Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Takeru Kobayashi: Competitive Eater, Sartorial Icon

Takeru Kobayashi recently broke the world record for number of meatballs eaten in one minute (for those keeping track, the figure is 29 if you feel like challenging him) in DUMBO, NYC. 

However, that is not what I found notable.  While reading the story and watching the accompanying video, I was struck by just how well Kobayashi was dressed for the occassion.  Shawl collar sweater, khaki pants, a hipster scarf (nod to Brooklyn?) and what appears to be a desert boot.  Nice kit, as my friend Lawrence would say.


Kobayashi burning some cals before taking 29 IKEA meaballs to the dome. Check the khaki, shawl collar sweater and boot combo. When you are at the top of your game in competitive eating, you might as well look good doing it.

All photos courtsey of DumboNYC Flickr

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