE POWER SPEED RUNNING TIGHTS $150. These performance running tights are designed to enhance your movement with a compressive fit. An innovative screen print is strategically placed on the IT band and across key muscles for added support and enhanced mobility. NEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY TRAINER $89.99. Stay light on your feet training in the Vazee Agility. Made for quick, lateral movements, this training shoe for women is built for superior traction from grass to concrete to gym floor.

 

Elevation Mask Training

 
YOUR EDITOR WORKING OUT WITH THE ELEVATION TRAINING MASK 2.0

 
If you’ve ever skied out West, you’re familiar with the lack of oxygen at high altitudes and have experienced elevation training. You may have noticed how super human you feel when you return to sea level — a result of your aerobic threshold having increased by adjusting to the air up there. Athletes often opt to train at altitudes. Oxygen deprivation increases the production of red blood cells, which aids oxygen delivery to the muscles, giving them a competitive edge.

There is no need to leave home any longer to train at altitude. The Elevation Training Mask 2.0 mimics training at a high altitude. It adjusts between 3,000 and 18,000 feet, by controlling the flow of air delivered to the body, and trains your lungs to use oxygen more efficiently. The Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch is often seen warming up on the sidelines with his mask on. The Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade posted a picture last summer of the whole team using elevation training masks.

The masks are now popping up in gyms across the country, as reported recently in both Cosmopolitan and Womens Healthand this editor couldn’t resist giving one a try. I was put through the paces by James Brewer at Exceed Physical Culture, who uses the mask with clients looking to max out their workouts. From slower movements like dumbbell flys and presses, to full body moves like squats, plyometrics, and the sled push shown above, I did find the mask forces you to be more conscientious of your breathing, and take slower breaths in rhythm with the exercise you’re performing. If you’ve ever gone scuba diving, the sensation is similar to breathing through a regulator. The other thing I noticed, which reminded me of the feeling after a non-stop ski run out West, was my abs contracted with that heavy breathing — a bonus core workout. Read More

 

Red Hot & Sporty

 

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It’s red hot for Valentines Day with gear, fashions and accessories made for that sporty girl

on and off the playing field.

 

LEFT COLUMN: STELLA MCCARTNEY CUTAWAY HEM RIBBED-KNIT POLO SHIRTDRESS $1082. From one of our favorite collections from the Spring 2016 runways and soon to be in stores, this asymmetrical red hot Stella McCartney polo dress has chic sporty style for all day fun. ISABEL MARANT LESLEY ANKLE STRAP ROPE SANDALS $540. Crafted from woven strands of poppy-red rope, Isabel Marant’s take on the thong sandal exudes her typical bohemian charm, yet is constructed for comfort for that sporty girl about town. KASK CLASS MONTECARLO SKI HELMET $320. Super luxe and super cool, this sleek fire engine red helmet combines elegance with cutting-edge technology. Goggles are integrated into the helmet as a mirrored dual lens panoramic visor, and buckle is magnetic for easy one hand fastening. Its sleek speedway style is guaranteed to turn heads as you fly down the slopes!

CENTER COLUMN: J.CREW SAM SUNGLASSES $188. From the brand new sunglass collection from J.Crew, the Sam features high quality acetate frames and scratch-resistant lenses with 100% UV protection. Available in a playful red, among other colors, the frames are designed to be extra durable with their four screw signature hinges. VETEMENTS HOODED LOGO PRINT SWEATSHIRT $735. From fashion brand Vetements, made exclusively for Matches Fashion, comes their modernist take on the retro hooded sweatshirt.  With its signature generous cut and extra long sleeves, its transforms from a hoody to a crew-neck for two sporty style options. ANYA HINDMARCH SMILEY LEATHER BACKPACK $1495. The perforated ‘Smiley’ design on this lipstick red backpack is instantly recognizable as Anya Hindmarch. Crafted in Italy from luxe leather, it is both practical and playful way to tote about all your extras with style.

RIGHT COLUMN: ZOE KARSSEN LET’S MAKE OUT LOOSE FIT MUSCLE TANK $72. This super soft and slightly sheer, slouchy tank typifies that well loved and worn in look, and is playfully printed with a flirty Valentines message. ALO YOGA ELECTRA CAPRI $78. Two shades of red combine in a graphic print on these color-blocked performance leggings. Compression fit supports you throughout your workout and moisture wicking fabric dries sweat fast. VANS CANVAS SK-8 HI $60. Its the legendary Vans high top in Valentines red complete with sturdy canvas uppers, re-enforced toecaps, signature waffle rubber outsoles, and a padded collar and heel.

