Haute Hoodie

 

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Strutting down the runway for fall is your classic hooded sweatshirt — cropped, graphic, and super stylish — from designers like Gucci, MSGM, Courreges, Balenciaga and more. Throw Adidas Originals in the mix, along with a supersaver from Walmart, for a sporty look that’s always cool!

ROW 1: THOM BROWNE ZIP HOODIE $690; ADIDAS ORIGINALS TREFOIL CROPPED HOODIE $60; DSQUARED2 CLIMB IT OVERSIZED HOODIE $545; ROW 2: MSGM CROPPED LOGO HOODIE $195; OFF WHITE LEAF CROP COTTON HOODIE $544; BALENCIAGA COCOON COTTON BLEND HOODIE $635; ROW 3: WALMART CROP TOP HOODIE $9.99GUCCI EMBROIDERED COTTON HOODIE $2300; COMMES DES GARCONS PLAY ZIP UP HOODIE $246 

 

Playful Plaids

 

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Out of the woods and onto the runways, flannel and plaids,

from designer and outdoor brands alike, are the sporty trend for fall. Buffalo checks to patchwork tartans, everyone is playing in plaid this season!

 
ROW 1: L.L.BEAN FLEECE LINED FLANNEL $74. This hooded flannel shirt is fleece lined for cozy comfort and warmth, perfect as an indoor and outdoor layer for all your fall activities. Available in lots more great plaids, too! DSQUARED2 FADED PLAID SHIRT $785. DSquared2 went into the woods for Fall 2017. This fashion twist on a fall classic, takes the flannel shirt and reinterprets it with a long relaxed fit and handkerchief hem, accentuated with a faded plaid pattern. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE GILAS ZIP NECK PLAID JACKET $485. Knitted from a heavyweight wool-blend, this oversized zip-neck jacket features a drawstring waist and is punctuated with a fold-over cozy wool and alpaca ribbed collar.

ROW 2: COOHEM x MOONSTAR TARTAN CHECK JACQUARD SLIP ON SNEAKERS $266. These cool kicks feature a bright mash of plaids in an easy slip-on style. COMME DES GARÇONS TAPED PLAID WOOL WALLET $130. It’s a patchwork of multicolored plaids on this zip-around flannel wallet. It’s accentuated with polished goldstone hardware and lined with black smooth faux leather on its three-compartment interior. Read More

 

Decks of Art

 
 
ROW 1: GEORGE CONDO, SHEPARD FAIREY, KEHINDE WILEY, KAWS X KROOKED, KEITH HARING, ANDY WARHOL;  ROW 2: MARILYN MINTER, ANDY WARHOL, KENNY SCHARF, DAMIEN HIRST, DAMIEN HIRST, JEFF KOONS; ROW 3: NATE LOWMAN, ANDY WARHOL, KEITH HARING, JULES DE BALINCOURT, JOSE PARLA, GEORGE CONDO

 

Andy Warhol to Keith Haring, Jeff Koons to Damien Hirst, Jose Parla to Shepard Fairey – many of the most influential up-and-coming and established contemporary artists have turned the skateboard deck into their sporty canvas. The parameters of its oblong shape create a constant that contained within are playful decks of art, often referencing some of these artists most important works. 

For many of contemporary artists whose work started on the street, and who are often skateboarders themselves, it’s a way to stay connected to their roots. For the blue chip artists at the top of the contemporary art world, says collector and art advisor Glori Cohen, “the skateboard provides a unique cool factor at a low price point — and it’s a really fun way to collect art!” Many of her clients buy these skateboard decks for their children’s rooms. It’s real art their kids can relate to, that’s still collectible too.

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W.O.W! Working Out With Bob Harper

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL WILLIAMS 

On January 31st of last year, day 31 of my 31 Days of Fitness challenge, I worked out with Bob Harper for the grand finale. Bob is one of the most famous trainers and personalities in the fitness industry, having starred on “The Biggest Loser” for 17 seasons. The workout did not disappoint. Bob lived up to his all-star billing, pushing my body beyond what I thought it was capable of in a high intensity circuit workout that kicked my butt after 1 round. Relentless but nurturing he kept me going for 3 more — dropping my time with each round.

