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Cause I’m the Icecream Man

25/01/2012 3 comments

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a bit late… so I could even say Happy Lunar New Year… yep that is indeed how late I am. @_@ It’s been quite awhile since my last blog post, and I since I hate excuses, I won’t write any on the blog. 2012 is a new year and I’m sure there will be many exciting topics for this blog.

Deciding on the first post of the year was challenging since there is already so much “good stuff” to share with everyone! But in the end, my love for the icecream man Kimi Raikkonen has won out. The news of Kimi’s return to F1 is so 2011, but some things must still be said~ 😉

While everyone associates flatcaps with Kimi now… let’s take a look at the not-so-distant past and the evolution of Kimi’s flat cap style at Ferrari:

Kimi used to be just like all the other boys, with the extremely rounded/bent bill:

After awhile… it kinda got a lil flatter… All right, this is a bit of stretch I know since it’s a podium cap 😛

And of course… the look we all know (and possibly hate depending on your satorial preferences):

I haven’t spotted any photos of Kimi in a Lotus flatcap yet… but he appears to be sorely missing them:

Not having a flat cap is a grave matter … it merits a serious discussion with team members:

Aforementioned ugly sunglasses have been spotted. If you want to replicate Kimi’s style, he is wearing the Oakley Dispatch II Aviator which retail for ~$120 USD:

Bonus helmet photo… anyone else think it should say ICECREAM? -____-;;;

Yes… for better or worse thepitwalk is back blogging. 😛

The Russians (Grid Girls) are Coming

02/08/2011 3 comments

Is it just me or does this photo look vaguely militaristic? Hmm… maybe it looks more like a beauty pageant?

What I really wanted to focus on was not on the long-legged-freaks-of-nature-grid-girls. Let’s face it… they are freaks. Mere mortals do not have such long legs normally.

What really caught my attention were the ugly accessories. These aviator sunglasses are particularly tacky:

As if the blue reflective lens was not obnoxious enough, the Bavaria logo had to be stamped on the lens as well. I understand, it’s a sponsor, so there needs to be a logo SOMEWHERE. But, could it be a little smaller and more tastefully done?

The large Bavaria logo looks like the sample spectacles at an optical shop… you know when the brand’s logo is on the plano lens? For example:

And of course… who could miss the beer bottle high heeled shoes?

Well, I guess the shoes could be cool, if you like beer. As it is, I find beer to be a waste of calories and empty carbs. Yeah, I’m no fun like that. Seriously though, I don’t think most girls would like this type of heel, but I’ve been wrong before. If you feel otherwise, do let me know. 😉

F1 and Le Tour de France Battle it Out

11/07/2011 5 comments

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:

Fernando has been a Repeat-Ugly-Sunglasses-Offender (RUSO) this season:

(wroom event)


(Malaysia)


(Montreal)

Although Kubica is not with us in 2011, it seems that Heikki owns the same pair of Oakley Oil Rig sunglasses:

Don’t confuse the Oil Rig with the White Gascan though:

I found the shades Liuzzi wore in Montreal to be particularly terrifying:

F1 newbie Pastor Maldonado also has a pair of ugly sunglasses, proving that he does indeed belong in F1:

Narain Karthikeyan is no longer driving for Hispania, but I did save this photo of him:

Vettel has been much better in 2011 (yay!). However, I did spot a pair of ugly sunglasses this season:

Of course, the King of F1 cannot be forgotton:

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…

Frank Schleck:

Andy Schleck:

The carbon Oakleys worn by Cadel Evans is pretty ugly too:

Although I realize these green Rudy Project sunglasses aren’t Oakley, it doesn’t mean they are pretty (OK, they’re not really that bad honestly… I guess I can forgive Phillippe Gilbert…):

What makes these so bad? I duno, maybe the rainbow reflective lens. Sylvain Chavanel looks rather proud of his choice though…

Oh Tyler Farrar… you hid your cuteness behind these awful Oakley Jawbones”

World champion Thor Hushovd has an arsenal of ugly sunglasses:

Did you notice the world champion stripes on these babies? Isn’t it… a little weird?

However… the following pair of Oakleys definitely takes the cake. Oh Fabian Cancellera I am ashamed that I did not recognize you at first. Maybe these Oakleys have disguise power:

Oh. My. Eyes. They hurt. Do yours?

haha.

