Posts Tagged ‘sports’

An Exception to Being Exceptional.

jackie-robinson-four-sport standout at UCLA -- starring track, baseball, football and basketball.

 

Born in 1919 in Cairo, Georgia – Jackie Robinson was a four-sport standout at UCLA — starring track, baseball, football and basketball. In fact, he was the school's first athlete to win varsity letter in all four sports. They say you have to focus on one thing, one trade only, to really be great. And for the most part, I do agree. But I've found an exception to the rule for those who can't be bolted down to repeatedly doing the same thing, no matter how awesome it is. That exception is diversifying in your chosen field.

EXAMPLES: For a person in finance this might mean having your comfortable Wall Street gig, but becoming Director of Finance for a start-up that really interest you. For an artist this might be painting and selling your own works, but also curating art galleries and writing about art for a publication you love. For an athlete like Jackie Robinson, it meant being an athlete in different sports while in college.

 

An ode to vintage sports style with a few chill summer jerseys, tube socks, and white tennis shoes. 

NBA Player Derrick Favors for The Urban Gentleman, Behind the Scenes VIDEO

 

See the FULL LOOK BOOK of Utah Jazz Derrick Favors, here.

 
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Derrick Favors EXCLUSIVE: Fashion, Comic Books, and Basketball. (NBA Utah Jazz Power Forward)

 
It’s 10AM in Cabbagetown, USA. A creative artsy neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re in the gorgeous, historic, magical home of the town’s unofficial mayor, prepping for the shoot and listening to various tunes. Tink's “Million” repeats a dozen times at one point before we take notice… it's a good song. Not too long after the hour in walks Utah Jazz forward, Derrick Favors. Fresh from a weekend full of birthday festivities, community outreach, and an extended appearance at a car and bike show. This Atlanta-born giant is as cool and calm as they come.
 
"Indestructible": Derrick shows off his levitation powers.
 
GET THE LOOK: Alexander Wang lightweight sweater; Zanerobe joggers; custom Creative Recreation; MCM book bag; Meister watch // Cindy Samoht: I went for a stylish stealth look here, all black, with a little pop in color for socks and accessories
 
The Urban Gent team came to learn that Derrick airs more on the modest side of fashion, nothin’ too too flashy. This didn’t surprise me, he almost instantly struck me as "classic guy". The classic/typical/average guy wants to look nice, but doesn’t go to extreme heights to stay trendy (many are just too damn busy). Well, today, we opted to mix his usual chill look with a little Urban Gent sauce of the classic and edgy variety.
 
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Old Baseball Footage: Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, & Other Baseball Legends.

All this talk of baseball caps and history lead me to look at old footage of baseball games. I found a couple worthy to re-post.

 

Hank Aaron Wins the Pennant for the Braves:

 

Old Lost Footage (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, etc):

 

Willie Mays, "The Most Famous Baseball Catch"

It is said that Willie Mays is the greatest baseball player in history, and I guess it has constantly been confirmed by other legendary baseball players. Mickey Mantle once stated that Mays was the best baseball player to have ever lived, and consistently maintained that Mays had the better career. Even players who didn't believe in perfection or being the best felt Willie was #1,"There has never been a perfect ballplayer. [But] Willie Mays came the closest to perfection."Joe Dimaggio. Read more about the great Willie Mays on his website, here.

Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

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