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He Wore It First

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Well before his public meltdown, Kanye West had already done the most uncool thing ever: He married, had kids and moved to an upscale enclave of Los Angeles. His latest Yeezy collection for Adidas (which includes schlubby sweatshirts, tracksuits and athleisure basics) is filled with sly references to his newfound life as, well, a suburban dad.

APC came around with high-waisted pleated chinos, fanny packs and socks worn with shorts. The label also has orthopedic-looking sneakers; their designer hashtagged them #dadshoes on Instagram.

A spring show for Balenciaga brought baggy blazers, bleached-out jeans and oversize shirts. To drive the

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