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Palace x Rapha: Palace’s Latest Nutso Sports Collab Is in the Cycling World

All the members of the Education First cycling team can do as they unload their new Palace x Rapha gear is laugh. “Oh, fuck,” one team member exclaims in a video posted to Rapha’s Instagram Stories. Another starts quacking, which sounds odd…until you see a helmet made to look like the head of a duck, with big bulging eyes and a cartoonish yellow bill. (Suddenly, I’m even more bummed about the lack of real fashion weeks; it would have been great to see the helmet crowning some bold street style subject.) This is the sort of chaos pro sporting teams invite when they allow the kooky, subversive, and often rudely funny Palace into their rarefied circles. And that’s just what’s happening: Palace and Rapha are outfitting the EF team for this month’s Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s premiere events.

As part of the collaboration, Palace and Rapha rebuilt

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Of Course “Will You Shut Up, Man?” Is Already a T-Shirt

There were several standout moments and lines from last night’s debate, which best resembled a hurricane blowing into a barn full of manure. But none was quite so striking as Joe Biden reaching his boiling point just minutes into the night and asking Donald Trump, “Will you shut up, man?”

Online, Biden’s line has already been plucked as a Democratic rallying cry from last night. And because it’s 2020, it’s also been made into a T-shirt. It wasn’t long after asking Trump to shut up that the merch machine started whirring—it’s as if Biden was speaking directly into a screen-printing device. And now the former VP’s comeback is suddenly the hottest tee slogan in the world.

Joe Biden’s official “Will You Shut Up, Man” Campaign T-shirt

Courtesy of The Biden Victory Fund

The Hill reports that before the debate even wrapped, the official Biden campaign store was selling tees with

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These Are Fashion’s New Heirlooms

Pink-Gold Reverso

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso was released in 1931 with an ingenious swivel case, designed to protect the face during polo matches. The iconic silhouette hasn’t changed since ($13,600).

Metallic Shopping Bag

Telfar sells thousands of shopping bags in seconds on drop days, because the It bag of a generation represents an alternative to a fashion system built on wealth and exclusion (medium, $202; small, $150).

The Perfect Jean Jacket

The only thing more exciting than Gap’s mega partnership with Kanye West is the brand’s renewed focus on its classic denim jacket, which ruled the ’80s ($248).

Artisanal Button-Down

At Parisian casualwear label Casey Casey, a shirt is not done once it has been stitched up. Take this simple white button-down, which is heavily washed in salt water to give it a smooth, papery hand ($550).

Blazer-Puffer

With an elegant sartorial pattern and

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A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop, and Tyler, the Creator Throw a Gucci Spaghetti Party

If you’ve been wondering what Iggy Pop, Tyler the Creator, or A$AP Rocky have been doing during quarantine, we finally have an answer: having a spaghetti party in Hollywood with Harmony Korine.

Courtesy of Harmony Korine for Gucci

At least that’s the story suggested by Gucci’s new tailoring campaign, debuting here exclusively. Gucci, of course, is best known for kickstarting fashion’s recent gender-fluid revolution, marrying a feminine sensibility to its brainy, retro menswear. But Alessandro Michele’s tailoring lately has taken on a spiffy new flavor: it’s still Gucci, with wild logos and big colors, but it’s also become kind of beefy, natty, and even wacky, with sweater vests and double-breasted suits in shapes from the ’50s and ’60s that happen to go perfectly with giant loafers. (It’s no wonder gorpcore kingpin Shia LaBeouf has been so into it!)

Courtesy of Harmony Korine for Gucci

Spring Breakers

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Yes, Please: Gucci and The North Face Announce Collaboration

Fashion right now is an old-timey country hoedown: everyone’s partnering up and two-stepping their way to collaborative designs. Last week, the biggest news in the fashion world was that Supreme was releasing a range of clothes made with legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamato. Yesterday, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons debuted their first Prada collection as a compromising couple. Not to be outdone, on Thursday, Gucci announced an upcoming line of gear with stalwart outdoors brand The North Face.

Gucci first announced the collaboration on TikTok—where fashion now happens, apparently—with a trio of short videos featuring placid nature scenes replete with birds twittering, sweeping mountain views, and a flag flapping in the wind that features a smashed-together logo. There are no clothes yet, or hints as to what’s to come, but seeing those two names together is enough to get excited about. “We can only confirm that

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Rafael Nadal Wore His Brand New Million-Dollar Watch to the French Open

A summer absent of all our regular warm-weather activities has given way to a post-Labor Day calendar of nonstop sports events—and, of course, releases from our favorite brands and watchmakers. This week, the two combined as Rafael Nadal took to the court at Roland Garros for the French Open in a brand spanking new Richard Mille piece. The watch commemorates the duo’s 10-year partnership, and is the fifth between them. Subtlety has never been within Richard Mille’s wheelhouse; accordingly, many of the Nadal watches play into the brand’s bold and expressive philosophy. Before the new RM 27-04, the RM 27-03 was tiger striped with the red and yellow of the Spanish flag as an homage to Nadal’s home country. This new watch uses a steel wire that criss-crosses across the face of the piece 38 times to create a tennis racquet effect because… Rafa is a tennis player. Richard

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