kudos to james blake

Kudos to James Blake for finally deciding to cover up his arms, trading his usual Nike Global Power Sleeveless Top for the much classier and cleaner Dri-FIT London Polo shirt. (That terry cloth headband is another story.)

Good choice, since his musculos would forever be in the shadow of Rafa‘s anyway. He should take advantage of his model looks and rock his own Nike style.

TSF wished to see James play a few more rounds at Wimbledon, but today he lost in his second match, to Rainer Schuettler of Germany 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, 4-6, 4-6.

Buy: Nike London Polo in white, Comet Red, and Dark Obsidian, $65; Swoosh headband in blue, $4.50.

(photo by Getty Images)

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Holy fcuk!

French Connection, from whose teat TSF sucked a LOT of clothes, makes an appearance at these Wimbledon championships on British player Elena Baltacha. I never would have thought that their in-your-face branding campaign (“FCUK”, which stands for French Connection United Kingdom) could have a place in the hallowed grounds of this uber-traditional event.

But I guess an almost-obscenity is on par with mensy-looking get-up Dominika Cibulkova wore for her first round match against Jie Zheng. (Zheng won 6-4, 6-3.) Cibulkova subs for Tati Golovin as the 2008 Lacoste bunny. Sadly, this flashy underwear is now year-old news.

Browse: You can check out the latest offerings from the FCUK online store here.

(player photos by Getty Images; FCUK banner by fcuk.com)

Cardigans aren’t Roddick’s style

Second round Wimbledon loser Andy Roddick isn’t about high tennis fashion. He didn’t join fellow Lacoste-sponsored Richard Gasquet in rocking that warm-up pullover (I’m still awaiting pictures, folks!), and he doesn’t go for a “Mr. Rogers” look like Federer.

Instead, he prefers to show skin. He and fiancee Brooklyn Decker are on the same boat.

That’s young love for ya.

(photos by Getty Images)

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“I don’t like her outfit”

As much as we celebrated all the fashion being paraded at this year’s tournament, there are folks who thought it a little too much for the event.

First, of course, is the grumpster Andy Roddick. Here he is dismissing Roger Federer‘s cardigan after defeating Schwank:

Q. The guy on the BBC as you walked off the court asked you about cardigans, all that stuff. Everybody has been talking about fashion, both men and women. Do you think that’s sort of like, Who cares? Do you enjoy the whole atmosphere here with that?

ANDY RODDICK: I personally don’t care. But, you know, if it gets — you know, I think any attention drawn to tennis for whatever reason is good. If that means wearing the Mr. Rogers’ sweater, whatever else you got, then so be it. I don’t know if it would be a good look for me or any of my friends – or relatives (smiling).

And now 20-year-old Russian Alla Kudryavtseva took her dislike of compatriot Maria Sharapova’s elaborate Nike outfit all the way to the winner’s circle. She upset the 2008 Australian Open champ 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.

“I don’t like her outfit,” Kudryavtseva said. “It was one of the motivations to beat her.” Ouch.

FYI, Alla wore a simple tennis dress (white with red trim) from Prince.

(photos by Getty Images)

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Make that two less dresses

Upsets abound at Wimbledon, even in the fashion department. First it was Akiko Morigami‘s withdrawal from the tournament, and now this: there was a miscommunication in the ranks at Fila that kept Agi Szavay from being properly fitted for her gorgeous Wimbledon halter dress they designed for her. Alas, this left her wearing separates at this year’s tourney.

But not to worry; while she might not be able to flaunt her curves the way she likes to, the Summer Collezione V-Neck Tank, with its gathered fabric bust detail, looks elegant from all angles of view.

Scoreline: The Hungarian is through to the third round of Wimbledon after defeating Monica Niculescu 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. She’ll face Anabel Medina Garrigues in the fourth round.

Buy: Fila Summer Collezione Tank, available in white and coral colorways, $39.99, TW.com.

More pics: One more pic of Agi’s outfit, this time from the back

feminine jewelry to match sharapova’s masculine outfit

Tiffany & Co. continues its Grand Slam jewelry partnership with Maria Sharapova by dressing her lobes with these Swing Triple drop earrings.

The brilliant pair (made with diamonds and platinum) complemented Maria’s Nike tuxedo-inspired outfit, both of which showcased the Russian’s fashion sensibilities in her first-round Wimbledon win over Frenchwoman Stephanie Foretz. Maria beat the qualifier 6-1, 6-4.

Buy: Tiffany Swing Triple drop earrings, $5,000, tiffany.com.

(image courtesy of Tiffany & Co.; Maria photo by Getty Images)

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for serena, there’s more besides the trench coat

Serena Williams‘ warm-up trench jacket got most of the buzz on Wimbledon’s first day (she split it with Roger Federer‘s cream-colored cardigan), so TSF wants to give some love to one of her outfit’s supporting characters: the Nike Heritage Print Club Bag.

The polyester and synthetic leather bag, with its retro print (country flags, newsprint, and a cartoon shoe airplane), brought a little spunk to her classy white ensemble.

Buy: Nike Heritage Print Club Bag, $80, nike.com.

(images from nike.com; Serena photo by Getty Images via Daily Mail)

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