Woodstock 50th Anniversary: When Festival Style Still Had a Political Spirit

“Dear couple,” Jimi Hendrix scrawled to his designers, circa 1969, on a scrap of hotel stationary, “I would like to have at least 4 of everything, including diffrent [sic] but comfortable arm bands.” He went on to suggest a “fine fur black suit,” “more shirts with odd sleeves,” “large flowing collors [sic],” “flowing ruffles down […]

Three Skate Sneakers That Don’t Care That You Can’t Kickflip

It’s been a big year for skate sneakers with crossover, non-skater appeal. A$AP Rocky revived the ultra-puffy, nostalgia-packed Osiris D3 for his ongoing collaboration with Under Armor. Tyshawn Jones was given his brand-new signature sneaker from Adidas; the result was a clean-looking pair of kicks with enough pizzazz to win over most stubborn of hypebeasts. […]

Why Kanye West, Drake, Future, and Lil Uzi Vert Brag That They Have “No Stylist”

As Lil Uzi Vert set about claiming world ‘fit dominance on Instagram, unspooling detailed carousels of what he’s wearing, he’s done it with an unmissable disclaimer. Above the lurid slideshows that painstakingly tally up all the reasons his outfit is undeniably the best outfit is a straightforward fact that doubles as a declarative brag: “NO […]

The Black Yeehaw: Fashion and History at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Everything was standard rodeo—mostly. At the 35th annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, held in Oakland in mid-July, there was bull-riding, barrel racing, and steer roping, with Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” playing five or six times throughout the day. But where most rodeos open the show with a grandiose display of patriotism—you know, a […]