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Best NFL Jerseys of 2021-2022

Black Friday is almost here, making it the perfect time to start thinking about copping your favorite NFL team’s jersey. Here at ONE37pm, we are giving our take on some of the best that the league has to offer.

We based our picks solely on the color combinations and creativity of each team’s uniform combos this year, as well as the impact that a few uniforms have on the culture of their team, and how they represent the origins of their franchise.

17. Buffalo Bills
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Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a touchdown in the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Highmark Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

Kicking this shin-dig off with the Buffalo Bills’ pretty color scheme on their main home jerseys. The striped collar is professional, their logo is dope, and I really like the blue and white stripe running down the sides of the pants. They almost look like a superhero costume.

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16. Washington Commanders
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Washington Redskins

Yes, the Washington Commanders made this list, and rightfully so. I love the college vibe that they give off with several of their uniforms, and the yellow face mask is a great touch on this all-white look. Outlined in yellow and filled in with red, the numbers really pop off of these uniforms in a good way, and while they keep the helmet simple, it’s a super cool look and great utilization of team colors.

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15. San Francisco 49ers
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San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers home uniforms are straight classy. There’s so much to like about these threads—their bronze helmet with a red and white stripe streaking down the middle ranks among one of the best helmets in the entire NFL. The pant selection on this uniform combo is key, and they get extra points for matching their bronze helmet with bronze pants. You can’t forget about their original red jerseys either, as the stripes on the shoulders are my favorite part of their tops.

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14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

These bright red Buccaneers jerseys are mean as heck. Most teams in the NFL with a red and white color combo don’t have a dark helmet, let alone a silver one, so I give the Bucs props for being different and pulling it off. The numbers and names are outlined very nicely as well, and the fact that they have two logos (the Bucs flag logo on the helmet and the black ship logo on the shoulder) certainly sets them apart from other teams.

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13. Kansas City Chiefs
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Minnesota Vikings

These are without a doubt the best look that the Kansas City Chiefs sport. Great utilization of their primary color on the jersey top and pants—I would like to see them utilize their gold color on their pant selection at some point but there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple. The white-colored numbers and names pop largely thanks to the gold outlining, while the identical stripes on the shoulders and socks add nice symmetry to this design.

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12. Dallas Cowboys
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Los Angeles Chargers

It’d be a cardinal sin to not include the Dallas Cowboys’ classic home uniforms on this list. Much like the New York Yankees in baseball, the Cowboys are among the most hated teams in their respective league, so their uniforms definitely don’t get the love that they deserve. This year, the Cowboys are bringing back a retro look for their Thanksgiving Day game against the New York Giants.

While all their looks are iconic, the white helmet with a blue star maintains a special spot in the league’s visual history. Beyond just their special throwbacks for Thanksgiving, Dallas expertly incorporates a star motif throughout their jersey, specifically on the silver pants with white and blue stripes running down the side. It’s different, and it slaps for America’s Team.

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11. New England Patriots
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Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Kendrick Bourne #84 after a touchdown during the first half in the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

They’re not America’s team, but the New England Patriots certainly do red, white and blue justice in these threads. The dark blue tops and bottoms, along with the red outlining allows the numbers and names to really jump off these uniforms, while their grey helmet and logo will always be an NFL classic.

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10. Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers

Carolina’s black on black boo-ya! The subtle light blue trip going across the collar and shoulders still allows the black to rightfully dominate the Panthers alternate home look, but reminds fans that Carolina blue is one of the prettiest colors in the world and that it looks great next to black.

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9. Indianapolis Colts
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Indianapolis Colts

The Colts blue on blue unis with their patented horseshoe logo is a simple look, but it’s still a hard one. Indy has one of the prettiest color combos in the league, and while lot of their uniforms popularity can be attributed to the excellence of the Peyton Manning led teams, there’s no denying that they sport a very appealing look. The white helmet with the blue stripe going down the middle is my favorite part of this uniform.

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8. Cincinatti Bengals
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Cincinatti Bengals

This season, with the Bengals playing better football than they have in the past, their black on black uni combo with orange and black cat stripes are their best thread, and are usually overlooked. Orange and black would seem like a difficult color combination to pull off, but I think the Bengal theme allows Cincinnati to make it look super cool. These helmets are definitely top 5 in the NFL as well—and their special white versions hit even harder.

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7. Seattle Seahawks
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Seattle Seahawks

The green highlight on this white top is arguably the most dynamic aspect of any uniform in the entire league. The more I look at Hulk-like figure D.K Metcalf in this thread, the higher I want to rank these Seattle Seahawks uniforms. With that being said, one player’s ability to make a uniform look better should not elevate the uniform alone. Nonetheless, the Seahawks utilize their dark blue in 10/10 fashion, and do a great job of taking these away uniforms to next-level swag.

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6. Baltimore Ravens
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NOVEMBER 11: Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Marquise Brown #5 catching a touchdown reception against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The swag of the Ravens squad might attribute to why these uniforms are so highly regarded as one of the best in the league. Even so, Big Truzz utilizes their purple and gold to make one of the most recognizable uniform numbers in the league. They get extra points for matching a black helmet with black pants too, but it’s their use of their primary purple color that really sets this uniform apart from so many others. Oh, and their super dope logo.

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5. New Orleans Saints
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New Orleans Saints

The Saints mean business in these threads. The black on black jersey-pants combo with dark gold numbering is fire & the Saints classic emblem planted on the helmet slaps too. To an extent, a team’s success should play into how attractive a uniform is, and everyone knows that when the Saints showed up to the Superdome in these, they were dropping 50 on you.

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4. Las Vegas Raiders
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Las Vegas Raiders

No one vibes old school better than the Raiders. Their black tops, grey helmets, and bottoms are an NFL classic and can be incredibly intimidating when teams have to visit a raucous Raider nation. Not only is this a classic NFL look, but the Raiders’ black threads actually evaluate the culture of the entire team, which is rare, and why I hold LV’s uniforms in such high regard.

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3. Pittsburgh Steelers
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Pittsburgh Steelers

While their standard-issue home jersey is one of the league’s most famous looks, Pitt’s Color Rush jerseys are on a whole different level. The black lining and yellow stripes going down the pants will remind fans of the franchise’s origins, while the black jersey and black pants combinations add something different to the mix. Once again, the fact that the Steelers are one of the most legendary franchises in the NFL elevates this modernized version to one of the best in the league.

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2. Arizona Cardinals
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The Arizona Cardinals’ black-on-red uniforms are supremely underrated. Much like franchise quarterback Kyler Murray, these black threads with red stripes streaking down the sides have fast and furious written all over them. The Cardinals logo really pops off of the white colored helmet as well, and nobody rocks a white helmet better than the Cardinals do in this look.

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1. Los Angeles Chargers
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Los Angeles Chargers

LA, Y’all went crazy on this one. The blue, white, and gold color combination is devastating, while the eye-popping lighting bolt logo adds fuel to this fire kit. This uniform is without a doubt the cleanest in the game, and you should definitely go cop one to watch Justin Herbert and the Chargers in style.

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The Best Japanese Streetwear Brands to Explore

Japanese fashion and streetwear are inextricably linked. As the umbrella of the term ‘streetwear’ continues to expand, numerous brands and styles are encapsulated by the once more niche term. Many brands of various styles, from Americana to high fashion, now exist within the expanse of streetwear. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best Japanese streetwear brands available on the market right now, and then jump into some streetwear brands inspired by anime worldwide. First, a short history of the relationship between anime and Japanese streetwear.

How Anime Has Influenced Streetwear

With the advent of streaming services, channel surfing has become a lost art form. Children stuck at home on sick days or before bedtime don’t scan the airwaves looking for stimulation, as they’re now privy to endless on-demand content of any genre or style. Although the plethora of choices available at a moment’s notice is certainly an embarrassment of riches, there was something magical about the discovery of a new, unexpected television show—stumbled upon in moments of bored desperation.

Back in the early ’00s, Cartoon Network began broadcasting Japanese animation in the Toonami scheduling block and airing adult-oriented cartoons during the late-night [adult swim] block, providing a sharp contrast to the usual colorful kids’ media. These series were often darkly apocalyptic, deeply surreal or comically hypersexual. While we’ve come to expect certain kinds of highbrow twists on the small screen in the current Golden Age of prestige TV, this kind of cerebral entertainment was somewhat unheard of at the time, especially when packaged as hand-drawn artworks.

[adult swim] and Toonami were how many Americans discovered the existence of anime—the genuinely bizarre aesthetics of post-modern Japanese cinema were suddenly shown to teens and tweens acting as their first exposure to avant-gardism. While some shows were silly adventure capers with motifs of existential woe (like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Inuyasha and Big O), others explored Y2K-era fears of technology and the emergence of cyberspace (like Paranoia Agent, Serial Experiments Lain, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL and Ghost in the Shell). The artistic statements behind these works were far more dense and inaccessible than American sci-fi at the time—the latter favored big-budget special effects and celebrity name power over intellectual exploration.

Entire subcultures began forming around young people obsessed with Japanese media, sometimes called otakus (taken from a quite derogatory Japanese term for perverted nerds)—or, more recently, called weeaboos. Because more obscure and hardcore content wasn’t available on TV, communities began to form and share their wares, not so dissimilar from the tape traders of pro wrestling culture.

“At the time it felt niche—it was a secret that made you feel seen,” said Katie Rose Leon, who runs the Ballin’ Out SUPER podcast that covers nostalgic anime faves from a distinctly feminist and leftist political viewpoint. “You had to know where to find it. Communities and friendships were built around it. It also offered a visual alternative to Western cartoons during the late ’90s and early aughts, which were largely angular and masculine. Good aesthetics go a long way.”

