Words by Keanu Adorable

Swedish tennis legend-turned-designer Björn Borg has unveiled his “SIGNATURE” collection at the Royal Tennis Hall during Stockholm Fashion Week. Borg, whose signature Scandinavian style helped formulate the slick ’70s tennis player style, has inspired the likes of Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums) and George Michael, among others.

The Signature Collection and the Main Autumn Winter 2017 Collection, were showcased simultaneously formed by two armies epitomising retrospective and futuristic features. British stylist Tom Guinness presented a real hybrid between old and new points of the brand – clashing contrasts of retro silhouettes of the Signature Collection and bold, futuristic performance sportswear of Fall Winter 2017. Guinness gave a contemporary interpretation of the limited edition Signature Collection that highlighted the tracksuits in bold colours, sweatbands, and sneakers. The Main Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is a representation of maximal-minimal and more advanced technical active wear.

“This show emphasised what Björn Borg is all about and was an empowering statement for us. Contemporary and prospective, yet true to our DNA and the legacy as a tennis and sports brand. We wanted to state our position as the ultimate fashion sports brand” says Jonas Lindberg Nyvang, Global Marketing Director at Björn Borg.

Flip through the runway show below and head over to Björn Borg’s online store to shop the pieces.

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by Isaac Perry

One of sports most controversial athletes at this present time and the UFC’s Irish poster boy Conor McGregor is not only an influential figure in the sporting world, he is now taking the fashion world by storm, through his love for high-end fashion and in-your-face outfits, specifically through his bespoke one of one suits. Suits have become part of the Conor McGregor’s image, with a focus on press days often switching to what he is wearing, rather than the up and coming fight. McGregor has been known to spend thousands on bespoke individual suits, with David Heil, CEO of David August, serving as his personal suit-maker in order to create some beautiful pieces. 

And for those interested in acquiring the three-piece wool suit, David August will be releasing this limited edition garment, but it comes with a hefty price tag of $6,500. As stated on the company website, the bespoke suit is made-to-measure, with an estimated completion time of 12-15 weeks. According to CEO David August Heil, he was bombarded by calls and messages from clients requesting for the said look, and it was a demand he was just unable to ignore. “We’re only producing a limited quantity, which will be numbered and signed by myself so it will be an exclusive group who own this style,” Heil said in a statement in an interview with GQ.

In the build up to McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather, some of Connor’s most suave and edgy outfits have been seen. With the standout piece so far being covered in the text ‘f*** you’ rather than your tradition pin stripe, the mixture of style yet disrespects within this one specific outfit caused social media to go into meltdown. Conor has openly said about the ‘McGregor Suit Collection’, which everyone originally took as a joke however soon came to the realisation that he was being deadly serious, is this something, which we would like to see?

I’ll leave you to decide.

Words by Isaac Perry

Iffley Road was founded in 2013 by Husband and Wife team, Claire Kent and Bill Byrne, a London based brand, which showcases A collaboration between Style and premium active wear, all pieces inspired by moments ‘rooted in running history’.

Named after the Oxfordshire-based track where the first four-minute mile was conquered by Roger Bannister in 1954, this brand wishes to be an introduction into the running world, through a mix of comfort, style and ventilation paired with your classic running wear silhouettes it fulfils all your needs.

Since creation, the brand has become renowned for their best-selling Cambrian t-shirt – an iconic piece that offers unrivalled performance and style. Lightweight and breathable, the Cambrian is crafted from highly wicking, bespoke dri-releasee Piqué fabric that dries four times faster than cotton. With a slim cut and slightly longer sleeves, the t-shirt has become the ‘go to’ classic for runners across the globe.

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Made from super soft, highly wicking dri-release material.

The Cambrian t-shirt also features a nod to this iconic record, with a tri-stipe hanging loop incorporated into the design bearing the colours worn by Roger himself, whilst the brand logo reflects the roundel adorning Bannister’s vest.

You can purchase Iffley Road products online at www.iffleyroad.com as well as Mr. Porter.

 

By: Keanu Adorable

The greatest quadrennial sporting event in the whole world has come again, and this time we’re in the tropical and sunny shores of Rio de Janeiro. Amidst the hype and controversy surrounding the Olympics, we here at CMTM cannot wait for the events to begin and get the party started! In preparation for Rio 2016, which begins on August 5, we have complied the best Rio themed merchandise that will help you look the part when watching the Olympics this month.

Omega “RIO 2016” Limited Edition Watch -£4,100 GBP

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Omega is the official timekeeper for the Olympics, and for this year’s Rio games they’ve released 2,016 special Speedmaster Mark II watches. The watch is embodied with a steel case with polished crown and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a matt black dial with a 30-minute recorder, 12-hour recorder and a small seconds sub-dial at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock which are decorated with a bronze, 18K yellow gold and 925 silver ring mimicking the Olympic medals.

Air Jordan 1 “Olympic” Retro High – £105

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Keeping things simple, the high-top model hosts a white base with “Deep Royal Blue” along its side panels and around the toe box. For a victory-inspired touch, its Swoosh is covered in “Metallic Gold Coin,” as is the “Wings” logo. Red branding can also be seen on the Jumpman logo along the tongue.

The “Olympic” Air Jordan 1 Retro High will retail for £105 when it drops worldwide later this summer.

Ralph Lauren Great Britain Polo – £119

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Ralph Lauren debuted his original polo shirt in 1972, and today the iconic style is offered in a wide array of colours and fits. This short-sleeve version is made from breathable cotton mesh and tailored for a trim, neat silhouette.

Adidas Team GB Hoodie – £50

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Adidas teamed up with British designer Stella McCartney for the official kit that Team GB will be wearing. Official merchandise have also been released for the public, so you can feel patriotic and cozy in the comfort of your own home.

Oakley Green Fade Collection – From £160 -£230

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To celebrate the 31st Summer Olympics, Oakley has designed a special-edition eyewear collection Green Fade, bringing back the vibrant green colour that was featured on the brand’s first performance product in 1980. The “Oakley Olympic team”, which includes the best athletes in the world, will wear Green Fade frames on the competition scene and when they’re relaxing. Another cool aspect of these specs are the fact that every piece of the collection is unique. All 100,000 frames are hand painted green through a particular colouring process. The EVZero, Radar EV Path, Flak 2.0 XL and RadarLock Path are out now.

Bonus – Limited Edition Apple Watch Bands 

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Like many major sporting event, the Olympic games inspires plenty of clothing and accessory brands to produce  products you can wear while rooting for your nation. Apple is no exception. The tech company will be selling Apple Watch bands that reference the national flags of 14 major competitors, meaning you can cheer on Team GB (or Team France, or Team Brazil) every time you get a notification on your Apple Watch. The only issue is that you can only get them if you’re in Brazil for the games. Specifically at the Apple Store at VillageMall in Barra da Tijuca. It’s the one which location sells the straps. If you’re not already planning a trip for the games, it might be worth it. Or if all else fails, eBay might be your best shot.

The bands are priced at R$329 (Brazilian currency, the real) a piece.