Photo: Norman Jean Roy for Men’s Vogue
The fall fashion issue of Men’s Vogue features a fashion spread with MotoGP star Nicky Hayden. Describing his accent as making “Boss Hogg sound like Noël Coward,” it’s hardly the most revealing interview, but Nicky does sound frustrated with his recent performance. He tells the magazine, “”I remember when I won the world championship, I had the American flag on my shoulder and the national anthem playing and 120,000 fans cheering me.” That romantic American hero image suits Nicky, shown here in a very Ralph Lauren-like photoshoot that successfully pairs classic style with modern MX machinery. We just wish they’d managed to capture more of Nicky’s personality, both in the text and by finding a way to incorporate motion into the shots.