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The New Fire in American Fashion • RALPH LAUREN AND Calvin Klein both launched their brands in the late ’60s. By the ’90s they were going mega-global alongside Tommy Hilfiger—and I’m gonna throw Nautica in there too. That was the original American sportswear movement, and it put casual American menswear on the fashion map. With this issue, we’re introducing the New American Sportswear.
38 Ways to Stunt in the Woods
High School Reunion • Machine Gun Kelly’s first-ever review was written by his then classmate Wesley Lowery. Nearly 15 years later, they talk about how Kelly willed himself into stardom—and the Megan Fox GQ poster that adorned his teenage bedroom.
How Tudor Schooled the Watch World • Hodinkee founder Benjamin Clymer says two radical new dive watches prove that Rolex’s sister brand is officially on fire.
The Front Lines • The Varied (and Very Fly) Cultural History of Gold Teeth
Golf’s Radical New Guru • From a scruffy perch at a public driving range, renegade golf coach George Gankas is building a cultish following of celebs and pros by challenging some pretty essential ideas about how the game should be played.
JASON SUDEIKIS PAINTS HIS MASTERPIECE • He got famous playing a certain kind of funny guy on SNL, but when Jason Sudeikis invented Ted Lasso, the sensitive soccer coach with the earnest mustache, the actor found a different gear—and a surprise hit. Now, ahead of the show’s second season, Sudeikis discusses his wild ride of a year and how he’s learning to pay closer attention to what the universe is telling him.
INTRODUCING THE NEW AMERICAN SPORTS WEAR STARRING BROCKHAMPTON • THESE 10 INDEPENDENT AMERICAN DESIGNERS ARE SETTING THE AGENDA FOR STYLE AROUND THE GLOBE, CREATING AN ENTIRELY NEW LANGUAGE OF MENSWEAR BUILT ON THE CODES OF PREP AND STREETWEAR—AND MAKING THE CLOTHES WE ALL WANT TO WEAR MOST RIGHT NOW.
THE LAST AMRICAN BOY BAND SAYS GOODBYE • FEW COLLECTIVES HAVE TEETERED ON THE BLEEDING EDGE OF CULTURE QUITE LIKE BROCKHAMPTON. FEWER STILL HAVE HAD THE COURAGE TO CALL IT QUITS WHILE STILL AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME. HERE ITS MEMBERS TALK ABOUT GOING OUT ON A HIGH NOTE—AND WHAT COMES NEXT.
THE TRAGIC CASE OF THE WRONG THOMAS JAMES • Two men with the same name. A murder, a manhunt, and a chilling question: Did a Florida court hand down a life sentence because of a mistaken identity?
THE UNTOLD STORIES OF WES STUDI • When Wes Studi broke through in Dances With Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans, he was cast as a terrifying villain. But for many in the Native community, he was a hero channeling decades of righteous anger. Tommy Orange tells the story of an overlooked icon who forever changed the way Indigenous people are depicted onscreen.