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This is Conversations, Highsnobiety's podcast series discussing topics and trends with the people shaping today's scene.

This is Conversations, Highsnobiety's podcast series discussing topics and trends with the people shaping today's scene.
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This is Conversations, Highsnobiety's podcast series discussing topics and trends with the people shaping today's scene.




The Dropcast #28: Buy Our Freaking Book

On this week's episode of the Dropcast, big bosses David Fischer and Jeff Carvalho sit down in the studio with Noah Thomas to talk about the week's biggest news. Jian DeLeon dials in from sunny London (that's a joke) to talk about what went down at the book launch of our first book with Gestalten, The Incomplete Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture. We also break down some of London Fashion Week's best shows, like Riccardo Tisci's highly-anticipated debut at Burberry. We asked...


The Dropcast # 26: Ralph Lauren is Still the GOAT

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Brock Cardiner and Highsnobiety’s new Style Director Jan Quammie, who are in town from the Berlin office to discuss all things New York Fashion Week and talk trash on the current state of America. After kicking off on a serious note doling out a fond rememberance for the dearly departed Mac Miller, we talk about the current state of the music industry, including the quashing of some very notable beefs, and the new ones that have risen up in...


The Dropcast #25: Can't Burn Your Nikes If They're Already Flames

Semi-professional podcaster and cultural commentator Chris Black provides some choice feedback on the week's hottest news. Ball Boyz Ian Servantes and Kyle Hodge offer piping hot takes on arguably the most-talked about Nike campaign of recent times, which of course is the company utilizing Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. Listeners weighed in with some spicy opinions of their own. We also talk about the adidas Stan Smith, and how the...


The Dropcast #24: Catching A Ride on Drake’s Flying Ferrari

Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by music editor Sydney Gore and chicken nugget connoisseur/managing editor Brian Farmer. They talk about Drake's tour with Migos, and his possible upcoming collaborations with Nike. Noah did the Shiggy challenge during this episode but unfortunately no one got it on video. However, they do mention the fact that Drake is touring with a yellow Ferrari that flies around the venue. We also discuss some of the summer's best collaborations. There have...


The Dropcast #23: Swag is for Boys; Class Is For Men

Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by Sydney Gore and George Ocampo. They talk about the success of the film Crazy Rich Asians and explain why it's not the Asian Black Panther. The VMAs also happened this week—with the lowest ratings ever—and Sydney gives tips on how to stay awake during an awards show you don't really want to watch but sort of have to because of work. Kanye West also gave us a look at his current sneaker rotation, with a few surprises amidst rows and rows of YEEZY...


The Dropcast # 22: Supreme Resurrects Print From Death

The Dropcast talks about this week's hottest topic: Supreme's new Fall/Winter 2018 offering and their unlikely collaboration with The New York Post. WGSN Senior Consultant Brian Trunzo joins Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon in Las Vegas, and Lawrence Schlossman of Grailed calls in from LEGOLAND. But before that, we nerd out about the colorways of the Nike React Element 87, Virgil Abloh's latest collaboration with Nike (a capsule collection for tennis GOAT Serena Williams), and Nigel Sylvester's...


The Dropcast #21: Domo Arigato Mr. Sneakerboto

Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon, are joined by Grailed’s editor-in-chief (and Highsnob alum) Greg Babcock, and of course, Grailed brand director Lawerence Schlossman. They talk about how KITH’s bot-tricking URL swap is a modern stroke of brilliance, and which attorneys probably cater to salty fuccbois. The big theme of the week is the greatest Japanese designers of all time, because it’s the ideal way to plug Grailed’s latest Heatwave giveaway featuring rare Japanese collectibles. Learn a bit...


The Dropcast # 20: Pour Ciroc On My Crocs

Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and fashion editor-at-large Corey Stokes are once again joined by Grailed Brand Director Lawrence Schlossman. We talk about Grailed’s latest resort-themed giveaway, summer trends we’ve seen on the streets (ok fine, mostly on the internet). Once again, Lawrence assumes a venerable fashion industry old has died by now. Listen and find out who he accidentally kills this week. Later on, Dropcast listeners weigh in with their answers to the question of the week: What is...


The Dropcast #19: A Bunch of Grown Men Yelling About BAPE

Jeff Carvalho, Noah Thomas, and Jian DeLeon are joined by Grailed brand director Lawrence Schlossman. He promotes Grailed's Heatwave giveaway, which this week revolves around a bunch of BAPE-branded home goods. This week Grailed is also selling some sought-after BAPE collabs too. Listeners call in and talk about their favorite BAPE collabs of the past, some of which are very questionable. Lawrence also weighs in on what Jordan Brand is getting wrong, and explains the story of "Jonah Hill...


The Dropcast #18: Major League Fuccbois

Jeff Carvalho, Jian DeLeon, Noah Thomas, and Chris Danforth tackle the question of the week: How long until we see a streetwear brand sponsor a major sports team? The writing's on the wall already: Angelique Gerber rocked adidas x Palace and won Wimbledon, France won the World Cup and one of its star players, Kylian Mbappe, already rocked Virgil Abloh's Off-White x Nike boots during his time at Paris Saint-Germain. Are we really that far off from seeing deals like Thom Browne sponsoring FC...


