Caitlin: Armani makes hot Olympic athletes even hotter

When I first heard that Giorgio Armani would be designing Italy’s uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics, I was giddy. Hot sweaty men in chic, trendy short shorts? Yes, please.

But beyond my personal enthusiasm, his collaboration with the Italian National Olympic Committee really is brilliant—why not combine the talent of the most successful Italian designer with that of the country’s most successful performance athletes? 

Armani’s contribution should come as no surprise either, as he himself is an avid sports fan. The man is part-owner of the Olimpia Milano basketball team, and he has been known to feature male-athletes in his underwear ads, including soccer superstar David Beckham.

I guess it goes to show that just like sex, sports sells.

It’s too bad we have to wait until July 27, 2012 to see the fashion-forward sportswear, which will be debuted at the opening ceremony in London’s Olympic Stadium.

If you do want a hint of what to expect ahead of time, check out Ea7, Emporio Armani’s sportswear line. Last season’s line included an array of plain and graphic t-shirts, sweatpants, and sleek track jackets—some of which are perfect for Fall 2011, and they’re on sale.

So go ahead boys, treat yourselves to a little Armani. You may never be an Olympic Athlete or an underwear model who is internationally lusted after but you sure as hell can dress like one.

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9 Responses to Caitlin: Armani makes hot Olympic athletes even hotter

  1. Mildred Pierce says:

    Dammit, just when Chuck got his fern suit back from cleaners
    Bring back the fern suit. From last month. At least it had holes placed strategically –perfect for this weather we’re having.
    So, Chuck–what will you be wearing to First Friday??? Armani? Fern suit? Or CargoLargo pants and a tshirt from a bait shop in eastern Jack?

  2. chuck says:

    I’m gonna go all Big Lebowski
    Boxers, a robe and I’ll be writing very small checks for drinks.

    Pretty hungover, there were beverages involved last night, but Caitlin, that first picture speaks to me, really.

    Its gotta be Robert Palmer. Havn’t seen the guy in a long time, but I love that fuckin song he is singin!

    “Ya might as well face it, YOUR ADDICTED TO LOVE!!!”

    That shit will be playin in my head all day.

    That is about the age he would be, but those chicks havn’t aged a day!!

    I NEVER ROLL ON SHABBOS!!

  3. Tracy says:

    Alas, Chuck, that pic is Georgio Armani
    Hearne got it right: an actual Georgio photo. And he is “addicted to fashion”…
    but your story was better!

    I found the bowling quote about not rolling on Shabbos in another thread. For a minute there, you had me wondering…Lutheran or Jew? (Lutheran being just Guilt Light.)

  4. Mildred Pierce says:

    Next up please: when is the Alexander McQueen show touring?
    I just got the McQueen book, Savage Beauty, only $27 from Amazon–even includes the hologram on the cover.

    Just returned from The City as they say, and my fashionista friends said the McQueen retrospective at the Met was THE MOST AWESOME show ever. Lighting was even dramatic.

    Now I hear the show will travel to other museums–since I missed it in Manhattan, do you have any idea where else the show will appear? I gotta see this.

    This dearly departed dude, McQueen, is clearly the Picasso of clothing. Those Gaga-worn stilt shoes. OMG. I couldn’t wear them–I’d fall off, but SO fun to view as pure art.

    He makes clothes out of shells, feathers, bones, old Scottish flags. So, Caitlin, I have a plan!!!! How about you enroll our KCC boys into collecting all this shit for us, while they are out prowling the riverbeds and hunting fields of Ks and Mo–then you and I turn it into fashion that rocks our world!

    Hearne could easily get Todd Weiner to do a show in the Crossroads about that. Todd produced the 200 portrait David Gant show at the Leedy. And is now assembling a first ever–fund to buy art from emerging artists in the Crossroads. I’ll see Todd Fri. at First Friday–his 202 Gallery is across from Town Topic at 1819 Baltimore.

    And we ALL know who we’d get to model the KCC Homage to McQueen Fashion Show–Glazer, Black Barbie and the Bullpen girls. Plus–the command performance return of Maria!!!!!

    See, NOW the boys are gettin’ excited. ..sex sells. Like you said. They’re grabbing their backpacks and DEET now, gonna rummage thru some riverbeds, fantasizing about draping Maria and Barbie in their silver pheasant feathers with pasties made of authentic Indian arrowheads. Go Chiefs. Go McQueenies.

  5. rkcal says:

    If that is Palmer…
    He’s held up remarkably well, since he died in 2003.

  6. smartman says:

    Break-ah you heart-ah!
    Far be it from me to EVER rain on anyone’s parade or shatter your $3000.00 rose colored Fendi’s but if you want the truth about the fashion and Swag-Fag industries read the book Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano or see the movie of the same name. The book is much better.

    Saviano remains under polizia protectione since his expose of the inner workings of the haute couture counterfeit fashion industry.

    Sing it with me now! Look for the union label ’cause your clothes are all made in China!

    Damn fashion industry makes a feed and kill cattle farm look like a Tibetan Monastery.

    This may be the Fall and Wintour of your discontent.

  7. Tracy says:

    Now that was clever, Smartman!
    I would never have guessed you to be a fashionista, so good on you for being flexible.
    Fall and Wintour…excellent twist.

  8. smartman says:

    @Tracy
    I’m a clothes WHORE. A regular male Imelda Marcos with the shoes. Lots of friends in NYC in the rag trade who hook me up with stuff that works for me. At heart I’m a Brooks Brothers and wingtip guy. My goal in life is to have Isaac Mizrahi design and tailor a couple of suits for me. I love him and would have his children if I were female and he played for the other team.

  9. Tracy says:

    So that’s you, Smartman, hanging out at Target
    stalking Isaac!!!

    You continue to amaze me.

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