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Underwear and clothing to watch for > Disco Valante May 18, 2008

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We are happy and smiling today, simply because we came upon one of a much-promising clothing designing firms.

Having visited their blog and website we can only say that forget all about other brands you know. This guy is up to an extraordinary job, designing clothing among them the most sexy men’s underwear we have seen. We have taken the liberty to copy from their blog >

Get ready to tell all your friends about the newest kid on the block.  Tired of the same old looking boxers and briefs?  Want to take off your pants and feel like a rock star?  Coming fall 2008 is the coolest collection of men’s underwear and T-shirts to hit the world of fashion…Disco Valante!  Style.Underwear.Lyfe

Oh yes! Here are the necessary links to read them by yourselves >



 Here’s a quick look to what you will be missing if you don’t visit them! Rush! Go there now!


A world record > men in tights March 25, 2008

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The world record for getting dressed up as Robin Hood has been beaten in Nottingham.

Hundreds of volunteers, led by the modern-day Sheriff of Nottingham, gathered at the city’s castle to try and pass the previous total of 607. Participants had to meet minimum costume requirements of a hat with a feather, a green or brown tunic and trousers and leather footwear. The official count, taken at midday, put the total at 1,119.

Organiser Dave Green said he was impressed that so many people had turned out. “It is one thing to have people agree to a good idea but quite another to have them make the effort on the day, especially when it is so cold. I’m very, very pleased,” he said. “The thing about the Robin Hood record is that anyone can take part, everyone is welcome, as long as you are prepared to make a bit of a fool of yourself.”

Speedo’s space age swimsuit set for take off March 19, 2008

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To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand has launched Speedo LZR Racer suit, which independent testing has shown to be the world’s fastest swimsuit.

Speedo has harnessed the expertise of the United States space agency NASA amongst a number of international research institutes to create a faster suit which has 10% less passive drag than Speedo’s Fastskin FSII launched in 2004 and 5% less passive drag than Speedo FS-PRO, which was launched in March 2007 and has seen swimmers break 21 World records as a result.

19-03-08_speedo.jpg  Made from an ultra lightweight, low drag, water repellent, fast drying fabric, unique to Speedo, called LZR Pulse, the LZR Racer is the world’s first fully bonded swimsuit that is ultrasonically welded and gives the effect of no seams at all. Ultra low drag LZR Panels are embedded into the base fabric to create a ‘Hydro Form Compression system’ helping to compress the entire swimmer’s body into a more streamlined shape and enabling them to cut through the water with more power and agility.

“When I hit the water, I feel like a rocket”, says Michael Phelps, holder of six World records, who has been involved in the development and will be sporting the LZR Racer suit as he sets out to achieve a world record breaking 8 gold medals later this year. “I can’t wait to race in it – this is going to take the sport of swimming to a new level”.

His comments, echoed by other elite swimmers, are gratifying for Speedo’s research and development team, Aqualab, who have spent more than three years in intensive research and development to create their most hydro-dynamically advanced swimsuit to date.

Speedo scanned the bodies of more than 400 elite swimmers and held technical tests involving more than 100 different fabrics and suit designs in the world’s leading flume and test centres. Their quest to enable swimmers to swim faster than ever before, took them all over the world from the NASA Langley Research Centre to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Otago University in New Zealand and working with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software from ANSYS, Inc., whose technology is also used in F1 motor racing and America’s Cup yachting.

The result is an engineered swimsuit whose 3D anatomical shape has a Core Stabiliser with a corset-like grip to support and hold the swimmer so they can maintain the best body position in the water for longer without losing freedom or flexibility of movement.

The LZR Racer suit’s unique design also provides swimmers with up to 5% more efficiency in terms of their Oxygen intake, enabling them to swim stronger for longer. “It makes it easier to swim faster,” says Rick Sharp, Exercise Physiologist, Iowa State University.

The Speedo LZR Racer suit has been declared ‘out of this world’ by swimmers involved in its development and testing. “It’s like swimming downhill” says World record holder, Libby Lenton (AUS). According to Women’s World and Olympic backstroke champion, Natalie Coughlin (USA), “It’s super tight but it really feels like part of your body when you put it on”, while double Olympic champion Grant Hackett (AUS) comments “It’s the best suit yet and looks like something out of a futuristic movie.”

The unique ‘space age’ design of the Speedo LZR Racer suit brings about another world first – where elite performance meets avant-garde fashion, through the involvement of international fashion label Comme des Garçons whose founder Rei Kawakubo formed a key part of the design team.

Her striking design on the side panel of the suit incorporates the character ‘kokoro’ meaning Heart, Mind, Spirit, by celebrated Japanese calligrapher, Inoue Yu-ichi. Kawakubo said: “When we come to combine the development of the highest technology that is the realm of Speedo, with the force and spirit of the art of Yu-ichi, records will surely be broken.”

Speedo co-President, David Robinson said: “Speedo has been leading the world in swimwear design since 1928 and our commitment to innovation in design and technology is the backbone to everything we do. We are particularly proud, in our 80th year, to be launching the Speedo LZR Racer which has broken new boundaries in performance swimwear and which we know will help elite athletes achieve their ultimate performances in 2008. It’s our 80th birthday present to the world of swimming.”

