March Madness at the Movies

 

Forget those NCAA brackets, everyone is a winner here! With March Madness sweeping the country, we present the most acclaimed basketball films you need not be a hoops fan to love. CLICK PIX FOR TRAILERS!

HOOSIERS 1986 (above)

One of the all time great sports films, Hoosiers is a classic tale of redemption. Starring Gene Hackman as the volatile coach, and Dennis Hopper as a former star player-turned alcoholic, they lead a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Inspired by the true story Milan Indians’ state title of 1954, the film was nominated for two Oscars. Read More

 

The E-Fleet Band

 

FARADAY CORTLAND $2499

 

Electric bikes, or “e-bikes”, have become one of the most popular categories of bicycles for both fun and commuting, opening the road up to many who might not have previously considered cycling as their mode of recreation or transport before. We’re talking “pedal assist” here, not the battery powered bikes your take-out gets delivered on that require no pedaling at all. For those times when you need an extra boost of power while riding, and don’t want to break a sweat — say up a hill on your way to work — the e-bike is the way to go.

In the US, there are three classes of e-bikes defined by the speed and type of power assist. Class 1 bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists while you’re pedaling and maxes out at 20 mph. Class 3 can assist up to 28 mph. Both are allowed in most states and cities without requiring a license. Class 2 models have throttles that don’t require pedaling in order to get a boost. The miles before recharging, or range of the bike, is determined by how much assist you use.

Most big name cycling companies now offer a class 1 e-bike option, as well many design-oriented bespoke brands, and even urban bike-sharing systems like Citibike have added e-bikes to their fleet. I rode an electric Citibike home from work earlier this week (they’re hard to find!), zipping up Madison Avenue in no time with a “I’m having a blast” look on my face. Even the taxi drivers were smiling at me. Read More

 

G.O.T. Adidas?

 

 

Game of Thrones and sneaker fans rejoice! Ahead of the eighth and final season of the popular HBO series, adidas Running announced the launch of a collection of limited-edition Ultraboost running shoes, each inspired by the noble families and warring factions of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond The Wall.

Six styles in all, adidas has reimagined the iconic houses and characters of Westeros in sneaker form. Each features a unique design and color palette created to represent the characteristics, colors, and details of the heroes and villains to which they refer. Details include their faction’s sigil on the tongue and motto on the heel tag.

Each shoe in the collection features signature BOOST midsole technology for unlimited energy return, a Primeknit upper for lightweight performance, and the iconic heel counter for adaptability and support. The adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost silhouettes fuse performance-oriented footwear technology with a visual aesthetic that celebrates the pop cultural phenomenon the show has become.

The limited-edition adidas x Game of Thrones Ultraboost will be available March 22nd for $180 at adidas.com.

 

Go With The Flo

 

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Flo-rescent that is! At the gym, on the beach, and hitting the street…

Spring heats up with these poppin’ neon pieces!

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LEFT COLUMN: MAISON MARGIELA COTTON OVERSIZED HOODIE $790. This oversized gray hoodie gets a blast of color trimmed at the pockets with neon yellow tape. MILLY SPRING 2019. Strutting down the Milly runway for Spring 2019 came look after look of head-turning neon styles available now on Milly.com. GUCCI PRINCETOWN FLORESCENT LEATHER SLIPPER $995. Neon pink, green and yellow — the trendy fur-lined Gucci mule gets even trendier for Spring presented in these florescent styles.

CENTER COLUMN: TREK FX 2 DISK $539. Training, commuting, or cruising for fun — the Trek FX 2 Disc is a versatile hybrid bike that can handle it all with its lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, 24 speeds, and disc brakes that stop on a dime. Great value for the price! TORY SPORT CONTRAST HEM MERINO SWEATER $298. This chunky knit vibrant orange merino wool will keep you warm and cozy to and fro the gym, with style to go all day long. DSQUARED2 PRINTED LOGO ONE-PIECE $230. From the label’s SS19 swimwear collection, this screamin’ pink one-piece has a deep back, square neck, and shoulder hugging straps for a sexy but sporty beach look!

RIGHT COLUMN: NIKE FLYKNIT INDY SPORTSBRA $70. Delivering stretch and support, the Nike Flyknit Indy Sports Bra takes its cue from Flyknit footwear, conforming to your shape in a single layer of soft fabric. Available in both florescent yellow and pink! SPLITS59 VENICE TIGHT $118. Exclusive to Bandier, these screamin’ orange leggings are sure to get attention at the gym, studio, and anywhere in between!