12 days later Bob suffered a massive heart attack on the floor of that very same gym.

Bob calls it “the heart attack heard round the world”. It was the top story on every entertainment program, morning television, and the evening news. The last thing you ever expect is for one of the world’s most famous trainers to have a heart attack. Bob had what is known as a “widow maker”, which usually has about a 6% rate of survival. He credits the doctors who happened to be at the gym that day. and the AED (defibrillator) on the premises, for saving his life. He has since said he won’t ever work out at a gym that doesn’t have one.

When Bob woke up from a coma in the hospital two days later, he had no recollection of what had happened, nor anything about that day. He confessed recently he didn’t remember our workout or how we had met, as his short term memory was affected by the heart attack. Since then, however, he has been making steady progress, documenting on social media what has been both a physical and emotional journey back to health. Confronting his mortality and the realization that despite his physical fitness he could not avoid his family history of heart disease has been extremely challenging. His mother died of a heart attack and his priorities have shifted dramatically. He doesn’t sweat the small stuff, and he doesn’t sweat the big stuff either.
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Time For A SUPgrade

 

 

If you’ve been into Stand Up Paddleboarding for a while now — preferring the serene waters of the 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, while race boards are either 12’6 or 14 ft. 

As we kick off the second half of the summer and head into those beautiful fall months ahead, here are 6 of our favorite race and touring boards to take your paddling to the next level.

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FROM LEFT: BARK CONTENDER LITE PRO ELITE 12’6. Joe Bark is one of the most respected paddleboard designers, and more races have been won on Bark boards than any other brand. The new Bark Contender Lite is a reflection of the shift in design towards lower-volume, narrower boards. It’s fast and responsive, and the ideal choice for the experienced paddler looking for the playfulness of a lower-volume 12’6″ board that can handle any variety of conditions.

STARBOARD ALL STAR CARBON 2017. The Starboard All Star has long dominated the racing scene. Available in 12’6 or 14′ and a variety of widths, it offers performance, comfort and stability with its recessed deck and tri-concave bottom.  The All Star comes in a more expensive lightweight carbon sandwich construction that flexes with each stroke, or a hybrid carbon that’s slightly heavier, but more durable. Flat water, choppy, or in the surf, it’s a versatile favorite in any condition. Read More

 

Team Players

 

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Varsity style gets a little fashion edge with these sporty pieces.

Graphic monochromes and contrasting black & whites keep it chic and sophisticated no matter the game at hand. 

 
LEFT COLUMN: LNDR VARSITY STRETCH KNIT T-SHIRT $120. Keep your cool in LNDR’s marled ‘Varsity’ T-shirt, made with quick-drying, breathable, stretch tech-knit, with seam-free finish for extra comfort. DIADORA GAME L HIGH WAXED $74.99. An old school classic, shoot some hoops or hit the streets in these 70’s inspired Diadora high tops. VALENTINO PANTHER-MOTIF BOMBER JACKET $7400. Go Panthers! You’ll be the ultimate team player, day or night, in this Valentino varsity-inspired, wool and cashmere-blend bomber jacket. 

CENTER COLUMN: NIKE VERSA DRI-FIT CROPPED JERSEY SWEATSHIRT $65. Look cool and stay cool in this sexy cropped Nike sweatshirt. With an abstract graphic swoosh, it’s made for performance with Dri-Fit sweat-wicking technology. ADIDAS ORIGINALS EQT BLOCKED LEGGINGS $35. Inspired by the 90’s adidas Equipment line, these EQT leggings bring a modern edge to a sporty look. Diagonal 3-stripe motif boldly accents the ankle. PUMA TRAINING PWRSHAPE FOREVER LOGO BRA TOP $28. Adorned with the Puma cat, this sport bra has the style and support for all your high-impact activities.
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