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Monday, July 25, 2011

Inside Henrik Lundqvist's Closet


We all have a relationship to clothing and some of our garments are more important than others. SvD's Sofia Hedstrom has signed hockey goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who will share some stories from his closet.

Henrik Lundqvist WARDROBE
Number of items: Too many I think.
Most common shape: White shirt.
Oldest items: Have an old and terribly ugly tie lying around. It's probably 13-14 years.
Last clothing purchased: A tie.

Well-dressed, polite and good-looking model. There are reasons to Henrik Lundqvist is called the "ambassador" on the job. When the other NHL players show up in sweat pants and baseball cap, wearing goalkeeper suit.
- I do not know if I'm interested in fashion, but when you hang out in a group where no one cares, it appears to be as hugely interested.

Henrik Lundqvist is receiving in his newly opened restaurant in the city part Tribeca, which he runs together with some guys from New York Rangers.Garderoben home, where his girlfriend Therese Andersson tried to institute the rule "one in one out", he will not show up, but He has brought with him several luxury clothing bags to our meeting. Teammate Sean Avery will also again and again to the table to teasingly reveal details about their goalie fashion habits.

- He wears almost always suit, even when he did not need it as he stands there in a European suit.

As a 19-year-old began Henrik Lundqvist wear a suit on a regular basis. That's when he turned pro and "becoming to representation" was written into the contract - but he had tried, and liked, the prop ra outfit much earlier than that. One of his first fashion memories are from a wedding, when he was seven years old and wore costumes for the first time.

- It was blue and it felt very dressed up and solemnly. It was a special feeling.

NHL's players are ordered to wear a suit when they are on their way to and from a match. During the season, it means costume at least five days a week and that they are väldressade many hours in planes and buses. New York Rangers do not provide their players with clothes. Brand, fit and shade is up to the players themselves. Several of the team choose something loose and comfortable clothing that follows the code somewhat, but the costume lover Henrik Lundqvist is always careful to wear a well-fitting ensemble of beautiful cloth, and placed him on many "best-dressed lists."

On training days when players get to dress how they want to be the difference even more clear, for Henrik Lundqvist is always well dressed.

- I like to make any comments about some of the others' fashion choices and they say, in turn, a few choice things about my outfit. It's quite fun actually.

Henry takes his job very seriously. He is proud to be a Ranger and would like to look presentable, but even when he played in Frolunda, he was careful with what he took on.
- In Sweden, it was not forced to have the suit on trips, but it's my favorite pieces and I like to see the representative out.

He orders a salad and picks up a couple Ferragamoskor in black velvet. When he started to wear them on their way to matches last year the team won and then became his turskor. He sees himself not as a particularly superstitious - but dare not give up a winning formula.

- Okay, I'm a little superstitious and have a lot of stuff for me before a match. There must be exactly the same equipment as the competition during practice. Sometimes I think convenience and superstitions go together: When you wear a lot of it is shaped by one and it feels good and provides security.

It takes 30 minutes for Henry to get on his hockey equipment. The garments of the rink is all about function and for him, who spend several hours in the equipment, the clothes in the closet because an extra large value.

- The private clothes is a way to express their personality and not just be a hockey goalie.

Henry is careful to point out that he is not a "trend brownie," but says he has a large closet and that it is difficult for him to get rid of clothes. As the NHL's highest-paid goalie, he has also an unlimited clothing budget. That "one in one out" rule as his girlfriend suggested, it does not work.

- I have some clothes in the closet that I can not get rid of. They have value because they make me remember what it was when I wore them.

He mentions a "svindyr leather jacket", which he bought when he was 17 and a garish red jacket. It does not fit his current strict style, but get him to remember an experimental period. According to Henry, it is a relief to have found his style, but as there was less variation in style, the details become more important. And the finest thing that could adorn his many costumes are a gift from his girlfriend.

- When I proposed to Therese was there any diamonds over because we had to take the ring. She put them into a tie-pin and surprised me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Henrik Lundqvist on Summer Nights Swedish Television Show

ShareThis I apologize for the late posting on this, I've had a busy week.

Here's the link to the show:

Thank you to reader Anna for providing a translation for us.

Here it is:

He’s there
from about 27.30 and gets presented as ’the worlds most dandruff-free hockey

He brought some cole slaw to the BBQ party and says that hamburgers is probably what he
eats most, about 2-3 times a week. Says that he’ll be in Sweden for 2 months and meet family and
friends and just relax and not feel the pressure for a while. When asked if Sweden is still home for him he says he
doesn’t really know anymore and that he doesn’t know where he’ll live after his
career because he loves his life in NY so much.