The Dropcast #17 - Keke, Do You Love New York Fashion Week: Men's?

Photographer, cultural critic, and menswear knowledge god Mordechai Rubinstein joins hosts Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and Kyle Hodge to discuss New York Fashion Week: Men's. Things aren't looking so hot for the seasonal fashion event, with designers like Raf Simons moving shows to Paris, and a lack of big designers with serious star power showing their latest menswear collections off in the Big Apple. That doesn't mean there aren't any good clothes on New York's runways however, and the crew...


The Dropcast #16: Designer Durags All Summer '18

Hosts Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and Sydney Gore are joined by stylist and creative consultant Taylor Okata, who gives his best advice on how to flex during extremely hot weather. We also talk about our recent list of 2018's Best Sneaker Releases (So Far), and chime in with some glaring omissions. The music story of the week definitely involves Drake's latest release, Scorpion, and Sydney breaks down all the tea that was spilled on both sides of the album. Meanwhile, the crew is completely...


The Dropcast #15: Diadora the Explorer

Noah Thomas, Ian Servantes, and Jian DeLeon are joined by Fabian Gorsler to dissect the hottest sneakers on and off the runway. Of course, no modern fashion sneaker would be here without its sportswear ancestors, which is why we also plug eBay’s new initiative, eBay the Drop, offering some of the most covetable kicks of the past few decades, as well as some exclusive customs from artist Joshua Vides. Vides' customs are being sold through eBay for charity, and 100 percent of the proceeds are...


The Dropcast #14: Be Careful Who You Call Ugly at Paris Fashion Week

Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by Alec Leach, Atip Wananaruks, and Corey Stokes, forming a veritable fashion Voltron. The guys weigh in from the menswear mecca that is Paris Fashion Week, shortly after seeing Virgil Abloh’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. Spoiler alert: Jian cried. They discuss what this means for the line that used to exist between fashion and streetwear, and where it could go from here. Some of the other landmark shows discussed include Jun Takahashi’s first...


The Dropcast #13: We're Changing Our Name to IHObCast

Jeff Carvalho, Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and From the Ground Up host Pete Forester talk about some of the week's most hyped sneaker releases. There's Supreme's fiery Air Streak Spectrum Plus, Pyer Moss' second collaboration with Reebok, and of course, the Nike React Element 87. Has the Swoosh finally figured out how to top adidas Boost? Listen and find out. Meanwhile, men's fashion weeks are kicking off all over Europe, so we weigh in on Craig Green's show at Pitti Uomo, some of the best...


The Dropcast #12: Make America Ye Again

On this week's Dropcast, Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and the Ball Boyz, Kyle Hodge and Ian Servantes, are joined by HS Music Editor Sydney Gore. The crew talks about Kyle's trip to Wyoming to experience the Kanye West listening party firsthand, and dude even managed to fly back in time for our Highsnobiety Issue 16 launch party with Chief Keef. Fashion-wise, Noah explains what the big deal is about the LVMH awards, and talks about this year's winner, Japanese label Doublet. Speaking of fashion...


The Dropcast #11: Beef - It's What's for Content

On this week's Dropcast, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by the Ball Boyz, Kyle Hodge and Ian Servantes, to talk about the biggest story of the week (month? year? lifetime maybe?): Drake and Pusha T's simmering hot rap beef. How does Drizzy's cold-cut Canadian Bacon stack up against Pusha's angus-grade Virginia Beef? Try to figure it out through all the yelling that ensues. In other news, we speculate about what went down at Kanye West's album listening party in Wyoming. We hope...


The Dropcast #10: Cloutus Ex Machina

On this week's Dropcast, hosts Jeff Carvalho, Noah Thomas, and Jian DeLeon are joined by Highsnobiety founder David Fischer and Jackie Kim, associate fashion director at Barneys New York. They discuss the upcoming shopping event in Los Angeles, TheDropLA—taking place June 2-3 at the Barneys store in Beverly Hills. They also address the question of the week: Does it matter if an influencer is a "real" person if they have a strong brand? Of course, recent Highsnobiety cover star Lil Miquela...


The Dropcast #9: Why Can't We Just Call Him "Jonah Trill?":

On this week's Dropcast, hosts Jeff Carvalho, Noah Thomas, and Jian DeLeon discuss some of the week's new releases and most hyped collabs. We're especially excited about Matthew Williams' recently unveiled collab with Nike, and vintage connoisseur Brian Procell's LA pop-up with Depop. Then we get to talking about Jonah Hill, the actor who's become one of street culture's unlikeliest style icons. Turns out he's got a deep-seeded interest in skating and streetwear, and he's definitely not...


The Dropcast #8: The Fashion of the Christ:

On this week's Dropcast, hosts Jeff Carvalho, Noah Thomas, and Jian DeLeon are joined by music artist Asukal, one of the under the radar musicians we've recently highlighted, and digital fashion editor Alec Leach. The big topics of the week include Virgil Abloh's OFF-WHITE x Converse Chuck Taylor, the last of "The Ten" pack to be released, Childish Gambino's tour de force of a music video: "This Is America," and a ton of discussion around the Met Gala. This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies:...