For LGBTQ audiences, anime was particularly meaningful in that it was many young queers’ first exposure to sexuality that wasn’t strictly heterosexual—outside of pornography. Although these days, Japan remains somewhat behind the times when it comes to LGBTQ politics (same-sex marriage is not legal in Japan), queer and queer-coded characters frequently popped up in anime of that era. Although a lot of the overt LGBTQ stories were heavily censored, fans could see through the veil. These sexual minority characters were often three-dimensional and fully realized. Sometimes, they were even the protagonists, which was unfathomable, given the more significant cultural landscape. No wonder millennial LGBTQs have such an affection for anime—and why cosplay drag (sometimes called crossplay) has become its subcategory of queer performance art.

“Most anime protagonists (especially in the shonen genre) are underdogs who usually have to fight against the odds for survival,” says Blvck Laé D., a Brooklyn-based drag performer whose looks are heavily inspired by Japanese sci-fi. “I think the theme of surviving resonates with a lot of queer babes.”

And now, everything old is new again. “Retro” fashion always works in entirely predictable 20-year cycles, and as we dip into 2020, our favorite niche hobbies from the beginning of the new millennium are coming back. The current cultural fixation on cyberpunk was foreseeable for these reasons. One of the biggest influences on cyberpunk? Anime.

“Shows like Yu Yu Hakusho and movies like Akira set the tone for a lot of the trends we see today,” Laé added.

Tumblr fashionistas have long been observing the similarities between couture designs and anime fashions, but in 2019 and beyond, there’s an increasing parallel between the fantasy looks of anime and readily available streetwear. What once was a sort of shameful hobby has now fully entered the domain of cutting edge style. Anime-influenced design now takes both the tropes of the late ’90s and early ‘00s Japan or directly lifts imagery from the most beloved cartoons. Streetwear designers are taking cues from the characters in animated psychodramas, who sometimes donned normcore clothing (lots of school uniforms, loose-fitting button-downs and pleated skirts), but would transform into superheroes, clad in sexy fantasy gear.

“The demographics who dictate fashion trends are usually hip POC or LGBTQs,” Leon says. “These groups were specifically influenced by anime because it offered representation in an entertainment void where they otherwise couldn’t see themselves at all. The internet has sped up nostalgia, and it’s super profitable. That’s Disney+’s whole model; people no longer watch cable TV, but it’s easier to find anime to watch than ever [on demand]. It’s no longer relegated to nerds. The best rappers sample anime; Goku is all over streetwear. Everyone can easily access it, and the gatekeeping is gone.”

Ironically, it’s mostly non-Japanese designers who are interested in resurrecting anime classics for the sake of fashion—although the genre has gotten “cool” in the United States, anime is still a shameful hobby in the country where it was invented. Takashi Murakami’s designs for Louis Vuitton and Kanye West are perhaps the notable exception to the rule, although Murakami’s so-called superflatist visual style was created to critique the affective deadness of easily consumable luxury objects. Instead, it’s usually Western urban populations that find themselves fixated on the visual imagery of anime. The reach goes well into Latin America, where anime characters quite frequently populate the T-shirts and accessories of the hippest trendsetters. 

The rise of anime in streetwear is also politically prescient: Although every genre of anime exists (horror, romance, sci-fi and drama), it was specifically the dystopian and apocalyptic cartoons that attracted a bulk of viewers. Although the predictions of doomsday wound up being wrong, it’s no surprise that people are drawn to end-of-the-world scenarios like those posed in Angel Sanctuary or X/1999 as we approach an impending climate crisis and tumble headfirst toward fascism. 

Below, we’ve gathered a list of Japanese streetwear brands and brands that mine the visual language of anime as inspiration for their cutting edge styles. From high-end to DIY, these brands are bringing our darkest Y2K fantasies into the future. Take a look at some of the best Japanese streetwear brands and some anime-inspired streetwear brands to shop now.

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1. Undercover

No brand represents the world of Japanese streetwear quite like Jun Takahashi’s Undercover. One of the first brands to truly be considered a streetwear brand, founded 30 years ago, Undercover has stayed in the spotlight for so long due to the appeal of the brand ethos surrounding disruption and rebellion.

And they’ve got one of the toughest mottos around: “We make noise, not clothes.”

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2. and wander

and wander was founded by Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori in 2011, and is another brand representing the growing integration of outdoorswear into the streetwear canon. Relying on Gore-tex and other elite materials, and wander has managed to make a name for itself by always using the highest quality technical materials and understated color selections with a splash of color once in a while. The best thing about the brand is it doesn’t just look amazing; you can actually wear this stuff into the outdoors.

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3. Visvim

Visvim comes from the culture of Japanese Americana. Throughout the 20th and early 21st century, a lot of japanese designers were fascinated with the late 19th and early 20th century culture of Americana in the US, leading to the development of some of the best denim in the world. Visvim has become a mainstay of celebrity wardrobes from John Mayer to X, and is well-known for its supreme quality and interesting designs. Other brands in the umbrella include Kapital, Nanamica and Hysteric Glamor. 

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4. Cav Empt

Founders of Cav Empt Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell have such a keen eye for patterns, which is part of what makes the brand so attractive. Graphic designer Sk8thing had worked for a vast array of the biggest names in streetwear before starting his brand, and he brings that design history into his brand. A lot of the pieces are similarly technical, but include more elevated patterns and color ways.

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5. CDG

DOn’t have to say much about Junya Watanabe’s CDG. It’s one of the most referenced brands in hip hop, and Junya continues to innovate throughout the decades, always keeping his finger on the pulse. CDG is an example of a brand that doesn’t follow trends; it sets them.

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6. Nanamica

Nananimca is a wonderful example of the increasing prevalence of tech wear in the ever-evolving umbrella of streetwear. A lot of the pieces are more technical, but all work around a cohesive aesthetic that pulls from outdoor wear, japanese streetwear and elements of Americana. Their shop in NYC is incredible. 

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7. Suicoke

Suicoke has gotten immensely popular in the past few years, partially due to the high profile people who’ve been seen wearing the innovative sandals. A more visually interesting iteration of a slip on than a Birkenstock, Suicoke has made a name for itself with numerous collaborations and building on the duding culture of slip-ons and sandals.

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8. Kapital

This is the blueprint. Japanese Americana is Kapital. They make the best denim, boast incredibly interesting patterns and always put out interesting pieces inspired by the intersection of Americana and Japanese fashion. 

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9. Evisu

Evisu was massive in the early 2000s, a favorite of lots of rappers and others in streetwear in its nascent era. Today, the brand has managed to maintain its cultural cachet by releasing a lot of vintage-inspired pieces and they still boast one of the most recognizable and iconic logos in all of streetwear.

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Brands Inspired by Anime

The rest of the entries on this list are not Japanese streetwear brands, but brands from all around the globe inspired by anime and demonstrating the lasting effect the media style has had on streetwear.

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10. Mishka

A longtime staple of the indie rap world, streetwear brand Miska has always flirted with anime-influenced designs. This is not a Japanese brand; rather, this is a brand inspired by anime and other elements of Japanese style.

Some of their more recent collections lift the imagery of both obscure and well-known video games and cartoons. Their designs have featured box art from PlayStation classics like Final Fantasy 7 and Silent Hill, with their logo slapped on top. Who needs subtlety when the media their referring to is so profoundly beloved?

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11. Public Space

Public Space came to prominence during vaporwave’s most influential moments and has waned in popularity a bit since. Still, their nostalgic clothing celebrating the look and feel of Web 1.0 remains lovable as ever. The evocative and moody Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh designs are a step above what you’d get at the Nintendo World store and come in color gradients reminiscent of the MS Paint and Word Art era of computing. There’s a strange melancholy to some of these looks, but then again—there’s this campy Kool-Aid onesie.

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12. HVY BLK

HVY BLK reimagines the cherished characters of series like Sailor Moon as superheroic BDSM bank robbers, totally reinterpreting the kid-friendly program as a kind of message on women’s liberation. The anti-fascist imagery makes sense, given the overtly feminist themes of many of the original shows that the designs inspired.

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13. Sotogang

Tattoo artist Manuela Soto’s drawings of curvaceous anime women became her calling card as she rose to prominence on Instagram. Her unique style takes heavy cues from hentai (animated Japanese pornography) graffiti, nu-metal, skater and raver culture. Now, she’s selling some of her signature drawings printed on a plethora of hoodies, shirts and sweatpants. You’ve probably seen her work on at least one social media influencer—either in ink or as apparel.

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14. Adidas x Dragon Ball

The sci-fantasy series Dragon Ball is widely considered an original of the shonen sub-genre, having influenced almost every series that came after it. The show told the story of magical fighters defending the earth from alien invaders while making lifelong friends—and enemies—on the way. Adidas issued a series of sneakers inspired by the color palettes of the main characters in a smartly understated nod to the classic cartoon, which had sparked interest in so many young anime fans.

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15. Kikillo

Takashi Murakami’s genius was in his abstracting of anime tropes into surrealist art, and Kikillo continues this tradition on their crewnecks, sweatpants and pillowcases. They warp and distort familiar characters into glitchy and melting messes. There’s a sort of Warholian sensibility in the repeated imagery, and the clothes are as dizzying as they are stylish.

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https://kikillopieces.com/
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16. BAPE x One Piece

The expansive anime series One Piece tells the story of a mischievous shape-shifting pirate on an endless search for whimsical treasure. Super-deformed and chibi styles were present in anime long before the same kinds of cutesy artists and icons became abundant in the United States, and BAPE’s take on the series turns the colorful cast of fantastical marauders into simple miniatures.

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https://stockx.com/bape-one-pieceluffy-chopper-x-milo-tee-white
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17. Wet

Far more understated than much of the bombastic and colorful brands elsewhere on this list, designer Lee Kobayashi’s minimalist designs have whiffs of the eroticism and grotesquery characteristic on display in most anime. The medical-themed looks are a bold statement, but the soft and boyish Akira designs sort of sidestep the overt violence of its source material.

