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Gifts inspired by the Oscars: 'The Fighter'

February 25, 2011 |  8:30 am

In the days leading up to Sunday's Academy Awards, we're giving you some gift ideas inspired by Oscar nominees.
"The Fighter" isn’t exactly a fashion matchup, yet it does have a few bouts with '90s styles that are better left in high school yearbooks. Z. Cavaricci and balloon pants pop up on Mark Wahlberg’s Micky and Christian Bale’s Dicky, and Amy Adams' Charlene is going for a “hot, but not” look, according to costume designer Mark Bridges.

There's the expected Everlast brand cameo — the real Micky Ward's red Everlast gloves were something of a style signature. Get an authentic signed pair for $125 at for that boxing die-hard on your list.



Yet, if we’re to stage our own personal fight of the century, we dare to dream of something that's a bit more of a fashion heavyweight. Say, Italian brand Seletti’s old-school leather skipping rope with gold metal handles— how chic is that? (And yes, it’s professional standard. Plus, it comes in a drawstring bag for easy on-the-go portability, so you can train as you travel.)


Pair it with the cool authentic leather punch bag with gold metal chains and coordinating vintage-y leather gloves to recreate a retro ring in the basement. (Seletti skipping rope, $60; punch bag, $325; and boxing gloves, $110 at 

-- Ingrid Schmidt

Photos: Top, Christian Bale, left, and Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter." Credit: JoJo Whilden / Fighter via Associated Press

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