"The best fashion event I've seen!" according to Jeff Laub, participant in this weekends second annual Fall Classic NYC and founder of the event’s key sponsor, Blind Barber. The scene inside of Basketball City at pier 36 during the September 6th exhibition game echoed the backdrop of classic New York City blacktop tournaments. Thanks in part to inaugural sponsor, Ball-Up, for providing sideline guidance from The Professor (Grayson Boucher) and Special FX (Ryan Williams) and on-court assistance from Mr. Afrika (Anthony Pimble) and AO (Aaron Owens) for Team Liberty Fairs and Team Blind Barber, respectively.
Rosters were stacked with menswear heavyweights from Josh Kissi and Travis Gumbs (Street Etiquette) to Jake Woolf and Mark Anthony Green (GQ) and a who's who of style packed the crowd; Jeff couldn't be more spot on. But the buzz surrounding this year’s hoops throw down was less about brogues and blazers and all about GETTING BUCKETS’! Threes were rained, ankles were broken and the competition was heavy. In the end, a fourth quarter three-pointer sent the game to extras before crowning Team Liberty Fairs with eventual NYFW basketball primacy.
This years Fall Classic NYC met every expectation by growing in scale and turnout. Its Hollywood tagline would read, Rucker Park Meets Mercedez Benz Fashion Week. The crowd was pumped and Jack Daniels made sure libations were plenty. With this, just the second effort for Blind Barber, Nike, and Fohr Card, there’s little doubt that Fall Classic NYC will soon be every fall/winter fashion season’s most anticipated event, if not the most ballin’!
Words By: Taj Reed
Photos By: Stuart Tracte