First up in "Best of" categories: Best Fencing Mask
|David Hadler, of the|
San Francisco Fencer's Club
Remember a few years ago when some people decided it was legal to silkscreen or airbrush additional designs on the lamé, as long as the result was not too intrusive? There was a brief flurry of creativity, which died away--either due to the expense and bother of applying such designs, or because people got busted by bout committees for non-conforming equipment. In any case, I was delighted to see this lamé echoing the club patch on the fencer's sleeve.
Precision Athletics Fencing Club
Very classy. I could see this becoming a thing.
I know people can't exactly take credit for the name on their lamé (though my practice lamé does read 'Badger.'), but how cool would it be to rock THIS moniker in competition.
Fencers Club, Metro NYC
I would totally want to screen a design like this behind the name
Oh well, on to
Best Coaching Outfit
|Coach Michael D'Asaro|
Salle D'Asaro, Torrance, California
And the last, best "best" for today's post: Best Referee Fashion
I particularly admire refs who work within the sartorial rules governing their outfits (blue blazer...blah blah...sensible shoes...blah blah) and still achieve flare. Alice nails it. Note the:
- Zip bodycon dress beneath the requisite blue blazer
- Ankle boots with a chunky heel (I think they are sensible!)
- Spotted tights
- Great makeup
I think she is challenging the other refs to up their game, as it were.