 

Win These Skis for Valentines Day!

 

ENTER OUR SKI VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY!

To show our love for you this Valentines Day, STYLE OF SPORT is giving away a pair of the almost sold out, 2016 RENOUN skis! And these are not just any skis. Recently featured in The New York Times, United Hemispheres, and USA Today for their breakthrough innovation, these IPSO Gold Medal award winning skis — top prize in the industry — are completely revolutionary.

Utilizing a Hyper Damping Technology™, the stiffness of the RENOUN ski automatically adjusts to changing terrain and conditions. RENOUN Founder and ski engineer, 24-year old wunderkind Cyrus Schenck, discovered that by injecting a layer what’s known as “non-Newtonian polymer” into the core the skis — a malleable compound that stiffens with impact — he could create the ultimate all mountain ski. On hard pack they maintain stiffness, but in soft snow and powder they flex. CLICK HERE for a demo and watch as Schenck molds the compound around a beer bottle, smashes it, and it remains intact. The technology also helps to eliminate the problem of ski chatter at high speeds by helping them absorb more vibrations, while at lower speeds or in powder, they are lively and responsive.

CONTEST DEADLINE HAS PASSED

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON VALENTINES DAY!

 
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CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY

WITH YOUR LOVE OF SKIING! 

RENOUN skis have taken the industry by storm and now you can win a pair of the Z-90 carving skis, retail value $1295, or Endurance, retail $1095. Told you we loved you! Celebrated for their nimble transitions, effortless turns, and incredible stability, RENOUN skis perform like no others. Even the most experienced skier, guy or girl, will fall in love.

PLUS… WE’VE GOT AN AMAZING RUNNERS UP PRIZES TOO!

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SMITH OPTICS has sweetened this giveaway with the redesigned, limited edition Smith I/O Goggles featuring the new ChromaPop Lens Technology! We will be picking another lucky skier to win a pair of these revolutionary new snow goggles! Smith adapted its proprietary lens technology into its top of the line I/O goggle providing enhanced visual clarity, greater definition and revealing natural color in a full range of weather conditions. Unlike traditional snow goggles, all ChromaPop lenses filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain, while providing a sharper, easier and faster visual experience. The result is an upgraded experience offering instant advantage and confidence for on-snow performance. Retail value $210.00!

And now DAKINE has jumped on board too with another runners up prize: a backpack from the new Heli Pack Series! As the leaders in backcountry backpacks since 1996, for Winter 15/16 the new Heli Pack Series features four styles, ranging from 12L to 28L, that are loaded with tech details including multiple ski and snowboard carrying options, easy cargo and avy-tool pocket access, fleece lined goggle pockets, deployable helmet carry systems, and insulated hydration sleeves. Across the line, Dakine has dialed the technical performance to suit every type of rider, and has developed a new signature women’s specific fit as well to provide amazing comfort without sacrificing performance. Featuring a shortened backpanel, it has a wider base to maintain the same overall pack volume as the men’s versions. The new narrower shoulder width span, higher range sternum strap and S-curve strap shape allow for efficient load transfer and eliminates pressure points. Retail Value $110.

And wait… we just got one more, FREEZY FREAKIES I Heart Snow gloves! Whether you remember them from your youth or have never seen them before, Freezy Freakies are the color changing gloves that were super popular in the 80’s. Made with thermocromatic ink that is transparent in warm temperatures, the colorful designs on the Freezy Freakies gloves are only revealed in cold temperatures. The I Heart Snow gloves are made for Valentines apres-ski fun!

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WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM…. GOOD LUCK!

 

 

Tea Totaler

 

TEAVANA WELLNESS TEAS

Besides just waking up and calming down, tea is known for its many health benefits. Health food stores have long had aisles dedicated just to tea, with blends that aid digestion, boost the immune system, sooth tension, and support healthy organ function, among many other things.

The Tea Council of the USA reported Americans consumed more than 80 billion servings of tea in 2014 and their interest in the health benefits of tea is growing. So much so, that earlier this month, Teavana, which is owned by Starbucks, launched a new line of seven wellness teas. Each loose-leaf blend has a wellness theme with a unique mix of tealeaves, fruits and botanicals.

