LeBron James is the sort of player that makes our current era of positionless basketball possible. He’s a fantastically well rounded superstar who can do it all. No one understands the importance of a balanced approach quite like James—he scores when he needs to, pulls off historic chasedown blocks when called to, and slings it to the corner when there’s an open man waiting. This philosophy is evident in his watch collection, too. While some people with the means to do so chase one brand, or one type of watch (or sometimes a single model!), James has an arsenal of pieces for any and all occasions. LeBron is a model collector, the guy with a watch for every situation. Although hardly anyone can buy the exact watches James puts on his wrist, following his template is a winning recipe. With the return of the NBA (and of LeBron), we couldn’t
“That’s our sisterhood,” Devin Booker told GQ. “Ever since I’ve been in Phoenix I’ve made it a point to support the [Phoenix] Mercury players and support the WNBA as a whole. A lot of the things they do go unrecognized and they need the treatment they deserve. I’m inspired by them, which made it easy to wear the hoodie and give them the support they deserve.”
The big sweatshirt moment is the result of a massive coordinated attack by ESPN and the WNBA. ESPN sent more than 50 hoodies to celebrities “with customized elements,” according to a rep with the network. The NBA bubble alone received over 140, which were passed out among the teams. The result? Almost 200 combined athletes and celebrities ended up posting themselves in the hoodie. The real big payoff came in the form of a different number: the season’s first game between the Los Angeles
Summer sale season has landed, people. And Huckberry—the outdoorsy-ish menswear retailer—has one of the biggest and best in the business every year, with major discounts on a huge grip of stylish everyday garb, killer footwear, and plenty of useful lifestyle gear to boot. The full sale isn’t live just yet, but we were able to score early access to 60 of the best deals a full four days before the sale officially launches. In case you want a hand wading through all the big-time discounts, we picked out a handful of our favorites from the bunch—plus a few extra steals from Huckberry’s also-great clearance section.
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I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having more stuff sent [laughs]. The thing is, I do so much shopping. A bunch of brands send me pictures, designers send me pictures. Once I see stuff I’m like, “Yeah, send it, send it.” I got the address and they just send it.
When the games start, I’ll be doing me, man. I’ll do P.J.. I’ll do stuff I’ve always done my entire career. I played in Europe, and no matter where I am, it’s just part of me. My style is part of my lifestyle and part of my preparation to get ready to play in the game. It’s my preparation for life, I should say. Everyday I have to
Earlier this year, we saw a wave of streetwear brands and fashion designers use their skills to support charities and social movements doing meaningful work. Supreme teamed up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for a limited-edition box logo tee to help homelessness relief. Palace Skateboards did a similar thing. And when the Black Lives Matter movement came to the forefront of the cultural conversation, brands like Brain Dead and The Hundreds sold shirts to raise money in support. Now, the beloved retailer Dover Street Market has teamed up with some of the most prominent designers in the game for another collection of graphic tees, with 100% of the proceeds going to charities supporting healthcare workers across the globe.
This isn’t a one-off t-shirt; there are a whopping 31 tees in total. And DSM tapped a wide variety of red-hot designers, labels, and artists: Raf Simons, Marine Serre, Off-White,
One of the least consequential—but most fun—elements of NBA games we’re losing in the Bubble is courtside seating. Sideline seats in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere have long been sites for unexpected celebrity mingling, real big fits, and some of the most outrageous watches in existence. It was only last year, during the Toronto Raptors’ run to an NBA Finals victory, that our dearly beloved Drake wore a watch professing his desire to do all sorts of bleepable actions. This year, obviously, there will be no fans—outrageously famous or not—sitting courtside. There will be no fits, there will be no sexy watches. So consider this a sort of In Memoriam of the 2019-2020 season, the NBA’s superstar fans, and their timepieces.
Jay Z’s one-of-one Rolex
Outside of maybe Drake, no one contributes more colorfully to the watch discourse than Jay-Z. This column was basically born