James Blake shows off latest looks from Thomas Reynolds
March 9th, 2010
Inspired by James Blake’s contemporary sports lifestyle and keen sense of style, the expanded Spring 2010 Thomas Reynolds Collection by Fila will be available at retail just as James takes the courts during the U.S. swing of the ATP World Tour calendar. Blake debuted the new collection during his first match at the Australian Open, a hot, challenging environment ideal for displaying the excellent performance qualtities of the Thomas Reynolds by Fila Collection that will carry him through the Fila-sponsored BNP Paribas Open and Sony Ericsson Open.
The expanded spring collection sticks primarily to an elegant black and white theme with hints of jester red (a nod to his alma mater, Harvard) detailing and embroidered TR Fila logos. Blake also chose to add additional pieces to the line with a particular emphasis on training. Blake’s signature long shorts in two colors (black and white) are complemented by five different 100% polyester short sleeve shirt styles, all with curved hems and drop tails --- three crews and two elegant polos.
Comfort is one of Blake’s most important design requirements, for optimal flexibility and performance on court and when training. His crews are eye catching and are functional. The solid crew (black, white and jester red) cools and vents using mesh side panels while the mesh crew is made from popcorn mesh performance fabric and offers the ultimate in moisture control with unique contrast inserts. James' favorite, the sublimated crew (black/white and Jester red/white) is a strong look on and off court. Stylish and functional, Blake’s polos offer extraordinary patterns – the horizontal striped polo in gray heather and black cut from coconut carbon jersey with popcorn mesh side panels, and the uniform box patterned jacquard polo in both black and white.
Thomas Reynolds is carried at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sport Chalet, Tennis Warehouse, Racquet World, Tennis Express and fila.com http://shop.fila.com/us/eng/collections/thomas-reynolds
and select specialty retailers around the country.