Rejuvenate is a morning tea and contains a mix of black tea and yerba mate with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. The Rejuvenate blend is the highest in caffeine content, meant to invigorate and inspire you for the day ahead. Defense is a low-caff white tea blend with tangs of blackberry and contains 50% of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C. Purify, another white tea with hints of jasmine and orange petals, promotes hydration and healthy skin. Rev Up is a bold blend of black tea, green tea, and high quality Chinese oolong with hints of peach, apricot and mango made to support a healthy metabolism. Recover is a detoxifying green and mint tea that also contains 50% of the daily dose of Vitamin C. Comfort is a mix of spearmint and peppermint with hints of ginger, lemon and rooibos meant to sooth and uplift. Serenity, an evening tea, is a calming blend of chamomile, orange and rose.

Each tea blend offers a unique flavor that promotes an important component of wellness. The teas cost $12.50 each for 2 ounces of loose leaf tea. They are now available at 350 of Teavana’s retail stores and online at Teavana.com

-Kristen Leen

 

Tennis Everyone?

 

SERENA WILLIAMS TRUE TO FORM AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016

It may be winter in the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s summer down under, where the Australian Open is in full swing. It’s the first major of the 2016 tennis year, and Serena Williams is back on the court, showing off that power physique in an ab-revealing, Nike crop top and pleated skirt combo.

The tennis forecast looks bold, bright and graphic for the season, with both performance and fashion brands getting some courtside inspiration. For players and spectators alike, it’s tennis EVERYONE!
 

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LEFT COLUMN: FRED PERRY COLOR BLOCK CARDIGAN $190. From iconic tennis brand, Fred Perry, this deep v-neck cardigan, with its bold contrasting sleeves and front, makes a perfect warm up piece on and off the courts. NIKECOURT PREMIER CROP WOMEN’S TENNIS TOP $65. Play like Serena in the signature short sleeve crop top she’s sporting at the Australian Open, and show off your power abs too! Pair that with Maria Sharapova’s NIKECOURT PREMIER MARIA WOMEN’S TENNIS SKIRT $70, with contrasting wide pleats, stretchy Dri-FIT mesh, and built-in compression shorts. SIGG “COLOR YOUR DAY” WATER BOTTLE $29. Stay hydrated in style with this colorful wide stripe aluminum water bottle, available in 5 hot neon shades.

CENTER COLUMN: SLATER ZORN COURT DRESS $175. Play all day in this tennis inspired, sporty striped dress. It’s available in a wide array of all your favorite colors. GOLDEN GOOSE X OFF-WHITE FOR COLETTE SNEAKERS $435. Golden Goose has paired with Off-White in a capsule collection for Colette that includes these Stan Smith inspired fashion tennis shoes. ANYA HINDMARCH SATCHEL $1585 $787. Stay in the lines with this sporty orange handbag — the perfect sized carry-all for a day at the matches. BOAST TIPPED CLASSIC POLO $70. With classic sporty style, Boast’s pique polo offers a great women’s fit, and features contrasting double stripes at the collar and arm cuffs, a drop tail, and its signature embroidered Japanese Maple leaf.

RIGHT COLUMN: GUCCI LEATHER METALLIC BOMBER JACKET $3500. This statement-making leather bomber jacket takes its inspiration from sport and spins it for an ace with its bold metallic finish. Trimmed with the iconic Gucci red and navy stripes, and lined in floral-print silk-satin, this is the hot jacket of the season! LACOSTE WOMEN’S SPORT PIQUÉ TENNIS POLO $95. This tennis polo is designed for performance, made with ultra-dry breathable fabric and accented with mesh panels, but this sleeveless zip top has a winning style that looks as great off the court as on. LACOSTE WOMEN’S JERSEY COLOR BLOCK SKATER SKIRT $125. And when the match is over, slip on this flowing lightweight pima cotton skirt with color block stripes, inspired by the Lacoste sport heritage. LIVE THE PROCESS CONTOUR COLOR BLOCK SPORTS BRA $135. Whip off your shirt in victory and reveal this bold sports bra underneath. It features a high round neckline, crescent cut-out at bust, and a crisscross back with extra wide straps for sexy but supportive style.

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“Superbowl Sunday” Night At The Sports Flicks

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (2004)

In honor of the Superbowl, we present a special edition of “Sunday Night Sports Flicks” featuring five of our favorite football movies of all time. Click the movie title and image for preview.