The Speedo LZR Racer suit, which has been approved by FINA (Fédération International de Natation Amateur), will debut at national trials around the world from March 2008. A retail version of the suit will go on sale in May 2008.

Men name their style icons > but Pitt, Cruise miss September 23, 2007

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Classy > Ask men to name their 10 most stylish peers of the past 50 years and it’s unlikely handsome movie stars favored by women like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise will show up, but former US President John F Kennedy just might.

  Ask men to name their 10 most stylish peers of the past 50 years and it’s unlikely handsome movie stars favored by women like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise will show up.

But Sean Connery? He gets major points because when it comes to style, men judge success, confidence, maturity and class more than good looks, according to GQ Magazine. The magazine has come up with a list of the top 10 most stylish men of the past 50 years, which features former boxer Muhammad Ali, actor Jack Nicholson, basketball player Michael Jordan and President John F. Kennedy.

The others to make the list are actors Connery, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, as well as quarterback of the New England Boston’s Patriots Tom Brady. Three-time Super Bowl champ Brady, at age 30, is the youngest. Jordan and Depp are in their 40s, and the rest, excluding Kennedy, of course, are all over 60 years-old.

“This is the list of men that men would like to be. You have to be more than just a handsome face,” said the magazine’s style editor Adam Rapoport. “Style goes beyond clothes. It is about how you carry yourself, and there has to be some weight to the guy, some integrity, some gravitas. Everyone in this list had to have a genuine sense of personal style.”

GQ editors chose the 50 most stylish men from five decades of cover subjects for a special 50th anniversary issue of the magazine that caters for men. The list, which included actors, politicians, musicians and sportsmen, was then narrowed to the top 10, which appears in the issue on newsstands this week. The editors did not rank the top 10 although Rapoport said many people would argue Sean Connery should be No 1.

“Sean Connery as James Bond is the ultimate man’s character, the blueprint, dashing, witty, handsome, well-dressed with the fast car and the gadgets, who can kick some arse if he wants to,” said Rapoport. “These are other men that men can admire and relate to. There are lots of pretty faces out there that women find sexy but this is for the guys.”

Men’s fashion is an art form September 15, 2007

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Summer is ending, and this means fashion no-nos galore, including baggy pants, popped collars, white socks and the dreaded jean short. But even those of you who don’t boast these items have a thing or two to learn about dressing yourselves.

Yes, that’s right. Every single one of you. Half of you seem to have the idea that it’s okay to dress as though your mother picks out your clothes during her weekly trips to the mall, and the other half seem to think it’s acceptable to dress like an Urban Outfitters or American Eagle mannequin. I don’t know where you’ve gotten these ideas from, but it has to stop. Now.

Like it or not, fashion is an art form. Like art, fashion requires that you consider elements such as color, shape and line, this means no matching plaid with stripes! Like art, fashion is accessible to and appreciable by all, not simply the financial elite. And best of all, as with any art form, there is an objective standard for fashion.

I know that part comes as a shock to some of you, but no, what looks good on a man is not simply a fleeting impulse determined by societal consensus, and it is not wholly subjective. We use the same criteria when examining an outfit as we do when examining a painting. Sure, we can sometimes be misled by popularity and novelty, but even the most ignorant trend-whore instinctively “knows” whether an outfit is good or bad.

Is it shallow to be concerned with appearances? Maybe, but it’s unavoidable. Even the most skeptical among you still put on clean clothes every day, and you probably wear a shirt and tie to job interviews. These are signs of acceptance that, just as you form snap judgments based on how others appear at first glance, so, too, will others judge you.

Luckily, being stylish isn’t a matter of wearing $80 Armani Exchange shirts, $170 Diesel  jeans, flashy sunglasses or pink Lacoste polos. In fact, common sense, not a fat wallet, is the best tool you have.

Examples of common sense rules include: Wear athletic clothing, including baseball caps, only if you’re heading to or from the sports centre. Ensure that all shirts and pants fit properly, neither skintight nor baggy. Avoid square-toed shoes, as well as cheap-looking shorts. Never put a hoodie under another jacket.

A word about bootcut: If it were meant to be worn with sneakers and sandals, it would be called “sneakers-and-sandals cut.” Leave the Hot Topic-style sayings, the polos with cute little animals stitched on, and the sky-blue, vertical-striped shirts with the rest of your high school clothes. You’re an adult now. It’s time to dress like one. Failure to do sends a message to your peers not to take you seriously, and it transmits a strong “Don’t breed with me!” signal to potential mates.

If you’re still completely lost, fear not. The “keep it simple” principle always applies.

Clean, conservative articles like spartan shirts, fitted jeans and pants, and classic sneakers are timeless elements that ought to be a part of every man’s wardrobe. Best of all, they can be acquired for very cheap; a properly cared-for pair of dry Levi’s will last you longer than their pre-distressed mall-brand equivalents, and they’ll cost you less money in the end. Most other items you need can be bought on the Internet or in thrift stores, and if all else fails, the nearest H&M is only a drive away.

Take the time to learn what looks good on you, and fill out your wardrobe with outfits that aren’t eyesores waiting to be worn. Your friends, and the people who pass you on the mall, will silently thank you for it.