Even artists starting with the purest vision can lose their marbles and create awesomely crazy stuff -- the love-needing Beatles went Lucy in the Sky, while Howard Dean went "Yaaaaaaa!" For gear gone off-the-rails, check out Trainer Spotter
From two English ex-Nike designers, TS's original mission was casual athletic garb dedicated to runners like Steve Prefontaine, who's only extravagance was a mustache; but, for reasons evident only to Michael Mann, their latest collection channels the pastels and neons of Miami Vice. The magic starts with an ode to Don Johnson -- three cotton polos in four colors: the Sonny, the Burnett (Crockett's undercover surname), and the Cooper, named after Don's character in a 2005 legal drama that flopped after failing to cast a pet alligator. Also on the agenda are turquoise shades, sweats imprinted with palm trees, kaleidoscopic chino cargo shorts, and a Members Only-esque racer jacket dubbed "Crockett" (Tubbs gear's availability is hazy, while Lt. Martin Castillo gear exists only in your imagination)
TP further swerves with their tees, which include a Lost Boy'd Kiefer Sutherland, a card-playing Godzilla, and a Michael Jordan print reading "Mike Love Not War" -- because while love might be a powerful force, all you need is a dynamic shooting guard.