“Friday Night Lights” is the story of the Permian Panthers, a high-school football team in Texas, and their coach who strives to propel them to greatness through economic, racial, and emotional hardships. The film is based on the book by H.G. Bissinger and dramatizes the single minded focus of a town on the success of its high school football team and the toll that takes on its players. Billy Bob Thornton as the coach, Tim McGraw as an abusive alcoholic father, and Derek Luke as the star running back whose season takes a heartbreaking turn, are just some of the great performances in this movie.

 

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HEAVEN CAN WAIT 1978

In “Heaven Can Wait”, Warren Beatty stars as a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken from his body by an over-anxious angel before he is supposed to die. He comes back to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire and buys the team in order to quarterback them into the Superbowl. The movie also stars the always enchanting Julie Christie.

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JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)

Directed by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise plays Jerry Maguire, a slick sports agent at the top of his game who snaps under the pressure. The love of a single mom, played by Renee Zelwigger, and her son inspires personal and professional redemption. The movie features some of the most quoted lines in movie history such as “Show me the money!” and “You complete me”. It also features the oscar winning performance of Cuba Gooding Jr. Read More

 

Snow White

 

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As the first blizzard of 2016 blankets the Northeast in snow, we’re loving all these chic winter whites! Made for snow days, this warm outdoor gear will keep you looking great, having fun, and enjoying winter’s playground.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: J.CREW COLLECTION CHUNKY CABLE SWEATER $278. Indoors and out, this cozy cable-knit sweater will keep you warm and toasty on those frosty snow days. VUARNET 1315 GLACIER SUNGLASSES $540. These iconic sunglasses are back are cooler than ever! Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses are recognized for their unrivaled eye protection in the high reflectivity of the mountains, and feature the chicest of alpine style. MARMOT STRETCH FLEECE HOODY $100. Lightweight and insulated, with four-way stretch and breathable comfort, this soft fleece hoody is a great layering piece for all your outdoor sports. PISTIL JULIETTE POM BEANIE $33.95. It’s a cool slouchy beanie in cozy snow white.

SPECIALIZED HELLGA FAT TIRE MOUNTAIN BIKE $1500. A bike ride in the snow? Heck yeah! The Hellga is ready to plow through the pow with its extra fat tires, great traction, and super control on any kind of terrain. BAFFIN ICELAND SNOWBOOTS $139. Snow is no match for these weatherproof snowboots! They’re double-weave, quilted 900 denier nylon, with a rubber shell and removable Thermaplush liner for extra protection and added warmth. PERFECT MOMENT IMOK PADDED STRETCH SHELL SKI PANTS $350. Technical performance combine with playful design in these polar bear print ski pants. The waterproof shell has four-way stretch, with PrimaLoft insulation for warmth without the bulk.

CENTER: FIMBULVETR HIKR SNOWSHOES $298. These high-tech snowshoes feature a distinctive asymmetric design that can handle any snowy terrain with superlight convenience and reliable traction. Their recycled DuPont Hytrel frame is very durable, surprisingly flexible, and extra light, for maximum flotation in deep snow.  THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S NUPTSE 2 VEST $149. Amply insulated with 700-fill goose down, this signature vest is extremely warm, lightweight, and highly compressible for travel.

 

NFL X CFDA

 
CFDA + NFL SUPER BOWL 50 DESIGNER FOOTBALLS
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MARK MCNAIRY; NICOLE MILLER; LISA PERRY; TANYA TAYLOR; SHINOLA; TODD SNYDER; SANGLIM LEE; MICHAEL BASTIAN

 
As they did two years ago with a football helmet collaboration, the NFL and CFDA have partnered once again to produce a collection of 50 designer footballs that go on auction today through Feb.14, at NFL.COM/Auction, in support of the NFL Foundation. In celebration of Super Bowl 50, 50 CFDA members have created their own Bespoke Designer Footballs, including such designers as Nicole Miller, Georgina Chapman, Billy Reid, Lisa Perry, Todd Snyder and Betsey Johnson. The balls all have a gold theme, symbolic of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, but otherwise these football creations reflect the distinctive style of each designer.

