The 15 Best Products to Drop This Week & Where to Buy Them
After two plus years of constructing this post every week with the content of others, Highsnobiety’s team of product curators has handed over the controls to yours truly. For the second time now, I’ve been given the opportunity to select 15 of this week’s best products. Judging by the feedback on my last roundup, I pulled in the proverbial reins a little to present a selection of goods that is, what many would deem, “more wearable.”
This week, I wanted to give my selection a small purpose. For some time now, I have been intrigued by people’s use of the s-word… “Sustainability;” that murky, hard-to-define idea, with no single solution. What became increasingly apparent to me, and you too if you have been keeping tabs on it, is that if we are to move towards a more sustainable consumption model, change must be pioneered by both the manufacturer and consumer. To this, I tried to select a range of wares that will only get better with age, and with the proper care, last you a lifetime — apart from the incense sticks maybe. Doing away with fast fashion is one small step in the right direction, and consumers committing to only buying products that really excite them, is yet another.
If you, like me, are still mad that you don’t own a Stone Island Glazed Silk “Toffee Wrapper” Jacket, then this season’s C.P. Company Outline Goggle Jacket in “Scooter Red” might be an adequate compensation. The brand’s new Outline fabric and innovative rip-stop build promise to withstand even the harshest of conditions, with a hydrophobic Primaloft lining keeping the wearer perfectly warm.
When it comes to overshirts, no brand quite measures up to the prowess of Italian powerhouse, Stone Island. The design’s polyamide shell forms a lightweight layering piece, with contrast piping and large angular chest pockets expertly tying the silhouette together.
Ignore the price point for just a moment, and marvel at the beauty of this piece. Conceived in the weird and wonderful world of Marni, the Striped Knitted Sweater is a skillful balance of color, fit, and texture. Despite many of the brand’s pieces falling victim to skepticism on first sight, they always reveal themselves as pioneering designs seasons later.
Now, for those who know me, know that I am an advocate for all things Engineered Garments. And if you’re looking to invest in enduring design, look no further than pieces like its Work Shirt. Cut similar to its mainline BD models, the Work Shirt features a swooping hem and asymmetric patch pockets over the chest.
AFFIX — helmed by Kiko Kostadinov, MACKINTOSH head designer Taro Ray, and creative consultant Stephen Mann — is an amalgamation of the ideas of some of the industry’s foremost thinkers. Hard-wearing T-shirts like this one will serve you well for years as opposed to mere months.
With horizontal stitching and little contrast, I feel most down vests come out of a single machine nowadays. This particular release from nanamica however is a much-needed departure from this ideal, with diagonal lines and contrasting piping.
With winter coming in paradoxically “hot” for millions around the world, thick corduroy is a top choice for all those looking to brave the cold weather in style. These vast-cut pants from Our Legacy are a perfect example of how to combine bold textures with equally bold cuts.
As this week saw our style editors Graeme and Max discussing the ins-and-outs of bootcut jeans, I saw fitting to include these. The Boot Cut Track Pants from Needles are the ultimate meeting of worlds… on one side you have what I imagine to be a cowboy out on the planes, and on the other side, a staple of the ’90s rave scene.
These Penny Loafers are testament to how effortlessly Marni can transform such heavily-iterated designs. A stacked sole adds texture to the shoe’s patent leather upper, with a squared toe contributing an edge of much-needed weirdness. The design’s metallic detailing is also a subtle nod to its grungier beginnings.
Paraboot’s Michael Shoe is arguably one of its most recognizable designs. First introduced in 1945, the silhouette stresses the importance of timelessness, with this season’s daring cow hide-inspired finish proving there isn’t much you can’t do when the foundational design is, quote-unquote, “perfect.”
As you may have guessed, sneakers are not quite my forte, but I’m trying. The latest “Gardening Club” pack from adidas really caught my eye. In particular, the pack’s Novaturbo H6100LT. Made from the most durable of materials, the sneakers are good for almost all seasons.
Having picked one of these up myself during a recent trip to Japan, I can only recommend you investing in one too! The scarf’s raw-edge finish speaks to Kapital’s idea of effortless style. And with such a timeless palette of colors, this particular design will endure many a winter.
If any of you read my first 15 Drops roundup, you will remember me featuring a very daring, Jamiroquai-esque hat from Engineered Garments. This time around however, I have opted for something a little more subdued, albeit daring in its own right. The Jute Bucket Hat by Nicholas Daley is a refreshing take on an otherwise overplayed silhouette.
The devil is in the details. You should never let a belt ruin your pant game, and releases like the English Bridle Belt from Monitaly will keep said devil happy for many seasons to come.
If you’ve had a stressful day, burning one of these at home might be just what you need.
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