The British have this saying: “Football is a gentleman’s game played by ruffians and rugby is a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen.” (Clarification for our American readers: “football” here refers to the game played with a round ball that you kick and don’t throw.) Anyway, seems like a cool thing to quote every now and then – especially with this vintage rugby ball tucked under your arm.
In ancient philosophy, seeing was considered more important for perception than hearing – just think of the Allegory of the Cave. Well, acoustics have come a long way since Plato’s time, as Bose proves with its Frames Tempo line of sunglasses. With speakers embedded into each temple, you can make phone calls and listen to music – even, to quote the manufacturer, “over the rush of the wind when cycling at speeds of 25 mph”.
A quick pugilist history lesson: Rocky Marciano still holds the record for highest knockout percentage in his class and remains the only world heavyweight champion to go undefeated throughout his career. The secret to his success: quit while you’re ahead. His refusal to consider a comeback contributed greatly to cementing his status as a legend. Marciano’s legacy is honored to this day with commemorative boxing gloves like these from Benlee.