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our work with the CFDA and their amazing roster of designers to showcase that fans can merge their love of fashion and football,” said Rhiannon Madden, NFL Vice President Consumer Products. “The auction of these one-of-a-kind footballs that capture the excitement of Super Bowl 50, and bring each designers individual aesthetic to life, will benefit the NFL foundation.”

The designer balls will be unveiled Jan. 20 at the NFL’s offices in New York, and displayed in San Francisco in the week leading up to Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The footballs will be featured in NFL Shop at Super Bowl, NFL Experience and On The Fifty, the Super Bowl 50 restaurant, among other NFL events around Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The NFL Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. Through its grant programs, the Foundation supports youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts such as Heads Up Football, and community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60.

Don’t miss the chance to own or at least check out these couture footballs, whose beauty is more than pig-skin deep!

 

Winter Red, White and Blues

 

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As we settle in for the cold months ahead, forget about those winter blues. In the snow, on the court, or in the surf, it feels like summer with these cheerful shades red, white and blue! 

LEFT COLUMN: SOLID AND STRIPED STRIPED COTTON JERSEY TOP $120. At home or on holiday, this tri-color crew-neck has a relaxed fit and sporty feel that’s perfect with jeans, shorts or over a bikini. VALENTINO TWO-TONE MID-RISE FLARED JEANS $990. Accented with dark-indigo cuffs and pocket borders, these flared jeans feature a classic mid-rise waist and pressed creases for a chic leg-lengthening look. SALOMON WINGS PRO TRAIL RUNNING SHOES $140. Designed for performance, with a whole lot of style, this is the ultimate, all-terrain trail running shoe. Fast, light, and comfortable, Sensifit™ cradles the foot with the Quicklace™ one-pull system, providing a secure and customized fit that won’t loosen on the run.

CENTER COLUMN: MONREAL LONDON CABLE KNIT STRETCH COTTON TOP $500 NOW $150. Functional sportswear with great style, this Monreal cable-knit V-neck tennis vest is printed with classic preppy red and blue bonded stripes and features a stretchy flattering fit. KJUS SNOWSCAPE QUILTED DOWN SKI JACKET $1000. This toasty warm snow white and powder blue ski jacket is down filled for cozy lightweight insulation. It has a slim fit and detachable hood that fits easily over a helmet. Other features include internal mesh goggle pocket, complete with a handy lens wipe, built-in snow skirt, and neck gaiter for extra warmth. NIKECOURT TIE DYE BOYFRIEND WOMEN’S T-SHIRT $35. The Grand Slam tennis season kicks off Monday with the Austrailian open! Look for Nike players Serena, Maria, and Eugenie to be sporting this cool blue and white ombre short sleeve top, and you can too!

RIGHT COLUMN: HURLEY PHANTOM 202 FULLSUIT WOMEN’S WETSUIT $380. The Hurley Phantom 202 Fullsuit features revolutionary, heat-reflective technology that provides the warmth of a 3mm suit with a minimal 2mm construction. A stretchy Flexlight exterior and anatomical seams lets you paddle freely, and contoured, water-tight chest zip entry with bungee and toggle makes for easy in and out. MOON BOOT QUILTED SHELL AND FAUX LEATHER BOOTS $235. These red, white and blue Moon Boots are as warm and waterproof, as they are patriotically stylish. A fab apres-ski look, they have an insulating fleece lining, to keep your feet dry and comfortable in the snow. Gripped rubber sole provides optimal traction even in the coldest of conditions. CHARLOTTE TILBURY + NORMAN PARKINSON JERRY HALL PRINTED WASH BAG $80. From the Norman Parkinson-inspired collection, this limited edition toiletry bag features the iconic Vogue image of a swimsuit-clad Jerry Hall, poised to dive in for a swim.

 

Keep Calm & Meditate On

 

THE DEN

While you might consider meditation a discipline for only the deeply spiritual or those still stuck in the 70’s, it is now one of the hottest new wellness trends. Meditation studios have been popping up all over the country, many designed with the modern feel of a boutique fitness or yoga studio, and with a variety of class options. Chic, contemporary, and very zen, these drop-in studios offer a new spin on traditional meditation practices.

Tal Rabinowitz, founder and owner of LA’s newest drop-in meditation studio The DEN, started penciling meditation into her daily schedule as an NBC executive. She and several colleagues would try to block off time in their busy days to reflect and unwind. But she wasn’t satisfied, saying, “Sometimes it’s hard on your own. I wanted something better and something regular, before work or after work, kind of like exercise classes.”