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

Schumisms

08/06/2011 3 comments

Is Michael Schumacher your style icon? If so, you can be like him with just a few key items! First you will need an ugly pair of Oakley sunglasses. The more obnoxious the color combination, the better! Remember, the frame color and lens color must clash! This is essential to looking like a REAL F1 driver.

Next, you’ll need a statement necklace. Stick to one or two of them, so these necklaces will become your TRADEMARK, just like Schumi. Remember, Schumi’s top pics: an elaborate cross or this tooth/claw thingy.

Although it wasn’t highlighted in the photo, it is absolutely necessary wear a tight t shirt, preferably a v-neck. On dressier days a collared shirt is acceptable but it must show some Schumi influence (think urban cowboy).

To capture the kingly essence of Schumi, you must incorporate dragons into your look. This is very important, it is a Schumi TM. He is the King of F1 and it has to be shown symbolically, hence his love of the dragon image. It can be anywhere… from a tattoo, embroideries on jeans, earrings, etc.. It doesn’t really matter what you choose, a dragon has to be there SOMEWHERE. This time Schumi has chosen a dragon buckle belt. Very East meets West I’d say.

Your Schumi look may be completed with the obligatory man bag (not shown here). Schumi has the dough to buy ones in luxurious skins, but leather will suit most people. For the vegans out there, there are nice leather substitutes which look quite realistic these days.

P.S. The lining of Schumi’s jacket looks awfully familiar. I dare say it may be the same brand as this t shirt he wore last year.

Sunny California???

It has been raining here… it’s not always “sunny California” here. 😉

Anyhoo I came across these SUPER x Liberty limited edition sunglasses and my first thoughts were : EDDIE JORDAN.

Yeah, old-man-retro-sunglasses x floral print… it has EJ’s name all over it, don’t you think? He probably has a matching shirt anyway. 😉 Actually, they’re not so bad, the shape is a bit cat-eyed, though not in the normal way.

If you fancy these, these can be purchased online at SUPER’s online web shop for 153 euros. It’s not cheap to be EJ. @_@

P.S. As someone that owns SUPER sunglasses, I do not recommend leaving them in the car. Mine got terribly warped due to the heat and it was biatch for my optometrist to bend them back properly. They’re sadly still a little distorted. 😦

Instant Eyebrows

17/02/2011 6 comments

I thought I would do an update on the Prada eyebrow sunglasses, since they are for sale near me. They are available in a few colorways: black with red brows, tan with black brows, tan with red brows, and white with black brows. There is also an all black pair in the same exaggerated shape.

I tried them on and I have to say… I don’t look as good as these models do in them. It probably has to do with my bone structure (or lack thereof). Sad to say, they probably look better on those with more of a nose bridge. It’s not that my bridge is non-existent, but it is less generous than say… a Caucasian person. Anyway, the look is a little questionable on me because I have dark brows that peek slightly over the frame, much like the model below:

Of course, everyone is dying to know how much they cost right? Don’t worry, I checked the tag at the store and you can own these for $245 USD! I still don’t know if these were produced or how the store got a hold of them… but yeah. You don’t have to buy on ebay if you love them, they are available at a reputable and upscale department store.

Despite the semi-bizarreness of them… I almost wanted to get a pair for styling photoshoots. I know, it’s a disease. Worry not, I purchased something else instead. hah. -_-;;;

Shimmering Neon

18/01/2011 1 comment


image: nextgen-auto

While I have not declared the champion for the Ugliest Sunglasses in 2010*, Alonso seems to have thrown down the gauntlet in anger at the Wrooom event. A couple of observant readers had directed my attention to these electric shades of Alonso’s. For those who are dying to know, Alonso wore Oakley Frogskin sunglasses in matte neon yellow.

Frogskins retail for about $110USD, but don’t think it will be easy to obtain a neon yellow pair. Why? Well, these were a limited edition color, and only produced and sold in May 2008. Perhaps we should count our blessings that they are no longer readily available?


Tell me what you think about these shades. Hot or not? As reader Jon Wilde pointed out, it surely takes the confidence of a world champion to pull these off.

* Sorry… I will get to this… eventually. 😡