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https://wetstore.jp/
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18. Dumbgood

Dumbgood has spammed Instagram and Facebook with an endless slew of sponsored posts, making their ’90s and ’00s pop culture-inspired apparel essentially unavoidable. Their design ethos isn’t exactly sophisticated: They’re normally just slapping a screenshot on a T-shirt and calling it a day. But the pangs of nostalgia are undeniable, and there’s a certain unapologetic brashness in the lazy pandering that’s almost admirable. Although much of their clothes are inspired by horror, they’ve debuted capsule collections featuring artwork from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop.

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https://dumbgood.com/
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19. Supreme x Akira

Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6,000-page sprawling manga imagined the devastation of Japan following the awakening of the eponymous mysterious entity, Akira. Playing on post-nuclear anxieties and satirizing the fatality of the nation’s youth culture, the books were adapted into a 1988 animated film, which is universally considered to be an absolute masterpiece. During its long production, every animation studio in Japan had worked on the movie, meaning that the work was literally a national endeavor.

Although Supreme has become synonymous with desperate hypebeasts and con artists, the capsule collection, featuring isolated frames of the devastatingly violent series, was a stark departure from their more playful pop art.

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https://stockx.com/supreme-akirasupreme-arm-tee-black
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The 29 Best Hoodies and Hoodie Brands to Buy in 2022

Not long ago, the hoodie was exclusively reserved for lazy Saturday afternoons on the couch or chilly morning runs while doing your best Rocky impersonation. But with the integration of streetwear into high fashion over the last decade, the hoodie has become a hallmark design among the world’s biggest luxury brands due to its undeniable commercial appeal. And, well, to be blunt, stuffy fashion people finally stopped turning up their nose at what was always cool. 

Now produced by just about every T-shirt startup and full-fledged ready-to-wear brand alike, a good hoodie means as much to your wardrobe as a good leather jacket or the perfect pair of white sneakers. Given that hoodies are no longer a passing fad, and winter will undoubtedly rear its ugly head, we’ve put together a list of the best hoodies to test drive year-round.

29. Ocio Oversized Hoodie
Ocio

Ocio Leisure prioritizes two things: sustainability and comfort. Their premium loungewear is some of the best on the market, and everything is produced within a five mile radius in Los Angeles. With numerous exciting color options to choose from and a quality built to last, Ocio is a great option for those looking for an everyday hoodie.

buy now at ocio, $129
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28. Marshall Columbia Blue Hoodie
SSENSE

Brooklyn-based designer Marshall Columbia has put such an interesting twist on a classic sweatshirt with the cut out features in his SSENSE exclusive hoodies. Coming in three vibrant colors, these options are great for those who shy away from traditional pieces in favor of experimenting a bit with their style.

To learn more about the rising designer, check out ONE37pm’s profile on the up and comer.

buy now at ssense, $380
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27. Polo Ralph Lauren Black Cotton Hoodie
SSENSE

Polo necessitates no introduction. You know the brand, you know the logo. If you’re a fan of one of the most iconic brands in all of menswear, this is a great option to add to your sweatshirt rotation.

buy now at ssense, $145
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26. EVISU Gray Cotton Hoodie
SSENSE

Few brands have as iconic of a logo as Evisu, which was a staple of 2000s hip hop style and a long time mainstay of Japanese streetwear. This understated hoodie is a great option for fans of the brand or Y2k style in general, adding a nice flair to an otherwise accessible hoodie.

buy now at ssense, $225
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fevisu%2Fgray-cotton-hoodie%2F9196141
25. Y-3 Khaki Hoodie
SSENSE

This hoodie from Y-3 is a great option that perfectly toes the line between understated and hype. Y-3 founder Yohji Yamamoto is one of the most decorated designers of all time, and his streetwear label always puts a nice minimal twist on otherwise approachable pieces.

buy now at ssense, $112
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24. HAN KJOBENHAVN Bulky Hoodie
SSENSE

This option from HAN KJOBENHAVN is made in Portugal, and is a great hoodie for those who want something minimal but elevated. The front is just a plain hoodie made of a heavier weight cotton, while the back boasts a flowery design. This is a good sweatshirt for taller folks, as the model picture is 6’4″ and wearing a size Medium.

buy now at ssense, $111
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fhan-kjobenhavn%2Fbulky-hoodie%2F7571391
23. Palace Oval Hood Black
Palace

There are few skate brands as recognizable as Palace. This hoodie from their most newest line is one of my favorites in recent memory; the ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and torso give it a nostalgic, classic sportswear vibe. This particular hoodie may sell out (as is the case with a lot of their pieces), but browse through their store to see what’s available. Just be prepared for someone to ask you to do a kickflip if you’re wearing this around.

buy now at palace, $158
https://shop-usa.palaceskateboards.com/products/7r7ou7hjxsdo
22. American Giant Classic Full Zip
American Giant

The American Giant hoodie provides you with everything you could possibly want out of a zip up. The quality is superb, with reinforced elbow patches and a double-lined hood, all cultivated in a thick 100% cotton. The classic zip up comes in some muted, minimal colors, as well as a few fun colorful options if you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching. 

American Giant’s products are also entirely made in America, using the most local supply chain possible. If you’re looking for a no frills layer to incorporate into your fall/winter fits, look no further than the American Giant classic full zip.

Buy Now at American Giant, $128
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.american-giant.com%2Fproducts%2Fmens-classic-full-zip-black
21. YZY x Gap Hoodie
StockX

Honestly, this list just couldn’t be complete without this inclusion. Although you can only buy it on the secondary market now, the YZY x Gap hoodie is truly a pretty exceptional minimalist hoodie, focusing on silhouette and quality over any particular commitment to branding. While Kanye certainly didn’t change the game with this piece, it’s a great shape and comes in some beautiful, vivid colors. So if you’re looking to spend a bit more on a muted hoodie, check out what’s available on the secondary marketplace.

Buy now at StockX, $100+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fyeezy-x-gap-hoodie-black
20. APC Logo Hoodie
APC

Although it comes at a steeper price tag than some of the other options on this list, the APC Logo hoodie makes a beautiful addition to anyone’s fall wardrobe. Made with 100% organic cotton, the understated hoodie (which comes in navy blue or anise green) perfectly exemplifies A.P.C.’s commitment to quality. There are only a few available left online, but if you’ve got your heart set on wearing a truly exceptional hoodie, then swing by an A.P.C. store to check their stock.

Buy Now at APC, $230
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19. Champion Life Reverse Weave Hoodie
Champion

Ahh, yes, the good ole Champion hoodie. Cozy and brimming in an understated cool that implies “I care but also, I don’t,” this purchase is a no-brainer if there ever was one. Read more about the legendary hoodie’s history here.

Buy Now at Champion, $45-60
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18. Daily Paper Alias Hoodie $102
Daily Paper

If you’ve recently seen the brand Daily Paper all over your Instagram and Twitter feeds, it’s because everyone on your Instagram and Twitter feed is currently wearing Daily Paper. The Amsterdam-based label has quickly gone from a European upstart to a global staple in just seven years. With their simple branding and inclusive visual storytelling, Daily Paper’s reign is poised to continue into the new decade. 

Buy Now at Daily Paper, $110
https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/collections/all/products/dark-green-alias-hoody?variant=53583752405
17. Acne Studios Hooded Sweatshirt
Acne Studios

The Stockholm based fashion house is known for many things, but Acne Studios does more than just make flashy luxury pieces. The hooded sweatshirt—made of 100% cotton—boasts a unique fit, with a bagger silhouette throughout, tied together by tapered sleeves. The colors that are available vary from time to time, but right now there’s a gorgeous mint green available and a more muted slate gray (pictured). Although the $430 price tag is certainly steep for a hoodie, Acne’s commitment to quality and recognizable silhouettes make the hoodie a great option if you’re looking for something deeply long lasting and stylish.

Buy Now at Acne, $430
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16. Nike Standard Issue Pullover
Nike

There’s a reason Nike is still the biggest name in sportswear. This iteration of their ubiquitous hoodie features a zippered kangaroo pouch and a plethora of colors to choose from. The cotton / poly blend means the piece won’t shrink, allowing the wearer to get full use out of the hoodie’s roomie fit. The hoodie also includes Nike’s patented sweat-wicking Dri-FIT technology, which means it will keep you warm but still allow for some athletic performance. Between the numerous color options and Nike’s history of excellence in sportswear, you can’t go wrong with the Standard Issue basketball pullover. Check out the seasonal limited colors available right now.

Buy Now at Nike, $80
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15. J. Crew Garment Dyed French Terry Hoodie
J. Crew

As is the case with a lot of J. Crew products, their French terry hoodie screams one thing: classic. Although the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the future of the longtime retailer into a realm of relative uncertainty, it doesn’t seem like their hoodies will be off the market any time soon. One of the beautiful things about this hoodie is the garment dying process, which results in a ton of different unique styles. “Because this hoodie is garment-dyed, it has a perfectly imperfect color that will softly fade over time,” reads the product details on their site. The imperfect color gives the hoodie an element of the Japanese aesthetic term, wabi-sabi; the piece’s imperfection and deterioration over time is part of what makes it so unique and beautiful to begin with.

Buy Now at J. Crew, $89.50
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jcrew.com%2Fm%2Fmens_category%2Fsweatshirts_sweatpants%2Fhoodie%2Fgarmentdyed-french-terry-hoodie%2FMP297%3Fcolor_name%3Dweathered-red-tie-dye
14. Total Luxury Spa Open Logo Hoodie
Total Luxury Spa

Total Luxury Spa’s most minimal hoodie, the Open Logo Pocket Hoodie, is a great example of a minimal design done right. The black hoodie features the brand’s trademark logo in their font style, modeled by Mama Nene, an elder in their LA community. The brand taps into people in their community for all of their modeling, and includes a little note about the model in the product description. “Mama Nene runs drum classes for the youth and elders in Leimert Park. Her work includes trying to preserve the historical legacy of the music and art in the community,” reads the description, giving the buyer more of a lens into the community they’re buying from.