That’s when she came up with The DEN. Rabinowitz’s studio is a beautifully designed multi-use space which she says embodies “exactly who I am.” She and her clients can not only take a class, but also lounge, relax and read with a cup of tea. The DEN is unique because of its variety of offerings and evoked feelings of “home.”

While the aesthetics may have changed, the benefits of meditation remain the same, and are perhaps more important than ever. Meditation is proven to reduce tension and anxiety; improve mood and focus; and boost energy and creativity. In this digital era in which we are always connected to the outside, meditation provides an opportunity to unplug and re-focus on the inside. Says Rabinowitz, “We’re all just craving a moment of balance.”

From NYC to LA, here are the new meditation studios that have got even the busiest learning to check out to check in:
 

MNDFL NYC

MNDFL

MNDFL is located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. MNDFL’s inventors, spiritual blogger Ellie Burrows and The Buddha Walks Into A Bar author Lodro Rinzler, dreamed of a non-traditional, non-religious space to meditate. The modern studio at MNDFL features exposed brick walls, large greenery and neutral-colored plush cushions. MNDFL offers drop in classes for 30 or 45 minutes of modern guided meditation. When you book your cushion, you chose from a “menu” of meditations catered to your mood or current state; for example, there is MNDFL Breath for relaxation, MNDFL Mamas for expecting mothers, or MNDFL Sleep for insomniacs. When classes aren’t taking place, the studio is open to the public for self-guided practice. 10 East 8th St, New York, NY. Photograph: Stephen Wilson

 
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UNPLUG 

Founded by Suze Yalof Schwartz, former executive fashion editor at Glamour magazine, LA-based UNPLUG was the first of its kind as a chic, boutique meditation studio. Clients can “drop-in” for 30 or 45-minute guided meditation classes, a format that the The New York Times described as “a Drybar for meditation” UNPLUG’s minimalist aesthetics make it a peaceful and uncluttered place to unwind. The classes focus on mindfulness, breath work, and imagination, and the “drop-in” style allows people to investigate the practice of meditation. UNPLUG offers crafted unique meditation programs for kids and corporate groups, too. 12401 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca.
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Favorite Winter Layers

 

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Winter temperatures have finally arrived on the East Coast and El Nino has been keeping things chilly out West, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. Here are a few of our favorite winter layers to keep you staying fit, warm and dry, and out there having fun!

TOP ROW: SUGOI WOMENS IGNITE HOODIE $120. Run, bike, hike… you’ll stay warm and dry in this wind and water resistant cozy Aero Fleece hoody. Constructed with a bonded knit fabric and DWR for weather protection, it has a lined hood for extra warmth and media management system on the collar. PATAGONIA WOMEN’S NANO-AIR VEST $199. One of our favorite layers and an insulation breakthrough, the Nano-Air® Vest is warm, stretchy and so breathable, it can handle the pace of all your outdoor activity. THE NORTH FACE ISOTHERM HALF-ZIP $99. This innovative hybrid top features a wind-resistant core, flanked by stretch-knit panels with wicking FlashDry™ fibers, for warmth, moisture management, and temperature regulation on cold-weather runs.

MIDDLE ROW: CRAFT WARM HALF NECK $89.99. A great base layer for all your outdoor sports, the Craft Half Neck is made from lightweight, thermal yarns with just a hint of elasticity for a body-hugging fit. Featuring extra insulation in areas more exposed to wind, the ribbed design maintains body heat and wicks moisture for optimal temperature regulation. SAUCONY AEROSPACE HOODY $115. Designed for your every day run, and great for all your winter sports, this techy looking hoody combines thermal construction with the cozy warmth of a fleece, and is DWR coated for wind and water-resistance. The funnel hood features an off-center zip with internal gaiter for extra weather protection. GORE SUNLIGHT WINDSTOPPER® INSULATED VEST $149.99. This slim WINDSTOPPER® running vest adds a stylish layer of extra warmth and Primaloft insulation, and makes a versatile piece for the outdoor enthusiast.

