Odell Beckham Jr. may be the only person in the country without an opinion about Lena Dunham’s opinion about Odell Beckham Jr. When asked last night at a private party at GQ's penthouse in Manhattan about pop culture’s latest controversy du jour—in which the creator of HBO’s Girls described how she thought the Giants’ wide receiver perceived her as, among other things, “not the shape of a woman by his standards,” despite never actually exchanging words with him—Beckham remained decidedly neutral.
“I don’t have enough information to really speak on it,” he told Complex. “We’ll see what happens from there. I never want any problems with anybody in this world.”
Beckham, 23, did have some thoughts about sweatpants, though—specifically the sweatpants he was there to show off, part of a capsule collection designed with David Helwani of twenty tees. “You’ve got some distress in it. It’s comfortable,” he said of the assortment, launching exclusively at Bloomingdale’s today under the name 13 x twenty. “You can dress it up, you can dress it down, however you want to do it. It’s something that you can wear every day, and it looks good.”
“Good color combinations,” he added.
In addition to the sweats, shoppers can pick up extra-long 13 x twenty tees ($85) and a wool varsity jacket ($595) that features a stylized version of Beckham’s silhouette on the back. That same rendering can also be found on a baseball cap ($45) and a corresponding pin, both of which emphasize Beckham’s signature bleached blonde hair. “I live downtown,” Helwani said. “Walking around, I see about five to ten kids a day with his hair style.”
“I didn’t tell the parents to let them do that,” Beckham joked. “I want to motivate the kids in every single way, but maybe the hair wasn’t the best.”
Beckham isn’t taking his budding status as an influential style icon too seriously—“I’m all right,” is all he would concede when pressed on the matter. But, he does think his specific twist on Helwani’s designs is enough to make the collection stand out, despite that fact that he’s far from the first athlete with a signature line of basics. (He’s not even the first athlete with the last name Beckham who has one.) “It’s not anybody else’s,” he said of the final product. “Everybody has their own unique style. We took our time with it and came with some great ideas.”
While another round for 13 x twenty has yet to be confirmed, Bloomingdale’s is building out specially-created pop-up shops within several of their stores to showcase the debut collection, a sign that they deem it appealing enough to a wide audience—one that could conceivably include, say, a certain premium cable TV star who has had Beckham on her mind a lot in the past week.
“I’m sure she’ll look good in it,” Helwani said.
“Absolutely,” Beckham agreed.