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Fashion August, 17 2014

What Dropped This Week | adidas, Buscemi, Nasir Mazhar & more

We’re back with another grip of the week’s best gear, all brought to you via our curated shopping channel What Drops Now. We’ve ploughed through a maze of e-commerce and assembled a selection of the 10 best products of the past seven days, from whacky fashion sneakers to affordable basics.

Much of this product is extremely limited, so if you’ve missed out on the drop then better luck next time – check What Drops Now for a daily curated selection of the best products from the world of men’s fashion.

Stampd x United Arrows – 2020 Jersey

West coast luxe streetwear label Stampd are obviously pretty excited for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as they’ve gone and released a capsule of Olympic inspired apparel with Japanese boutique United Arrows a full 6 years ahead of schedule. The Games’ five rings adorn the brand’s monochrome, sports inspired pieces, with this super clean poly-mesh jersey being the pick of the lot.

adidas Originals – KZK ZXZ 84 Lab

adidas Originals ongoing 84 Lab project sees the brand tapping the genius of some left field creatives from the fashion and art worlds, resulting in a series of unusual takes on sneakers from the adidas archives. While the pack included ZX750s adorned with hand rendered mud and pencil effects, we decided to go for fragment design’s ZXZ sneaker, with its awkward but highly wearable colorway.

Reebok x Burn Rubber Instapump Fury 20th Anniversary

As part of Reebok’s ongoing celebration of the love-it-or-hate-it Instapump Fury sneaker, Detroit footwear experts Burn Rubber have channeled their hometown’s industrial heritage for a tough, concrete inspired colorway on what is already one of the hardest silhouettes in the biz.

Buscemi – Orange 100mm Sneaker

Somehow managing to be more ostentatious than even the most ostentatious of high fashion sneakers, Buscemi’s Hermes inspired 100mm sneaker returns bearing the French fashion house’s signature orange color. If a sneaker with a gold lock and enlarged rear handle was somehow not eye catching enough, then the bright orange colorway of the outrageously premium, made in Italy mid-top will do the job nicely.

Cav Empt – Eye Contact Longsleeve

Cav Empt’s premium, Japanese slant on streetwear takes influence from 1980s technology and primitive, ancient computer graphics. This made in Japan longsleeve has been adorned with retro computer graphics, taken straight from the hard drive of your parents’ 1992 PC.

Mr Porter – The Manual For Living A Stylish Life

It’s not easy living the stylish life, and while reading Highsnobiety daily and purchasing our bi-annual magazine is definitely the best way to keep up to date with all things steezy, this book from Mr Porter will do for a third best option. The lifestyle store have created a comprehensive style tome – containing advice on everything from appropriate dressing to suitable dances to do at weddings.

Nasir Mazhar – Maz Tee

London designer Nasir Mazhar showcases his unashamedly self branded fashion tees, taking influence from the UK Garage scene’s brash, peacocking style. With American-inspired high fashion streetwear mashups being done all over the world, it is refreshing to see the look done from a homegrown British talent.

Nike – Air Rift SP

Is it a sandal? Is it a sneaker? Is it a sock? It’s the return of the Air Rift!

Saint Laurent – Leopard Print Leather Slip-on Sneakers

Being pipped to second place by Buscemi in the ridiculous fashion sneaker of the week competition is Saint Laurent with these leopard print leather slip-ons – an essential for any Highsnob readers who happen to also be Latin American drug barons.

Topman – Long Length Striped Tee

Topman’s inhouse program of affordable, finger on the pulse basics once again strikes gold with this clean, extra long tee. So on trend that it hurts, a crispy white elongated t-shirt finished with some simple athletic stripes is a guaranteed hit in today’s streetwear-sportswear crossroads.

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