BOTTOM ROW: ADIDAS SEQUENCIALS CLIMAHEAT TIGHTS $100. Cold weather is no match for these toasty insulated tights, trimmed in cozy fleece. Lined with a layer of special, hollow fibers that trap heat and dry quickly, you’ll be warm and dry on crisp winter runs. GORE MYTHOS LADY 2.0 WINDSTOPPER® SOFT SHELL TIGHTS $149.99. These award winning tights keep the cold out and warmth in. Two tone, zip leg with gripper elastic, they feature multiple reflective details for extra visibility. NIKE EPIC RUN LUX RUNNING TIGHTS $110. Fitted for full-length performance, these premium running tights feature luxe Dri-FIT® fabric that’s smooth to the touch and accelerates moisture evaporation. Wide waistband has a stash pocket and provides a secure feel. Mesh insets enhance ventilation in high-heat areas. MARMOT WOMENS CATALYST REVERSIBLE TIGHTS $75. These full-length, midweight running tights can be worn inside or out for double duty. Constructed from a soft double-knit fabric, they’re UPF 50, quick drying and breathable, with flat-locked seams for added comfort.

 

Biketown

 
NIKE “BIKETOWN” BIKE DESIGN FOR THE CITY OF PORTLAND BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

 
For more than 40 years, Nike has called the greater area of Portland, Oregon home, and made the city synonymous with the brand. Thus it is no surprise that when the City of Portland, including the Portland Bureau of Transportation, decided to launch a bike sharing program, they would do so in partnership with Nike.

Nike is the sole sponsor of the City of Portland Bike Share Program called BIKETOWN, which includes $10 million over five years. When the Portland City Council voted unanimously to create Portland Bike Share last September, it authorized a system with 600 bikes. With Nike as title sponsor, the system will now launch with 1000 bikes. Additionally, Nike is contributing designs for BIKETOWN’s stations, the visual bike identity and digital branding.

“We’re proud of our long history of partnership with the City of Portland and believe that the BIKETOWN bike share program is one more example of how we can work together to help make Portland an even more active, vibrant and innovative community – goals Nike and the City of Portland share,” said Nike Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro.
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Candy Striper

 

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ON LAND, SEA, BEACH, OR SNOW, THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING WITH THESE CANDY COLORED STRIPES! TENNIS, CYCLING, SKIING, SAILING, AND MORE, MAKE ANY SPORT MORE FUN WITH THIS PLAYFUL COLLECTION.

 

LEFT COLUMN: VELOCIO BRETON CYCLING JERSEY $169. This striped short sleeve cycling jersey has such cool sporty style you might want to keep it on all day. Made from ultralight, highly technical fabric, it provides excellent stretch and breathability for the performance you need on the road. STELLA MCCARTNEY SPRING 2016. We saw this cool and casual, long striped tank dress saunter down the Spring 2016 runway and couldn’t resist this little preview! But back to winter: K2 SHREDITOR 102 SKIS $549.95. Referencing vintage K2 stripe graphics on a hot new 2016 ski, the Shreditor (great name!) has the optimal amount of camber, sidecut, rocker and width underfoot, to carve it up on firm snow, rip it up in the bumps, or float though the fluffy stuff. Available in 170, 177, 184 cm.

CENTER COLUMN: MILLY CABANA AMALFI COLORBLOCK TRIANGLE BIKINI TOP $100 & BIKINI BOTTOM $95. Show off all that hard work in this cheeky little bikini trimmed in sporty stripes. MONREAL LONDON SUNRAY TENNIS DRESS $339. A tennis classic playfully reworked, this high-performance stretch-jersey tennis dress features jade, pink and royal-blue stripes, along with neon details. and a built-in sports bra. LAS BAYADAS LUCIA MULTI STRIPE BEACH BLANKET $45. For your quick winter getaway, grab this multicolored Mexican-inspired striped beach blanket, made with soft recycled cotton. It’s included as well in the MADEWELL SUNNY GIFT BOX $175, a cleverly curated, limited-edition gift box of stylish beach essentials.

RIGHT COLUMN: HELLY HANSEN W MOSS JACKET $260. Taking it to the high seas, Helly Hansen adds a bold and modern look to their highly technical sailing jacket with multi-color stripes, inspiring seasonal colors, and a high-contrast hood for extra visability. VANS SLIP-ON SF $54. Keep it beachy all winter long, with these multi-stripe, ticking patterned, canvas slip-ons that feature a collapsible heel. K-DEER JOSEPHINE STRIPE LEGGINGS $98. K-DEER’S signature striped leggings run the gamut from tutti frutti to more subtle shades of gray, and all are guaranteed to make your workout a whole lot more fun!

 
 

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