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As many New Yorker’s are already aware, the L train, which shuttles riders between parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, will be shutting down in April 2019 to repair damages related to Superstorm Sandy. The MTA has put alternate means of transportation in place, but Priority Bicycles has come up with their own solution: the BRILLIANT L TRAIN. Using the same Pantone gray as the L Train – who knew it was so chic! – the new L TRAIN commuter bicycle gets you anywhere you need to go in style. Not just for cycling only, we’ve found a few other shades of gray and chic accessories to complement your pedal powered ride… 

 
ROW 1 FROM LEFT: BRILLIANT L TRAIN $650. The Brilliant L Train is made for that urban cyclist looking for a fast and nimble ride. Its chromoly frame is light and agile with an easy shift Shimano 7-Speed Internal Hub and grease/rust free Gates Carbon belt drive that goes for miles without needing a tune up. Accented with tan vegan leather seats and stitched handle bar grips, the L Train is your stylish new ride for commuting or recreation. Got mine!

DE MARCHI POLO UNICA SHIRT $148.95 $75. Iconic brand De Marchi has been outfitting cyclists since 1946, and this stylish Pima cotton polo is inspired by those classic wool race jerseys of old. Available in other colors, it’s a great sporty look both on the bike and off.
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The 12 Most Memorable Moments in Tennis Style

 

SERENA WILLIAMS VIRGIL ABLOH X NIKE

From Roger Federer leaving Nike for a $300 million contract with Uniqlo, to the Palace Skateboard mash-up with Adidas at Wimbledon, to Virgil Abloh’s collaboration with Serena Williams for Nike on her upcoming US Open return… it has been a very fashionable summer for tennis! The tennis courts have become the hot spot for fashion x sport collections and the players the perfect models to show it off in action.

Tennis has always been one of the most fashionable sports. Going back to the 1920’s, Susan Lenglen brought flapper style to the courts. Then there was Gussie Moran in the 1950’s scandelously flaunting white lace knickers at Wimbledon. Designer Ted Tingling was responsible for that fashion moment and made his mark on the game again in the 1970’s as the official designer of the Virginia Slims Womens tour. Later of course, there were players like Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Andre Agassi whose tennis looks for Fila, Tacchini and Nike made them tennis style icons.

With the US Open about to kick off in the fashion capital of NYC, we pay homage to the style of the game with a review of the all time greatest looks in tennis history…
 

1. SUZANNE LENGLEN 1926

1920’s tennis star Suzanne Lenglen was a 34-time major champion and in 1921 the world’s number 1 player. Her dazzling style of play was matched her style of dress on the courts. An International Tennis Hall of Fame member, her bio reads: “The Frenchwoman filled the stands with her flamboyant brilliance on court and her eccentric personality that blurred the lines between superstar athlete and diva.”

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Tongue + Chic

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MACHE CUSTOM QUAILMAN NIKE AIR FORCE 1, 2015; DANIEL ARSHAM x ADIDAS ORIGINALS NEW YORK, PAST, 2017; CEY ADAMS x ADIDAS ADICOLOR HI BL2, 2006; KAWS x AIR JORDAN IV RETRO, 2017; KITH x NIKE LEBRON JAMES XV LONG LIVE THE KING PART II, 2018; AVA NIRUI AND ALEX LEE x NIKE AIRE MAX, 2017; TREVOR “TROUBLE” ANDREW x REEBOK WORKOUT PLUS “UNTITLED”, 2017; KENZO MINAMI x REEBOK INSTAPUMP FURY, 2005

 

Now on view at Phillips in New York is Tongue + Chic, an ultra-cool collection of one-of-a-kind sneakers — all designed in collaboration with many of the most prominent contemporary artists. The exhibit features the creations of Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Kehinde Wiley, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Daniel Arsham and Tom Sachs among others, who turned to such iconic sneakers as the Nike Air Force 1, Puma Clyde, and Reebok InstaPump for their canvases.

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Curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, in collaboration with Arnold Lehman, Phillips Senior Advisor who was also instrumental in the Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels and Sneaker Culture exhibition”, Tongue + Chic celebrates these utilitarian objects which have become enmeshed in the trendsettering realms of fashion, art, and pop culture.

