Category Archives: Hot Fencer Of The Day

Hawt Couture!!!

Guest post from the team at Hot Fencer Of The Day

It has often been commented that Italians know fashion. I’m sure we can postulate that everyone knows fashion, if in some cases it is simply to avoid being fashionable (intentionally or unintentionally as the case may be). But it appears to be a globally accepted meme that Italians do it better than most.
Whilst fencing whites create an air of athleticism, dignity and danger/mystery to the sabreur (ok, that last one may be apocryphal), I believe we can all agree, that in terms of what socially normalised ideas of Fashion are, they don’t really cut the (insert noun here as long as it’s not cheese). So what happens to hot fencers in dubiously fashionable fencing garb when they step from that world in to the world of the beau monde?

Aldo Montano, 35, Mens Sabre, Italy

This happens
This happens

This also happens
This also happens

Occasionally this happens, but we tend not to worry about it too much
Occasionally this happens, but we tend not to worry about it too much

The very rarely seen fashion of the medical accessory market
The very rarely seen fashion of the medical accessory market

Mustard is not generally fashionable, but here, it's definitely believable.
Mustard is not generally fashionable, but here, it’s definitely believable.

He may be a T-Bird. Also considered fashionale
He may be a T-Bird. Also considered fashionable

Underwear can be fashionable
Underwear can be fashionable

........FASHIONABLE!!!
……..FASHIONABLE!!!

And this....this is for....
And this….this is for….

ok, so it's here for REASONS. sue me.
ok, so it’s here for REASONS. sue me.

So…..about that Evidence Based Hotness Theory…..

Guest post from the team at Hot Fencer Of The Day

Worry not, intrepid seekers of knowledge, data and EBH enlightenment! The last two weeks have involved intense research into various applications of EBH Theory to aspects of the fencing world.
We have been busy formulating a number of hypotheses, including one exploring practical application of external formalisation to the physiognomy of the Sabreur and how this can be interpreted through the application of EBH Theory.

Watch this space

Watch this space…watch it…continue watching it…until I come back.

The Application of “Evidence Based Hotness” Theory

Guest post from the team at Hot Fencer Of The Day

Way back in the day when we were young and there was a war on, and things were different (okay, mostly last weekend… probably more last week if truth be told) there was a percolation of synapses, endorphins, Hibiki and general brain chemistry that led to a Tesla-grade lightbulb-moment of creation; and the Theory of Evidence Based Hotness (EBH), particularly in its application towards competitive and professional athletes, was born. Generally, EBH can be studied from a number of perspectives, including universal perceptions common to all human cultures, cultural and social aspects, and individual subjective preferences. Some physical features are attractive in both men and women, although one contrary report suggests that “absolute flawlessness” with perfect symmetry can be “disturbing”. There are also numerous factors based on gender, as to the application and evaluation of EBH.* So where is this all leading, and how can it possibly be relevant to this blog? Well, I believe the time has come to apply EBH theory on a test group of select athletes; namely Sabreurs…..OK Chit chat over, Hot Sabreur Alert:

Daryl Homer, 23. Mens Sabre, USA

This guys is serious about his sport
This guys is serious about his sport

But is also a seriously happy dude
But is also a seriously happy dude

The flunge, and the socks
The flunge, and the socks

The raw explosive power! Seriously, Dolniceanu is being shoved back by the air Homer is displacing in his lunge....true fact!
The raw explosive power! Seriously, Dolniceanu is being shoved back by the air Homer is displacing in his lunge….true fact!

More Men in suits with swords are required in every day life
He understands that more men in suits with swords are required in every day life

Is very safety conscious and likes to make sure his equipment is sound
He is very safety conscious and likes to make sure his equipment is sound

....Does this one even need a caption...really?
….Does this one even need a caption…really?

I didn't think so either.
I didn’t think so either.

 

    • Current US ranking – #1
    • Current World Ranking: #12
    • 2012 Olympic Games Placing: 6th
    • What Sells it: The awesome skilz, the socks and the smile
    • On a scale of Hot to Epic, Homer is pretty damn Volcanic (and I dare you not to try and come up with a reason to touch his thighs!!)

*most of this post may have been gratuitously lifted from Wikipedia (hey, if I can’t use Wiki as a reference in an academic paper, it’s perfectly salient to filch from it now), and a little bit of flim flam. This is un-apologetically an excuse to talk about hot athletes, semi-nekkid (rated M), clothed, in action, male or female. I do not choose images that undermine the athletes’ agency, dignity or strength, and I do not present a homogeneous glom of athletes who all fit a cookie cutter mold of “hotness”.