Vote for the Best “Fashion Forward Your Fabulous Fool” Entry!

>> Monday, April 12, 2010

Back on April Fools Day, I posted about the “Fashion Forward Your Fabulous Fool” Contest. Basically, any woman could enter any man who needs “fashion help.” The good people at Sugoi and Ryders Eyewear will give nearly $1300 in prizes to the top 3 winners! (Click here to check out the great prizes.)

Over 20 entries were narrowed down to the top 10 guys who need the most help.

So check out the 10 stories and photos below, and vote for your favorite 1, 2, or 3 “fashion fools.”

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“Tennille Would Never Let the Captain Wear This”

I was so embarrassed when my husband showed off his "racing" outfit at the 2009 Dances With Dirt. How did that....stuff....avoid my purges of his dresser drawers?

Thank goodness when he was done the mud helped subdue the colors. And no....he doesn't have a little Captain in him.

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“Hand Me Don’t”

My husband is a fashion cheapskate. As you can see, he invested in an awesome bike, but insists on wearing MY hand-me-downs & thinks he is cool!! I’m so embarrassed by this that I made him wear the goggles so no one will recognize him. Please help him out. The world will thank you.

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“Need to Stop This Moon Barker!”

My husband needs some gear. The only thing he has right now besides the shag carpet is a race number with loin cloth coverage. For the sake of race spectators, that doesn’t cover enough! If he were able to get new gear, I could get him a body wax, and we could end that wet dog smell! PLEASE HELP!

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“Meet Pete”

Ironman Pete is a veritable anti-gear triathlete. He out-swims everyone in the pool in fifteen-year old Speedo goggles and baggy knee length trunks, yet he still holds high school swim records! In this un-staged photo from a recent brick workout, Pete wears gym shorts from circa 1987 over cotton sweat pants with white tube socks and a Target windbreaker.

While understated about his skills and drive, he's truly an athlete. Let's get him into some proper gear for the LTF tri long course this summer. He's a winner in my book, please pick Pete to be a gear-winner too!

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“Lightning McCuen: Freaky Geeky!”

My boyfriend, Matt, is the nerdiest runner in the Cities! He’s an engineer who thinks he can run at the speed of light, but really, it’s just his shirt. You see, he has this shirt that is blue in the front and red in the back. He says that something going the speed of light would look blue coming towards you and red going away from you due to the spectrum of visible light. While he thinks it’s really cool, to most people it just looks super dorky. Help out my fashion challenged (but beloved) engineer!

Blue Shifted

Red Shifted

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“He Sits on a Throne of Lies”

Now really, who would post such a photo on a social networking site for all the world to see? Meet Robert. He proudly displays his "Organic Athlete/Go Vegan" cycling gear. Problem is, dude hasn't been Vegan for at least 6 months and is in fact chowing down on a hamburger as I write this. For the love of God, if you can't keep this man from posting such photos online, please at least help him with the cycling gear he's wearing IN the photos.

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“Hand Me Down Lover”

I have a shopping problem. I buy everything I see and I often buy multiples. When I upgrade my fiancé gets the hand me down’s. Jersey’s, gloves, helmet, water bottles, bike, and he would get my shorts but those are gender specific. We love to ride together and we compete in a lot of triathlons together. It is a great way for us to be together and be healthy and as we train for Ironman Vineman 70.3, I would like to see him in some new gear!

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“The Cut-Off Jersey Was So Last Season”

My husband is awesome but cheap. So, when he started training for triathlons and his cycling buddy offered to send him stuff that he doesn’t wear anymore, he jumped at the opportunity. Turns out, Hubby and his friend are not quite the same size but he’s still too cheap to buy new stuff. The small jerseys aren’t AS bad with bib shorts but with his tri shorts that he will be wearing for all his triathlons- ACK!! It’s so embarassing. Please, please pick my husband!

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“Tri Coach Elf”

This is my triathlon instructor at the the YMCA, he REALLY NEEDS new clothing. He is a great instructor, but he must have run out of clothing, and seeing as he works full time for the YMCA, probably can't afford new ones. Just kidding.

As you can see he showed up one day to teach dressed as and ELF!!! Ok, so it was around Christmas time, but come on!!


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“No More Nipples!”

My hubbs, Taylor, started doing tris in 2008 and this is the first piece of wardrobe he purchased to start his endeavors. Much to my horror, the good deal he got on a tri suit happened to have a see-through white top. But, he is a champ and wears it proudly. HELP! This year, he will be competing in the Hy-Vee Triathlon again, his first Xterra off-road triathlon, and also his first half-marathon (to name a few) and he should be rockin’ a tri suit that shows the ripples, not the nipples.

Are you smuggling pepperonis under your suit?

Tweek these

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Now, you need to VOTE for your favorite 1, 2, or 3 Fashion Fools. Who deserves the athletic gear make-over from Sugoi and Ryders Eyewear? Choose below, and then make sure to click on “Cast Your Vote” at the bottom:

And everyone needs to check back on Wednesday, when they’ll be a quick giveaway for ANYONE!! That’s right: stop back to claim your treats from Sugoi and Ryders Eyewear! Thanks everyone! And good luck to the 10 Fashion Fools above!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers 8:27 AM, April 12, 2010  

Aw such fashionably dressed men out there ;)

Jennifer 10:20 AM, April 12, 2010  

I love these guys! They don't give a rat's - they just want to race. That is so damn cool.

Ryan 10:30 AM, April 12, 2010  

I'm so excited my husband made it! haha :) YAY!

Steve Stenzel 12:15 PM, April 12, 2010  

Wow! 225 votes after 4 hours! Keep voting people!! Thanks!!

SeeGirlRun 1:22 PM, April 12, 2010  

I voted for Lightning McCuen because he is the only one who looks completely clueless to the fact that he really needs the help. :) Go McCuen!!!


Kim 2:48 PM, April 12, 2010  

no more nipples - hilarious!

libgyrl 10:57 AM, April 14, 2010  

Hey Steve, when does the voting officially end?

Steve Stenzel 11:11 AM, April 14, 2010  

Oh, sorry Marie, I put that in the "rules" post but not on this post!

VOTING ENDS ON MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY APRIL 17th!! (That when the poll is set to stop taking votes.) The winners will be announced on Monday the 19th!

joe said,  10:23 AM, April 20, 2010  

im going to go with pete .. hes a super nerd .. just look at that fool!

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