Only one of the sneakers from the exhibit is actually for sale, TBWA NY x Thomson Reuters Foundation x Shoe Surgeon, 2018, and is being auctioned online. Commissioned by TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and handcrafted by the Shoe Surgeon, these sneakers were featured in a high profile anti-slavery campaign on behalf of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. All proceeds benefit the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s anti-slavery initiatives. Read More

 

Quincy x MTK

 

 

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Surfer Quincy Davis is your summer dream. A born and raised Montauk local, surfing was a family affair. Her mom, dad and brother all surf and got her on the waves at age 7. At 23, she has those sun-kissed surfer girl looks (and tresses!) that come only from years spent in the ocean. A pro for a while, Quincy no longer surfs competitively but still embodies the surf lifestyle. Her style is cool and effortless with that endless summer vibe. A perennial favorite of all the Hamptons summer magazines, she’s the girl we want to be.

You may not be able to surf like Quincy, but you can dress like you do. Quincy x MTK opened this summer in Montauk and features a curated selection of all her favorite surf and swim apparel, beach accessories, beauty products, and other accoutrements. It’s set in a perfect little shingled space on Main Street she’s always loved. Her brother’s healthy noshery, Happy Bowls, also happens to be next door.

We hit the beach with Quincy to find out more about the shop and her recent collaboration with Cynthia Rowley on the hot new Q x ROWLEY wetsuit featured here…
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Collabs We Love: New Era x Nautica

 

 
Like many a hot 80’s brand making a comeback, Nautica has partnered with New Era Cap for the New Era X Nautica Collections. This aquatic themed collaboration includes 3 unique capsules inspired by Nautica’s most popular jackets – the Hydro Race, Scuba, and Color Block.

Each collection features one-of-a-kind limited edition hats and visors created from deconstructed vintage Nautica jackets — including patches, zippers, and pockets and hardware. The approach is innovative and fun and the result a stylish selection of cool summer lids!

The New Era X Nautica Collections launch on August 2 and will be available at select Jimmy Jazz stores and jimmyjazz.com

 

Water World

 

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From the laps in the pool, to aqua running, to open water swimming…

we’ve got all the cool gear you’ll love to keep wet workouts fun.

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I have not had my typical sporty summer of running, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, and cycling. I’ve had a stress fracture in my foot that has kept me from many of the sports I usually enjoy. The good news is it has opened up all sorts of new sports — all in the water!

Swimming truly is the sport of a lifetime. Non weight-bearing, it allows you to do the cardio, strength, and endurance workouts that injury or age prevents. I’ve seen that first hand with my new silver haired fitness tribe in the Deep Water Running class at Alphalt Green, where I’ve gotten a preview of my workouts at 80! It’s become my Soul Cycle replacement for the summer giving me that group exercise motivation and comradery I love.

Then there has been the solitary and meditative discipline of swimming — open water in particular. I’ve always been a pool swimmer, but this summer I’ve conquered my fear of what lies beneath in murky water with an experienced training partner, and discovered the goal achieving satisfaction of swimming to a destination – like a long distance run! Read More

 

The Duct Tape Invitational

 

 
The first ever women’s edition of the The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational debuted yesterday at the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA. Hosted in partnership with the largest action sports festival in the world, 16 of the world’s best female longboarders were invited to showcase their unique style and innovation on the famed shores of Surf City, USA. Founded by one of the longboarding’s most recognized surfers, the Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational is a celebration of creativity in the most traditional form of the sport.

Joel Tudor, the event’s namesake and originator, is often regarded as the style master of longboard surfing. He won the U.S. Open of Longboarding nine times, including six in a row from 1995 through 2000. Despite his success however, Tudor grew dissatisfied the “high performance” direction of the sport that emerged in the 1990s. Instead of the classic nose-riding style of the 1960s and ’70s, longboarders began trying to imitate their shortboard counterparts — blurring the distinction between the two forms of the sport.

The Vans Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational has redefined the standard of longboarding with a return to its roots, rewarding those with an affinity for the grace, style and creativity for which the sport is known. Reflecting that style and creativity is the poster and artwork for both the men’s and women’s contest created by Geoff Mcfetridge. The simplicity and innovation shown by literally using duct tape for the waves, in combination with the black cut out shapes of the surfers, embodies the essence of longboarding and highlights the originality these surfers display even on the smallest of waves.

The contest is comprised of 16 invitees competing on traditional “logs” — single fin and 9’2 length minimum. There is a no-interference rule and surfers are encouraged to ride the same wave to see what they can create together. As an added incentive, additional prize money is awarded for best shared wave. Dedicated longboarding pioneers and true style mavens such as former world champions Honolua Blomfield and Jen Smith, respected shaper Ashley Lloyd, icon Kassia Meador, local Karina Rozunko and are competing in the women’s debut of the event showing the world how the ladies get it done. 

 
 

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