Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tommy Hilfiger RTW Fall 2015, fashion really meets football!!

Were you guys as excited about this collection as I was?? The runway was a football field! How cool is that? It’s probably a good thing only a few of the pieces are available in Steelers colors!

 

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Never afraid to embrace a theme in earnest, Tommy Hilfiger transformed the Park Avenue Armory into a football stadium, practically to scale, with a real Astroturf field, bleachers, a scoreboard and a hi-def Jumbotron that zeroed in on unsuspecting audience members just like they do at the games. Hokey? Yes, but that’s the point, and if it didn’t make you smile, there are still plenty of cool, sleek, affected shows in barren Chelsea warehouses to come

“I’ve always been inspired by American football,” said Hilfiger. “I love the uniforms, I love the game, I love the energy.” Lest things get too literal, he left the shoulder pads and tight pants in the locker room and crossbred his sport reference with “Love Story.” Nevermind that Ryan O’Neal’s character was a hockey player, this was Tommy’s world, a happy collegiate one at that, full of pretty, popular girls in navy, camel, maroon and gold. They wore mohair varsity sweaters and kick-pleat skirts; there were bomber jackets aplenty, some in bright satin, one with a knit collar; he offered peacoats in shearling and navy with a soft stripe trim. Jumpers with velvet bodices and Empire waists were a tasteful approximation of cheerleading outfits and football jerseys came reimagined in bright leathers bearing the number 30, for 30 years of Tommy Hilfiger. It was a happy collection of Americana, a little kitsch but well done in luxury fabrics. The only thing egregiously out of place was the Patriots helmet Hilfiger held for his bow. As a boy from Elmira, N.Y., he had the right colors, wrong team.

The Super Bowl Isn’t the Only Place to Find Fierce Football Players

I was so very inspired by this post! It’s a must read for all football fans. :) <3

Reblogged from ModCloth,  click here for original post.

It’s Super Bowl season once again — time to whip up some salty snacks, crowd onto your comfiest couch, and enjoy one of our favorite national pastimes. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to be a female fan of a sport that’s so male dominated (especially given the troubling events of the past year). That’s why we’re kicking off our weekend with a celebration of talented women who are changing the game. Meet the Pittsburgh Passion — a full-contact women’s football team working hard to prove that football, like all sports, is for everyone to love, watch, and play. Get to know the team in our video below, find out more on their site, and be inspired to make the world a more inclusive, supportive place for everybody.

THOM BROWNE: MY STYLE RULES

Gentlemen, take notes. :)

The designer on his personal style, which items all men should own, and why trying too hard is the worst thing you can do.

 would describe my style as simple and not thought out. The most uninteresting thing for me is when somebody thinks too much about how they put themselves together.

The clothes I wear myself are basically all shades of gray; it’s a uniform I wear every day. I’ve been dressing the same way all my life, except now it’s ‘mine.’

Sometimes I feel like I’m not really interested in fashion, but in doing what I do, and making really well-made clothes.

To be really good at something, you don’t need to have studied it, just so long as you work with somebody really good.

If a designer just wants to start a ‘trend,’ they won’t have a very long life. But if you make something really well, there’s always going to be someone interested. That translates into the collection with Mr. Porter; it’s for guys who understand interesting design and appreciate quality.

I get my haircut every week, same thing every time. I love order, uniform, and routine.

Every man should own a navy cashmere jacket with gold buttons, a gray suit, black shoes shoes for the city, brown shoes for elsewhere. Everything else should be simple and really well made.

I wear running shoes every day, but I have to be honest, I hate them. I don’t understand the need for all the colors. I would love someone to design some red, white, and blue running shoes.

Buying something timeless is more important than buying something on-trend, especially if it doesn’t look so good. People might think that I advocate wearing short trousers and jackets, but I don’t, because that doesn’t work for everyone.

Men shouldn’t try too hard, or think about what they wear too much. I like when there’s something about a look that throws it off a little—perfection is really imperfect.

My style icon would be my father. He was well dressed, but it wasn’t too fancy or considered, just very classic, American-made suits (basically Brooks Brothers). He looked good all the time.

My one rule for a stylish life? Just stay true to yourself.

A version of this article was originally published by Esquire UK