Summerland: Will Adler



Opening July 1 at the Danziger Gallery is the perfect show for summer featuring the works of Will Adler. The 30 year old west coast photographer is known for his distinctive take on the surf world and has garnered a cult following in surfing and photography circles. Adler’s laid back, light infused images capture the spirit and atmosphere of surfing as much as the action of the sport.

The show has been curated by Will’s uncle, Tom Adler, art director and publisher known for his seminal books on early surf photography. His graphic artworks have also been exhibited at Danziger Gallery and we featured him earlier this year as well (California Surfing & Climbing in the Fifties).

Will Adler is showing pictures from Hawaii, California, and Montauk, shot for himself and magazines such as Juxtapoz, Neon, Surfer, WAX, and The New Yorker. His commercial clients have included Quiksilver, Patagonia, Nike, and Hixsept.



The E-Bike Got Cool



For most of us NYC dwellers, the electric or e-bike conjures up the image of take-out food being delivered on a banged-up bicycle with a big ugly battery attached. As bicycle commuting has become more popular however, so has the market for e-bikes and there is a new breed of sleek, hip and sexy models available. Some may think it’s cheating to have an electronic assist while pedaling, but this extra boost of power is optional and comes in the form of pedal-assist, where the motor kicks in depending on how hard you’re pedaling, or a throttle-only mode, where you opt to let the motor do all the work. This motorized burst of energy is there for you on long commutes or when arriving sweaty at your destination is not your preferred look. Check out these 7 bikes and our picks for the coolest e-rides around!

A2B ALVA + $3400

Shown above, the futuristic looking Alva+ features both pedal assist and throttle power on demand. With its stylish frame, disc brakes, and suspension fork for added comfort, the Alva+ is guaranteed to turn heads as you zoom by. The 500w battery provides up to 40 miles of power assist, a top speed of 24 mph, and recharges in 3-4 hours.



The chic monochromatic Marton-E bike fuses sustainability and convenience with fashion and design. The bike can be ridden manually on the traditional Shimano 3 gear system, or through a hybrid combination of pedaling and battery operated power that provides speeds up to 16mph. The battery, which sits where a water bottle would go, gives up to four hours of consecutive use, is fully removable, and easily stowed in a backpack or purse.  The Marton-E is offered in both womens and mens models, in signature red and black as well, and weighs only 45 pounds, less than most on the market.



Yes, it’s a mountain bike, but we had to include this titanium beauty. Built with premium materials and technology, and weighing in at a feathery 31.8 pounds, the Titanio 29er provides pedal assistance with a high-end torque sensor. It delivers a fast two-hour charge, 18-25 miles of riding, and is loaded with premium high-end components such as Avid Elixir XO Hydraulic Disc Brakes, a RockShox SID AIR PushLoc Fork, and Continental Race King 29 x 2.0 tires.

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Superga X Versus



We have seen a lot of fab designer sneaker collaborations lately, like Pharrell for Adidas and Ricardo Tisci for Nike, but the new Superga x Versus Versace mash-up might be our favorite thus far. The two supreme Italian brands of Superga and Versus Versace have come together to produce a collection of what promises to be some of this summer’s hottest kicks. First up is the classic Superga 2750 which has been infused with eye-popping colors and kaleidoscopic patterns taken from the Versus fall collection. The Superga 2750 Versus Cotu Classic is now available online at Versus Versace and is set to launch worldwide on June 29th.


The Perfect Summer Tote


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ROW 1: JACK SPADE DIPPED COAL BAG $198. Constructed from heavyweight 24-ounce canvas, this utilitarian carry-all is dipped in colorful rubber latex for added durability and style. HERMES ESCALE GM BEACH BAG $1125. The ultimate in luxe beach style is this canvas Hermes tote. Shown here in dip dyed azure, it is also available in vermillion and taupe. RESAIL ORIGINAL RECYCLED SAIL TOTE $159. This sail tote bag is made from durable ripstop 100% recycled sail cloth. Produced in limited runs, each one is totally unique. 

ROW 2: T. ANTHONY BOATING TOTE $295. This roomy canvas and leather tote has plenty of space for all of your beach and everyday essentials. Also available in black and red. LISA PERRY CIRCLE SQUARE BEACH TOTE $195. Lined in white leather, Lisa Perry’s bright and graphic beach tote features a large square on one side and big circle on the other. Available in other great color combos too. LULU GUINNESS BLACK EYELASH PRINT LUISA TOTE $95. This fun nylon tote is one in a series of illustrated and decorative carry-alls.

