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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  23 responses

Baron Davis Looking to ‘Challenge’ Men’s Fashion in Documentary


The NBA’s pre-eminent hipster has spent his lockout time working on a documentary, which he says is aimed at exploring what he sees as the steep fall of men’s fashion. The WSJ has the details: “Baron Davis is normally driven to distraction at this time of year by swarming defenses mustered against him on the courts of the National Basketball Association. But Mr. Davis, a 32-year-old point guard with a salary of $13 million, has other things on his mind, specifically the dismal state of men’s fashion. 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. Now that the players have rejected the league’s latest offer and say they plan to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league, he may have a lot more time on his hands. 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.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    SURE THING, LUMBERJACK STEVE. WITH YOUR GOOFY HARRY POTTER GLASSES.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    It’s true though, America was fashion forward. We were the center of the art world, design world, scientific world…and then we saw the rise of the new right in the 70′s and they have been attacking anything and everything “cultured” as unamerican since then. It has taken it’s toll.

  • http://hwww.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    What is it with Slam not posting comments? Its annoying.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Slam’s a douche dude^

  • permaculture james

    I’m looking forward to Baron’s next documentary on childhood hunger and wealth disparity in our society…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ AlbertBarr: Pretty much.

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    @AlbertBarr – cosign this!
    And uggghhh, enough with the hipster fashion Baron.

  • Waggle

    He should be challenging a stair climber or treadmill instead.

  • Kilo

    Thank you Waggle

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    lol@Waggle.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    not really anything you could post that I could find less interesting. still though, Baron Davis is fat.

  • robb

    lol Waggle

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    smh….. this guy was incredible back in the day and now he’s out here whining about men’s fashion smmfh

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-quick-guide-to-the-issues-of-the-nba-lockout/2011/10/11/gIQAon1ZbL_story.html unf*ckwitable

    Dude aint looking challenge anyone on the court thats for sure.

  • HowHeDoDat

    Not sure why everyone is/was saying BD is fat. I’ve never seen a picture of him wear he looked like he was anymore than 225lbs. He just has more muscle mass than the typical NBA pg.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Nah he’s fat.

  • That Dude

    Fat or not fat, I love BD but making a documentary about fashion is just ghey.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I watched quite a few Clips games the season past, with the limited minutes he’d received he always improved the flow of the offense. Everyone on the court plays better with him, he’s still one of the most skilled PG’s and floor generals in the league. Period. And the “he’s fat” stuff is nonsense, i don’t see anyone calling Kyle Lowry fat; Baron’s been in pretty good shape since the half point of last season…. Anyways I’d be very interested to peep this joint. I’m by no means a fashion dude….A simple tee or polo, a decent pair of pants, and some fresh kicks is my concept of looking good, but I’d certaintly like to hear his angle on this. Whether we’re talking fashion, music, and most of the arts in general, interests in power in have made it a mission to dilute and control the self expression of the masses. Particularly in music

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    lmaoo nbk… i heard baron had been having weight problems for a while tho.

  • ab40

    I bet he’s coming out with his own clothingline after this which he subtily markets in the documentary. It’s a bout money.

  • Gizzer

    @Albert: I cannot imagine you have any facts to back up your claim that the new right is somehow responsible for the decline in fashion during the late 1970′s. Indeed, the late 1970′s was a time of liberal control. Have you ever heard of Jimmy Carter? I would assume not given your comment.
    Further, what exactly has the new right done to hinder the development of arts and style? The purpose of the right is to boost the economy and certainly clothes and such do as much. If anything, I would argue it’s the new left, with their emphasis on de-formalism, laziness, not working, who has contributed to the decline in formal wear.
    Next time you idiots open your mouth, use some facts, not conclusory garbage that works for your dumb friends.
    Peace

  • DJ Martin

    Thank God, I was wondering about the decline in dress code of males and females! Yesterday, I thought about this subject when I visited my parents. My father still gets up in the morning, 99% of the time, puts on slacks, a belt and a pressed shirt…even if he’s not going anywhere. I sometimes compliment him on his “sharp dressing”. Take a lesson from the “Old Schoolers”. My grandmother, mother and father always, and still do emphasize the idea that one should always dress cleanly and neatly. I recall my grandmother and mother always telling us, “Make sure you have on good, clean underwear too, if you get sick and have to go to the hospital, you don’t want them to think you don’t have good underwear.” Thank you Mr. Davis, this is a well-needed wake up call!!!

  • Who Cares

    Were what you want who cares more important things in the world to be concerned about!

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