When at the table they talk about that Henrik will sing a song together with Lill-babs’
(the older woman at the table) daughter at Fredrik Sjöströms wedding. Then the
host says Henrik has been named sexiest hockey player, worlds best dressed and
things like that (Henrik while she’s saying that: “nononono” The other guy:
“incromprehensible” and everyone laughs) and asks how much work is behind those
nominations. He says not much, he’s in hockey gear 50% of the time and almost
50% of the time in a suit, which he explains as that he’s trying to keep it
simple and not have too much variation. He says he gets teased a lot by his
team mates about his clothes, for example they ask him if they can borrow his tie
to brush their teeth.

He says he
hopes he can play for ten more years. When asked if there’s any children on the
way yet he says not yet. They ask him if he can do the split and he says that
if he’s warmed up really well on the ice it’s possible but not during training.
They also ask him if he can do the butterfly in his suit and no he can’t. They also
played a question game and Henkes question was when was the last time he swore
at someone. He said he swore at some taxi driver some time.

It’s pretty funny cause the older guy keeps ‘flirting’ with Henrik. When Henrik says
‘f*cking idiot’ the guy says ‘oh I love it when you swear’.

Another question
is if he’s an A-, B- or C- celebrity. He says B but the others think he’s A. If
he has stolen anything from hotel rooms: yes he stole a pair of slippers
thinking they would be nice to have on his roof terrace.

In addition, thank you to Carin for her translation:

"He say he can't really tell whats home anymore..N.Y or Sweden ..he spend 8 weeks in Sweden every summer , most on the west coast like Gothenburg. He love N.Y so much and he's really proud of he's new (old) restaurant Tiny's..he likes to eat hamburgers 3 times a week. He say his salary is big but he know he can't be a goalkeeper forever so he has to save money for the future..but he try to enjoy right now also. (some of it)"

I'm happy to hear that Henrik plans on playing for another 10 years and that he loves NY so much he considers it home now.
Anyone else surprised he eats hamburgers 2-3 times a week?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

King Henrik's Bachelor Party


From reader Josey:

Henrik was dressed up as a king and had to play the guitar in central Gothenburg while trying to sell his dandruff shampoo. According to an eyewitness his friends were shouting at people in megaphones to come and buy shampoo bottles. Henrik had to earn his lunch! Mostly small children came forward so he gave them away for free with autographs. Later, Henke and the gang went to Mix Megapol where he got to record a song.


LONDON. It sells goalkeeper King Henrik Lundqvist's shampoo in central Gothenburg.
GT / Expressen met with NHL pro during his bachelor party.
- I collect money for lunch, he says.

The crown and robe made Henrik Lundqvist songs on guitar at the mall compass in central Gothenburg. In one ring was about twenty of his closest friends and filmed when he was made a laughing stock.
- They promised that they would not mock me! But it turned out to be total failure, says Henrik Lundqvist.
"Feels really good time"
The fans could buy a Head & Shoulders bottle and have it signed. Hockey star was in good spirits and happy to put up the picture. In the first week of August he will marry in the Caribbean.
- It feels really good time, says Henrik Lundqvist. It will be a small wedding with the next.]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Photos of Henrik Lundqvist at Hugo Boss Fashion Show in Berlin


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Random Henrik Lundqvist Photos


Henrik Lundqvist at Hugo Boss Show in Berlin


Thank you to reader Filip for the link to this.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Henrik Lundqvist to Appear on Summer Evening July 16


Marie Serneholt invite Barbro "Lill-Babs" Svensson, Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Timell
Marie Serneholt is the sixth of nine presenters to invite his three dream guests to barbecue and conversation.
Marie's dream guest is artist Barbro "Lill-Babs" Svensson, NHL star Henrik Lundqvist and TV host Bob Vila.

There should be some interesting conversation between those guests. Hopefully someone can translate the show for the rest of us.

Thank you to Anna & Carin for the links.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Henrik Lundqvist to Appear on Swedish Television Show?


Henrik Lundqvist is doing the smink. Snygg jäääävel./Henrik Lundqvist is doing the makeup. Stylish jäääävel.

Programmet sänds lör 16 Juli. Trevlig trio/The program is on Sat 16 July. Nice trio.

Does anyone in Sweden know anything about this?