ROW 3: BEST MADE CO. 100LB COAL BAG $78. Originally designed in 1920 to haul coal and dirt, this virtually indestructible tote features a double thick-boxed bottom made of super-heavy #6 duck canvas and has a double thick 1” web handle for an extra fortified grip. It is emblazoned with “Everything Here is Wonderful”. WILL LEATHER GOODS CLASSIC CARRY ALL $75. Pack it and go, this canvas tote will hold all your extras and comes in a variety of great colors too. TORY BURCH BEACH ZIP TOTE $195. Made of durable cotton canvas, and punctuated with Tory’s graphic signature logo, this oversized tote has a casually chic style that’s perfect for beach days, getaways or any day.

ROW 4: THE GAP COATED CANVAS TOTE $69.95. Lots of room and great colors, this cotton tote will carry all your gear with cool casual style. MARC BY MARC JACOBS STRIPED SUMMER TOTE $228. Classically styled in blue and white, detailed with chic drawstring sides and a striped outer pouch, this is a perfect carryall for all your summer essentials. NEW LOOK PALM TREE PRINTED BEACH BAG $24.75. Great price, fun style, this photo printed tote is a playful summer accessory in any locale.


World Cup Leggings



Coinciding with the kick-off match of the World Cup, the latest in the Nike Tight of the Moment series celebrates the style of soccer. The Nike Tight of the Moment x Federation Collection features four tights inspired by the Brasilian, American, English and French national team uniforms. Made for performance as much as style, the patterns are printed on Nike Pro compression tights. The designs are based on a body map created by the Nike Sport Research Lab that shows muscle heating and cooling zones, and highlights the body in motion. Each of the tights in the collection has a matching Nike Free 1.0 Cross Bionic training shoe.

For all you crazy leggings fans, this special limited edition is now sale today at, and is not to be missed!





World Cup Fever


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Every four years the world comes together to watch the best soccer players on the planet compete in the most popular sporting event there is, the World Cup. The eagerly anticipated 2014 Fifa World Cup begins this Thursday, June 12, in Rio, Brazil, and as always you can expect the crowds to go wild! It is the time to support your country and display your national pride, and what better way than with a commemorative hat, sweatshirt, or jersey blazoned with your home team’s colors, flag or name. Check out a few of our favorite souvenirs and soccer classics to celebrate this years World Cup.

ROW 1: ADIDAS BRAZUCA BALL $160. Adidas has a rich legacy at the World Cup, having provided the official match ball for every tournament since 1970. The “Brazuca” is the Official Match Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and its name comes from an informal slang that defines the Brazilian way of life. This year’s ball features a unique symmetry of six identical boomerang shaped panels designed to improve grip, stability, aerodynamics, and control. The vibrant colors of the ball reflect those of the Brazilian flag, as well as the FIFA World Cup. ADIDAS SAMBA $70. First introduced in 1950, the Samba is a legendary training shoe and lifestyle favorite, with over 35 million pairs sold worldwide. This men’s black and gold version, features the original fold-over tongue with modern metallic details.

ROW 2: YOOX SOCCER COUTURE SPECIAL EDITON SWEATSHIRT $154. Fashion e-tailer, in collaboration with Sepp magazine, has created an exclusive collection of 10 unisex sweatshirts by 10 designers from 10 different countries. Each features a custom print inspired by their native country and are designed for soccer and fashion fans alike. Shown above is the Team USA sweatshirt by Opening Ceremony. HAVAIANAS TEAMS FLIP-FLOPS $26. From host nation Brazil, Havaianas has created a collection of 15 different flip-flops for the top contending countries. Festive designs feature each nation’s colors and logos, and a flag embellishment on the strap. 2014 WORLD CUP ADIDAS SLOUCH ADJUSTABLE HAT $21.95. These adjustable 100% cotton baseball caps feature an embroidered country name on front and World Cup 2014 logo on the back. ITALIA INDEPENDENT TRIBUTE TO JUVENTUS 2014 $197. The second in the series of sunglasses dedicated to the Italian champion soccer team Juventus, this model features a rounded double-bridged frame. The black and white stripes are inspired by the first jersey of the Club, and like all in the series, the frames are inscribed on one side with “Campioni d’Italia 2014 “, and on the other “Non c’è 2 senza 3” (no 2 without 3), celebrating the three consecutive championships of the Club. Read More




A few weeks ago I took a spinning class at a new indoor cycling studio, Peloton, in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. The room was filled with riders and the instructor was cheering us all on. “Great job, Jackie!”, Marion Roaman, yelled out. But Jackie wasn’t in the room. She was live streaming the class, as were a few other riders at home. Marion could see Jackie and her output as she was riding via a monitor on her instructors bike.

Peloton is a new concept in spinning and fitness, not so much for the workout itself, but the way it is delivered. The studio itself is sort of like a sound stage, and a high tech one at that. All classes are filmed and “produced” with multiple cameras and edited in a production facility downstairs. Classes can be taken streaming live or on-demand on specially designed Peloton spinning bikes. As Marion recently told me, we are a “tech company with a focus on fitness.”

