Prada and Mr Porter just made bowling stylish again
Bowling enjoys as long and storied history as a less-than-stylish sport (if you can even call it a sport).
The guys in movies like The Big Lebowski and Kingpin weren't exactly fashion heroes in their day, after all. But right now, with the "anything goes and weirder is better" vibe suffusing the world of menswear, it's not exactly surprising that dudes who just want to throw a few frames could become inspiration for a very fashionable new collection by Prada and Mr Porter.
Crucial here is the fact that Prada leaned slightly into the inherent camp of bowling style without going too far. You won't see any gigantic "PRADA BOWLING LEAGUE" graphics emblazoned on camp-collar shirts. But you will find a pins-and-balls print on the back of a T-shirt. (It's all about balance.)
And if you want to skip the lanes and simply reference the mid-century vibe of the collaborative collection—a first for Prada, by the way—Mr Porter is also stocking pieces like aloha shirts, subtly pleated trousers, and colour-blocked cardigans that actually manage to feel a little rebellious in their just-tweaked-enough ordinariness.
Before you strike out and start shopping, check out some of our favourite picks from the new capsule right here.
The new collection is available now on Mr Porter.