Yohji Yamamoto, Stüssy, and the Church of the Good Hustler

Why some of today's flyest knitwear's got balls. Pool balls, that is.

In 1961, Robert Rossen adapted Walter Tevis’ novel The Hustler into a critically acclaimed film. Starring Paul Newman as the titular hustler, small-time pool shark “Fast Eddie” Felson, the narrative depicts a seedy New York City underworld of dim pool halls, high-stakes bets, and suited-up goons like Jackie Gleason’s Minnesota Fats who run things on the…

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