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post #1 of 21
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Non-Canadians won't be familiar with Russ Anber but he's a pretty well-known boxing trainer and commentator. At any rate, he has a show on TSN every Monday night and he always wears suits with an odd bit of detail. It's on his left shoulder, the satiny strip that extends from his armpit to over his shoulder. My apologies for the quality, my DVD recorder isn't set at max. His clothes are provided by some Toronto-based clothing company with one of those suspiciously sounding Italian names. I'm not a fan of this detail but does anyone know what it is and what is its purpose, if any? His suits always have this strip and always on the left side.
post #2 of 21
I have no idea what's going on there. Just like Barry Melrose on ESPN these days. I seem to recall him wearing something to the tone of a horizontally and boldly striped (with colour I think) suits on night. Is there something with Canadian sports commentators and bizarre outfits?
post #3 of 21
My guess would be a weird idea with roots in military tradition (ie ropes hanging from under epaulettes), maybe?
post #4 of 21
At least he got rid of that mullet. Didn't he used to have a mullet?
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
At least he got rid of that mullet. Didn't he used to have a mullet?

Canadian hockey and mullets go together like beer and nachos. That said, you see less of them these days.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by gorgekko
Non-Canadians won't be familiar with Russ Anber but he's a pretty well-known boxing trainer and commentator. At any rate, he has a show on TSN every Monday night and he always wears suits with an odd bit of detail.



It's on his left shoulder, the satiny strip that extends from his armpit to over his shoulder. My apologies for the quality, my DVD recorder isn't set at max.

His clothes are provided by some Toronto-based clothing company with one of those suspiciously sounding Italian names. I'm not a fan of this detail but does anyone know what it is and what is its purpose, if any? His suits always have this strip and always on the left side.

Hi Gekko,

I would venture that it has a purely decorative purpose which exists solely as a very hip, "Look-at-me" detail. Sports casters are notorious for futuristis details and need to remain ultra-hip when wearing a suit to appeal to the crowd (often including large numbers of simpletons and kiddies) and not seem like a mainstream businessman. The satin strip draws you in and makes you wonder if, in his mind, if he isnt more powerful and unique for having it on. However, I think, rather than a signature, it serves as a distraction.
post #7 of 21
No. That's for hunting.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by johnapril
No. That's for hunting.

Really? What's the provenance?
post #9 of 21
With Don Cherry to pick on, this guys looks fine. Sheesh.


bob
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
With Don Cherry to pick on, this guys looks fine. Sheesh.


bob

Wow...I learned something today, and found a new style icon. I know that this is (very) old news to Canadians, but RDawson's post opened up a world of sartorial possibilities that i had to share with you all.

Don Cherry is a bad-ass, tartan-wearing mofo



Who moonlights as a mafioso



But deep down, he's just a patriot
post #11 of 21
I thought he'd just left his MEC rucksack on his back I'm not a big fan of 3B peak-lapels, but the guy's got a bit of flair so I'll cut him some slack. Following Bob's lead, we should definitely do a Don Cherry appreciation thread sometime; maybe that'll be my project for the week. EDIT: D'oh: Duveen beat me to it.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by trogdor
I thought he'd just left his MEC rucksack on his back

I'm not a big fan of 3B peak-lapels, but the guy's got a bit of flair so I'll cut him some slack. Following Bob's lead, we should definitely do a Don Cherry appreciation thread sometime; maybe that'll be my project for the week.

EDIT: D'oh: Duveen beat me to it.

C'mon Trogdor - I barely scratched the surface. I know that there's more out there...

I was actually a bit embarrassed to realize how famous Mr. Cherry clearly is in Canada, as I'd never heard of him. I just Googled him out of curiosity after the earlier mention, and found some pretty impressive stuff.

He definitely has 'flair'.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Duveen
He definitely has 'flair'.
Unfortunately many, many pieces of it...
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Really? What's the provenance?

Imagine Dick Cheney in it:
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Duveen
I was actually a bit embarrassed to realize how famous Mr. Cherry clearly is in Canada, as I'd never heard of him. I just Googled him out of curiosity after the earlier mention, and found some pretty impressive stuff.
He was recently, in a nation-wide poll, named among the top five Canadians of all time. I'm surprised that you haven't heard of him before. Much of his playing career took place in the American minor leages and many in the American hockey community are friends of his. Then again, I may have just answered myself.
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However, I think, rather than a signature, it serves as a distraction.
He does know his boxing though...
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