Design Classic

Footballer’s boots are now big business, with the top players getting paid millions to wear the manufacturers’ new products, but it’s getting a little out of hand. From the bright green Nike Steam II to the bananalike Puma V5 it seems that many modern boots have the unprecedented ability to make you look like a…

Design Classic

Long before the Air Force 1 and Nike Airs dominated the trainers market there was a pair of running shoes that were kings of the street for Nike – The Waffle. Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman created the first pair by pouring rubber into his wife’s waffle iron, thus creating the basis for the pattern on…

Design classics

  There was a moment in the 1980s when Lacoste polo shirts transcended from just an item of clothing that people wore on tennis courts and became a global icon. Almost overnight, there crocodile-adorned shirts wherever you looked. In America, the Lacoste polo shirt became the standard for the preppy look, the New England WASP,…

Style Icon: Templeton Peck

  If you locked Templeton Peck (aka Face) in a warehouse, he could not build you an armoured tank with which to escape. That was BA’s job. Neither could he fly absolutely anything, as Murdoch managed to do. And compared to Hannibal, his ability at making a plan come together was patchy at best. During…

Design classics

Puma Clyde Long before the squeaking metrosexuals and stuffed shirts of modern sport got hailed as icons, there was a man who really did look the part. In fact, he looked like he was up for the part of Shaft, but in the 1970s in New York that was the height of cool. Walt ‘Clyde’…

Design classics

  Made from 12 regular pentagonal faces and 20 regular hexagonal faces, and based on a design by American architect Richard Buckminster-Fuller, the Adidas Telstar football was, and still is, the greatest looking football of all time. Buckminster- Fuller came up with the design when he was trying to find a way for constructing buildings…