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mercoledì 22 dicembre 2010

The Noble Art of Boxing


L’uomo sale sul ring. Con la forza delle proprie idee.
Lontani i giorni in cui si divideva tra parrucchiere e cerette come un inebetito Narciso, il maschio contemporaneo tira fuori gli attributi, superando i clichè. Jean Paul Gaultier e Katie Eary gli infilano i guantoni e lo mettono alla prova. Dolce & Gabbana invece va oltre e fa dei campioni della boxe i suoi nuovi eroi, diventando lo sponsor ufficiale di un club al quale hanno legato il loro nome: il Dolce & Gabbana Thunder Italian Boxing Team. Del 2009 è il film “The Boxer” con All Ben Wilson, mentre del 2010 è “The Fighter” con Mark Wahlberg e Christian Bale. Di prossima uscita per la Rai “Un pugno un bacio” di Angelo Longoni, con Luca Argentero che interpreterà il famoso Tiberio Mitri, e "Southpaw" con Eminem. Un risveglio della virilità, esaltata attorno agli anni trenta dagli erculei modelli dei quadri di Bruce Sargeant e dalle monumentali statue dello Stadio dei Marmi a Roma, e oggi esibita dalla suadente gioventù delle fotografie di Sam Scott Schiavo. Un esercito di pugili provenienti dai lidi del cinema e della moda che non sono solo simulacri di fascino e mascolinità, ma diventano anche moniti per difendere i propri valori. Per Nob la conoscenza e la bellezza.
Senza mai arrenderci, vestiamoci di coraggio e fierezza come i figli di Sparta. Armiamoci di grandezza morale e ragione come il David di Michelangelo.
Spodestiamo i vecchi rovinosi sistemi a favore di un nuovo Rinascimento.
Sfidiamo i nostri stessi limiti.
Chi si unisce alla lotta?

Article by Leonardo Iuffrida
Translation by Alessandro Mancarella

Men step on the ring. With the strength of their own ideas.
Far from the days in which they were divided between hairdresser and depilatory wax as a dazed Narcissus, present-day men show their best, clearing up stereotypes. Jean Paul Gaultier and Katie Eary let them put on boxing gloves and want to try them out. Dolce & Gabbana instead goes beyond and decides to make boxing champions its new heroes, becoming the official sponsor of a club that now is called: Dolce & Gabbana Thunder Italian Boxing Team. The movie “The Boxer” with All Ben Wilson was released in 2009, in 2010 “The Fighter” starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Coming soon “A punch a kiss” by Angelo Longoni for Rai, with Luca Argentero as the famous Tiberio Mitri, and “Southpaw” featuring Eminem. An awakening of manhood exalted around the ‘30s with the Herculean models of Bruce Sageant’s paintings and through the Stadium of the Marbles’ monumental statues in Rome, and now exposed with the soft youth of Sam Scott Schiavo’s photography. An army of prizefighters coming from cinema and fashion’s shores and not only images of charm and masculinity, but real warnings to defend one’s values. For Nob the knowledge and beauty.
Without ever surrendering, let’s get dressed of boldness and pride as the sons of Sparta.
Let’s get armed of moral greatness and common sense as the David of Michelangelo.
Let’s depose the old and detrimental systems in favour of a new Renaissance.
Let’s surpass our own limits.
Who will join our fight?

Jason Van Oijen in "Casting Couch"
by Sam Scott Schiavo
for Client Magazine #2 - 2010
Courtesy of Sam Scott Schiavo





Jason Van Oijen in "Casting Couch" by Sam Scott Schiavo
for Client Magazine #2 - 2010
Courtesy of Sam Scott Schiavo


Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke" - 1967

Stephan Wiesinger
by Sam Scott Schiavo - 2010
Courtesy of Sam Scott Schiavo


Sasha Marini in "Contemporary Beauty"
by Roy Schweiger - 2010


Martin Margiela S/S 2007

Dante Tozetto & Isaac Farisato photographed by Hugo Toni
with the styling of Heleno Manoel for Made in Brazil# 2 - 2010
Courtesy of Made in Brazil Magazine


Katie Eary for Attitude Active - 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 2010-11



Dolce & Gabbana
Thunder Italian Boxing Team - 2010

Dolce & Gabbana
Thunder Italian Boxing Team - 2010


Don King by Francesco Carrozzini
for L'Uomo Vogue - November 2010


Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 2010-11

2 commenti:

  1. OT: Good news for May 2 PacquiaoVsMayweather megafight is that the public will be given a chance to purchase and see it live. Bad news is that it ain't cheap. :)

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  2. OT: These are two of the all time greatest fighters. I think everyone would love a rematch between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. Question guys,is it really possible? Even though Pacquiao is now recuperating from a shoulder injured surgery, there is still a possibility for a Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 rematch.

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