 

Women’s World Cup Heating Up

 

 

Today Nike unveiled 14 soccer kits that will take to the field this summer when the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in France. While the fans will be focusing on the style of the kits, the players will paying more attention to the fit on which Nike has working since the last Women’s World Cup. For the first time, these women’s soccer kits were made specifically for them, and are not simply scaled down versions of the men’s team kits.

Nike’s design team worked with team players from a variety of countries to find out firsthand what they were looking for in terms of fit. The players’ precise 4D measurements were captured in the Nike Sports Research Lab, including heat-mapping the areas of their bodies more prone to perspiration to ensure proper ventilation zones. While male soccer players like a slimmer fit, the women were more interested in comfort. They found a V-neck was preferable — not too deep, but with room to pull over a ponytail — and that sleeves needn’t be overly short to be considered feminine. Shorts shouln’t be baggy, but still accommodate those powerful soccer legs. 
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Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2019

 

Rugby Rocker at ALEXANDER WANG ~ Moto Mama at BOTTEGA VENETA ~ Speedway Chic at MONSE ~ Tennis Blacks at BALMAIN

 

The Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once

again it’s time for “PRET-A-SPORTER”, our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from

the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris…

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Shock Therapy

 

 

Imagine fitness in the future. You strap on a full body suit – a cross between motocross and scuba gear — equipped with electronic stimulation pads that pulsate and zap your muscles while you workout. Standing in one of 6 spotlights in a darkened room, you watch a screen with exercises to follow, as house music throbs, and a master trainer wirelessly controls how much electrical stimulation is given to each body part. In 30 minutes, a full body workout is delivered in what would have taken been 3 1/2 hours in the gym. Imagine fitness in the future is now.

Shock Therapy Fitness is the first workout to incorporate EMS training – or Electronic Muscle Stimulation – into a group fitness class.  Those who have had physical therapy will be familiar with the “Stim” machine as part of their rehab, and EMS training has been popular in gyms throughout Europe for years. It was a company in Germany, Miha Bodytec, that first developed a full body EMS suit. Shock Therapy Fitness has created their own custom Powersuit™ that safely distributes electrical impulses simultaneously to all the major muscle groups throughout the workout for continuous full body training no matter which exercise is being performed. Over 300 muscle groups are activated in one 30-minute class, with 8 to 10 times more contractions than without EMS.  Read More

 

Mix & Clash

 

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A clash of animal prints and acid colors, the 80’s and 90’s collide in

this sporty collection new for Spring. In the pool, at the gym, on the streets — anything goes if you’ve got game!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: AMIRI SLASH DISTRESSED COTTON T-SHIRT $325. Amiri designs tap into a mix of surf and skate style influenced by 80’s and 90’s punk and grunge, using luxe fabrics in a distressed style like this black tee. 

OAKLEY FROGSKINS LITE SNAPBACK $143. The iconic 80’s Oakley Frogskins are back with a vengeance in a wide assortment of styles and colors. Shown here are the semi-rimless, two-tone Frogskins Lite Snapback that were a 90’s favorite. 

NIKE ANIMAL PRINT SWOOSH CROP HOODIE $60. Available in black and red, this classic crop hoodie goes from health club to nightclub with its oversized graphic leopard swoosh.

KARL LAGERFELD K/NEON NYLON BELT BAG $175. Always in style and always on trend, Karl Lagerfeld gives us this iconic 90’s accessory, the fanny pack, in screaming 80’s neon.
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Alex Goes To Hollywood

 

ALEX HONNOLD

Climber Alex Honnold scaled new heights last night at the 91st Academy Awards as the film about his death-defying climb of El Capitan, Free Solo, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary. Honnold accepted the award with film makers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, appropriately attired in a tuxedo custom made for him by his sponsors at The North Face.

A one-of-a-kind bespoke piece, The North Face Black Series™ Custom Tuxedo combined the premium, modern aesthetic of the Black Series line, with classic suiting tailored for Honnold’s unique climbing physique. The look also featured a stretch cotton poplin shirt – a nod to Honnold’s lifestyle and The North Face performance heritage – along with a subtle tone-on-tone jacquard pocket square and bow tie reflecting the distinct aesthetic of the Black Series™.

The premium lifestyle collection of The North Face, Black Series is inspired by urban exploration and balances utility, modernity and hyper minimalism with the iconic brand’s heritage. Now if we could just see him climb El Capitan in that tuxedo!
 

 
Free Solo documents Honnold’s ascent of the freerider route of Yosemite’s El Capitan without the use of ropes or any other protective climbing gear. With no margin for error, and where a fall equals death, the film is an edge of your seat thriller from start to finish. For more about the Free Solo, read here: Rockstars.

