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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 #76: Reselling Slightly Used Dior Sneakers with Bruce Pask of Bergdorf Goodman & Matt Cohen of GOAT

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Matt Cohen of sneaker resell platform GOAT, and certified fashion GOD Bruce Pask, currently the head of men's fashion at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. We talk about Bergdorf Goodman and GOAT's latest collaboration: A third-floor installation of super hyped kicks you can buy off GOAT. The interior itself is part-museum, part sneakerhead-dream, and the fact that Pask lends his styling expertise to pair shoes like Sean Wotherspoon '97s with...


The Dropcast #75: Finessing Foamposite Mules with Brick Owens & Duey Catorze of B.STROY

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by the B.STROY guys, Brick Owens and Duey Catorze. Not sure if those are their real names, but they sound cool so we'll allow it. This week's quick hits are sneaker-heavy, starting with the missed opportunities known as the latest Nike SB x Supreme collabs. We of course plug our latest New Balance 577 kicks (sorry they're sold out), and discuss why Skepta's Nike Shox sneakers are some of the best footwear to release ever since humans discovered...


The Dropcast #74: Dressing Like Chanel Crust Punks with Pat Peltier of Bandulu

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Pat Peltier, founder and designer of bootleg-inspired brand Bandulu. They go through the week's latest drops, including the Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike By You Blazers, Stone Island's fall collection, and our latest drop with Chinatown Market. Beyond copping Hawaiian shirts with smiley faces (they come with a free frisbee!), we also go in on the latest Uniqlo collaboration with Engineered Garments. It's practically an all-you-can-fleece...


The Dropcast #73: Trying to Finesse Free New Balances Feat. Juice Rodriguez of CNCPTS

Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by Juice Rodriguez, the VP of Marketing at Concepts. Concepts is known for their footwear collabs, and over the years some of the hottest New Balances have come out of the Cambridge-based boutique. Some of those classic kicks include a bright orange 997 referencing a certain high-end leather label, and a rose-colored pair of 997s with a striking similarity to brunch fans wine of choice. On this episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and...


The Dropcast #72: Legendary Jeweler Greg Yuna's Gonna Bussdown Our Crocs

Jeweler Greg Yuna is known for some of the most flawless pieces in the industry. Getting his start working with guys like Floyd Mayweather, he's also used his artistry to pay homage to kicks like the Chuck Taylor, Off-White™ x Nike Jordan 1, and Infrared Jordan VI. His Instagram is an endless flex of fire pendants inspired by everything from KAWS' Companion, Versace's medusa head, and Nipsey Hussle. He joins Dropcast hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon to weigh in on some of the week's...


The Dropcast #71: The #Muleboyz Get Artsy Feat. Roger Gastman & David “CHINO” Villorente

This week’s episode is full of spicy hot takes on everything from Palace’s latest lookbook to the controversial “top 50” lists that have been populating everyone’s feeds. Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by two street art legends in their own right, Roger Gastman and David “CHINO” Villorente. They talk about Gastman’s dope “Beyond the Streets” exhibit currently on display in Brooklyn, and how guys like Futura and KAWS have managed to make it in the art world on their own...


The Dropcast #70: All Dudes Learned How to Pod and It Sucks Feat. Mary HK Choi

This episode of The Dropcast is X-TREME #goals. Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by writer, editor, podcaster, and all-around icon Mary HK Choi. If you're not familiar—GET FAMILIAR. Choi is the NYT-bestselling author of Emergency Contact, and a writer whose work has lived in publications like Complex, Vice, WIRED, and even Marvel Comics (peep her Lady Deadpool run ASAP). Choi talks about her upcoming book, Permanent Record, the story of a well-meaning mixed race bodega boy who...


The Dropcast #69: The Real Swagdads of New Jersey feat. Antonio Ciongoli of 18 East

18 East is one of the best new menswear labels out today. The Dropcast (our 69th episode...NICE), hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by the brand's founder and creative director, Antonio Ciongoli. We talk about Ciongoli's past in menswear, designing for Ralph Lauren Rugby, Michael Bastian, and underappreciated line Eidos. Then he gives some wisdom on how to run an independent label today, and how he's striving to build a brand versus simply sell product. He also tells us how he's...


The Dropcast Roundtable: Ralph Lauren’s Influence on Sports

In this special edition podcast, Highsnobiety sits with The Good Company's Kumasi Sadiki and Paterson League’s head of brand, German Nieves, to discuss Ralph Lauren’s sporting heritage, how it’s influenced tennis style at Wimbledon, and its impact on the wider world of sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Dropcast #68: Energy Up the Ass feat. Cam Hicks & Angelo Urrutia

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by photographer Cam Hicks and Angelo Urrutia, your favorite influencer's favorite influencer's favorite behind-the-scenes creative director. Cam has an upcoming photo exhibit at the Nepenthes store next week. Titled "For the Porch," he explains the inspiration and some of the work we can expect to see. Angelo has had a storied career as one of the key creatives at Engineered Garments, working closely with founder Daiki Suzuki to keep the label...


