Growing up playing basketball, my father / coach always tried to instill the fundamentals in me and my teammates. But I was like “fuck that, dad, have you ever seen the And 1 Mixtape?” Ultimately – and thankfully – the fundamentals won out in the end, and I credit them with helping me get a full scholarship to a Division 1 school where I got a great education. What does all that have to do with this FDMTL Indigo Cardigan? Well, the Japanese brand can definitely get flashy with their patchwork and boro pieces, but this lightweight, indigo-dyed cotton cardigan is a perfect basic, though it’s front patch pockets and kimono-style placket are like the unexpected crossover into a step-back fadeaway that let you know it ain’t fucking around. Pick this up from END for $209 and go back to the beginning (where I humblebrag about my D1 scholarship).
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