 

You Glow Girl!

 
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Get those summertime vibes all-year long with beautiful skin that radiates and

glows. For the sporty girl on the go, these no-fuss beauty products are designed to bring out your best features — exfoliating, hydrating, and brightening dry

winter skin. You’ll look and feel like you just stepped off the beach —

even in a polar vortex!

 

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KORA ORGANICS NONI GLOW FACE BALM $38. This brilliant solid balm melts with a swipe into a super-nourishing face oil A combination of coconut oil, rose hip, calendula, and noni fruit extract — it can also be used in place of a highlighter for a dewy and radiant finish.

DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. FRAMBOOS™ GLYCOLIC NIGHT SERUM $90. Go from a dull to luminous overnight with this high-tech night serum that resurfaces skin for a smoother and more radiant complexion. Formulated with an AHA/BHA blend including glycolic, citric, and salicylic acids, along with with raspberry extract, T.L.C. Framboos™ delivers an effective chemical exfoliation without harsh side effects like dryness or irritation.

YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE SUPERBERRY HYDRATE + GLOW OIL $44. This ultra-enriched, fast-absorbing face oil harnesses the nutrients of rare superberries and leaves skin velvety soft, hydrated, and glowing. Maqui, the most antioxidant dense fruit in the world, is combined with açaí, goji, and hydrating prickly pear for a potent antioxidant elixir. Read More

 

The 5-Minute Warm-Up

 

For those tight quads and hip flexors, place right

knee at 90 degrees with left leg bent behind at 90 degrees.

Hold for 30 seconds, switch legs, and repeat.

 

Ngo Okafor is the owner and founder of Iconoclast Fitness in NYC who has transformed the physiques of such celebrities as Brooke Shields, Iman, Mariska Hargitay, and Kate Walsh among others. Before any workout, he focuses on limbering up the body to prevent injuries and get it ready to go. We asked him for a quick warm-up routine to share with our readers. Here are the 6 total body stretches no workout should start without!
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A Vonn Farewell

 

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Lindsey Vonn announced her retirement from skiing last week on Instagram in a post that read: “I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes. My body is broken beyond repair and it isn’t letting me have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to STOP and it’s time for me to listen”.

Vonn leaves the sport as the greatest female ski racer in history, but for this warrior who famously battled back time and time again from devastating injuries, this early exit not the ending she envisioned. When Vonn said this would be her final season, there was one more record she planned to break before she said farewell — most World Cup wins held by Ingemar Stenmark. And though that didn’t happen, he was there at finish line at her last race today to congratulate her on a storied career.

Coincidentally, another snow sport superstar, Chloe Kim, also announced she was retiring last week, but under polar opposite circumstances. The 2018 Gold Medalist in the Women’s Halfpipe, Kim was the face of the Pyeongchang Games last February. At 17 years old, not only did she live up to the Olympic hype and pressure to become the youngest woman to win a gold medal in the halfpipe, but she did it with unprecedented flair in a run that featured two back-to-back 1080-degree spins — a combination no other woman has ever done in a competition.
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Hot Stuff!

 

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For your Sporty Valentine…

a few red hot pieces they’re sure to love!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC FELT FEDORA $390. It’s giddy-up cowgirl in this sexy red hot fedora crafted in Italy from smooth rabbit felt.

ADIDAS WOMEN’S ORIGINALS STAN SMITH SNEAKERS $100. All shiny and red for Valentine’s, celebrate the love with these special edition patent leather Stan Smith sneakers that feature heart-shaped cutout in place of the perforated 3-Stripes.

RENOUN X TESLA SKIS. Sorry Tesla fans, but these skis are not for sale. This limited edition of 1 was specially made for Elon Musk by Renoun founder Cyrus Schenk, who has taken inspiration in his ground-breaking ski design from the innovations of the Tesla founder. Award-winning Renoun skis feature a Hyper Damping Technology™ that automatically adjusts the stiffness of the ski to changing terrain and conditions. This one-of-a kind pair was designed just for Musk in Tesla Red. Now that’s LOVE!

GSI OUTDOORS COMMUTER JAVA PRESS $22.95. Take your fresh-brewed to go with this commuter mug that doubles as a french press. Double-wall insulation keeps coffee piping hot (or super chilly if you prefer it iced) for hours, with a PlusFoam neoprene sleeve to protect hands.
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Superbowl Sunday’s Best Football Flicks

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (2004)

With the Super Bowl kicking off this Sunday we bring you this collection of the 10 Best Football Movies ever. Featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, and Burt Reynolds — even people who who don’t like football will love these football flicks!

