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A weekly wrap-up of Highsnobiety's most notable headlines and new releases

The Dropcast Highsnobiety

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    • 4.6, 59 Ratings

A weekly wrap-up of Highsnobiety's most notable headlines and new releases

    The Dropcast #114: Getting Real About Racism in the Workplace

    The Dropcast #114: Getting Real About Racism in the Workplace

    On this week's episode, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon change things up and get serious about the Black Lives Matter movement, social justice, and holding ourselves, our friends, our co-workers, and damn near everyone we know accountable. We understand the importance of keeping this energy not just 'til the November elections, but every day.
    Systematic oppression and institutionalized racism are two complicated forces that are difficult to fight, but we talk about the ways in which we've challenged ourselves to face them head-on. Noah opens up about his experiences as a young black man literally just trying to live, and the kind of fuckery people put up with on a regular basis just to ensure other people's comfort. And yeah — those days are done.
    Relevant Links:
    James Whitner On How Companies & People Can Step Up for the Black Community
    This Is Why People Are Calling to Defund the Police
    Here Are the Ways You Can Help Support Protesters in Minneapolis and Beyond
    How to Donate to Black Lives Matter if You’re Broke
    George Floyd’s Brother Wants You to Vote in the Primaries Today
    The End of Policing
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    • 22 min
    The Dropcast #113: Supreme's Giant Toolbox is a Must-Have for Giant Tools

    The Dropcast #113: Supreme's Giant Toolbox is a Must-Have for Giant Tools

    On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas kick things off by discussing a previously unseen colorway of the sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle, a sneaker that looks like it was possibly made in a wafflemaker, just like mom (and Bill Bowerman) used to make! This colorway is kind of mid compared to the ones we've teased before, but it's hard to beat a white sneaker for summer.
    PLEASURES is also back with a new Reebok collab, taking the hippie-infused Beatnik and adding spider web motifs, resulting in a part mall-goth, part-vampire vibe that meshes well with UNDERCOVER's Spring/Summer 2020 collection. We also ask how we can make as much money as Joe Rogan has with Spotify (reselling sneakers are involved), before getting into the question of the week, which is tied to the release of Supreme's massive Mac Tools workstation that looks like it was stolen off a Fast & Furious movie set.
    We asked Dropcast listeners “What's the weirdest item you've ever copped from a brand?” and you guys didn't disappoint with your impulsive buying habits. Listen to the full episode above and weigh in on The Dropcast Hotline at 833-444-4766.
    Relevant Links
    A New Colorway of sacai’s Nike Vaporwaffle Surfaces Online
    The Nike Air Force 1 “Puerto Rico” Is Officially Coming Back
    The “Natural Grey” Air Jordan 1 From 1985 Could Be Returning Next Year
    Human Made & adidas Are Dropping More Stan Smiths Soon
    Kanye West Is Working on a New Album
    Elon Musk & Grimes’ Revised Baby Name Is Still Impossible to Pronounce
    Alessandro Michele Announces Gucci Is Going Seasonless
    Supreme’s Crazy Expensive Workstation Is the Ultimate Fuccboi Underwear Drawer
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    • 26 min
    The Dropcast #112: Does Swag Really Stand for “Something We Asians Got?”

    The Dropcast #112: Does Swag Really Stand for “Something We Asians Got?”

    On this week's episode, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas go back and forth on the week's hottest releases. On the top of that list of course the Ben & Jerry's x Nike SB Dunk Low — better known as the “Chunky Dunky.” The cow print kicks made even more waves this week when lucky F&F members got their pairs in giant-sized pints, along with actual cream.
    Meanwhile, YOON's upcoming Dunk High collab gives the hosts some nostalgia for a certain Puma sneaker designed by Hussein Chalayan, one of the most underrated designers that archive heads should really show more love to. There's also a brick of a shoe in. adidas' latest Stan Smith, a half-hearted attempt to court some #muleboyz love that ends up looking like a sneaker that's only 90% finished.
    After breaking down what “crispy nylon” is and why it's so important to KITH's Spring 2020 collection, the conversation shifts to Asian-American and black communities finding solidarity during this time of strife. Following up on a piece we published this week about the depth of the impact Asian-Americans have had in streetwear and sneakers, the 100th-best Filipino/black talent duo since Chad Hugo and Pharrell have a brief discussion on how we can work together to fight oppression — similar to the points actor and activist Kendrick Sampson makes in one of this week's Vibe Check episodes.
    Relevant Links
    Ben & Jerry’s x Nike SB Dunk Low Will Drop in a Special Ice-Cream Box
    Yoon Ahn Is Working on New AMBUSH x Nike Dunk Colorways
    Here’s Your First Look at Palace x adidas’ Latest Signature Model for Lucas Puig
    adidas’ Latest Stan Smith Makeover is a #MuleBoyz Treat
    LeBron James & Adam Sandler Are Making a Netflix Movie Together
    Kid Cudi & Virgil Abloh Just Released a New Limited Edition Collab
    KITH Gets Tactical With Utility-Driven Spring 2020 Collection
    How Street Culture Shaped Asian-American Identity
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    • 19 min
    Dropcast #111: A CDG Nike Dunk Should Be a Lay-Up Instead of a Brick