Buy Now at TLS, $115
https://shop.totalluxuryspa.com/products/open-logo-pocket-hoodie-black?variant=31316246954055
13. Russell 2.0 Premium Fleece Hoodie
Russell

Although Russell’s Premium Fleece hoodie might not be quite as much of a fashion statement as some of the other items on this list, there’s a reason it’s a tried and true classic. For only $30, you get a rich fleece hoodie comprised of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It’s got a slouchy, cozy fit and the extremely soft material makes it a great hoodie for lounging around the house or incorporating into layered fits to stay warm.

Buy Now at Russell, $30
https://www.russellathletic.com/collections/cotton-classics/men%E2%80%99s-cotton-rich-2.0-premium-fleece-hoodie/82ONSM0.html
12. Converse Court-Ready Cloud Washed Hoodie
SSENSE

This Converse hoodie is a fun play on a traditional single color pullover. It’s all in the details. The tiny Converse logo is a nice minimal piece of branding for those who don’t want a major logo across their chest and the flames on the sleeves give it a little extra style. The kangaroo pocket also has a zip pocket inside for more secure storage than your traditional hoodie. This sweatshirt perfectly toes the line between flashy and muted, comprising a great middle ground for those who don’t want to go too far either direction.

Buy Now at Converse, $90
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11. Braindead Lovebond Hoodie
We Are Braindead

The Braindead hoodies in general have quickly become a staple of modern streetwear. The brand is a “creative collective of artists and designers from around the world,” and they emphasize graphics and eye-catching designs in all of their pieces. You’d have a hard time walking around the Lower East Side of NY in 2020 and not seeing someone rocking this now ubiquitous look, and hey, you can’t blame them. The embroidered logo on the Lovebond hoodie is a standout design from the brand.

Buy Now at Braindead, $140
https://wearebraindead.com/products/lovebond-hoodie-gold?_pos=1&_sid=13753d412&_ss=r
10. Moojimooji Classic Hoodie
Moojimooji

This is one of the most unique hoodies on the list that doesn’t derive its individuality from any sort of flashy design. The hoodie boasts an oversized fit and the dyeing process they use gives every iteration a unique look. If you want what is essentially a “plain” hoodie, but has a flair of its own, the Moojimooji options are definitely worth checking out.

buy now at moojimooji, $52
https://www.moojimoojius.com/new-arrival/p/classic-hoodie-old-aged-charcoal-sfdem-8fm6j
9. Reebok Classics Non Dye Hoodie
Reebok

Reebok Classics releases a plethora of pieces that harken back to an era of cozy vintage sportswear. The non dye hoodie is an amazing minimalist style, and pretty much all the reviews laud the quality of the sweatshirt and its overall comfort. Made of 100% organic cotton, Reebok’s classic hoodie is a great and affordable option for aficionados of both Reebok and vintage sportswear more generally.

Buy Now at Reebok, $70
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8. Stüssy Black Overdyed Stock Logo Hoodie
End Clothing

Bearing one of the best logos in streetwear with an impending, Stüssy, the quintessential streetwear label, is having a moment. It’s one of many in the brand’s storied history and certainly won’t be the last. While Supreme reigned as the most iconic streetwear brand for a long time, Stüssy is actually older than the NY-mainstay and has rightfully returned to its seat on the throne in recent years.

Buy Now at SSENSE, $115
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7. Gap Vintage Soft Hoodie
Gap

There’s a reason Gap’s been in the game so long. The vintage soft hoodie is aptly named; it comes in a few vintage-inspired colors and is, as the name would suggest, soft. Made out of a cotton-poly blend, the hoodie was designed with comfort at the forefront, and for just north of $50, it’s hard to find an issue.

Buy Now at Gap, $54.95
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6. Everlane Track Hoodie
Everlane

Like many of the other entries on this list, Everlane’s track hoodie is made of 100% organic cotton. This option comes in 8 different colors, so there’s a good version for everyone—whether you want something bright (like the Orchid pictured) or a more muted Warm Grey or Black. Everyone also famously has a strong commitment to good work practices, making sure that all of their products are produced ethically. You can always read about the exact factory where your piece is coming from on the brand’s website. Depending on the color, this hoodie can be paired nicely with a more streetwear-inspired fit or even dressed up with a pair of slacks and a nice jacket. And with a price tag under $100, the Track Hoodie provides the best bang for your buck.

Buy Now at Everlane, $68
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5. Uniqlo Pile-Lined Sweat Long-Sleeve Full Zip Hoodie
Uniqlo

Uniqlo really does the basics better than anyone. For the low price of $39.90, you can get a hoodie that looks far more expensive, comes in a wide array of colors and can provide infinite styling opportunities. Buy an Airism long sleeve tee while you’re at it, and layer them for the ultimate warm fall look. The lining of this particular hoodie also makes it a great option for the upcoming colder months.

Buy Now at Uniqlo, $39.90
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4. Rue Porter Ultra Heavyweight Hoodie – Vintage
Rue Porter

If you’re looking for a high quality blank hoodie that won’t break the bank, Rue Porter is a great option. As far as fit goes, this one boasts an over-sized drop-shoulder design, which is what a lot of folks are looking for in their hoodie sizing these days. It’s double needle-stitched with heavyweight ribbing. In short, this is an extremely durable blank hoodie for anyone who likes to build their outfits around a hoodie, rather than featuring it as the centerpiece.

Buy Now at Rue Porter, $75
https://rueporter.com/products/ultra-heavyweight-hoodie-vintage?variant=32430267662433
3. Seventh Clay V2 Hoodie
Seventh

This is a truly exceptional plain hoodie. With a price tag north of $200, it might not be the right option for everyone, but if you’re looking for something long-lasting with an incredibly trendy silhouette, check out Seventh. The item description reads: “You won’t accept anything less once you own a V2.” Between the dropped shoulder fit and the rich color options, Seventh’s store is certainly worth exploring for hoodie aficionados and sportswear fans alike.

buy now at seventh, $221
https://seventhstores.com/collections/mens/products/clay-v2-hoodie-m?currency=USD
2. John Elliott Folsom Hoodie
John Elliott

There’s no way around it, John Elliott makes a heck of a hoodie. This iteration also plays on the Japanese aesthetic notion of wabi-sabi; it comes pre-worn, and if you buy it, you get to watch it continue to evolve throughout your lifetime of wear. Every piece in the Folsom collection is totally unique, as they’ve all been dyed and distressed differently. If you’re looking for a hoodie that’s a cut above the rest, but doesn’t quite break the bank like some of the other designer pieces on the list, then the JE hoodie might be the choice for you.

Buy Now at John Elliott, $288
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnelliott.com%2Fproducts%2Ffolsom-hoodie-vintage-black
1. Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Pullover Hoodie
Reigning Champ

Reigning Champ’s signature pullover is quite simply a perfect hoodie. It’s durable, available in a few muted colors, features beautiful stitching and is just a treat to put on. There really isn’t much more to say. If you’re looking for an amazing hoodie with no frills, built to last a lifetime, then look no further than the Reigning Champ pullover.

Buy Now at Reigning Champ, $145
https://shop.reigningchamp.com/products/midweight-terry-pullover-hoodie-black
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The Best Men’s Camp Collar Shirts to Shop this Spring

The camp collar shirt has been a menswear staple since the early 1900’s, but only recently found its way back into the lexicon of the modern man. For a long time, it was the shirt of choice for your uncle who gets way too drunk at the family function, or that creepy guy who won’t stop hitting on your friends on Ocean Drive. But no more! We are here to reclaim the camp collar and restore it to it’s former glory with a list of the best men’s camp collar shirts you can find right now.

How to Wear a Camp Collar Shirt

Camp collars are incredibly versatile pieces of summer clothing. You can wear it all the way buttoned up if you want to appear a bit more formal, or unbutton it a bit and let the notched collar really do its thing. Camp Collars can be the loudest part of your outfit, the quietest, and everything in between. They come in a wide variety of materials, patterns, and cuts, so there is sure to be one for everybody. They work well just on their own on a hot day, or can be layered under any kind of jacket and be worn as a semi formal piece.

1. Percival Tapestry Cuban Linen Shirt
Percival

Percival has one of the best selections of camp collars available on the market right now, ranging from unique embroidered pieces like the ones pictured above to more understated iterations like this navy linen take on a classic Cuban collar. Although $225 is certainly not chump change, it’s difficult to find collared shirts with an interesting design or style anywhere under the $300 range, as you’ll see throughout this list with entries from Bode and Sacai. Percival is the perfect middle ground between insane luxury prices and a fast fashion piece that may only last a season.

Check out their knit polos and other shirts too while you’re on the site; they’ve got a lot of great and trending options for 2022.

shop now at percival – $225
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2. CMMN SWDN Beige Ture Shirt
SSENSE

CMMN SWDN came in hot this year with the fringe camp collar design, which adds beautiful texture and movement to the otherwise simple piece. The multicolored stripes are a wonderful touch as well.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $540
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3. The Row Giuseppe Shirt
SSENSE

The Row has made quite the case for itself as a purveyor of all-time classics. The brand has really found their footing, making timeless designs that–despite the expense–are sure to last a lifetime. This is a great men’s camp collar shirt—but as with all the shirts on this list—is a good fit for anyone.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $820
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fthe-row%2Foff-white-giuseppe-shirt%2F9077721
4. Kuro Paisley Shirt
SSENSE

Paisley prints have been all over recently, so here’s a quieter option if you still want to ride the wave but aren’t into the all-over prints. The piece, which is completely linen and made in Japan, is sure to be a nice addition to any closet.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $530
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fmen%2Fproduct%2Fkuro%2Foff-white-paisley-shirt%2F9269051
5. Double Rainbouu Flames Camp Shirt
SSENSE

Double Rainbouu has been making quite the name for themselves with their camp collars over the past few years, but this take on the classic Flames collared shirt is a 10 out of 10. Everything about it, from the color choices to the way the flame pattern weaves in and out of itself is perfect.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $175
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6. Gramicci Camp Shirt
SSENSE

Gramicci has become one of our favorite outdoor brands lately, but they also executed a camp collar style shirt perfectly. It features some angled pockets that add some function, as well as key elements of visual interest that break up the larger forms.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $130
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7. John Elliot Camp Shirt
SSENSE

John Elliot has steadily risen the ranks with nuanced and refined takes on classic men’s cuts, and this shirt is no exception. It has a perfect boxy fit, as well as the flowing green pattern which goes with pretty much anything.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $300
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8. J.Crew Camp Collar Harbor Shirt
J.Crew

The camp collar is a menswear classic, and so is J.Crew. It’s a match made in heaven, really. What’s even better is that the Harbor shirt is on sale right now in tons of colors, so you better stock up before it’s too late.