The Dropcast #67: Popeye's Is the Best Restaurant in the World feat. Danny Bowien

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by certified organic style god Danny Bowien, founder of Mission Chinese. The celeb chef breaks down the similarities between running a restaurant and running a clothing brand, and even offers some solid business advice any entrepreneur can learn from. Of course, there's plenty of food talk. Danny gives a quick 15-second recipe for taking your McNuggets to the next McLevel, and then talks about why Popeye's is the best restaurant on the planet. We...


The Dropcast #66: Life's Too Short to Longboard

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Jabari "Jacuzzi" Khaled, founder of Basketball Skateboards and under-the-radar creative who's worked with your favorite designer's favorite designers. Jacuzzi talks about putting Basketball Skateboards on hold and teases his next project, which should be even more fire. Then Noah shares a story about his first time in London and getting roasted for his Suicokes. We also discuss the most fire pieces from our Stranger Things 3 collab, which...


The Dropcast #65: Fashion People Problems

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon break in Highsnobiety's new global HQ in Berlin. And they don't do it alone! We got Berlin-based stylist Nessie and Aljoscha Kondratiew, creative director of Solebox, to visit our brand new office too. We continue to break down some of the best things we saw at Paris Fashion Week, including Jacquemus' 10-year-anniversary collection show in the south of France. Aljoscha talks about some upcoming products he's excited about and teases an unorthodox collab...


The Dropcast #64: Paris Just Hit Different

Hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas report from Paris, where designers are showing off their latest collections for Spring/Summer 2020. In lieu of a proper guest, the two hit the streets to catch thoughts (and some hands) from industry insiders about what they think the most exciting thing in menswear is right now. We spoke to Heron Preston after his latest fashion show, legendary photographer Tommy Ton, FEAR OF GOD designer Jerry Lorenzo, and some other heads to get a solid perspective of...


The Dropcast #63: Vest to Impress with DeRay Mckesson

It's pride month, and in addition to going H.A.M. on all things gender and sexuality, we launched a new podcast series called Fashioning Identity, which you should definitely check out. But before you do, you should absolutely listen to the latest Dropcast, where activist, educator, and podcaster DeRay Mckesson joins hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon to add a welcome dose of realness. Mckesson talks about his signature blue Patagonia vest—from where he bought it to why he continues to wear...


The Dropcast #62: Always $trive And Podcast

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by A$AP Twelvyy. Fresh off the release of "Pups" (https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/asap-ferg-asap-rocky-pups/), Twelvyy talks about some of his upcoming musical projects and a few of the new influences he hopes to bring to the table. We also talk about his brand, LAST YEAR BEING BROKE(N) https://www.lastyearbeingbroken.com, which just released some dope new footwear—the VERSEONE slides with interchangeable straps. Twelvyy and Noah bond over their...


The Dropcast #61: Erik Ellington & Bobby Hundreds Son Us for 45 Minutes

Skating and streetwear are sort of like two bros on different waves but with similar vibes. It’s easy to lump the two together, but that’s a disservice to the unique histories that comprise what makes each respective culture its own beast. On this episode of The Dropcast, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by skate legend Erik Ellington—of Deathwish, Baker Boys, and nascent chill loafer label HRS—and Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of The Hundreds and author of the upcoming book This...


The Dropcast #60: Fuccbois II Fuccmen feat. Guillaume Philibert of Filling Pieces

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Guillaume Philibert, founder of Filling Pieces. He founded his brand ten years ago when he was just 19, and since then has expanded his business from sneakers to a full apparel line. Guillaume rolled up to the studio smelling like a straight vacation, and it’s because he was on the island of Mustique celebrating KITH’s latest collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger alongside Ronnie Fieg and a crew of certified clout-havers. We talk to Guillaume...


The Dropcast #59: Finessing Our Way Into the Club with AMRIT

DJ Amrit stops by, fresh off an international tour with Tommy Genesis. We talk about life on the road, how everyone wants to be a "multi-hyphenate creative," and finessing your way into the club. We also discuss the blatant disrespect of Supreme Italia opening a massive counterfeit store in Shanghai, and Amrit recalls how she came across some fufu bobo Supreme shops in Barcelona. Speaking of club culture, we talk about how certain Nike sneakers and Palace's collaboration with British brand...


The Dropcast #58: Lost in the Source Code With Iddris Sandu

Hosts Noah Thomas, Jian DeLeon, and Jeff Carvalho are joined by Iddris Sandu, an architect and technology advocate who started to learn code at the age of 10. By the time he was 15, he was honored by president Barack Obama with a Presidential Scholar Award. Since then, Sandu has worked with guys like Nipsey Hussle, co-creating the late artist's smart-retail platform at Marathon, as well as working with both Kanye West and Jaden Smith. The 22-year-old prodigy has also consulted for companies...