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Friday Night Lights (above) is the story of the Permian Panthers, a high-school football team in Texas, and their coach who strives to propel them to greatness through economic, racial, and emotional hardships. With Billy Bob Thornton as the coach, Tim McGraw as an abusive alcoholic father, and Derek Luke as the star running back whose season takes a heartbreaking turn — the film features epic performances that dramatize the single minded focus of a town on its high school football team and the toll it takes on its players. Read More

 

31 & Done Days of Digital Fitness!

 

 

The 31 Days of Digital Fitness are a officially a wrap! I went into this month having sampled just a few home workouts, and came out having tried them all! The digital fitness market has exploded with online workouts you can stream live or on demand; fitness apps that let you take those workouts to go; and high-tech interactive home gym equipment. Treadmill, barre, Peloton, rowing, HIIT, swimming, yoga, Pilates and more – all these workouts, led by the industry’s top fitness instructors, are now available for the sweating — any place and any time.

The best thing about all of these workouts is the convenience and variety. If you’re pressed for time, most offer classes or routines as short as 7 minutes, which can also be a supplement to your regular workout. Try quick Nike Training Club ab blast after SoulCycle or an AloMoves yoga stretch after a run. Ideal for travelers too, bring your favorite workout with you to do in the hotel gym or your room.

People always ask me at the end of these 31 Days features what my favorite workouts are. My usual reply is that it’s not really about me because we all like different things. I may hate barre class, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s a great workout. I may love spinning, but a lot of people hate dancing on a bike. The beauty is there is something for everyone. The best exercise is the kind you do! Read More

 

Ski In Ski Art

 

 

CRANS

MARTIN PEIKERT (1901-1975)

50 x 35½ in. Estimate: £4,000-6,000 ($5,275-8,000)

 

Skier or not, the appeal of vintage ski posters goes beyond the sport to have made them valuable artworks. Originally designed as magazine advertisements to lure skiers to the resorts of the Alps and Rockies as early as the 1920’s, these stylized vignettes emote that timeless feeling of a day on the slopes. Once fledgling ski resorts such as St. Moritz and Gstaad hired some of the most influential poster artists of the 20th century, and a selection of these nostalgic gems are to be auctioned at Christie’s London as part of their Interiors Sale on January 29. These are the graphic artists and posters that gave skiing its groove… Read More

 

The All-Star Jersey

 

 

For the 2019 NHL All-Star Game tonight, the world’s best players on ice will be wearing hockey jerseys from the sea. Created in partnership with Parley For The Oceans, the adidas ADIZERO Authentic Pro x Parley jerseys are the first ever to be manufactured from Ocean Plastic™, a range of materials made from upcycled marine plastic debris.

Parley for the Oceans is a global network of creators, thinkers, and leaders of corporations, governments, and environmental groups that have come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans, and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. Adidas has been in partnership with Parley For The Oceans since 2015 to help address the major threat of pollution in our oceans from the proliferation of unrecycled plastic floating in the sea. An estimated 8 million metrics tons of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year.  Read More

 

Down Under

 

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While winter has us in its grips up here, the weather is warm and sunny Down Under where we find our attention midway through the Australian Open. From the tennis kits of Nike and Adidas in their aquatic palettes of blues and greens, we take our inspiration from the colors of the sea and bring a little summer to you…

Clockwise top left: FREESTYLE WATCHES OCEAN RAMSEY COLLECTION. Last week a video of marine biologist Ocean Ramsey went viral, as she swam alongside a massive 20ft. great white shark. Freestyle watches has partnered with Ramsey in her efforts to raise awareness of conservation efforts for sharks around the world with the release of two limited edition Freestyle Shark watches, and making a $15,000 contribution to One Ocean Research, partially funded by a portion of proceeds from the Ocean Ramsey Signature Collection.

CAMPBELL BROTHERS 6’8 RUSS SHORT $875.  The three fin “Bonzer” was developed in the 1970’s, a design considered way ahead of its time. The Russ Short is still a go-to board that allows for “radical, performance oriented surfing without budging on stylistic excellency”. Read More

 

Supreme x Sotheby’s

 

 

 
On January 25th, Sotheby’s auctioned the only privately owned collection of every Supreme skate deck ever manufactured in the sale “20 Years of Supreme.” Spanning 20 years of production, the archive included all 248 decks created by Supreme from 1998–2018, passionately collected over decades by owner Ryan Fuller. Offered as a single lot, the collection sold for $800,000, purchased by a young Chinese collector named Carson Guo.

