Jeepers, is it already the first Friday of the Aussie Open? That came up on us fast. In fact, in Melbourne, they’re well into Saturday, so I guess technically I’m late.
I’m pleased to report we have a decent crop of candidates for best-dressed man. As you know, at some slams, it’s slim pickings. (If you’re looking for some covid-safe fun tonight, “At some slams, it’s slim pickings” makes an excellent tongue twister.)
Nominee #1: Michael Mmoh
Let’s first get his last name out of the way. It’s just “Moe.” Not “muh-MOE.” No, I don’t know what the extra m is for.
The American cuts a fine figure in this sleeveless tank from Adidas. I’m really digging the shorts with the neon yellow accents and mesh pockets. So eye-catching he even upstaged my man Rafa in their second-round match. Unfortunately, his fashion sense didn’t win him any extra points. Nadal thrashed him in straights.
Nominee #2: Frances Tiafoe
I know what you’re saying. “Deb, that’s a brown shirt. You hate brown tennis clothes, remember?”
To which I say, “Au contraire, this subtly checked Nike shirt is sand colored, warm and inviting as a tropical beach dotted with gently swaying palm trees and hotties sipping piña coladas out of coconuts, and Tiafoe looks outstanding in it.”
To which you will say, “Sand is just a pretentious word for tan, which is a subset of brown.”
To which I say, “Shut up. It’s my blog.”
Nominee #3: Matteo Berrettini
The Italian Berrettini serves up plenty of style in this Lotto ensemble. I love the green stripes transitioning to gray, but what really makes the shirt pop are the black borders around the collar and sleeves. Without the borders, I don’t think this getup is making the cut. Amazing what a difference a small detail can make.
There you have it, the first face-off of 2021. Who will take home the coveted title of best-dressed man???