rafa: lookin’ goodie in the hoodie



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Has Rafael Nadal ever looked cuter? We don’t think so. Check him out in this promotional video for Nike’s new hoodie line, AW77.

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rafa, kobe, maria, and… manny pacquiao?!



Yes, Manny Pacquiao, save your vocal chords and — whatever you do — don’t run for political office. Instead of going down that predictable Filipino celebrity path, you should try to mix things up a bit, eh?

The Filipino boxing champ has been chosen (along with Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Rafa Nadal, and Alexandre Pato) to pose in the AW77 hoodie from Nike‘s Fall/Winter 2009 NSW collection. The superstars were shot by photographers David Sims and Karl Templer over three months for a project that’ll launch on October 1.

Browse: Images of the rest of the NSW Fall/Winter 2009 collection can be found here, here, and here.

Watch: See this ad for the hoodie. The newest version of this classic item is being touted as water-resistant. And this video takes us to the Loopwheeler factory in Japan, where the hoodie’s made. (Fun fact: each of the old-school machines make enough fabric for only eight AW77s per day!)

Buy: Pick up a hoodie from NSW at Nike.

(image via freshnessmag.com; AW77 ad via beepinoy.com)