FashionThe 10 Most Important Style Moments of the Week
We round up what had us talking, tweeting, and Slacking this week in men's fashion.
As September comes to a close, our feeds have been deep in the womenswear fashion circus that's unfolding across the Atlantic. But men's fashion content continues apace, and this week there's been plenty to talk about. (Though if you’re wondering, the Dries van Noten, Lemaire, and Rick Owens shows make us wish we’d gone to Paris.) This is what you need to know going in to the weekend.
The week got off to a bummer start Sunday evening when the news broke that golf legend Arnold Palmer had passed away. Palmer, who was 87, was one of the coolest guys to ever walk a course, and played, lived and dressed with attitude. GQ’s Mick Rouse wrote about getting to know the King over Ketel One at the Gansevoort. RIP.
More Rings Than Joran
Also on Sunday, jazz saxophonist and Kendrick collaborator Kamasi Washington showed off on Twitter that he’s very much on the same page as us when it comes to rings: If you’re gonna go for it, go for it.
Meanwhile, in Paris
Saint Laurent’s first show under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, held Tuesday, was one of the closest-watched of all the Spring-Summer 2017 womenswear shows. What vision would Vaccarello bring to a house so radically transformed by its previous designer? There was little indication before the show that Vaccarello would show any men’s looks, but he threw us a bone and sent out one—featuring a billowy-sleeved sheer black shirt. What does it mean for the direction of Saint Laurent menswear now that the uber-hot final Hedi Slimane collection is disappearing from the racks? Who can say.
Speaking of Paris Fashion Week, novelist Jonathan Chabon took his fashionisto son to Paris for the men’s shows in June and this week published on GQ one of the wittiest and most touching pieces of fashion writing we’ve seen all year. Come for the heartwarming father-son narrative, stay because 13-year-old Abe might be the youngest person ever to receive a Virgil Abloh co-sign.
Fashions That Got Away
Wesley Snipes is a legend. If anyone has seen his leather jacket, please let us know.
This Week in Vibes
Justin Saunders updated JJJJound for the first time in over a year, and the thirsty internet masses nearly crashed the site. Head on over—there are more than 1000 new images for your procrastinating pleasure.
On Tuesday we rounded up the 25 most hyped up men’s fashion items out there right now, like the Balenciaga IKEA bag. (Don’t worry, it’s stuff that’ll get you noticed for the right reasons—more cool fashion dude than hypebeast.)
In the latter category, Twitter person Sexual Jumanji wrote a piece for Racked that anyone who’s ever tried and failed to cop a pair of Yeezys will deeply relate to. The headline: "A Yeezy Boost Story With a Happy Ending". The ending: not happy. See why in the appended tweet storm update, and shed a tear for all who have loved and lost Yeezys.
The Most Hype
And on Thursday, Supreme dropped the most-talked about accessory from its Fall-Winter 2016 collection: the Supreme brick. Is it a building brick, or a throwing brick? Who cares—it’s hilarious, and we might have tried to buy one.
Bella Being Bella
What can we say? Bella Hadid has been bringing it lately, and we couldn’t be bigger fans.