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Baron Davis making documentary on decline in men’s fashion. Top that.

Nov 15, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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What have you done with your lockout vacation? Fly around the nation playing in every pro/am or celebrity game you could find? Travel through Asia selling shoes and playing in exhibition games? Attend a lot of meetings in New York that went nowhere?

Baron Davis has you all beat.

One of the NBA’s leading hipsters is putting together a documentary on the decline of fashion in America. No, I’m not kidding. The Wall Street Journal talked to him about it (via SLAM).

Mr. Davis has spent much of his time during the NBA’s lockout developing a documentary about the decline of style in the U.S….

The documentary, “American Schlub,” is in pre-production. It takes aim at the poor sartorial standards of the American male, says Mr. Davis, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We used to be fashion forward,” he laments. Now, “We’re more of a sweats and Ugg boots type of society,” he says. “We wanted to challenge men, from that perspective.”

He may have a point (I write while sitting here in sweat pants). Not sure I’m going to watch this movie, or ever dress like Baron (seen at a players meeting this summer in his fashionable lumberjack look), but he may well be right.

  1. b7p19 - Nov 15, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Looks like Baron put on a few pounds too. He kind of looks like a Lumberjack version of Ice Cube.

  2. bcb1999 - Nov 15, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Let’s see…a guide to fashion, NBA-style…

    From the looks of things nowadays, I guess that means thick black framed glasses, sweater vests and super snug backpacks.

    Wait a minute…that sounds surprisingly close to a guide to fashion, nerd-style. What the hell is going on??

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 16, 2011 at 1:23 AM

      Apparently big, thick rimmed glasses, sweatervest, tight plaids and tight jeans, bowties and snuggly fit backpacks is in style. I guess Urkel from Family Matters really wasn’t a nerd after all, he was just ahead of his time.

  3. sonofsambowie - Nov 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    His first idea was a documentary on how to steal 85 million from the Clippers, but he couldn’t get a distributor.

  4. 00maltliquor - Nov 16, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    For the record, I love B. Diddy. But how is he commenting on men’s style when…

    1.) He looks like a bum in need of pocket change in that pic.
    2.) The whole ‘sweatpants and ugg boots’ combo is a womens thing. Not menswear. Go to Wal-mart or Starbucks and observe if you don’t believe me.

    …sooo…??

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