Noah Emrich

Jay-Z has won 14 Grammy Awards, written a book, put a ring on Beyoncé, and has now successfully relocated the Nets (the NBA team he owns a partial stake in) from New Jersey to his hometown of Brooklyn.

If you can accomplish any of the above, or a reasonable equivalent, we’ll be the first to buy you a drink. But one way you can be like Jay right here and now is to rock the same Baldwin camo trousers he’s been spotted wearing all over the world (as reported by

Watch the Nets defend their new home turf against the Boston Celtics tonight at 8pm EST on TNT. 

But first, on a related note, here’s another camouflage collage from our research file. (See the previous one here.)

Photos, clockwise from top: Courtesy of Noah Emrich | Obey T-Shirt |
Courtesy of Le Blog de Betty | Herschel Supply Co. Backpack

Photos, clockwise from top: By Tommy Ton, courtesy of |
A highly collectible (as in, 200 bucks on eBay) camo figurine based on the work of street artist Futura for British musical outfit Unkle, via | Brixton Ball Cap |
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, who’s been a rock star for 20 years and counting
(photo by T Maidana/Fame Pictures, via Us Weekly)

Photos, from top: Travis Gumbs, courtesy of Street Etiquette |
Mimetico (Camouflage) by Alighiero Boetti, 1966, via | Courtesy of Disarming Darling
A spread from camo historian Hardy Blechman’s 944-page book, DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material

SHOP CAMOUFLAGE in The Rail Department,
and check out previous blog posts on the subject:
Camouflage Collage #1 | The Natural Evolution of Camo

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Born in 1967 and (as their Nylite Project homepage states) “worn by Björn Borg in the era when tennis stars made rock stars blush,” Tretorn’s Nylite canvas sneaker is a true classic.

Thankfully, the good people at Tretorn are firm believers that perfection should, in fact, be messed with—and encouraged style bloggers all over the globe to treat fresh, white Nylites like blank canvases for their own, fully personalized, DIY works of art. Our favorite examples are below.

Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette dyed his Nylites this rich cranberry hue—
a perfectly subtle pop of color for fall.

Inspired by summer odd jobs as a kid, F.E. Castleberry of Unabashedly Prep
spattered his pair with paint.

Jake Gallagher, author of the blog Wax Wane (as well as a regular GQ Eye contributor)
dipped his in Kool-Aid—purple flavor, of course.

The man behind I Am Sangsouvanh mixed two parts olive-green dye with one part kelly green—
“not too bright and not too dark.”

Noah Emrich pulled off a pretty skilled gradient effect.
Check out his site,, for the step-by-step. [Noah photos by James Nord.]

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Shop the Tretorn Nylite, along with 19 other items handpicked by Jim Moore and the editors of GQ, in this month’s edition of GQ Selects.

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Of all the menswear bloggers-slash-stylists-slash-photographers running loose and making moves in NYC these days, Noah Emrich is one of the best. His photos are ridiculously captivating even when the subjects are just his friends on random Brooklyn rooftops. So when he gets a chance to shoot some of the world’s preeminent street-style icons at a high-profile event like the CFDA Awards, the results are inevitably something special.

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