    Dropcast #111: A CDG Nike Dunk Should Be a Lay-Up Instead of a Brick

    Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are beyond bummed that most of the week's sneaker releases (and teases) are pretty much a gigantic bag of bricks. There's the Grateful Dead Bear Nike SBs that look like a radioactive version of the Three Bears pack from back in the day, and the long-awaited COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Dunks...which are also disappointing.
    But there is one shoe that manages to pass their taste test, and you'll have to listen to the episode to figure out which one it is.
    Meanwhile in style news, the Daniel Johnston and Supreme are back with another collaboration, following up on a line of T-shirts from 2012. It's crazy that it happened almost a decade ago, which makes both hosts keenly aware of their own mortality after remembering that they were around for the first time the two entities got together.
    Of course, one of the most important things in quarantine is hygiene and a regular grooming regimen, which is also why the hosts discuss Highsnobiety's grooming week and one of its standout articles: What's the Skincare Equivalent of Your Favorite Fashion Brand?
    And lastly, it appears we very well may be in the middle of a clout drought. Jian explains what that means and digs deeper into his article.
    For any and all questions (or messages of love, hate, and the gray area in between), don't forget to call The Dropcast Hotline at. 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766). We'll be back soon with more episodes and perhaps a question of the week.
    Relevant Links:
    Here’s Your Best Look at Nike’s Grateful Dead Bears-Inspired SB Dunk Low
    Stüssy’s Third Nike Zoom Spiridon Caged 2 Is Dropping Very Soon
    Here’s a First Look at the Rumored Nike Air Jordan 1 Low “Sweater”
    Virgil Abloh Shares First Look at the Nigo-Designed LV² Mule
    Nike Shares COMME des GARÇONS x Dunk Low Release Date
    Kanye West Is Releasing a New YEEZY Boot This Week
    adidas Consortium’s New Beefy Hiker Is a Nod to the ’90s
    Here’s Your Best Look at Stray Rats’ New Balance 827 “Sewer Stomper”
    ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2’ Are Being Remastered for PS4 & Xbox
    Supreme’s New Daniel Johnston Collab Drops This Week
    What’s the Skincare Equivalent of Your Favorite Fashion Brand?
    Who Will Survive the Clout Drought?
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    • 24 min
    Vibe Check #18: CLOT's Kevin Poon Shows Us What Post-Pandemic Life is Like

    Vibe Check #18: CLOT's Kevin Poon Shows Us What Post-Pandemic Life is Like

    For Kevin Poon, co-founder of Hong Kong-based label CLOT and boutique retailer JUICE, the Covid-19 pandemic is long past lockdown and at the very early stages of getting back to normal. “It feels like we’re watching the same movie, but we’re 40 minutes ahead,” he says in today’s episode of Vibe Check.
    He’s in a very fortunate position as a small business owner, where he’s had the opportunity to actually open a new location instead of shuttering several during this weird time in history. He recently opened a branch of his Elephant Grounds Cafe in Chengdu, albeit with strong social distancing measures in place and a business model that primarily revolves around to-go orders.
    But he’s also experiencing a bit of what economists have called “revenge spending” in Asian countries where malls and clothing stores are reopening, cautiously welcoming consumers who are more than eager to cop up fresh gear. Listen to the full episode to hear what it’s looking like on the other side of the pandemic.
    Stay tuned for new episodes of ‘Vibe Check’ released every Tuesday and Thursday.
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    • 17 min
    Dropcast #110: Sneakers for Different Types of Drug Dealers