What Peloton is really selling are their bikes, which feature a large integrated tablet-like monitor on which to watch and take class. They currently have more retail facilities than studios. Their focus is on expanding participation at home and offering boutique style spin classes, a la Soul Cycle or Flywheel, to people who don’t have the access, time or inclination to go to a studio or gym. A Peloton bike costs $1,995, plus $39 per month to access on-demand and live classes. Peloton bikes are currently on backorder so it appears like they have found a new niche in the fitness industry. Read More


Whey, Hemp, Soy & More: The Scoop on Protein Powder



When recently ordering a protein shake at my favorite local juice bar, Juice Generation, I was offered the choice of soy, hemp or whey protein powder. Not really having any clue about the difference, I ordered whey and then consulted with my contributing fitness and nutrition editor, David Kirsch, to get the scoop on the pros and cons of each.

David Kirsch is the founder and owner of Madison Square Club, a state-of-the-art fitness training and nutritional counseling center in NYC. He is one of the most highly regarded trainers in the fitness industry, sought after by some of the biggest names in the entertainment and fashion worlds — Liv Tyler, Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton, just to name a few. David has his own line extensive line of nutritional products, and vast knowledge of what the body needs to get in shape, look great and function at its best. Below is David’s guide, created just for STYLE OF SPORT, on everything you need to know about protein powder in 750 words or less!


Ideally, the path to optimal health is through consuming a balanced diet of nutrient rich foods in all of the food categories – carbohydrate, protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy and some healthy fat. Eating up to 5 small meals a day every three or so hours is the way to do it. Having said that, the reality is few of us have the time to eat that way. Add to that one’s busy, active lifestyle, the stress of work and life, and one can see why supplements factor in to many people’s diets. This article is going to focus on protein supplements. There are so many choices out there. Which is best and how should they be used? Read More


The Tennis Matches


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With the French Open behind us, and Wimbledon on the horizon, the tennis season is in full swing. It’s game, set, mix and match for Summer 2014! Bright, graphic, striped and color blocked, tennis separates from Nike, Fila, Adidas and more make for great mixed doubles both on and off the court.

ROW 1 TOPS: POLO RALPH LAUREN WOMENS ELITE TENNIS TANK $98. This bright racerback tank is crafted from a moisture wicking, stretch fabric blend and features a built-in neon sports bra for that sporty layered look. NIKE POWER WOMEN’S TENNIS TANK TOP $40. Made with Dri-FIT stretch fabric and an integrated back mesh panel, this sleek graphic top is designed to keep you cool with stealth style. ELEVEN OVER RULED STRIPE TENNIS TANK $64. This fun striped tank top from Venus William’s EleVen line features a double strap design for extra style and comfort. The racerback keeps the look sporty and built-in bra provides on court support.

ROW 2 SKIRTS: BOAST RACING STRIPE ACTIVE COURT SKIRT $84. This cool throwback tennis skirt, with its racing stripe detail on the sides, is a summer classic. It is lightweight, comfortable and features built-in shorts. NIKE PREMIER MARIA WOMEN’S TENNIS SKIRT $66. From Maria Sharapova’s Nike collection, this tennis skirt has built-in compression shorts for a supportive fit, laser-cut perforations at sides for enhanced breathability, and sweat-wicking stretch fabric for added comfort. LUCKY IN LOVE COLOR BLOCK PLEATED TENNIS SKIRT $58. This flirty little tennis skirt, with its mini-pleats and color blocking, also features built-in shorts with ball storage. The wide waistband flatters and provides a secure and comfortable fit.

ROW 3 TOPS: FILA LACY PARALLAX RACERBACK TANK $60. Sporty and sexy, this racerback tank features a low cut square neck with contrast piping for style and comfort, an all mesh back panel for total breathability, and built-in bra for support. ADIDAS SUMMER RESPONSE TANK $38. This colorblock top features wide tank straps with contrast piping and a mesh racerback with keyhole cutout for cool style with extra comfort. LIJA BREATHE TOP $60. This tee is designed to perform and flatter with ruched stretch fabric that moves as you do on the court.

ROW 4 SKIRTS: ADIDAS ALL PREMIUM TENNIS SKORT $60. This tennis skort provides high performance technology and style. Climalite fabric provides superior moisture management. Pleat design and stripe detail add extra flair and built-in shorts have pockets for ball storage.  FILA ADVANTAGE LONG SKIRT $50. Available in multiple color combos, the clean and simple style of this tennis skirt makes it a classic. Ultra-soft jersey and Coolmax fabric provide long-lasting comfort, while contrast trim adds flair and finish. LIJA PIPED TENNIS SKORT $80. This stretchy form fitting skirt features quick drying and moisture wicking technology that keeps you cool with style throughout your match.