GQ senior fashion editor Jon Tietz describes his style as a “mishmash of new and old shit—mostly old.” His go-to shirt at the moment is a reflection of exactly that: it’s from a hot-off-the-presses collaboration by one of fashion’s finest young visionaries, but feels like a grail you’d uncover in the backroom of your favorite thrift store.
A few months ago, Tietz had been putting in hours on eBay hunting for “old, beat-up jerseys,” when Grace Wales Bonner’s much-anticipated Adidas collection finally hit stores. Immediately, this pale yellow soccer jersey—with its rakish buttonless collar and rich chocolate brown accents—caught his attention. “It didn’t look new, and that was the best part,” Tietz says. “I’ve been really loving what Wales Bonner has been doing aesthetically. Love her take on Jamaican dance hall style. It feels effortless and authentic.”
Adidas x Wales Bonner football jersey
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