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Breaking down the upsets, surprises, results and heartbreaks from round 2. To vote for your favorite style heroes in round 3, click here.
Round 2 saw most of the top dogs continue to roll, but a couple of them were upset in unprecedented fashion. And with the Sweet 16 now in full effect, we break down which match-ups will be the most exciting to watch as the day goes on...
13 Chris Pratt defeats 4 Nick Young: Our "Man of the Year" cover star continued to roll, demonstrating the power of the perfectly-fitted suit. Sorry, Nick Young...you'll still always be swaggy to us.
14 Jeremy Piven defeats 6 Sam Smith: No, not Sam! Stay with me, Sam! Jeremy Piven's dominance in the first two rounds is either a testament to our readers' obsession with Entourage or their obsession with double-breasted suits. Or, and most likely, both.
10 Neil Patrick Harris defeats 2 Adam Levine: Everyone loves them the triple-threat NPH, so this honestly isn't as surprising.
4 Jimmy Fallon defeats 5 Harry Styles: Seed-wise, not technically an upset, but we find it at least interesting that Styles' religious fanbase didn't launch a viral campaign to catapult him straight to the finals. What are One Direction fans called, by the way? Directioners? GPS's?
Most Exciting Match-Ups of Round 3:
1 Kanye West vs. 4 Michael B. Jordan: Tumblr would have you believe that 'Ye is a lock for the finals, but a lot of people have pointed to his oversized sweatshirt as reason enough to not let him advance further. Personally, we're into Yeezy's oversized tops and super-skinny pants look, and if you are too, check out his tips for god-level fashion here.
13 Chris Pratt vs. 1 Eddie Redmayne: Pratt dominated the opening contests, but hasn't really been put to the test until now. Eddie Redmayne was a powerhouse on the red carpet this year, killing the game in British tailoring that fit him better than a glove. It's the battle of universe...Brawn vs. Brit...Starlord vs. Starmaster Stephen Hawking...$12.99 on Pay-Per-View. Just kidding about that last part.
Last year, Buzz Bissinger wrote an intensely honest piece for GQ about his addiction to buying couture clothes. As part of his recovery, he recently enlisted auction company LuxeSwap to sell much of his collection on eBay. (They put up new pieces every Thursday, and will continue to until everything's sold. Tomorrow: Eight leather jackets and a pair of boots.) Here, Buzz tells GQ why he needed to let everything (well, most everything) go:
"Shortly after I got out of rehab in May of 2013 I put the leather collection into storage. It was well maintained, but it was costing money to keep it home, plus I knew I had to get rid of it as part of my continuing recovery. Through a mutual friend I was put in touch with Matthew Ruiz of LuxeSwap. We corresponded by email. This company is excellent and has done thousands of eBay transactions. He and his wife both used to work in the fashion industry.
"They asked how much I had. I told them to bring a U-Haul van. It was pretty much filled by the end.
"They took the items sometime in the fall and are selling them bit by bit. I am getting a fraction of what I paid retail. But I am glad to have gotten rid of it. All beautiful clothing: leather jackets and pants and boots. About 150 items, I guess. Ranging in retail price from $500 to $22,000. Most never worn outside.
"It was not hard to get rid of. It was cathartic. Part of a continuing effort to put a very fucked-up phase of my life to rest. I want to say that the clothing addiction was probably the least of a host of issues that sent me into rehab. There was suicide ideation. I was doing physical harm to myself. I was beginning to play around with drugs such as Percocet. I knew when I wrote the GQ story I might irreparably harm my relationship to my wife and children (I almost did).
"Life is much better now, most of it spent with my wife in a remote corner of southwestern Washington State, on the coast. Beautiful. Peaceful. Quiet. Isolated. My relationship to my three children has been resurrected. I do not regret writing the story. I do not think I would have gotten the help I needed if I had not written it.
"I still love clothing and leather. I still buy, but at a fraction of what I used to. I did keep virtually all of the Gucci items I wrote about in GQ."
The "health goth" trend isn't exactly ubiquitous, but it's been around long enough to earn a New York Timesarticle, and you've surely seen a member of the tribe wandering SoHo in the trademark uniform: monochromatic technical gear, green juice and a post-SoulCycle sweat. For Errollson Hugh, who founded the label Acronym in 2002 and helped usher in the current movement, the idea of ninja-esque athletic gear is neither passing trend nor anything particularly new. Acronym's products look like something straight out of Metal Gear Solid, complete with hidden pockets, modular designs, roomy silhouettes, and hurricane-proof fabrics. With such a strong look and a cult following, Hugh caught the eye of Nike CEO Mark Parker, who enlisted him to design a revamped ACG collection. Since the '80s, ACG (that's All Conditions Gear) has looked to reference points that you'd have a higher chance of seeing on a K2 trail than the gym treadmill—think Patagonia, ski resorts, and heritage menswear. But now, those retro vibes (and neon colors) are a thing of the past.