Shop Now at J.Crew – $36.50
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9. Saturdays NYC York Camp Collar Shirt
Saturdays NYC

A new upgrade from Saturdays from their classic Canty SS shirt. The York Camp Collar features a more contemporary, boxy cut as well as a nice light Tencel construction. The sleeves and hem of the shirt are fully bonded to ensure that the piece lasts as long as you need it to.

Shop Now at Saturdays NYC – $158
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10. Everlane Camp Shirt
Everlane

Everlane has you covered for a tried and true camp collar look. Available in a wide variety of colors, this shirt really shines from up close, where the textures reveal themselves. A great wardrobe staple to have on hand at all times.

Shop Now at Everlane – $70
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11. Needles Vacation Shirt
End.

Japan’s Needles is typically known for their upcycled flannels and iconic tracksuits, but they have the summer garments down pat as well. This shirt has a wild leopard print pattern but is made from ultra breathable rayon, so you won’t feel nearly as hot as you look.

Shop Now at End. – $265
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12. Spencer Badu Cargo Camp Shirt
SSENSE

If subtle subversion of the norm is your style, this shirt’s for you. The cut of this piece is super wide, adding some extra spice without doing too much. The additional flap on the collar, angled pocket, and button placement add even more small touches to this shirt that really brings it up a notch.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $265
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13. Levi’s Sunset Camp Shirt
SSENSE

Good things don’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Levi’s has come in with a dope colorway of their “Sunset” camp collar shirt. We’re not really sure where the sunset is in this one, but it’s awesome regardless.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $70
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14. Prada Cotton Bowling Shirt
Prada

Look, we get it. There’s minimal opportunities during summer for you to really show off how much you spend on clothes, so why not go crazy on one of Prada’s famous camp shirts? I mean, you only live once.

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15. Nicholas Daley Check Bowling Shirt
SSENSE

If you aren’t into loud colors but still want something with a bit more flavor, Nicholas Daley has you covered. White stitching and trim adds nice contrasting hits, while the various colors of the panels add subtle variation throughout.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $485
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16. Rag and Bone Knit Pique Shirt
SSENSE

If you’re looking for the ultimate simple camp collar, look no further. Rag & Bone nailed the fit and finish on this shirt, in a warm color that rides the line between gray and brown. A perfect example of the kinds of men’s camp collar shirts to wear with a muted palette.

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17. Bode Wavy Chenille Shirt
SSENSE

Bode’s collared shirts are an absolute staple for the brand, with a wide variety of styles to choose from. All are made with the utmost care and craft, but here we chose a bright, wavy shirt from a beautiful chenille fabric.

Shop Now at SSENSE – $530
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18. Sacai Rayon Shirt
SSENSE

Sacai is obviously known for its Nike collabs, but the brand has been severely underrated in general. Chitose Abe’s expert design shows through even with a piece as simple as this one, with a subtle rib trim on the cuffs and behind the arm of this shirt. It’s also made of a very lightweight rayon fabric to keep you nice and cool all summer.

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19. Harago Green & Off-White Checker Shirt
SSENSE

If you’re looking for a camp collar with beautifully embroidered accents, look no further than HARAGO. Few brands have managed to concoct a shirt that is as simultaneously unique and minimal as the Jaipur-based menswear brand. The details coupled with founder Harsh Agarwal’s keen eye for handwoven fabrics make the various camp collar shirts sold by the brand one of the best options on the market right now. If you’re looking for a shirt that gives some of the same stylistic vibe as Bode, but are not willing to shell out upwards of $500, then take a look at the many pieces made by HARAGO, available on SSENSE, MatchesFashion and more.

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Peacock’s ‘Bel-Air’ Drops New Merchandise

Season 1 of Bel-Air just concluded with its heavily talked about finale that had viewers getting the conversation going on Twitter, and now as we all begin to look forward to Season 2, the Bel-Air team is hooking up with some exclusive merchandise. Peacock is partnering with live stream app NTWRK to drop an exclusive collection of Bel-Air-inspired sneakers, set-used props and wardrobe, and fan collectibles, with all proceeds going towards Coded by Kids—a Philadelphia based tech education nonprofit that focuses on tech startup-focused entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented groups.

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Now as you all know, the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series that ran from 1990 to 1996 was renowned for its incorporation of fresh (or phat as they called it back then) urban and hip-hop style into the show, and while this new Bel-Air series has some big shoes to fill in that regard, they’re already getting the ball rolling with this new NTWRK partnership. 

Some of the items included in this collection are:

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Bel-Air Kicks Collection A pack includes the Air Jordan 6 Retro Infrared, Air Force 1 High ’07, Air Max 180 “Ultramarine”, Air Jordan 4 “Lightning”, Air Jordan 4 “Shimmer” Mid, Air Jordan 1 “Heat Reactive” Mid, and the Air Jordan 7 Retro “Flint” Mid.

Bel-Air Collectibles Pack – A pack that includes an official Bel-Air hat, hoodie, and pin. Recipients will be selected from a drawing on NTWRK, with an entry costing $1.

Bel-Air Set Collection – A small collection of Bel-Air history with multiple pieces worn by Will and Carlton during different episodes.

ONE37pm spoke with NTWRK president Moksha Fitzgibbons about how this cool collection came to be, and what else we can expect from the NTWRK team in the future.

NTWRK

ONE37pm: Thanks for speaking with us Moksha! For those that are just now being introduced to NTWRK, could you walk us through what we can expect from this collection?

Moksha: No problem! For those that don’t know, NTWRK is a live streaming entertainment platform where you can get the chance to win, in this case, official Bel Air merchandise, which are highly coveted and desirable products. For example, we have the highly coveted sneaker collection Bel Air Kicks. Getting access to those collectibles are top priority, and it’s a mix of products. We also have another set that is all about the show and you can see what people are wearing. It’s all about meaningful engagement and brand love.

ONE37pm: How did this partnership with Bel Air come to be and what can we expect?

Moksha: We looked at the passion point of audience programming and what they are interested in and figured it made sense. Once we identified those things in terms of what was meaningful to the audience, we were able to create a collection with items directly from the set while also providing an access level of engagement. We also have promotional packs for increased fan love and engagement which represent iconic pop culture. 

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ONE37pm: The original Fresh Prince show was known for its television impact when it came to urban style and fashion, do you think Bel Air can recapture that?

Moksha: I think so! I don’t want to speak for the Bel-Air team as they would know better than I do, but I definitely think Bel-Air already has that infatuation to where they can deliver on that mission. They just wrapped up their first season so we have to let it play out, but they are well on their way with their various collaborations. They are also very in tune with their programming and marketing strategies, as well as being very fashion-forward. It speaks to their ambition for that mission of being style innovators.

ONE37pm: Last but not least, what else has NTWRK been up to lately?

Moksha: We are working on so many things here at NTWRK! We have a continued commitment to creators that have consumer desirability. We are also helping to build up a pool of creators like Mr. Flower Fantastic. Additionally, we are working on events that surround passion points such as basketball for example that have collectives all around that are made for specific moments.

We have some festival stuff coming too! We are forever trying to innovate and enhance the experience for our consumers. We recently launched creator pages where creators can develop their own specific community and consumers can follow them. Things are developing really fast for us, and we’re getting into the trading card market too! We want to continue to build!

You can keep up with both NTWRK and the Bel Air series on Instagram.

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A Timeline of the 15 Coolest Croc Collabs

It’s funny to think that the shoes that once made us uncomfortable with their style but comfortable on foot are still clogging around the streets to this day. From an outsider’s perspective, Crocs jumped right into the competitive footwear industry. On account of being the world’s ugliest shoe, Crocs slowly started to make their mark when they toyed with the idea of new colorways, designs, and Jibbitz making the shoes a bit less bizarre and a tad more flavorful. 

Two decades later, Crocs has continued to prove that they are here for the long haul. Although they will always be known as the “what are those” shoes, it will place no bearing on the brand’s bandwidth. To date, Crocs has extended its reach by working directly with big-name brands and artists to produce limited-edition clogs. Have you seen the recent announcement of the Jeff Staple X Crocs dropping on April 14th, 2022? 

If truth be told, these not so stylish clogs have substantially impacted the fashion industry, especially once comfort was put at the forefront of fashion leaders’ minds. Balenciaga, one of the world’s prominent fashion brands, bought into Crocs back in 2018, making waves at Paris Fashion Week. 

As a result of this odd match, people’s eyes opened to the idea and value of Crocs. From there on out, what people knew the brand originally for—which was its inability to focus on style—completely shifted. Notable brands like Lucky Charms, Hidden Valley Ranch, and Space Jam, to name a few, started to work alongside Crocs to put their own unique twist on the shoe. Below are some of the coolest Croc collabs of all time from the years since the brand’s inception.

The History of Crocs

Crocs were born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, by Lyndon “Duke” Hanson and George Boedecker Jr. Initially, the foam-based shoe was designed as a comfort-driven boating shoe. Sticking to the brand’s core, bringing the shoe back to its roots and right to the Sunshine State of Florida was practical. Hanson and Boedecker Jr. debuted the shoe at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with only 200 pairs on deck. By the end of the event, they were sold out. 

Based on the promising response, the Crocs team took it viral as the “look” of the shoe did not affect the value of comfort. What was designed as a single-use boat shoe has now expanded to over 120 variations sold worldwide, a testament to the brand’s mission of comfort over style. 

