REVIEWS: Looking hot to croc with Lacoste Lerond

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Lacoste.

Now we all know Lacoste are pretty much the kings of matching sport and style when it comes to fashion, and the French company has again hit another home run with its Lacoste Lerond trainer for men. A slick pick for summer, they’re a cool way to reel in the warmth and of course, with it being summer all year round here in the UAE, there’s no way that one of this season’s must haves will be fading out anytime soon.

Contemporary on-court trends meets clean urban styling with the Lacoste Lerond. The sleek silhouette is designed in a range of eye-catching colours.

Created with a mix of premium leather and herringbone canvas, which gives the shoe an athletic look, the hits of colour on the heel add an additional standout visual appeal.

Lerond trainers are steeped in versatility and the low profile tennis silhouette is tinged with vintage charisma. The iconic embroidered green crocodile branding are further reminders of Lacoste’s tennis heritage.

Wear the Lacoste Lerond with dark denim and a polo for a relaxed and casual look outside of the office. Rene Lacoste designed the first Lacoste polo shirt way back in the 1930s, and the classy brand has since gone from strength to strength.

WE RATE IT: 8 out of 10: Normally we’d deter anyone from wearing hideous crocs on their feet. However, if it’s the popular and stylish green Lacoste croc, then you can bet that you’ll be looking snappy.
WHERE TO BUY: Available in various colours across the UAE
PRICE: 420 AED

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REVIEWS: Jump on the virtual hardwood with NBA2K17

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NBA2K17.

It’s hard to improve on what is already the best sports video game on the market, but the developers at Visual Concepts have managed to build on previous 2K iterations to deliver the most polished and customisable basketball simulation ever.

Let’s start with the core game-play. If you skipped last year’s edition, you’ll notice a massive improvement on how players move and the pace of play. Even for those who owned 2K16, there have been improvements such as the shot meter (now controllable for every shot) and dribbling moves, which can now be individually strung together.

The depth of the various game modes will also have you spending hours upon hours on the sticks.

MyCareer remains the closest thing to a sports RPG, while MyGM is reminiscent of ‘Football Manager’ with its breadth of options. Those two are likely to take up most of your time, but the smaller modes (online, MyTeam) provide a good change of pace.

PRICE: Dh220

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon.com

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Introducing Polo Ralph Lauren's new Spring 2016 collection

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Suits in tan, grey and navy are polished yet relaxed, constructed in lightweight fabrics, with narrow notch lapels and soft shoulders. The heralded return of the double-breasted silhouette is featured on a trim navy tuxedo and a navy linen herringbone jacket paired with a cream pant. Subtle styling includes white and blue dress shirts and solid, dark ties.

Grounded in Polo’s sporting tradition, a vivid red fireman’s jacket is seam-sealed for waterproofing and outfitted with metal closures and brown leather buckles. A Black Watch plaid belted four-pocket moto jacket is styled with a navy cardigan, crisp white trouser and striped shirt and tie. Refined cut-and-sew polos, a glen plaid jacket and a featherweight suede navy field vest round out this laid-back heritage collection.

Shades of deep blue create a seaport sensibility with a masculine aesthetic. Navy nylon trenches are worn over washed, textured cotton and cashmere sweaters and are paired with elements of haberdashery. A double-breasted pinstripe jacket is juxtaposed with a distressed moto-style jean. Constructed from indigo denim, a three-piece suit is finished with a stripe chambray shirt and knit tie.

Black and grey set the tone for this portion of the collection, inspired by the modern urbanite. Varsity-inspired graphic athletic wear mixes with well-worn denim and leather. A jogger and hoodie are topped with a classic tweed jacket. Jackets and pants are crafted from technical nylon and paired with knits or sport shirts and ties for an elevated, functional take on city dressing.

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Rugged looks mine the terrain of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, where military cargos in olive and tan are worn with faded plaid work shirts and performance-driven jackets. Jeans are washed and frayed for a vintage quality, while denim shirts and jackets feature vibrant Southwestern pattern details.

Exemplifying the versatility and modernity of Polo sportswear, innovative outerwear such as a hybrid knit with power stretch and a three-layer nylon camouflage print military jacket are ready for rustic trails as easily as metropolitan streets.

For more from Polo Ralph Lauren, visit www.ralphlauren.com

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