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{September 11, 2008}   Sporting Heroes and their Clothing

Having already posted on Golf clothing, its safe to say that we are big fans of Sport here at CCR – and the gear associated with it. In the last few weeks a number of big sporting events have re-ignited our interest in sportswear. Firstly, there was the Olympics, where the GB team recorded a surprisingly impressive medal haul. There have also been major international football matches (World Cup 2010 qualifiers), with our national team Scotland losing to the mighty Macedonia – then bouncing back to beat Iceland. England also unexpectedly drubbed Croatia 4-1. Then, cycling legend Lance Armstrong announced that he is coming out of retirement and will race in the 2009 Tour De France – at 37 years old. Finally, our very own Andy Murray managed to reach the US Open Final, overcoming world number one Rafa Nadal in the Semi’s, only to fall to the mighty Rodger Federer at the final hurdle.

This fervent sporting activity has inspired us to come up with a list of a few of the most stylish sports people of all time.

Michael Johnson (Athletics) – An incredible athlete, Johnson held the 200m world record until Usain Bolt pipped him this year by 0.01 sec. He had a unique upright running style that no-one else could possibly replicate. For us clothes freaks though, it was the gold shoes that mattered. Johnson was the first to pioneer this ‘shoes as attitude’ approach – he knew he was going to win. Now, everyone is doing it.

Michael Johnson - Golden Boy

Michael Johnson - Golden Boy

Carlos Valderamma (Football) – Columbian midfield maestro Valderamma was actually a very accomplished footballer, captaining his country in three world cups. Obviously, from a style point of view it was all about his stunning afro.

Valderamma - Afro King

Valderamma - Afro King

Andre Agassi (Tennis) – In the early years of his tennis career, Agassi changed the stuffy ‘whites only’ tennis wear forever – turning out in luminous pinks, greens and gasp! black! – He also had an amazing mullet.

Andre Agassi - 1991 style breakthrough

Andre Agassi - 1991 style breakthrough

Darren Clarke (Golf) – Sure, there have probably been more elegant golfers, but big Darren was the first of the new breed to say, ‘sod it, im wearing what i want’. Often sporting some incredible colour combos (Pink sweatshirt with red-checked trousers), Clarke is a walking style bible.

Darren Clarke - Golfing Pioneer

Darren Clarke - Golfing Pioneer

Michael Jordan (Basketball) – Ok, a fairly obvious choice but Michael Jordan should be on here. His brand within a brand has become standard practice these days between the big sports manufacturers and their top athletes. Plus, some of the early Jordan trainers were amazing, a spotless original pair can easily fetch over £500.

Michael Jordan - Basketball God

Michael Jordan - Basketball God

Well, thats some of our favourites, who have we missed?



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