Friday, February 6, 2009

Bud Collins, Fashion Icon

It wasn't just the young girls in short skirts, the heat or the athleticism. I became hooked watching the Australian Tennis Open while we were away because of Bud Collins.



Is there a more dapper, interesting fellow in sports? Signature bow tie, GTH pants, relaxed casual attitude. Smart, erudite and witty.

As a fashion icon he does not get the credit he deserves. In my opinion he epitomizes true Preppy style. Why did NBC ever let him go?

Needs a pocket square though.


Any resemblance to other fat, bow tie wearing, bald men is purely circumstantial, on your part.

Toad

7 comments:

ADG said...

Agreed! Especially your observation of the GTH pants. You can't wear 'em if you are going to be tentative about it. Either strap 'em on and swagger off with aplomb or leave 'em at home. GTH pants and the people gawking at you when you wear them can smell fear and tentativeness a mile away!

Anonymous said...

Oh, we think the world of Bud Collins. Love how he humanizes players who take them selves WAY too seriously.......
Have you visited his website?
www.budcollinstennis.com

Favorites there include his "nicknames" section and the retrospective look at his wardrobe in the "Out of Bud's Closet" section. He is brilliant!

Questionable corporate decision making by NBC where Bud is concerned - AND to think they are voluntarily pumping money into the NHL, when revenues are down?!?!

WI Fan

Toad said...

What a great website. My personal favorite was Lolita.

Sartre said...

I like Basel Dazzle for Federer.

It appears that Collins buys his own trouser fabrics and then has them tailored by the Andover Shop.

Maria said...

Nice post

Maria said...

I meet bud collins in person and He love wearing Mens Suits everyday he attend formal occasion.

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