This week, Inhale Fashion is keeping in line with the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics and there is no other more suited to being our Man of The Week than super sprinter, Usain Bolt.
Keeping his cool on and off the track, Man of the week Usain Bolt knows not to pace too far behind great style. Often coveted in the traditional green, yellow and black colours that are synonymous with the Jamaican flag, Bolt is aware of what suits him and his slender figure making this key to his style that incorporates sports wear and fashion.
The 3 x Olympic Gold Medalist is not unfamiliar with being in the limelight. Bolt has ensured to be fashion forward with his clothes, whether he is competing or representing himself at an event. It is for this reason that he is Inhale Fashion’s Man of the Week as style is about knowing your individual look and how you get this across to others. It was not long ago that Usain Bolt collaborated with the ever-popular brand Puma to create a line that focused on being athletic and stylish at the same time. The collection was a fusion of Puma’s unique approach to sports clothing combined with Bolt’s signature style that was not without bold colour choices that we are so familiar seeing the world-class athlete embrace.
Often the difficulty with combining sports with fashion is always to bear in mind the functionality of sports wear and making sure it is performance worthy. Usain Bolt ensures that he captivates this whilst remaining a style icon at the same time. When he is not competing or training, Usain Bolt is often seen boasting classic tailored suit’s that fit his streamlined build and he looks nothing less than dapper. He is an iconic example that you can dress smartly no matter what your shape is. While he is used honing in on his craft and winning accolades in his chosen sport, Bolt is an avid admirer of Gucci and can appreciate great tailoring design that provide a change from the training clothes that he so used to wearing.
The 25-year old man of the week allures to the appeal of sleek and simple fashion, just the way Inhale Fashion likes it. It is unique for an athlete with a particular build to able to make the transition between training wear and fashionable clothing but is a task that Bolt seems to manage with great confidence. He also looks vibrant in his Olympic kit designed by Cedella Marley, and once again he is not afraid to bear bright colours or patterns when it comes to competing in the most anticipated event of 2012.
There was a time where sports and fashion remained on different ends of the spectrum but with the growing success of athletes like Usain Bolt, we can see just how well the two can work together and how great street style is still a mainstream part of fashion. Lightning Bolt (as he is often referred to) is a unique talent and despite being the fastest man on the planet, he does not let great style escape him.
There is only one more step for our man of the week Usain Bolt to take before he can be classed as truly untouchable in every sense of the word, and that is to win the 100 metres final in London. Can he do it?
UPDATE: A great run from Usain Bolt in 9.63 seconds makes him double Olympic champion with a new Olympic record. What do you guys think about that?