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    Dapper Dunkers | NBA Style

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    The NBA has several problems…style isn’t one of them anymore.

    Remember old NBA style? Six-button suits…not a good look, bro. While the golden era of the NBA (Jordan, Magic and Bird) may be long gone, the new core of stars tops those legends on off-court style. I don’t know when or how it happened, but it seems like the new era of NBA players are spending more time at the tailor shop than the ti!ty bar…probably a good PR move.

    NBA: Finals-Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder

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    Maide Golf | Bonobos

    Just in time for golf season.

    Check out Maide Golf, the new line of slimmer, cooler golf apparel for guys. I’m excited that my clothes will look good next time I hit the links…can’t say the same for game.

     

    Dapper Decorum | The Do’s & Don’ts of Style

    No. 39: Don’t Cheat.

     

    Good Graphics

    Graphic t-shirts are a touchy subject. When you wear a shirt featuring a saying like “Get your tickets to the gun show”, you’re practically calling yourself a douchebag. There are, however, a few companies making graphic tee’s worth wearing. Check out Homage, Lincoln Supply Co., Bushleague, Bumpy Pitch for the soccer set, and the mainstays, Original Retro Brand and Mitchell & Ness.

    Stick with vintage logos or something that has personal meaning and you won’t look like a tool.

     

    Les Ateliers Ruby

    I had strange interests as a kid (still do)…motorcycle helmets being one of them. Sure, I liked actual motorcycles too, but I mowed lawns for months in order to save up money to buy a helmet. Now, my interests skew more towards Vespas, and thanks to the French helmet maker, Les Ateliers Ruby, I’m thinking about buying the helmet first again.

     

    Dapper Decorum | The Do’s & Don’ts of Style

    No. 28: Never give up on your team, some day you’ll be rewarded.

     

    Dispatch | Curated Content

    Dispatch: Curated content to read, watch, use and amuse.

    -Cool Hunting: Levi’s Photo Workshop: Read

    -Nowness: Bruichladdich Whiskey: Read

    -Ask Men: The Best Cities for Guys: Look

    -Popular mechanics: 100 Skills Every Man Should Know: Read

    -Nowness: John Varvatos: A Decade of Rock: Read

    -Gilt Manual: How to Throw the Perfect Spiral: Watch

     

    Dispatch | Curated Content

    Dispatch: Curated content to read, watch, use and amuse.

    -GQ: The Seven Style Mistakes We’ve All Made: Look

    -Forbes: NFL’s Biggest Salary Flops: Read

    -Gilt Manual: The Most Stylish New Hotels: Look

    -Rolling Stone: Inside Mad Men: Look

     

    The Best (and Worst) Uniforms in the NFL

    To the dismay of many I’m sure…the first full weekend of NFL football and New York Fashion Week overlapped (they really need to discuss scheduling for next year…since they target the same demographic and all). In a lame attempt to combine the two, I’m highlighting the most stylish (and most offensive) looking teams to hit the gridiron.

    I want to preface this post by saying that I have no allegiance to any of the teams on this list…good or bad. These rankings are based purely on aesthetics and before I get any angry responses from people with teams on the “worst” list, I’m a Lions fan…that’s far more painful than having an ugly uniform.

    The Best:

    5. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have achieved a very angry, menacing look without the use of lame animals, flames or caricatures of any kind. The logo is based, quite literally, on the “steelmark” logo used by the American Iron and Steel Institute. It only appears on one side of the helmet because, when it was introduced in 1963, the team wasn’t sure if they liked the way it looked…very style conscious.

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    Old School Pig Skin

    Image pulled from Leather Head, I don’t like LSU.

    Football season is almost upon us, and when I say “football season”, I mean college football season. The NFL is all well and good…but I’m from Detroit. Tailgate for me used to mean getting woken up by sorority girls at 5:00am with Jell-O shots and fight songs (good times), however I’m getting to the age where I should probably partake in a more traditional tailgate format. Grilling, tossing the football, limiting myself to less than 15 beers (but not too much less) and perhaps actually making it to the game…that kind of thing.

    Add a little style and nostalgia to your tailgate this season with a football from Leather Head Sports. Paul Cunningham, a former photo editor for Major League Baseball and Sr. Baseball Glove Craftsman for a small glove importer began hand crafting vintage inspired baseballs, called Lemon Ball, and footballs a few years back. The company has progressed nicely and he’s been supplying us with handsome tailgate toys and vintage office decor ever since. They’re also a bit smaller than the official NFL size, so I might actually be able to throw a few bombs and impress the broads.

    This is what I’ll be tossing around at tailgate this season…beer in hand, of course.

     

    World Cup Update…

    …Maybe American men would give a damn if they were playing.

     

    Team Spirit

    March Madness is here! And as David Putty once said, “You gotta support the team”. Unfortunately, unless you’re actually playing in the game, wearing a jersey makes you look like and over-sized 8 year old. Show your team pride by sporting a classic, well-fitting tee from Original Retro Brand.

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