This landmark archive interweaves streetwear, luxury, art and skate culture. Established in 1994, Supreme began as a skateboarding and fashion shop in downtown NYC that has grown into a global brand with a massive cult-like following. Supreme started producing their own skateboards in 1998 and have collaborated with the most coveted brands over the last 20 years – most famously with Louis Vuitton. The complete Louis Vuitton Boite skateboard trunk with tool kit, trucks, and wheels was also included in the lot.

Supreme is equally known for their skateboard collaborations with such prominent artists as George Condo, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, KAWS, Marilyn Minter, Nate Lowman, and Takashi Murakami, among others that are part of this collection.

Guo has not revealed too much about his plans for the collection, only to say they will go on view at a new creative shop and collaboration space he is opening in Vancouver in 2020. While this rare lot may be off the market now, many of these individual skateboard decks are also currently available at our partner site, GC/EDITIONS.

 

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Undulating colors blend the full

color spectrum on all your sporty essentials.

 
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: OFF-WHITE X AIR MAX 97 ‘MENTA’ from $750. If you missed that hot sneaker drop, the most coveted kicks can still be yours for a price from shops like Stadium Goods, StockX, and GOAT, where we found the OFF-WHITE x Air Max 97 ‘Menta’ – just one of the collaborations between Virgil Abloh and Nike they have available.

REEBOK YOGA HERO STRAPPY PADDED BRA $35. This patterned yoga sportbra brings ohm-bre to your daily practice. Best for medium-intensity workouts, it’s made with sweat-wicking fabric with mesh panels to keep you cool and dry throughout those sweat sessions.

ROXY JET SKI SE SNOW JACKET $189.95. This bold dip-dye gradient ski and snowboard jacket is the perfect match for your own hot style on the slopes. Waterproof and warm, with low bulk insulation, it features a removable cozy fur trim on the hood, and multiple pockets inside and out to stash all your snow essentials. Read More

 

Downhill Racer

 

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Sleek and colorful with the racer’s edge, this season’s ski jackets

offer the warmth you need and style you want – on and off the slopes. 

 

ROW 1: TEMPLA 10K NANO QUILTED DOWN JACKET $1758. Templa integrates innovative technology with its futuristic styles that are geared for alpine adventures. Made from breathable and water-resistant quilted-down, remove the snow skirt for wintry days in the city.

CAPRANEA MOON QUILTED DOWN JACKET $580. Capranea’s stylish technology is demonstrated in this lightweight tonal-striped down jacket, crafted from water-resistant and breathable down for ultra-warmth and comfort.

OBERMEYER JOULE DOWN JACKET $279. Fully insulated with 550-fill Power Allied Duck Down, the Joule is a warm and weatherproof jacket with special features like articulated sleeves, stretch inner cuffs, and soft fleece lined collar. Read More

 

31 Days of Digital Fitness!

 

 

Happy New Year and New Body… or Get Back The Old Body! If you’re like most of us December jingles left some January jiggles, but luckily there have never been so many workout choices to burn off those lingering lbs.

Every January we offer a month’s worth of options in what we call the 31 Days of Fitness. With the boom in at-home fitness offerings, from high-end interactive equipment to online fitness classes to workout apps — we’ve decided to make our 2019 theme the 31 Days of Digital Fitness. As usual, your fearless editor will be sampling a different workout every day and highlighting all the fun and effective ways to get all our 2018 bodies into 2019 shape. With classes you can stream anyplace and anytime, there are no excuses!

So here we go! Most all of these classes are offering free trials right now so why not join us and give one or two a try! For easy reference we’ve marked each workout with a 👍 or 👎, and color coded them for ONLINE, APP, or HOME GYM machine. If you’ve got Roku, Apple TV, or Google Chromecast, the workouts can be synced with your TV too.
 

January 1: CLASSPASS LIVE. After a New Year’s Day run this morning, I decided some strength training would be the perfect compliment to my cardio. I signed up for the Classpass Live trial offering unlimited classes free for 1 month. Classpass revolutionized the fitness industry with a subscription service that allows members to book and take thousands of different classes at the most popular fitness studios. Now those options are available at home streamed live or on demand from wide selection of Classpass’s own workouts, as well as classes from other studios. I opted for Full Body with Alex Redelico, a compact 35 minute workout with light weights that flew by and hit all the major muscle groups. Alex was the right mix of pep and push, and I’d take this class again – definitely if pressed for time!👍👍 Classpass Live is $19/month with free 1 month trial. Read More

 
 

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