fashion focus: simone bolelli wears italian brand hydrogen



Simone Bolelli - Brasil Open 2013

Skeleton chic: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Italian Simone Bolelli (or any of the Italian men, for that matter — it’s been all about the ladies!), so it was fun times seeing photos of him playing at this week’s Brasil Open in Sao Paolo (aka Rafael Nadal‘s second tournament since MIA-ing after the 2012 Wimbledon event). The tattooed Bolelli‘s been wearing clothes by the Italian brand Hydrogen, and was written up as a Hydrogen player in a company blog post published during the 2013 Australian Open. Nothing schmancy about his kits, save for the brand’s skull logo making appearances here and there.

Hydrogen Jeans - Spring 2013 - Simone Bolelli

Browsing: Our faves from their spring ’13 offerings are the camouflage handmade gym skull trousers and the jersey skull polo. Everything’s on their website at hydrogenjeans.com.

Brasil Open: Bolelli took out fellow pretty boy Tommy Robredo and will face third seed Juan Monaco in the second round. They share that bottom half with Nicolas Almagro. (Draw: Brasil Open Men’s Singles)

(Photo Credit: Bolelli via the Brasil Open photo gallery; hydrogen screengrabs via hydrogenjeans.com)

tattoo watch: bolelli’s twofer



FYI, Simone Bolelli got his left forearm marked up (to go along with another new tattoo and his long-standing “S“).

Unconfirmed post at MTF says it’s his girlfriend’s name. Can anyone back it up?

Scoreline: At this week’s Barclays Dubai Championships in Dubai, Simone lost in straight sets to Richard Gasquet in the second round.

(images via Getty Images)

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tattoo watch: bolelli’s tramp stamp



Tattoo watch: One of our favorite Italian stallions, Simone Bolelli, was clearly busy during the off-season. And in case ya don’t believe him, he’s got the tats to prove it.

More: See the tattoo (and a few more shirtless pics) — all from this year’s Medibank International tourney in Sydney — after the cut…

fashion focus: lotto goes back to its roots



Lotto takes advantage of the Italian flag palette for its Wimbledon men’s gear. Red and green stripes adorn the shirts, shorts, and wristbands of Simone Bolelli, David Ferrer, and Juan Carlos Ferrero. Same goes for the shoes.

Juanqui wears the crewneck version of the tee, and joins the land of the double-wide wristband with his own slapdash version…

Ferrer adds a bandana to his outfit.

Meanwhile, Simone went with the polo version. Look at his jewelry!

Browse: This Wimbledon collection isn’t available for sale yet, but you can check out the rest of Lotto’s goods (including the fleur de lis-branded Leggenda collection) here.

(images by Getty Images)

shoes: the next frontier + novak’s nike switch



Venus Williams and her less-than-$20 shoes have a place in the finals tomorrow. The four-time (and defending champ) took out the grumpy (and possibly misinterpreted) Elena Dementieva in the semis.

No chances for a mix-up over at Fila, who marked Sveta Kuznetsova and Dmitry Tursunov‘s shoes this week.

And here’s a look at those Alfas designed by Fila especially for Wimbledon court staff.

While Nike gets top honors for its design of Roger Federer‘s shoes, we have to point out these Lotto kicks customized for Simone Bolelli. Notice the “Bole” (his nickname) incorporated into the shoe. The designers at Fila need to go in this direction…

Shahar Peer and Reebok bring back the Israeli flag, seen here in her match against Dinara Safina.

Andy Murray playing in Nike against Ricky Gasquet of France.

Much ado about Nike: Our buddy Darren Rovell at CNBC wrote about Novak Djokovic‘s silent switch in tennis shoes from adidas to Nike Air Max Breathe Cage IIs at this year’s Championships. Nole did a fine job white out the swooshes on his shoe.

Here’s a photo of the grass court shoe he wore the week prior at The Artois Championships in London (he lost to Rafa Nadal in the finals). He apparently slipped and slid too much and decided to give Nike a try…