Russell Westbrook XO Barneys is making us eat our words, sort of. It isn't anything to write home about, but the collection is a pretty strong, wearable first showing from the basketball player. Now, that may be because Barneys had a bunch of other great young brands give Russ West a little "guidance" along the way. Regardless, the clothes exceeded expectation because we were expecting brick city.

We especially liked the Westbrook x Want Les Essentiels de la Vie bags. Seems Want L.E.V. is starting to step outside of the box a bit, and not in an obnoxious highlighter-colored type of way.

Who knows? Five years from now, we might be calling Russell Westbrook one of the top designers in menswear.