Devoted fans of the Crocs brand took it to the extreme when they created a fan-made Crocs Day. October 23rd, most popularly known as Croctober, is a fancied period where Crocs usually announces brand collaborations. 

The Crocs Collabs, a Timeline (from newest to oldest)

The value placed on Crocs’ collaborations with brands goes without saying. As the brand progresses into new spaces, we take a look back at the pairs that were pivotal in its growth starting with the newest and going fifteen pairs back to some of the oldest. Without further ado, a timeline of some of the coolest Croc collabs of all time.

The Lucky Charms Crocs
StockX

Never say there isn’t a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow because if you were able to get your hands on a pair of these, I’d have to say you legitimately struck gold. With luck on your side, Lucky Charms was able to work with Crocs to make a flavorful collaboration “Magically Delicious.” Unfortunately, at this moment, there are no more retail-priced pairs available and can only be purchased on resell sites like Goat or StockX.  

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Palace x Crocs
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If there was one brand to do it, it would be Palace. Rare, majestic, and highly sophisticated—the jungle camouflage crocs seemingly blend into the mix of the previous work Crocs has forested. They are available in two colors ways, Palace Desert and Palace Camo, with the desert pair featured above. 

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Salehe Bembury x Crocs
StockX

A new mold. A nature-inspired look. A whole new dimension. Renowned footwear designer Salehe Bembury paired up with Crocs to create a new-fashioned silhouette of clogs, the Crocs Pollex Clog. The first drop involved two colorways, and now word on the street is that there are two more that will be making an appearance in the collection. These once $85 USD clogs—in the colorway Cucumber—are now being sold for the hefty price of around $370 USD on resale sites. 

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Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs
StockX

Eating wings? Ranch. Having a pizza? Ranch. Indulging in a salad? Ranch. It’s by no surprise that Hidden Valley Ranch, a staple in everyone’s home (regardless of its form), has made its mark in the fashion industry. Taking a bite into the company’s foundation of “spreading ranch love,” it seems proper that a committed brand of comfort and innovation decided to ranch out with Hidden Valley. 

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Free and Easy x Crocs
StockX

What do Free & Easy and Crocs have in common? A few things. Take a trip down memory lane and go back to Crocs root as a boating shoe. Then compare it with designer, Kevin Cricosta’s love for the Golden Age of 70s West Coast Surf. At heart, both of these brands have ties to the big blue sea, making it almost impossible to not work together. Via StockX, you can embrace the Free & Easy way of livin’ too. 

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SANKUANZ x Crocs
StockX

An iteration of the Classic Clogs, the Sankuanz x Crocs factor in an extra protective outer shell, which plays a role in both style and comfort. The added component provides extra comfort, shoe protection and emphasizes the streetwear look. Designer, Sankuanz is most remarkably noted for its association with young subculture-inspired pieces and for working with brands like Crocs. The brand launched three different colorways: white, black and lime punch. 

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Space Jam x Crocs
StockX

Crocs knew they had “a real jam goin’ down,” when they welcomed Space Jam: A New Legacy to the world of Crocs. To get a shot at owning one of the two limited-edition designed pairs, dance your way to StockX. Both comfort-filled clogs, the Classic Clog and the All-Terrain pair feature on brand Jibbitiz including—but not limited to—the trademark bullseye, Space Jam logo, and Tune Squad graphic. 

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Drew House x Crocs
StockX

Beliebers, this one is for you. Justin Bieber’s streetwear brand, Drew House, successfully teamed up with Crocs for its second collaboration. This time around, Bieber placed an emphasis on Crocs with socks. Unlike the first yellow pair, these lavender classic crocs are themed to complement the Drew House smiley logo and teddy bear that are featured across the brand’s platform and apparel sold. 

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Karol G x Crocs
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A match made in heaven: Karol G and Crocs. Colombian artist, Karol G, has her fans swooning over her not one but two limited edition valentine’s day inspired clogs, “A Crush Worth Having” and “A Killer Classic, Karol G Style.” If you are anything close to a heartbreaker, these classic styled bold-red clogs with decorative barbed wire are perfect for you and your loved one. 

Buy now at stockx, $369+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-classic-clog-karol-g
Post Malone x Crocs
StockX

After realizing Post Malone’s love for Crocs, it would be interesting to check out his footwear collection. Now on his fifth collaboration with the brand, his long-lasting partnership has us assuming that Malone really loves a food pair or five of Crocs. The newest launched pair is a continuation of the black and blue colorway from the year before. Adhering to a similar scheme and design, the latest shoe factors in branded rivets, lanyard clips and chunky outsoles. Sold in both black and pink colorways. 

buy now at stockx, $197+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-duet-max-2-post-malone-pink
Takashi Murakami x Crocs
StockX

These clogs are as exclusive as it gets. Only sold at ComplexCon Long Beach, these highly demanded Crocs are in collaboration with renowned artist Takashi Murakami. The pair showcases the artist’s bright, colorful style that he uses to blend the gap between fine art and pop art. You can purchase a pair for the sturdy price of $1,895 USD, an indication of the artist’s prominence and eccentric work throughout all platforms. 

buy now at stockx, $1,898+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-classic-clog-takashi-murakami-x-complexcon%3Fcountry%3DUS%26currencyCode%3DUSD%26size%3D10%26g_network%3Dg%26g_productchannel%3Donline%26g_adid%3D244607812448%26g_campaign%3DOD%2B-%2BSegment%2B-%2BSneakers%2B-%2BAdult%2BSizes%2B-%2B%2528US%2529%26g_keyword%3D%26g_adtype%3Dpla%26g_keywordid%3Dpla-315637133741%26g_acctid%3D709-098-4271%26g_ifcreative%3D%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26g_adgroupid%3D50672857117%26g_productid%3Dfa0a37ea-0893-42e7-b427-9f67e42ba711%26g_merchantid%3D111829866%26g_partition%3D315637133741%26g_campaignid%3D1032998786%26g_ifproduct%3Dproduct%26%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26%26utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3DOD-Segment-Sneakers-AdultSizes-(US)%26utm_campaignid%3D1032998786%26content%3D244607812448%26keyword%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjw3IqSBhCoARIsAMBkTb2f9AuIcSZJYoskVlanY6sVlAYYhXegWRuU7qInqZ0ntWiF9NkyKrYaAp2vEALw_wcB
Pizzaslime x Crocs
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Warning: these are not your ordinary pair of crocs. Anyways, the reality is that no one wants to be known as typical these days, so if anything it gives these epic pairs a leg up amongst the rest. Deployed off the idea of making crocs function in a new way, Pizzaslime designed a crossbody bag out of one croc (not a pair). Following this collaboration, they launched a pair of classic crocs featuring Pizzaslime Jibbitz on a white base, which you can see above. 

bid now at stockx
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-classic-clog-pizzaslime
Market (fka Chinatown Market) x Crocs
StockX

Just when you thought that Crocs maxed out on all the eccentric collaborations they’ve put forth, you’ve thought wrong. Take a look at the limited edition Chinatown Market x Crocs Dimitri Clog “Barefoot Grass” that was the complete opposite style of the edgy Pleasures pair that was launched before. If you have any interest in snagging a pair and you are a dog owner, beware. With these turf-designed shoes, it would not come as a surprise if your cute fluffy animal mistook it for its own stopping ground. 

buy now at stockx, $343+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-dimitri-clog-chinatown-market
Pleasures x Crocs
StockX

In the theme of Croctober, Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Pleasures teamed up with Crocs to mold together a pair of spooktastic Crocs. The Classic “Skelton” Crocs has a white skeleton foot graphic on an all-black base going hand in hand with the brand’s heavy metal, vintage culture vibe. 

buy now at stockx, $1,399+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fcrocs-dimitri-clog-pleasures%3Fcountry%3DUS%26currencyCode%3DUSD%26size%3D10%26g_network%3Dg%26g_productchannel%3Donline%26g_adid%3D244607812448%26g_campaign%3DOD%2B-%2BSegment%2B-%2BSneakers%2B-%2BAdult%2BSizes%2B-%2B%2528US%2529%26g_keyword%3D%26g_adtype%3Dpla%26g_keywordid%3Dpla-315637133741%26g_acctid%3D709-098-4271%26g_ifcreative%3D%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26g_adgroupid%3D50672857117%26g_productid%3Da2e47340-67ea-4ad9-99dd-1110d12d983d%26g_merchantid%3D111829866%26g_partition%3D315637133741%26g_campaignid%3D1032998786%26g_ifproduct%3Dproduct%26%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds%26%26utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3DOD-Segment-Sneakers-AdultSizes-(US)%26utm_campaignid%3D1032998786%26content%3D244607812448%26keyword%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjw3IqSBhCoARIsAMBkTb3fy1mflGL5qTmtzagloiyHgZXcxLFBakA4565m7DFLrMa8P9CJxcEaArbDEALw_wcB
Balenciaga x Crocs
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We weren’t lying when we said that the not so trendy Crocs have somehow crept their way into the luxury world of fashion. The acclaimed fashion house, Balenciaga diverged from its customary footwear designs when they teamed up with Crocs. To put their stamp of authenticity on Crocs, the brand created street-styled Rubber Sandals and Men Rain Boots. 

buy now at stockx, $818+
https://go.skimresources.com?id=27667X1584577&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstockx.com%2Fbalenciaga-x-crocs-boot-green
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Top 10 LEGO Batman Sets

LEGO Batman debuted in 2006 and ran for two years, giving us some amazing sets and an undeniably nostalgic video game to accompany it. The theme mysteriously disappeared at the end of 2008, only to return again with a SDCC/NYCC exclusive Dark Knight Batman minifigure released in 2011 announcing a full wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes Sets to be released in 2012. Since then, the last ten years have given us some awesome LEGO DC and Batman sets, so I thought it’d be fun to celebrate the big anniversary with a Top 10 list of the best LEGO Batman sets ever released! 

