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This is Highsnobiety Podcasts, covering the best in sneakers, street culture, and men's fashion. Our flagship shows are The Dropcast, a weekly wrap-up of Highsnobiety's most notable headlines and new releases, and Conversations, intimate, off-the-cuff interviews with some of our world's leading creatives.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 79 Ratings

This is Highsnobiety Podcasts, covering the best in sneakers, street culture, and men's fashion. Our flagship shows are The Dropcast, a weekly wrap-up of Highsnobiety's most notable headlines and new releases, and Conversations, intimate, off-the-cuff interviews with some of our world's leading creatives.

    ORIGINS- THE ARCTIC PARKA

    ORIGINS- THE ARCTIC PARKA

    We explore the history of the functional menswear mainstay the Arctic Parka. From the Arctic Circle and Alaskan Oil workers to hip-hop heads and Raf Simons collectors, the highly coveted parka is the cherry on the outerwear pie. Join cultural archivists Samutaro and Too Hot Limited's Ollie Evans as we dive into the parka's origins, the reasons behind its popularity, and how its functionality has lead to its essential status in our closets over the decades.
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    • 34 min
    Represent Yourself: June Ambrose

    Represent Yourself: June Ambrose

    In 2020, a celebrity fashion moment (or faux pas) can come at any given time or place. With the entire Internet eyeing their every move, there’s a really thin line between a star making a statement, like Missy Elliott’s blow-up suit from “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” or becoming a meme that will live forever in social media infamy, à la Fiji Lil Pump.
    In the latest episode of our podcast with PUMA, “Represent Yourself,” we caught up with the creative genius behind some of the most unforgettable red carpet and music video fashion moments of our lifetime, June Ambrose. Ambrose was heavily responsible for some of the stand out hip-hop styling moments of the ’90s and ’00s. Working alongside director Hype Williams, Ambrose put Busta Rhymes in space-age armor for the video of “What’s It Gonna Be?!” with Janet Jackson, she got Puff Daddy and Ma$e in shiny suits for “Mo Money Mo Problems” with Notorious B.I.G., and, of course, she blew up Missy Elliot to cartoonish proportions for “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”
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    • 24 min
    Represent Yourself: Basketballs First Style Icon, Walt Clyde Frazier on Suit Inspo, PUMA Deals & Dressing Up

    Represent Yourself: Basketballs First Style Icon, Walt Clyde Frazier on Suit Inspo, PUMA Deals & Dressing Up

    While the NBA stage has become a new runway for flexing fits and footwear of the latest pedigree, it would be a crime to forget New York Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. We’re used to seeing players trying to get crazy with their looks nowadays, but nobody could rock a wide-brim hat right after calmly icing a game-saving shot quite like Clyde – all in the same sneakers, of course.
    In our latest podcast with PUMA, Represent Yourself, we sat down with the two-time NBA Champion to talk about his colorful suit collection, supreme confidence, and what all of these staples of Frazier’s persona mean as direct results of his experiences. Now the NBA broadcaster stunts a wardrobe stocked with more prints and patterns than you can shake a Suede at, but to understand Clyde today, you have to learn about young Walt and when he first moved to New York:
    “I liked the way the guys were dressing. I liked what was going on. Once I became more popular as a basketball player, when I used to go out I’m always dressed up. Once I got the hat, the mink coats, it just started happening. I love New York – the style. You can be innovative, creative, and that’s why I love it still.”
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    • 24 min
    The Dropcast #131: ANGELO BAQUE WANTS TO SEE BRANDS NURTURING BLACK & BROWN TALENT

    The Dropcast #131: ANGELO BAQUE WANTS TO SEE BRANDS NURTURING BLACK & BROWN TALENT

    Awake NY founder and former Supreme brand director Angelo Baque joins us on this week's episode to discuss the hottest news in fashion. After providing his opinion on some of the biggest product reveals in recent days, he takes the time to delve into his brand and the fashion industry as a whole.
    Baque and host Noah Thomas begin the podcast by discussing a number of new sneakers, ranging from the Air Force 1 winter boot and adidas' mule creation, to Cactus Plant Flea Market's rhinestone Dunks. The two then touch on Gucci and The RealReal's recently-announced secondhand initiative, Matthew Williams' debut Givenchy collection, and artists collaborating outside of their realm.
    Next, Baque discusses giving deeper meaning to collaborations and drawing from things that inspire him personally. He speaks on how products should bring awareness, as well as being able to appeal to multiple markets and age demographics by knowing who you are as a brand and remaining honest and sincere in the work.
    A significant portion of the conversation is rightfully dedicated to brands needing to find consistency in nurturing black and brown talent. Donations have quickly become the trendy play, but without consistency, there will be no change in diversifying the industry.
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    NIKE'S NEW ALL-BLACK AF1 BOOT IS THE PERFECT WINTER HYBRID
    STUDIO FY7’S 992 COLLAB IS THE NEXT WE’LL BE SAD TO TAKE AN L ON
    THESE ADIDAS CLOGS ARE FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T BRING THEMSELVES TO BUY CROCS
    IF PARIS HILTON WERE A SHOE, SHE'D BE THE CPFM X NIKE DUNK LOW
    GUCCI WANTS YOU TO STOP BUYING NEW GUCCI
    THE FIRST MATTHEW WILLIAMS COLLECTION AT GIVENCHY IS FINALLY UNLOCKED
    BALENCIAGA'S SS21 COLLECTION IS A BIG POST-PANDEMIC MOOD
    J blavin x mcdonalds collab 
    WE’VE ARRIVED AT THE ERA OF THE “INSOURCED COLLAB”
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    • 39 min
    Represent Yourself: One of Sports First Activists, Tommie Smith on Social Change & His Silent Gesture