The new ACG's "all conditions" are those a person is bound to encounter in the big city, from a crowded subway car on a workday commute to the blizzards and blistering cold of a downtown wind tunnel. The initial drop is just eight pieces—consisting of a jacket, turtleneck, sweatpants, tees, backpack, a sneaker and a boot—but perfectly encapsulates the newer, darker version of the label. Everything in the first release is somewhere between jet black and charcoal grey, though a dash of pink taping made it onto the inside of the jacket as a subtle nod to the old ACG.
As for the specific design elements of the the garments, they're all about making your daily life and the things you carry with you easier to navigate. Hugh says he and Nike Sportswear designer Matthew Millward spent weeks analyzing minute details, such as the way a phone sits in the pocket of a pant when you sit, or how a jacket influences a person's range of motion when they're doing, say, some casual street karate (which, as Acronym's videos will show you, Hugh has been known to do). The clothes are built to endure all of the twists and turns of life, and with Hugh at the front, ACG is already well on its way to blazing its own trail.
$125-$650, available December 18 at global NikeLab locations
How did you get involved with Nike on this project? Did they bring you in specifically to relaunch ACG or did they assign it to you later?
This project was very specific. I think it was actual Mark Parker who requested it happen. But I've known the guys at Nike for ages. Fraser Cooke has been a friend of mine since before he went to Nike. I actually met Mark in 2003 in Tokyo at the MediCom Be@rbrick worldwide tour. He had done a Be@rbrick with Nike, and we did one for Acronym. It was actually kind of funny seeing him in that way before getting to Nike where, like, people pop their head into conference rooms to say, "Eight minutes to Parker," and everyone frantically clears off their desks.
Before you started working with Nike, what did you like about Nike?
That's a hard one. But one of the first things I noticed about working with them is that Nike isn't just a company or a brand, it's pop culture. It's inescapably linked with everyone's life and youth, so it's so hard to think about in a nuetral way. The name "Nike" triggers so many emotions. Everyone's got their own idea of the brand.
Do you remember the first pair of Nikes you ever owned?
The first pair I ever bought with my own money were the Mowabbs. They were tan and grey.
Are you familiar with "Health Goth?" And would you classify Acronym or the new ACG collection as it?
I don't know, because I don't know that I know the proper definition of "Health Goth." But I will say that at Acronym, we don't do the normal things that normal brands do. We don't use buzzwords like "consumer demographic," we don't do mood boards, and we hardly draw our designs. We're always just building stuff, and if we like it, we put it out. And we've been doing the same thing since 2002, but it's only probably about in the last five years that anyone cared.
How do you view the relationship between technology and apparel in 2014?
I think "Tech apparel" is definitely a popular buzzword, but at Acronym we've been doing it for years. Recently it seems like the whole industry has sort of come around to us, which has been nice and in a lot of ways legitimized the work we've been doing. But the technology's always been there, it just means quality for us. Some of the things that are seen as "high tech" now won't be in a year. Down the road, like, if you're wearing something that doesn't repel coffee, it will be looked at like a piece of shit.
What about wearable technology? On one end you've got the Apple iWatch, but then there's also super dorky wearable tech, too.
There's definitely some very dorky wearable technology out there. Back when I worked for Burton Snowboards, I worked on the Amp jacket and the Analog Clone MD jacket, which had a minidisc drive in it. The Amp jacket was actually a Burton and Apple double label project, and it came with an iPod interface. The thing there was, we had to ask, "Is there a legitimate reason that this one thing is better than the two things--Coat and iPod--as separate items. That's always the acid test. Why put them together, unless they do something new and better? In that case it made sense because you could actually control the iPod with your gloves on. I think a lot of things out there today are just a gimmick, and don't actually make the product better.
What kind of non-clothing design inspires you?
We spend a lot time looking at the car industry, mainly because it's one of the few places where you see the most advanced technology and aesthetics all in one product. Architecture is also a place we look at a lot because of the same reason. Specific designers are hard for me, because I usually just like specific things from different designers. I'll like the way a designer solved a cuff, or a rear-view mirror, rather than the work of a designer.
What are some of the formal elements of the ACG collection that you think perfectly match the idea of "form equals function?" In other words, what design aspects also have a really awesome purpose?
The silhouette on the pant I think visually has a balance. There are parts of the jacket that are wider than normal and parts that are more narrow, like, the cuff is super narrow but the back is more opened up. It has a really unique and beautiful shape, but also has a purpose for mobility.
How do you feel about re-inventing a classic Nike sub-label?
We felt really good about it, because when Nike came to us to say what they wanted with the new ACG, we were, like, "Yeah. That's exactly what we do. Great." The thing that was kind of daunting was that it's ACG, which to me meant, "OK, I can't fuck this up." So many of my friends wouldn't speak to me if I did a bad job.