Stüssy’s Newest Nike Sneaker Already Looks Like a Hit

By now, the streetwear legends over at Stüssy have gotten this whole collaborating-with-Nike thing down pat. The two brands have been working together for more than 20 years now, and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Last year, the two industry juggernauts teamed up on a handful of heaters, the Air Zoom Spiridon and the Air Zoom Kukini being two standouts. And this month, Stüssy and the Swoosh will be re-issuing their very first sneaker together—the Air Huarache LE.

Courtesy of Nike

The Air Huarache made its debut in 1991 and was marketed towards runners by promising a hug for your feet. Just like many other memorable and cult-loved Nike sneakers, it was designed by iconic designer Tinker Hatfield. Fast forward nearly a decade later, and Stüssy and Nike teamed up on an earth-toned colorway of the silhouette. It was an unlikely pairing of sportswear and streetwear

Read More

Even in the Watch-Crazy NBA, Chris Paul’s Ultra-Rare Patek Philippe Stands Out

Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.

Celebrities tend to wear a lot of the same watches: iconic models like the Rolex Submariner and Richard Mille 11-03 are iconic for a reason. (And both appear in this column.) Chris Paul’s Patek Philippe World Time is a different beast. The leather-strapped, gold-case watch interrupts the parade of souped-up stainless steel sports watches that dominate collectors’ attention today.

However, the World Time is still an object of cult adoration: a rare example of the model sold at auction for $5,545,999 last November. That’s because they’re exceedingly rare, too. The last time I wrote about this watch, I spoke with a man who sat on a waitlist for eight years just to get his hands on one. The World Time is an iconic and distinctive part of Patek’s

Read More

Who Owns Quilted Clothing? | GQ

The designer Emily Adams Bode immediately made a mark in the fashion world when she debuted her first collection of quilted clothing in July 2016. Her jackets, pants, and shirts—made from antique fabrics like quilts, towels, and grain sacks—epitomized a new era in menswear, marked by an appreciation for handcrafted textiles and a buy-less and buy-better ethos. She was a 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, and her pieces are worn by celebrities like Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, and Jeremy O. Harris. She is also considered a spearhead of fashion’s move toward “upcycled” clothing.

That level of popularity always begets a wave of imitators, and you can now find quilted coats at fast-fashion retailers like & Other Stories and ASOS, but also at designer e-commerce repositories like Matches. Vintage buyers have even hopped onto the trend—there are nearly 55,000 results for “quilt jacket” on Etsy—and other

Read More

James Harden’s Move to Brooklyn Required a Wardrobe Overhaul

January is a horrible time to start a new job in Brooklyn. The temperatures drop into the low double digits. The wind stings your face. City dwellers ransack every Trader Joe’s in anticipation of storms. But James Harden, who grew up in Los Angeles and went to school in Arizona, is enjoying his first New York winter, having been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets last month. Sitting in his apartment, waiting for the storm to pass, he texted his stylist Kesha McLeod: “It’s pretty cool.”

Harden’s trade to the Nets has led to all sorts of new experiences and challenges for the former MVP: there is the snow, and the more pressing task of learning to gel with his two new All-NBA teammates. There is also the matter of fits. “I had to change my whole wardrobe,” Harden told ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. “It’s freezing!”

Read More

How King Princess and Quinn Wilson Found Love in the DMs

This story is part of GQ’s Modern Lovers issue. 

“I love your work,” Mikaela Straus, the 22-year-old musician known as King Princess, once impulsively sent into the direct-message abyss while staring longingly at Quinn Wilson’s Instagram avatar. For her part, Wilson, the 27-year-old, Minneapolis-born director, had recently been introduced to Straus’s music through a friend. “I was not flirting,” says Wilson about her swift reply, which read, “Hi, Miss King.”

In a matter of days, the two moved their conversation off-screen and to a small restaurant in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Straus recalls being struck by how cute Wilson looked when she arrived in “just a sweatshirt and big glasses.”

Wilson was hesitant. “[Mikaela] had to use a fake ID to get a drink… I was like, ‘How old are you?’ ” (Straus, who says she “probably showed up in just baggy jeans,” was 20 at the time.)

On Wilson:
Read More

The Black-Owned Brand Bringing Streetwear to the Golf World

The evening of August 26th, in a Walt Disney World hotel ballroom inside the NBA Bubble, hundreds of players and coaches convened for a meeting in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Leading the group was the president of the NBA Players Association, then–Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, one of the most vocal of a generation of players who had started to display messages of social justice on the backs of their jerseys. Paul, who in recent years has used his clothes and shoes to show support for HBCUs and the Black Lives Matter movement, had chosen a simple message for his jersey: “Equality.”

With his outfit during the meeting, he might have also been making a statement about race in another arena. An avid golfer, Paul wore three pieces by Eastside Golf, a Black-owned streetwear brand aimed at

Read More