My apologies in advance to all serious tennis folk who find this post ridiculous (Lately I feel like I should rename my blog “Rafa’s Knees and Roger’s Jacket”.) But I just couldn’t resist these super-slick photos of Roger Federer in his new Wimbledon jacket, especially since I’ve complained so much about the over-all, over-done look (hate the vest and the murse!) Also, Nike tries to explain its logic behind the new duds, but let’s check out the money shots first.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with Uber-Federer:
YOWZA! Hummanh! Drool! Etc. . .
“You looking at me?” (Because I’m squinting and I can’t really see you that well.)
The Thrilla in Vanilla. . .
Nike has some ‘splainin’ to do! (via Hype Beast):
“This year we took inspiration from a jacket in the Nike Sportswear line, the M-65. Based on this modern interpretation of a classic military silhouette from 1965, we used the body as a starting point and created a tailored look for Roger to wear when walking on and off court. This contemporary piece is intricately hand-crafted and includes engraved zipper pulls with premium detailing throughout the garment that’ll give Roger a clean, understated look as he walks on court. The herringbone texture speaks to traditional menswear, tailoring elements, bespoke suits, and classic menswear fabric.
There is also a coordinating vest, polo and trousers that Roger can wear in different ways depending on the weather throughout the tournament. These have also been designed to be worn for his pre-match warm-ups as they incorporate Dri-FIT fabric technology that works to keep them cool and wick sweat away from the skin.”
I am intrigued by the idea of Roger wearing the pieces in “different ways depending on the weather.” Any chance of him wearing the vest without a shirt underneath? That would be a classic Wimbledon moment, for sure.
All photos via hypebeast.com
Big thanks to GTT friend “Chun, chun chun, ch-chun, chun, chun” for sending the link our way!