    Dropcast #110: Sneakers for Different Types of Drug Dealers

    Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas talk the latest drops on Highsnobiety’s radar including No Vacancy Inn’s New Balance collab, the 700 percent markup on Air Jordan 1 Chicagos, and the shoes you’ll most likely catch on the feet of drug dealers. In the second half of the show, the hosts give their takes on the style lineup: a courtroom sketch artist’s illustrations of outfits for the Met Gala that never happened and Supreme x Barbour’s Harvard-meets-Oxford collab.
    This week in pop culture saw Nicolas Cage set to play Joe Exotic in an upcoming scripted series about the documentary miniseries that started it all (1:34). The good news is, Cage and Exotic are one and the same, so no acting will be needed on his part.
    No Vacancy Inn’s New Balance 650s are kicking off this episode’s lineup of sneaker drops with their 400 pairs exclusive release on StockX — 399, if you don’t count Jian’s pair (2:50). He shares a little background on the shoe, including the influence of the late designer and craftsman George Nakashima. (4:18). The hosts also dig into the inspiration behind the new print on Nike’s latest Air Foamposite One, which features the timely appearance of a silver dragon for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (4:48).
    Following the premiere of ‘The Last Dance,’ certain sneakers have gone through a surge in popularity. The latest has been the Air Jordan 1 Chicago, with its resale price skyrocketing after the latest episode of the docuseries (6:03). Noah’s on the hunt for some Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen shoes, specifically the Air Pippen 2, which have been difficult to come by. Meanwhile, Jian’s planning to try his luck on getting a pair of the Royal Toe Jordan 1s dropping this weekend (7:24). Make sure to check out the Air Jordan ‘Why It’s Cool’ episode to learn about the shoe’s legacy through the words of designer Peter Moore and other industry figures. 
    The Nike Air Deschutz sandal has Noah and Jian divided, but the duo does agree on one thing about the shoe: you can bet on catching some street pharmacists wearing a pair, along with the Purple Metallic Nike Air Jordan 4s dropping later this month (8:58).
    Palace’s SS20 teaser opens up this week’s style news, showcasing a clean shirt with floral embroidery that seems very promising for Noah (11:26). While it’s difficult to envision the future beyond the current pandemic, this wasn’t the case for the courtroom sketch artist who Highsnobiety commissioned to draw fits for the 2020 Met Gala that never happened (13:05). Jian feels like there was a missed opportunity to dress up and sketch out Grimes and Elon Musk’s newborn baby arriving on the red carpet (14:30). He brings things back to Earth with Supreme x Barbour’s latest collection, which is great in theory, but goes awry when you think about the people you can see wearing it (15:25).
    Wrap up your week with ‘Vibe Check’ where Jian checks in with Murda Beatz who’s part of a new network he dubs the “MTV of gaming” as well as Team Epiphany’s Coltrane Curtis and Lisa Chu who speak on running their business and influencer marketing. Be sure to check in too by calling the Dropcast hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) to say what’s up.
    Relevant Links:
    Only 400 Pairs of No Vacancy Inn’s New Balance 650 Are Dropping on StockX
    Nike’s Air Foamposite One Gets Another Galactic Makeover
    Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur
    Resale Price for Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” Skyrockets After Latest ‘Last Dance’ Episode
    Royal Toe Jordan 1s Dropping This Weekend
    The First Episode of ‘Why It’s Cool’ Explains the Legacy of the Air Jordan 1
    Nike Air Deschutz Sandal
    Kim Jones x Daniel Arsham CD1 Sneakers
    The “Purple Metallic” Nike Air Jordan 4 Drops This Month 
    Palace Introduces Floral Embroidery With First Summer ’20 Teaser
    CDG x Cactus Plant Flea Market Tees
    We Asked a Courtroom

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Fischonto ,

Yes

Very refreshing and entertaining. It’s good to see this side of the fashion industry. Keep it up!

b daaaaaawwg ,

Mediocre

Good updates, sometimes interesting opinions and takes. They also kinda give Kanye’s right wing stuff a lot of heat even though every other highsnobiety insta post is about him. Overall kinda pretentious, smug, and mediocre.

Glo Boy Pacs ,

Aye

Hey good work! Im high af rn

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