NBA Giant Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion

As if being on one of the NBA’s top basketball teams wasn’t enough, Miami’s Chris Bosh has also emerged as one of its best-dressed athletes. And now? The 6′ 11″ power forward has taken his impeccable style and turned it into his next business venture. Enter Mr. Nice Ties, a collection of ties and bow ties he designed as part of a collaboration with Canadian accessories brand Armstrong & Wilson. The Daily Beast reports on the inspiration behind the line.

Chris Bosh

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“As a child, he remembers watching his father, ‘a very sharp dresser,’ add the final touches to his suits—a tie,” says Justin Jones of The Daily Beast. “The moment [Chris] was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man. His ability to translate that fleeting moment into a tangible design that others can wear has been a meaningful experience.”

Chris explains he’s never been much of a risk-taker and that simplicity is key, so the colors and patterns in his collection are muted, but the fabrics are high-end. “I was really trying to make something as an expression of myself,” he says. “I love ties and this is really something I wanted to get into.”

What’s next, Chris? World domination?

Read more on The Daily Beast.

By Lindsey Doolittle, Men’s Assistant Fashion Editor

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August 13, 2014

In Honor of Veterans Day: The Army’s First Statue of a Female Soldier

I think Maya Angelou said it best: “How important it is for us to remember our heroes and she-roes.”

Today, we here at Rue pause to thank all of our veterans, men and women both, for their untiring dedication to our country.

Especially inspiring? The Army’s newest addition: a statue of a female solider, the first of its kind to be placed on a military base, unveiled last week in Fort Lee, Virginia.

In the words of The Daily Beast: 

While the statue is a tribute to all women soldiers, it was designed to commemorate those who served in our most recent wars, a significant step by the U.S. Army to recognize and honor the part women play in military operations. The figure is dressed in modern combat equipment and carries a loaded M4 rifle…. It’s refreshing to finally see a public display showing the rifle and gear worn by a woman. A powerful tribute to the burden that women have carried in combat.

I’ll never fail to be amazed by how far we’ve come.

Read more on The Daily Beast.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 11, 2013

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Think heels are just for women? Think again. Designer Rad Hourani shares his thoughts on heels for men, known as meels:

We Couldn't Have Said It Better

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April 5, 2013