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    spyralz
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    Best/worst skater's outfits


    COME ON PEOPLE WE ALL CRITIQUE COSTUMES YOU KNOW YOU DO DISCLAIMER: THIS is NOT a plushenko bashing site, this is just an opinion I had to get out my opinion to get things started. I would like to hear from Plushy fans on what they think of his costumes.
    Plushenko's olympic outfits were too sparkly. That is the kindess way to describe them. in his lp his gloves were sparkly, his collar sparkled everything on his outfit had those tiny rhinestones. The least sparkly outfits in the mens final group, olympic lp were Tim Goebel and Takeshi Honda. I'm not sure how to describe yags outfit in the lp it either sparkled or was just really shiny. sparkly outfits on guys are not attractive. a little is okay but, sometimes the russians, especially plushenko go too far. ~Spyralz

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    spyralz
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    Re: Best/worst skater's outfits


    I really want to have other peoples opinion, please tell me your thoughts. (to all plushenko fans, please don't take offense by what I said if, you disagree tell me why)~spyralz

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    RealtorGal
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    Plushy


    He looks ridiculous and clownish in anything I've ever seen him wear... on ice.

  4. #4
    spyralz
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    Re: Plushy


    RealtorGal, LOL I totally agree. ~spyralz

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    heyang
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    Re: Plushy


    There's something flamboyant about the costumes of Russian men - especially compared to American men. Urmanov's winged sleeves with gloves. Come to think of it, all of Mishin's men have worn gloves. Kulik's yellow cow.

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    eliza88
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    Bad outfits


    I don't like what most of the men wear. I have to keep telling myself "it's a theatrical costume" so I can at least enjoy the skate. I agree, a little flash goes a long way--Plushy's costumes are over the top. Urmanov's were too flamboyant (the ruffled collars to the gloves), I don't like Abt's SP outfit from this year OR his gladiator from last year. Funny how Galindo can pull off practically anything he wears! I am now remembering his program where he had a violin sewn on and skated with a bow--just beautiful.

    eliza88

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    ik98
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    Re: Bad outfits


    The only explanation I have for Plushie's attire is that he was doing one upmanship to Kulik's yellow cow shirt,LOL. Kulik got noticed, talked about for the shirt, that is, it got him forefront in everyone's mind! Not a bad thing in an Olympic year!

    May I add that I detest fake skin on anyone! Anything rag taggy, ice dancers are good at this, is also a turn off of mine.

    Of course sometimes culture plays a huge role in what a skater feels comfortable wearing. Does anyone think that Elvis could even bring himself to step on ice wearing Urmanov's swan Lake costume?

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    Jules Asner
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    Re: Bad outfits


    Alexei Urmanov's costumes - especially the one he wore in his LP at the Olympics -- are horrendous.

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    rnmsnjd2000
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    Re: Bad outfits


    I know a lot of people didn't like Yags Man in the Iron Mask costume but I thought it was very understed compared to alot of the guys costumes. Simple black with a gold mask painted on like a vest. Not Bad. A real improvement over the gladiator breast plate thing. I really liked Tim's simple costume also. Very Gene Kelly. Anyone remember Scott Hamilton skating in a ski suit in 84 because he thought the costumes had become too gaudy. I always remember that when I see a male skater flouncing around.

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    stilldizzy
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    Re: Bad outfits


    My opinion, I can't remember a costume of Plenshenko's that was nice. He tends to be "over-the-top" with every one.

    I'm sure this is a matter of taste but to me it seems he has a lack of style, absolutely no elegance and redefines "bad taste" as far as fashion goes. Too bad, as I feel this distracts from his performance when you are more focused on "what the heck he's wearing" than how he is skating.

    But what a wonderful jumper!

    Stilldizzy

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    dlksk8fan
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    Re: Bad outfits


    You always hear about who has designed the women's outfits but you never hear about who designs the men's outfits. Is there someone out there that designs men's figure skating outfits? Or are the men on their own. I personally dislike men's costumes that are over the top, too many ruffles, sparkles, gloves, etc. I also don't like men skating in light colored costumes. This only applies to competitons. When someone is competing I think the costume should not distract from the performance. When a skater is doing a exhibition piece I think the costume should be what ever they want it to be but when competing I think it should only enhance the performance not take over it.

    dlksk8fan

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    linnylee
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    Re: Best/worst skater's outfits


    Ivan Dinev's costume had to be by far the worst this year. I hate men's costumes that look like they're wearing a bra. Yagudin's mask came really close to this, but somehow just missed the total trashiness of Dinev's. It made me shudder.

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    Jules Asner
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    Re: Best/worst skater's outfits


    Ilia Klimkin -- another one whose costumes I just hate. Plushenko usually goes overboard as well. Todd Eldgredge seems to wear the same 2 outfits nonstop and they are plain but still fairly unattractive.

    Best dressed - Bereshnaya & Shikeralidze - G&G - Michelle Kwan - Kurt Browning - Lu Chen - Kristi Yamaguchi



  14. #14
    ik98
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    Re: Best/worst skater's outfits


    dlksk8fan said:
    "You always hear about who has designed the women's outfits but you never hear about who designs the men's outfits."

    dlksk8fan who would own up to designing them, LOL!!!!!


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    linnylee said:
    "Ivan Dinev's costume had to be by far the worst this year. I hate men's costumes that look like they're wearing a bra. "

    :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

    Also in the terrible costumes thread we would be amiss in leaving out Emanuel sandu!!


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    AD1369
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    Re: Best/worst skater's outfits


    I think it goes back to the "different cultures" discussion. What people wear in Russia (and Europe) will look wired, definitely not normal and probably non-attractive for an American eye. On the other hand Europeans just hate the way how Americans dress themselves. And of course there are people with bad taste everywhere.

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