Those that read this blog are already aware that one of my “favorite” topics are the ugly sunglasses. Though I did not declare a winner in 2010, we do know who the repeat offenders are, don’t we?
I have also noticed an alarming number of ugly sunglasses whilst watching the Tour de France (TdF). It seems that the Ugly Sunglasses of Choice for F1 drivers and TdF cyclists is OAKLEY. I thought about it for a little while and it occurred to me that the F1 boys and TdF boys need to have a battle… for the ugliest sunglasses.
Yes that’s right. I have assembled photos for your viewing “pleasure.” Only photos from the 2011 season count. If I have missed a particularly horrendous photo, please drop me a line via twitter, email, or comment. Though I am not fond of them, I am excluding the yellow shades from “The Yellow Shades Project” because I don’t think it’s appropriate. This will be a picture heavy post… you’ve been warned.
Since this is a F1 blog, let’s start with our beloved F1 boys:
Now it’s time for the Tour de France boys. Sadly, I don’t know all of the cyclists’ names since I am not really into cycling. Please enlighten me if you happen to know:
The Schlecks seem enamored with Oakleys with clear lenses…
World champion Thor Hushovd has an arsenal of ugly sunglasses:
Oh. My. Eyes. They hurt. Do yours?
So what do you think? Compared to the cyclists… the F1 boys aren’t so bad, right? No matter who wins the Tour de France… they have already beaten the very best F1 drivers in one thing: The Ugly Sunglasses Battle.
Did you know that Oakley sunglasses are customizable? The lens and frames colorways can be chosen by the customer. For example, this combination is possible: top half neon green, bottom half (left side) white, bottom half (right side) black.
That is probably one reason why there are some seriously ugly Oakley sunglasses worn in the F1 and TdF world. Remember: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!
If you are going to customize a pair of Oakley sunglasses, please use these photos as examples of what not to do.
P.S. Photo credit: TdF photos were from cyclingtipsblog.com
Liuzzi seems to be inspired by senior citizens these days. First there was the lovely floral stole he wore at testing. And now… he has draped a sweater over his shoulders like a senior:
Seniors can be chic, just take a look at the blog Advanced Style. But perhaps this time Liuzzi was inspired by Petrov instead?
It’s quite possible, do let me know what you think.
While Liuzzi is waiting for the final say about driving for HRT, let’s talk about what really matters: what Liuzzi wore to testing.
hmm, it looks rather confused, doesn’t it? While I do like the toggle coat and Liuzzi’s grandmother’s scarf, the cap just doesn’t go well with what he is wearing. Did he get dressed in the dark or something? =X
Anyway, I am quite fond of toggle coats and I will share a few of my favorite ones for men:
At the risk of “one upping” Liuzzi, I think this scarf/stole is a Liuzzi x EJ collaboration:
If you like this scarf, you may purchase it at revolve clothing for about $85 USD (Distinkt Cotton/Cashmere Plaid/Floral scarf).
Hey look, it’s the new Team Leopard… and they’re all wearing scarves?
Wow. I haven’t seen so many scarves on men all at once since the Amber Lounge Fashion show in Monaco. LOL
Remember these photos?
Let’s not forget these other guys who also enjoy their scarves:
Well, there’s nothing wrong with scarves. I don’t know who is stealing whose style now though.
Liuzzi’s sweatpants aren’t for me, but maybe they’re for someone out there. A twitter follower had mentioned that Liuzzi’s sweatpants are from his own clothing line. I had not looked into it much at the time, but I have recently. Liuzzi’s clothing line is called Bonnie & Clyde, and it is available here. Check it out!
The Bonnie & Clyde website is an e-shop that sells casual mens/womens apparel and accessories. Fans of Liuzzi’s sweatpants can now purchase a pair of their own for the low low price of 65 euros (THEY ARE ON SALE!). =x
But, thepitwalk advises you to pass on the sweats …
Advice to Liuzzi from thepitwalk: I think it’s cool that you have your own clothing line, but please hire a better photographer. Some of the clothes are photographed on hangers with an unattractive background… this screams tacky ebay auction (or worse… craigslist)! nekoball is a good photographer, maybe he can help you out!!! Check out samples of nekoball’s photography on Flickr!
Why is this photo even on the website? It’s not even IN FOCUS! Liuzzi needs help!!! =x
That’s the message I got from Liuzzi’s t-shirt anyway. Graphic t-shirts can be pretty cool. Overall this one was a winner due to the attention grabbing color and simple yet effective design. Congrats Liuzzi, I just hope you weren’t wearing those baggy sweatpants again. Luckily the photo cuts off at the waist, so I will probably never know.
Edit: A twitter user has kindly pointed out that Liuzzi was wearing jeans. haha. I admit I missed the detail as I really don’t care for his sweats at all.