How sweet~ Nothing like a F1 bromance to get the fans excited eh? So the question that comes to mind is: Is Vettel whispering sweet nothings in DC’s ear? Or is he going in for the kill? 😉
DC is looking like he’s enjoying this a lil too much though. =X
Just kidding. I couldn’t resist… after all I read a lot of manga. 😛
Did everyone like watching F1 in HD? I sure did (ok… I had to settle for 320p resolution for quali since that was available more quickly at the time). Every bead of sweat, every pore… and every dress shirt in almost alarming detail. Yay! 😀
HD means better screen caps for this blog… although I had help from @MisterPigz with this because he had higher quality video sources than I did for both quali and race.
During quali, EJ showed the world that he could not be possibly one upped by me. Indeed, I was quite right : plaid/paisley is a winning combi for EJ. All right, EJ is technically wearing gingham/paisley, but it’s close enough. I made the call two months ago anyway.
As for DC, he really likes this blue shirt with breast pockets, because he wore that shirt at least three times in 2010. Yes, I did the stats on it, though I haven’t posted them (BAD BAD ME!!!).
While none of our dear BBC crew has matched their shirts yet, it seems that Jake seems vaguely inspired by DC. Notice his shirt also has two breast pockets. 😉 Maybe he wanted one too after seeing DC wear it a few times last year?
On race day at Melbourne, DC just had to wear a pink shirt. Is there any significance in this choice? 2010 was a long time ago, but DC wore the very same pink shirt at the beginning of the season too.
Wow. Talk about starting the season off in the same way. 😉
Jake’s shirt is more forgettable… a dark tone (eggplant maybe? I’ll have to rewatch the race specifically for this detail)… But please note the double pockets again. Maybe DC really is his muse now? I guess that’s fine as long as Jake doesn’t start dressing like EJ. I have to admit that I was kind of excited to see EJ’s race day shirt in HD. At first glace, I thought EJ was wearing a shirt with oversized polka dots. But it soon became clear (thanks to the HD feed) that EJ’s shirt was merely giving my eyes optical illusions. I’m not quite sure how to describe the pattern… but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Are you all excited for Malaysia? Renault’s “reflective gold” suits… the questionable Malaysian grid girl uniform (I hope they axe those fugly white sandals this year)… EJ’s next shirt choice.
I can’t wait! 🙂
P.S. The screen caps @Misterpigz helped with are actually quite good… but somehow wordpress is enlarging all of my photos and making them grainier than the original 😦
I was planning on making individual posts for my remaining Spa content. However, I’ve had a case of writer’s block since my creativity is being siphoned off into designing at the moment. Hopefully the subsequent content isn’t too bad. 🙂
Jaime gets scarved:
Jaime was wearing a cotton scarf in Spa. If you look carefully, the pattern is kinda interesting, a sort of graphic plaid perhaps? Anyhoo these types of scarves are so trendy yet mainstream now. I know because I see certain grandmas sporting them too. Yeah. It’s not that I don’t like them… they’re just a tad common now!
Reubens’ 300 gp:
Though Reubens’ 300th GP was unlucky, there is a commerative t-shirt. If you weren’t lucky enough to win one from his twitter contest, it is available for purchase at http://www.tf.com.br. There are two lengths available, short and long sleeve. They are a bit pricey however at 119-129 Brazil reals. The design also reminds me of a Subaru t-shirt from a couple years ago. If I get unlazy I’ll take a photo of it tonight. 😛
You can really see the family spirit, which is quite nice!
I expected more pictures of Jessica, but they were surprisingly hard to find. Jessica was seen on race day wearing a grey sweater, white skinny jeans, her reappearing cream shawl*, and pink ballet flats. It’s hard to tell what brand of shoes Jessica was wearing, but my best guess would be Repetto. It’s also good to see that her jeans are at the proper length… there is no severe ankle bunching in sight**. This is a very simple look to replicate (well, except for the Birkin of course, as that costs major $$$).
*This shawl has been seen before in Monaco and Shanghai
** I happen to think it looks ok sometimes, but I understand it’s a pain to hem jeans.
Yay, now it’s time for Spa. Hopefully there will be some interesting things to illustrate. 🙂
It took me awhile, but I finally did it. I made a screen capture of EJ et al during qualifying at Silverstone. When I first saw it, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes… yes indeed he was wearing red-violet jeans. I don’t even know where to buy these things? 😛 And upon closer inspection, he was also wearing a belt just a few shades darker than his jeans. Amazing.
The more I look at the BBC presenters… the more I think their outfits are coordinated. I don’t think they will admit to it though. Fear not, hat’s what thepitwalk is for. At the end of the season I’ll have a compilation of all qualifying and race day outfits. There are days when all three of them repeat the same outfit. It’s amazing (well, not really).
I thought white pants were the only fashion inspiration EJ gave to DC. But, that isn’t the case at all! DC also seems to be liking EJ’s eyewear because DC was seen in a pair of blue gradient lens sunglasses in Montreal. Am I on drugs? No, EJ is often seen with his blue lens sunglasses. I have a screencap here:
While there isn’t anything wrong with DC’s sunglasses, I don’t think these are the most flattering on DC due to his face shape. They’re actually quite nice (on someone else? haha). Who’s with me?
EJ and DC were both wearing pink shirts, white jeans, and dark leather belts like a pair of twins at qualifying. Though EJ’s shirt was more watermelon toned while DC’s shirt was more of a powder pink.
Yes.. I finally made a screen cap, about 1 month later. HAH
When the 2010 season began, I thought to myself “Yep… DC is still king (of rolled sleeves).” I have not had the opportunity to reassert that statement since it’s hard to find a good photo online of all three BBC presenters that will illustrate my point. I could make screencaps, but I am unable to do so currently because of computer problems.
At any rate… here it is. Ah, DC the slim cut of your shirt sleeves which fit so nicely at the high point of shoulder… the sleeves which are so perfectly rolled above the elbows. It’s just SO NICELY DONE. Yes, I am aware that I can’t get over it.
For comparison purposes, look at EJ. EJ typically rolls his sleeves slightly above his wrist. Sometimes he does roll them a bit higher. Overall, compared to DC, EJ is just sloppy looking. EJ also tends to favor a more loosely cut shirt. EJ’s risk taking nature is also evident with the printed shirt he chose to wear in Melbourne; it’s a little “James May” is it not?
I have also decided to start a running tally of the number of times EJ wears white pants/jeans and when EJ/DC wear white pants together.