Before we dive in, here are some ground rules. For the sake of the article, any LEGO set that contained at least one Batman minifigure and/or Batman branding will be eligible for this list. While there have been some awesome DC and Justice League sets over the years, if the set didn’t include Batman, then it won’t count here.

With that being said, let’s get into it!

10. The Batmobile: Two-Face’s Escape
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Released as a part of the very first Batman wave in 2006, this set was an instant classic. The Batmobile, to me, is the definitive minifig-scale LEGO Batmobile: it’s just reminiscent enough of existing batmobile models to feel familiar, yet unique enough that it stands out as its own model. Add in the iconic LEGO Batman minifigure and the classic black-and-white Two-Face minifig, and this set is an undeniably awesome mark in LEGO Batman history!

9. The Dynamic Duo: Funhouse Escape
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When I got back into LEGO back in 2012, this was my favorite set from the LEGO DC Super Heroes inaugural wave. In a lot of ways, I still think this set was the best value for your money that LEGO DC has ever offered, but let’s explore why. For $39.99, this was your first chance to get Batman, Robin, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and the Riddler all in one place. Throw in the awesome Bat-cycle and the Joker’s Funhouse build, and this set was worth every penny. Surprisingly, it hasn’t gone up much in value over the years, so this is a set I’d highly recommend for someone just starting out with their LEGO DC/Batman collection. 

8. Jokerland
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Released in 2015, Jokerland was a ground breaking set. It was the debut of the comic-style Beast Boy and Starfire, which was a great way for collectors to round out their Teen Titans collection. Add in Batman and his Rogues Gallery of Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy and this set was destined to be a blast! Personally, I loved the individually and play value in this set: Harley had her motorcycle ride, Penguin had his Duck Ferris Wheel, Poison Ivy had her drop ride, and Joker had his live of terror that gave each villain their own setting to fight off the heroes in. I love how this set felt like several settings packed into one theme park, and that’s a big reason why this will always be a Top 10 set for me.

7. The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze’s Break-In
Amazon

If you were a kid in 2006 (or even now,) this was a set you probably begged your parents to buy. Who didn’t want the first ever LEGO Batcave?! Especially when you consider the inclusion of Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze, Alfred, and The Penguin with his Penguin Minions, it’s amazing how much value you got for $89.99 back in the day (good luck finding one complete for under $300 these days!)

6. Arkham Asylum Breakout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ja4BNMR2pE
Amazon

Released in 2013, this is my favorite Arkham Asylum set of the three released to date. The gothic feel of Arkham really comes to life in this set, and the inclusion of the Dr. Harleen Quinzel minifigure is a nice touch. There was a great Arkham Asylum released in the LEGO Batman Movie wave, however, that version includes villain minifigures that are all in their orange jumpsuits. While that is thematically correct, I like getting villains in their actual costumes, so this one wins out for me on that basis. The build itself is the cherry on top, and it solidifies this set’s spot on the Top 10 list! 

5. Classic TV Series Batcave
Amazon

The Adam West Batman series has had a multitude of toys made over the years (especially in the last decade or so,) and this has to be one of the most comprehensive offerings from the series. This set includes it all: every main recurring villain from the series, Batman, Robin, Alfred, and even Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson! You can send Bruce and Dick down the Batpoles to change them into their alter ego as the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder! The set depicts part of Wayne Manor up top, and the entirety of the futuristic Batcave from the beloved series. As if all of that wasn’t enough, the set also comes with a Bat-Cycle, Batcopter, and the first version of the iconic 1966 Batmobile. Ka-Pow! 

4. 2021 UCS Tumbler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MlqtZf6S2c&ab_channel=MiniSuperHeroesToday
Amazon

The Dark Knight is a fan favorite among Batman movies. From the realistic take on the Caped Crusader and his Rogues Gallery to the awesome gadgets, there’s no doubt that Christopher Nolan’s trilogy will remain a classic for all time. Many years ago, LEGO released a “UCS style” Tumbler with an exclusive Batman and Joker minifigure, and in 2021, they did a remastered version of that very set. It’s a nearly-identical version of the first one with some minor upgrades, as well as two new and exclusive minifigures. This one is a must-have for LEGO Batman fans!

3. 1989 Batwing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ7l9P-KHbo&ab_channel=MiniSuperHeroesToday
Amazon

After the success of 2019’s 1989 Batmobile, LEGO followed up with a matching 1989 Batwing. This came with three minifigs from the Michael Keaton film, as well as a hidden, built-in feature to hang the Batwing on your wall if you so choose!

2. Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80yqIjbPx7E&ab_channel=MiniSuperHeroesToday
Amazon

While large-scale sets are amazing for display value, I will always have a soft spot for minifigure-scale playlets. While this may be a vehicle and not a “playset” per say, I still think this set delivers on every level. Two great minifigs and a great build experience make this set worth every penny. 

1. 1989 Batmobile
https://youtu.be/x8KUAPmWz6s
Amazon

When this set was revealed, Batman fans around the world rejoiced. Not only was this an instant fan-favorite set, but it also introduced Michael Keaton’s Batman franchise into the world of LEGO. Containing three minifigures, a display stand, and tons of play features, it’s hard to imagine another set taking the #1 spot.
Let me know what you thought of this list, and as always, be sure to reach out to me on IG with any thoughts or questions! – @MiniSuperHeroesToday

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The Best Duke and UNC Merch To Cop Before The Final Four

It’s happening. The Final Four storybook matchup that we all prayed would happen for Coach K’s final hurrah. At the beginning of the tournament, a Duke vs UNC Final Four seemed like a pipe dreamsomething that was way too good to be true. Except the Basketball Gods looked out for us. And since they were kind enough to look out for us, Duke and UNC fans definitely have to take advantage of this opportunity to cop some new merch for what is sure to be one of the highest-rated college games of all time (this may even go down as one of the highest-rated games in the history of sports).

You know ONE37pm already has you covered, so we’ve gathered a list of Duke and UNC apparel that you can either pick up in-store or have shipped to you this week. Let’s see what we’re working with, shall we?

1. Duke Nike Fleece Hoodie
Duke University Stores

Okay, we’ll start with the local school stores. Since school is still in session, students can make their way to the university store to pick up just about anything Duke-related when it comes to merchandise. We’re assuming that at least a small percentage of Duke students will be at the game Saturday, and the rest will be at watch parties around the area, so obviously the University store is the best/quickest option for those individuals.

Of course, if you happen to be at or near Durham this week, in-person shopping may also be an option depending on Duke’s shopping policies. If you’re in the area and for some reason you can’t get to the campus store, there will more than likely be stores nearby that have Duke merchandise as well.

Rambling aside, this is a very nice hoodie. You can also get this exact same hoodie at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nike.

BUY NOW, $70
https://shop.duke.edu/Duke-Retro-Fleece-Hood-by-Nike
2. Duke Jersey
Fanatics

Check this out. Fanatics.com has an excellent deal going on right now where you can get three-day expedited shipping for just $14.99. Not bad if you ask us. However, there’s a catch. The jerseys in particular are selling out quite fast. Hopefully, you can snag one in time for the game (or be willing to go up or down a size).

BUY NOW, $109.99
https://www.fanatics.com/college/duke-blue-devils/number-0-duke-blue-devils-nike-limited-basketball-jersey-white/o-16+t-56380043+p-25487139513+z-8-72872430?_ref=p-SRP:m-GRID:i-r1c0:po-3
3. Duke 2022 Final Four Hat
Fanatics

This is probably the most relevant Duke item that you can cop right now. What we have here is the official 2022 NCAA Final Four hat. Regardless of whether or not Duke wins this game, this matchup will be a part of sports history, and owning official merchandise is the right way to go. Might be a good investment too.

BUY NOW, $39.99
4. Duke T-Shirt
Nike

We hesitated to put this on here because there is almost zero chance that this will be here before Saturday. In fact, according to Nike, you may not get it until next Tuesday (April 8th) which is obviously after not only the Final Four but the National Championship as well. So if you are a Duke fan and planning on buying this shirt, you have to be okay with still owning it if, in fact, Duke does not win the title.

BUY NOW, $35
https://www.nike.com/t/jordanunc-mens-t-shirt-7MbzGJ/00038462X-DK1
5. North Carolina 2022 NCAA Final Four Hat
UNC Tarheels

Same deal as Duke. If you are a UNC student or near the Chapel Hill area, there’s a chance that you can skip the online hoopla altogether and pick up your new UNC merchandise either at the University Store, or at a nearby store such as Walmart, Target, or an athletic store, etc as those places tend to have team merchandise as well.

If you aren’t nearby or out of luck, you can always go to the Fanatics website which once again offers three-day shipping for $14.99, which means you get it before the game.

BUY NOW, $39.99
6. Jordan Brand 2022 Locker Room T-Shirt
UNC Tarheels

These are the official locker room shirt replicas that were worn during the celebration, and honestly, they’re pretty cool. Definitely feel the bracket design against the baby blue, that’s a clean look. Plus, you’re obviously talking about apparel that’s Jordan Brand, which is always a bonus.

BUY NOW, $34.99
https://shop.goheels.com/mens-jordan-brand-carolina-blue-north-carolina-tar-heels-2022-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-march-madness-final-four-regional-champions-locker-room-t-shirt/p-37859809444415+z-829-222577702?_ref=p-TLP:m-GRID:i-r0c0:po-0
7. Jordan UNC Jersey
Nike

If you are a die-hard UNC fan, then chances are you probably own something Number 23 related already, but in case you don’t, here ya go! The good thing about Jordan’s UNC Jersey is that it’s pretty universal in the sense that you’re not limited to only finding it online. You could go to your local mall and there might be a shop (Jimmy Jazz for example) that has it available. You never know.

