Tinker Hatfield Interviewed by GQ Magazine
The term ‘GQ’ has been used to describe the serious sartorialist that pays attention to every possible detail, from the hem of the double-breasted sport-coat to the meticulous fibers of knee-high socks. But are Air Jordans considered ‘GQ’? Do they carry the level of high-fashion importance like some of most well known design-houses in the world? Air Jordan has gone from exiled outcast to basketball icon, but today, the Air Jordan is a darn-near MUST-HAVE in shoe collections around the world. Not sneaker collections, but shoe collections. Finding a pair of Air Jordans sprinkled among fine italian shoes or casual tennis shoes isn’t as far-fetched as it once was, and Tinker Hatfield, the architect behind the greatest Air Jordans (or athletic sneakers) in the history of sneakers deserves the proper credit for penetrating the otherwise uncharted territory of men’s fashion. GQ recently sat down with Tinker and picked his brain bit by bit, so check out the full feature at GQ and let us know if you think Tinker Hatfield deserves mention among the greatest fashion designers of all-time.