Thursday, July 8, 2010

What will they think of next?

Magnus Carlsen is currently the highes rated player in the world at 2826 on the July 2010 FIDE rating list. He just had another first. Clues? How about fashion model?

His new employer is G-Star RAW, a Dutch clothing company that produces stylish urban clothing. Their specialty is an unwashed, untreated denim. It may sound strange for a chess icon to model a line of clothing, but looking at the photo below I really think it is an inspired choice. Magnus has the kind of looks that epitomize the image G-Star clothing projects. A tough grungy kind of look. The only other top player I can think off who can carry this off  are the two Alexanders,  Morozevich and Grischuk.

I'm looking forward to Magnus next tournament.  I do hope to see him sporting this kind of apparel at the board :)

I wondor if chess organizers will start putting a clause in their invitations about dress code during tournaments.

On a side note, one of the perks of his new profession is rubbing shoulders with co-model who is none other than the actress Liv Tyler. This is one seriously hot babe as I found out after seeing her as Arwen in the The Lord of the Rings movies.

Some guys have all the luck ...


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