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Saint Laurent’s New Memphis Collab Harnesses the Weird Magic of Italian Design

The new collaboration between Yves Saint Laurent and radical design and architecture collective Memphis Milano seems at first an odd pairing. Launched for Memphis’ 40th anniversary, the partnership—crepe de chine shirts, ceramic and glass vases, ties, ashtrays, fruit bowls, even some denim—purports to tie in Memphis’ clashing maximalism to Saint Laurent’s sometimes body-hugging, always burnished kind of design.

Memphis, which disbanded in 1987 but has seen a major resurgence in recent years among folks who either like big pastel mirrors or hate mid-modern furniture, has always had a foothold in fashion—Missoni and Dior have built off their patterns—but Saint Laurent, known for its skinny black suit, isn’t the first name that would come to mind for a partnership. But while creative director Anthony Vaccarrello’s designs have traditionally been sharp, and uncomplicated, his spring 2021 menswear collection is, as Rachel Tashjian noted, “something else,” a departure from his old

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21 Best Sandals for Men in 2021: Sandals, Slides, and Clogs to Ignite All Your Summer Looks

When the summer swelter hits, the best sandals for men allow you to embrace the heat with open arms. Or, er, open toes, anyhow. But what separates the best men’s sandals from the sloppy slip-ons your pops used to flop around in? It’s all about finding that perfect balance of form and function. You want a pair of sandals with plenty of arch support and cushioning, but they also need to stand out for all the right reasons. Whether they’re dressy and cut from high-quality leather or outdoorsy with a practical rubber sole, the absolute best sandals for men should be versatile enough to take you from the beach to the bar and never once feel out of place. If you’re looking to set your toes free in style this summer, these 21 essential, heatwave-ready sandals, slides, clogs and (gasp!) flip-flops are the best place to start. 


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Hall of Famer Michael Jordan Wears a Hall-of-Fame Watch to the Hall of Fame

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

Michael Jordan, as we’ve written, is one of the most aggressively eclectic watch collectors we’ve got. Along with his bootcut jeans and v-neck tees, he is best known for rocking the futuristic creations of Urwerk, Roger Dubuis, and Ulysse Nardin. These watches crank the pedal to the metal with weird complications, show-off skeleton dials, and never-before-seen shapes. For last weekend’s NBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony, though, MJ chose something a little more conservative: a classic Rolex Sky-Dweller. The piece isn’t a complete deviation from Jordan’s thoroughly modern tastes, though. The Sky-Dweller is Rolex’s updated take on its GMT-Master II. Also this week, Courtside Drake is back and so is Rachel Green!

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Micheal Jordan’s Rolex Sky-Dweller

When we say the Sky-Dweller is modern, we really mean it.

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How Freaky Rap Pioneers PM Dawn Wrote the Rules of Summer Style

The first day of the year that tops 78 degrees calls for any number of rituals: wearing your favorite shorts, maybe, or sipping a frozen cocktail. And for me, it marks the first day that PM Dawn’s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” can be enjoyed in its full flower—a blossom that has perennial possibilities but thrives in humid air. It’s the loveliness. The earnestness. And the video—an early tie-dye magnum opus, brought to you not by a Lollapalooza headliner or a Woodstock act but a rap group.

PM Dawn, started by brothers Attrell (Prince Be, who died of complications from diabetes in 2016) and Jarrett (DJ Minutemix) Cordes, was an oddity in its time and remains overlooked today—but its impact is unusually broad. They were predecessors to the smooth melodrama of Boyz II Men, but also to the timid weirdness of Blind Melon, the mawkish romanticism of the Backstreet

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24 Best Bucket Hats for Men in 2021: These Buckets Are a Guaranteed Good Time

When the warm weather hits and all you’re wearing are your breeziest cotton clothes, the best bucket hats for men can take your style from good to absolutely legendary.  As much as GQ supports all manner of headwear, there’s something about buckets that just feels especially summery: those wide brims help block out the sun (and literally protect ya neck), the breathable materials keep your noggin  fresh, the louche silhouette keeps the relaxed vibes rolling. This season, the best men’s bucket hats come in all the loud prints and trippy colors menswear’s wild era demands, making one of them the ideal complement to whatever’s coming out of the closet that day. (Sure, they’re easy-going with a tee and shorts, but try a bucket with a linen suit and some powerful loafers, and thank us later.) 

If you’re ready to treat your head right, we’ve tracked down 24 of

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