Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mardi Gras on the Strip

Recent fashion scouting suggests that Mardi Gras colors (gold, purple, green) are a winning combination. Literally.

This is Scott Bell, kitted out in his tricolor ensemble after winning his "C" at a local competition.

I spotted this outfit at the Choco Therapy in Columbia, MD, last weekend. I believe the stylish gentleman rocking this outfit is Seth Daily, who took gold in combined foil. 

Maybe I should rethink my recent monochromatic approach...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

In the Bag

People, there is no excuse for this.

At the very least, a bag is a blank canvas waiting to capture the sum of your fencing experiences--where you have been, what you have done, what weapon you espouse.

My bag is easy to spot, natch

If you don't like the bumper sticker aesthetic, you can always go with an Etsy vibe

The crafty approach works pretty well for the weapon bag,

Or cute little bags for your body cords.

Not into crafting? Focus on practicality. Your bag can be ferociously well organized, as demonstrated by Mr. Ridley here:

Wow, this is like the California Closets of fencing bags.

Remember, your fencing bag is your traveling companion, your lifeline, your warehouse, armory, pantry, first aid station. Give it some attention, a little respect, lavish it with a modicum of creativity, and it will pay you back ten fold. 

And if all else fails, it makes a pretty good pillow, too.