    Represent Yourself: One of Sports First Activists, Tommie Smith on Social Change & His Silent Gesture

    Its as if the PUMA Suede has been with us for all time. The iconic Form Stripe set to a background of beautifully brushed suede has been flashing across our screens and consciousness’s generation after generation. From its inception as a basketball sneaker it has been behind the scenes of so many important cultural turning points, social movements and game-changing moments it’s hard to keep count. The Suedes timelessness is certainly down to its minimal aesthetic, but it also owes a lot to the pioneers that chose to wear the sneaker and represent themselves as key voices of their generation.
    To chart some of the most iconic Suede moments in history we are catching up with several of PUMA’s most legendary cultural figures in our Podcast series ‘Represent Yourself’ which kicks off with 1968 Olympic Gold medal winner, one of sports first activists and the inspiration behind PUMA’s #REFORM programme, Tommie Smith.
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    • 28 min
    The Dropcast #130: DJ PAUL IS SHARING ALL HIS CRAZY THREE 6 MAFIA STORIES ON HIS NEW PODCAST

    The Dropcast #130: DJ PAUL IS SHARING ALL HIS CRAZY THREE 6 MAFIA STORIES ON HIS NEW PODCAST

    We have two special guests on this week's episode. First up, Highsnobiety Editor-in-Chief, Thom Bettridge, calls in to discuss the hottest news in sneakers, fashion, and beyond. And then hip-hop legend, DJ Paul, joins us to dish on his new podcast, Mafia Radio.
    Led by host Noah Thomas, Thom begins the show by providing his thoughts on a number of high-profile sneaker collaborations, ranging from Vivienne Westwood's new ASICS, to Grace Wales Bonner x adidas and Aimé Leon Dore's obscure New Balance project. Next, the two delve into Reebok's appointment of Kerby Jean-Raymond as its Global Creative Director and Tyler, the Creator's message to fans regarding voting in the upcoming election.
    DJ Paul then joins the program to speak on his new podcast on Hot New Hip Hop, called Mafia Radio. The show will include interviews with celebrities, discussions on everything from music and fashion, to cars, real estate, and politics, and stories from the man himself on the younger, wilder days of Three 6 Mafia.
    Elsewhere on The Dropcast, DJ Paul touches on Three 6 Mafia's influence on the new generation of hip-hop, 2020 being a year for the hustlers, and his duties as the "hood newsman."
    Press play above to hear Thom Bettridge and DJ Paul on The Dropcast, and look out for Mafia Radio coming to Hot New Hip Hop in early-to-mid October.
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    YOU CAN NOW SHOP VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S NET-EQUIPPED GEL-KAYANO 26

    NIKE SB DUNK HIGH "INVERT CELTICS" IS TWO COLORWAYS IN ONE

    @louisvuitton and @nba announced their partnership in January, and here's a potential preview of their first collaborative

    Here’s your first look at the basketball-inspired B27 sneaker by 

    AIMÉ LEON DORE RESURRECTS A FORGOTTEN NEW BALANCE SNEAKER

    Grace Wales Bonner x adidas

    Marine serre ss21

    A$AP ROCKY & TYLER, THE CREATOR SHOW YOU HOW TO STYLE NEW SEASON GUCCI


    KERBY JEAN-RAYMONAD IS REEBOK'S NEW GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR


    @feliciathegoat is urging his fans to vote in the upcoming election. 

    Hot New Hip Hop


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

nation member 22 ,

Good vibe

Wanted a pod like this for a while

Arlequin92 ,

No format

Some podcasts shouldn’t be podcasts...
Bad idea. This is one of them. They should take notes on Jeff Staples podcast and his format. This is a bunch of annoying people having a conversation. Trash.

biltinisbal ,

I usually like this show, but the race/ gender episodes are just insensitive

The show is fun, informative, but these race/ gender episode just boils my blood. They only talk about gender in terms of gays and trans - and it’s all just biological men talking about how tough it is for them, completely ignoring the fact the industry consists mostly of women who are rarely ever oven any position of authority. And the race episode, where the Hundreds designer talks about how JEWS are profiting in fashion at the expense of POV- uh, excuse me? Jewish people talking a big place in the garment history of the US is somehow proof that they are doing it at other people’s expense? That’s some pretty anti-Semitic stuff. I’ll stick with the dropcast, but this shallow bs about race and gender told by people who watched a couple of documentaries and think their read on “white people”? just racist and uneducated. Ps, I’m not right leaning, I’m not white, just fed up with this whining.

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