Love ’em or hate ’em, Adidas’s camo-infused college basketball uni’s made major waves a few weeks ago, as six decked-out teams (Kansas, Baylor, UCLA, Louisville, Notre Dame and Cincinnati) prepped for the post-season. (Read an article about the controversial jerseys—with insights from GQ Editor Will Welch and Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos, among others—here.)
Most teams ditched the loud kits (or at least calmed them down) once March Madness commenced last week. But whether you’re on the court, at the gym, or just kicking back with your flat-screen to watch Sweet Sixteen games play out today and tomorrow, you can show your own true colors with the Adidas ‘Edge Camo’ shorts below. (Click images to shop.)
Two of the original six camo-clad teams remain in the tournament. Watch them both tomorrow (Friday, March 29): Louisville faces Oregon (a school that’s used to making headlines for its style endeavors) at 7:15pm (ET) on CBS, while Kansas takes on Michigan at 7:37pm (ET) on TBS. With odds for both games extremely close, you might need to set up two TVs in your living room—or at least fire up that ‘PIP’ function on your remote.
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Inter-brand collaborations in the menswear universe may have reached a near-comedic level years ago—but when a partnership starring labels as universally loved as New Balance and Herschel Supply Co. comes along, how can we do anything besides pause for a collective moment of admiration…Before starting in on the tough math of whether you can splurge for both the sneaker and the boot.
Scroll down for details; as you can see, the special-edition 420 sneaker and 710 boot both come with custom paisley lining (a Herschel signature), and brown leather accents reminiscent of your favorite backpack. (Herschel ‘Heritage Plus’ backpacks, with internal laptop sleeves, and ‘Novel’ duffel bags in corresponding colors are available as well.)
These guys are selling fast, but there are a few sizes left in the following colors:
New Balance x Herschel Supply Co. 710 Boots
New Balance x Herschel Supply Co. 420 Sneakers
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[Detail photos courtesy of Herschel Supply Co.]
“It’s the season of the polka-dot tie. This Gitman one is exciting because it’s made of linen and the dots are embroidered, not printed. Polka-dot ties are usually silk so when crafted in this soft linen, the tie becomes a unique piece that stands out from the pack. It comes in this beautiful pale blue, almost chambray, which gives a little dash of color to your fall wardrobe.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.
For the second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.