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Icon: Baseball, Apple Pie and Bob Costas’s Face

If this ever-changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, just turn on NBC and sooner or later you’ll be greeted with a familiar face from a simpler time. We're referring, of course, to the curious case of Bob Costas's visage.

As we’ve attempted to illustrated in the above timeline, the man has indeed aged over the last thirty years—one might even say significantly so of late. But it's hard to put a finger on where and how this aging has occurred. There's surely been help along the way in the form of botulism injections, award-winning hair colorists and layers of various caked-on concealers. But nothing seems different, which we suppose is the point.

Beneath it all is simply a boy who loves baseball (and Michael Phelps)...»

Boaters, Bob Costas and I Am King


Straw Dogs: The boater makes a play for hat of the year. Unfortunately, our heart belongs to the bowler. [A Continuous Lean]

Shawty Snapping: For future reference, Bob Costas is not to be trusted. [NYMag]

King of the Forest: The NYT perfume critic dings on Diddy’s “I Am King.” More surprisingly, he finds seven different ways to say “musk.” [The Moment]

Studio Ready: In other news: James Lipton is not a good actor. [Vulture]