BUY NOW, $120
https://www.nike.com/t/jordanunc-mens-limited-basketball-jersey-xsv1mQ/AT8895-448?nikemt=true&cp=94940895952_search_%7CPRODUCT_GROUP%7CGOOGLE%7C71700000041569911%7CAll_X_X_X_X-Device_X_Jordan-FullPrice_X%7C%7Cc&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwuYWSBhByEiwAKd_n_ury7WAvEMnbnRhS9vPqIg9-dDO4hyUeazfgzG9Sfru-axpbTsJidRoCL58QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
8. Mitchell and Ness Jordan 83/84 Jersey
Fanatics

Normally we wouldn’t double do it, but we had to double do it. Look at this beautiful retro Michael Jordan jersey. Doesn’t it scream 1980s basketball, jerry curls, and extra super short basketball shorts? Worth every penny if you ask us.

Well, this is it, folks. Whether you go with our selections or not, we hope you are able to get some new merch for what we think will be the game of the ages. The Duke vs UNC matchup is set to go down this Saturday, April 2nd, at 8:49 pm EST.

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Best Face Moisturizers For Men on Amazon

Many men still feel that they don’t need some form of a skincare routine, but a good face moisturizer can make a massive difference at a minimum. If you’re looking to get one but don’t know how to go about it, below we’ve got a list of considerations to make before you buy—along with a list of five great moisturizers for men.

How to pick the best face moisturizer
  • Consider skin type – Skincare is incredibly important, which of course means it’s also incredibly complicated. Getting a moisturizer isn’t as simple as picking the first one you see online or on the shelf. Your skin can either by oily, sensitive, dry or any combination of these, so you need to consider this. 
  • Consider ingredients – All moisturizers are not created equally. In fact, ingredients can greatly differ from product to product. For example, some might contain vitamin c, which helps with anti-aging. Oatmeal and aloe ease inflammation. Vitamin E fights skin damage and dullness. Despite this, not every product will include everything.
  • Consider fragrance – Moisturizers can either have a fragrance, be fragrance-free or unscented. Fragrances smell nice, but are also often synthetic and help mask toxins which cause the skin to react badly. Fragrance-free doesn’t mean that the moisturizer will smell, because often natural ingredients provide a nice smell. Unscented moisturizers may include a ‘natural smelling’ fragrance. This is a tricky one, so be sure to check before you buy.
  • Consider organic – Moisturizers made with organic ingredients are usually much healthier for the skin. Some moisturizers market themselves as being ‘natural’, but this is a slippery slope and doesn’t always mean what people interpret.
1. Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer
Top Pick
Amazon

This first men’s face moisturizer from Jack Black is a great option for those who want their skin to feel nourished and hydrated without feeling oily. It includes vitamin E which will have your skin’s appearance looking better and it also consists of vitamin A, blue algae extract, phospholipids and sea parsley. This double-duty face moisturizer also includes UVA/UVB protection which helps stop aging caused by the sun. It has an SPF of 20. In terms of the company, they never test their products on animals, which is always a bonus. Do note that if you have sensitive skin or incredibly dry skin, you’ll need something different.

Pros:

  • Hydrates skin
  • Great natural ingredients
  • UVA/UVB protection


Cons:

  • Not for sensitive or very dry skin
Buy now, $28
https://amzn.to/3AJrxg6
2. Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer
Best Vegan
Amazon

This daily essential face moisturizer by Brickell is made with 100% natural ingredients but even more crucially, 83% organic ingredients. It consists of aloe vera, which supplies moisture and antioxidants to the skin tissue, jojoba oil which creates a kind of protective cushion on your skin to help prevent water loss and green tea, which helps with anti-aging. This company’s products are always vegan, never tested on animals and don’t contain sulfates, synthetic fragrances or gluten. Some have stated that there is a strange scent despite it being unscented.

Pros:

  • 83% organic ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Moisturizes well

Cons:

  • Can have a strange smell
Buy now, $20
https://amzn.to/3Gqfdm7
3. Viking Revolution Natural Face Moisturizer
Best For Wrinkles
Amazon

This face moisturizer is an especially great pick for men who have lines and wrinkles on their face. It will help diminish the look and nourish your skin so that it is as smooth as can be. It does this without any harsh chemicals that would have adverse effects. If you’re looking for something a little more like a cream, this might not be for you though because it has a particularly runny feel which some are not a fan of.

Pros:

  • Great for wrinkles
  • No harsh chemicals

Cons:

  • Runny
Buy now, $14.88
https://amzn.to/3HthpuC
4. Bulldog Men’s Facial Moisturizer
Best All-Round
Amazon

Bulldog is a very well respected and trusted brand in men’s health. This pack of moisturizers is actually interestingly made for use for your entire body, but it still works just as well on your face as most products out there. Many men start a skincare routine for their face and then neglect the rest of their body, so this is a good choice if that sounds like you. It’s designed for everyday use and the natural ingredients are paired with some carefully selected man-made products to increase performance. It can be a little greasy for some if used excessively, so keep that in mind.

Pros:

  • Can be used for whole body
  • Soothes skin

Cons:

  • Can be greasy
Buy now, $17.48
https://amzn.to/3gDnMjj
5. Bevel Face Moisturizer For Men
Also Consider
Amazon

Last but not least is this lotion from Bevel. It’s a lightweight hydrating gel that balances the skin’s natural oil and leaves your face with a shine-free finish. It’s infused with tea tree oil, apple extract and vitamin c and features no additives. This is a thicker option, so for some, it could leave the skin feeling stickier than they would like, but generally, the skin absorbs it pretty quickly.

Pros:

  • Shine-free skin
  • No additives
  • Improves dry and oily skin

Cons:

  • Can leave skin sticky
Buy now, $12.99
https://amzn.to/3B06qGG
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How To Choose The Perfect Beer Glasses For Your Bar At Home

Perhaps you’re wondering why on earth you’d need a specific glass for a beer. Shouldn’t anything be fine? The short answer is yes, you can definitely drink a beer out of a solo cup, bottle or can and be fine. But the best beer glasses have so many benefits that they’re well worth considering if a cold brew is something you frequent. Still confused? We’re here to help.

How to pick the best beer glasses for you
  • Consider what beers you drink – This is really the main ingredient in picking the right beer glass for you. For example, there’s a best glass for American lagers, pilsners, pale lagers and blonde ales. Steins and mugs are best suited for Irish dry stouts, Scottish ales and American ales. Consider what you drink the most and buy accordingly.
  • Consider the width of the rim – This is important because a wider rim means the beer will move out of the glass a lot faster. More narrow rims let the beer out slower. A wider rim also means it can get flat quicker because there’s more exposure to the air.
  • Consider design – Even outside of the general shape of a beer glass, there’s often more to consider like designs on the glassware, branding and other little intricacies that can make one beer glass stand out over the next. 
1. Modvera Beer Pint Glass
Top Pick
Amazon

A classic pint glass is actually a little bit of a contentious point amongst beer drinkers. Some feel that it’s the perfect glass for any kind of beer and others feel they should never be used. If you’re the former, then this set of 6 pints by Modvera is a great choice. Each glass weighs just 5.8 pounds and can hold 16 fluid ounces. The glasses are easily stackable and quite durable, so you don’t have to worry about them chipping overly easily. They’re also crystal clear and lead-free. Keep in mind that although they won’t chip too easily, they can be known to get scratched.

Pros:

  • Set of 6
  • Stackable
  • Lead-free

Cons:

  • Can scratch somewhat easily
Buy now, $21.95
https://amzn.to/3B0Psbe
2. JoyJolt Callen Beer Glasses
Best For Freezing
Amazon

Next up is this set of four beer glasses. They’re slightly wider than pilsners and are great for holding IPAs, crafts and pale ales. These glasses are thick, so they feel like a premium buy. They have a 2.75” wide grip and 1.75oz heft. They’re handy if you like your beers ice cold, because they can go in the freezer with no problem. They’ll fit just under a pint in comfortably, at about 15.5 fluid ounces. Keep in mind that if you want something extra durable, you might want to go with another option. While these shouldn’t break on you for no reason, if you’re not careful, then they can fairly easily.

Pros:

  • Thick glasses
  • Can be frozen

Cons:

  • Not especially durable
Buy now, $16.95
https://amzn.to/3or1Njy
3. DU VINO Beer Glasses
Best Head Retention
Amazon

These Teku beer glasses from DU VINO might look more like wine glasses to a casual drinker, but they’re actually crafted in a way that the beer-drinking experience is enhanced. The top of the glass is angled, so that you get the aroma of the beer while drinking. The thin stem reduces the rate at which the beer warms. The etched nucleation means that head retention here is great. They’re also safe to put in both the dishwasher and the freezer and just look like premium quality glasses. Do keep in mind that these are really thin, and so clumsiness will result in them breaking quite easily.

Pros:

  • Great head retention
  • Keeps beers cold
  • Pack of 4
  • Can smell the beer while drinking

Cons:

  • Very thin glasses
Buy now, $59.79
https://amzn.to/3ouAQLU
4. Dragon Glassware Beer Glasses
Best Design
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This set of 4 beer glasses from Dragon Glassware are designed with double-wall insulation which aims to keep beer colder for longer. Of course, the design of the glasses it what stands out. When full, the beer looks almost like it is floating and in the shape of an upside-down bottle. Even with the design, the glasses can hold up to 11 fluid ounces each. The glasses are not only crystal clear, but lead-free and able to be storied in the freezer. Do keep in mind that the glasses are a little thin, which means they’re more easily breakable than most.

Pros:

  • Double-wall insulation
  • Great design
  • Lead-free

Cons:

  • Thin
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5. Libbey Assorted Beer Glasses
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Last but most certainly not least is this set of 6 assorted glasses from Libbey. If you’re an experienced beer drinker and enjoy a wide variety of brews, especially with friends, then this is a great option for you. The set includes a pilsner glass, a classic English pub glass, a Belgian ale glass, a porter/stout glass, a wheat beer glass and a craft pub glass, which will cover most bases for most people. The glasses come well packaged and are lead-free. If you’re hosting a meet up with some friends on the weekend and want to have a few beers then these are great, but you could go with something more on the premium side for a different occasion.

Pros:

  • Best variety
  • Well packaged
  • Lead-free

Cons:

  • For a more casual setting
Buy now, $38.69
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