We’re very much here for luxury fashion’s ever-growing availability on the web, but sometimes it takes a physical shopping spree to know exactly what you’re looking for. While we do our best to bring you the best grails e-commerce has to offer via Highsnobiety Selects, here we’ve browsed some of our favorite stores in the world’s shopping capital, New York City, to find those pieces that really pop when seen up close and in person.
Highsnobiety’s Noah Thomas is no stranger to traversing the New York subway with half a dozen shopping bags in tow. So we’ve tasked him with narrowing down the very best of what’s caught his eye during regular trips around Brooklyn, SoHo, the Lower East Side, and beyond.
Without further ado, check out Noah’s best finds from around New York City with some words from the man himself.
Telfar knit polo
“Maryam Nassir Zadeh is one of my favorite stores in NY. It is a women’s wear boutique, but I always go in, look around, and try to find those pieces that would work for me. While browsing, I found this backwards knit Telfar polo that falls so well on the body and works so well on both women and men. The green accents and jersey mesh gives the polo a vintage feel and has a nice balance of avant garde design and easy wearability. I would suggest pairing this with some vintage soccer shorts or dickies.”
adidas by Raf Simons
“Raf changed the fashion sneaker game when he dropped his first shoe with adidas. The ozweego is now such a staple in the fashion world, and these metallic coated ones might be the most eye catching of all of them. Especially when the sun hits them. They are such a show stopper.”
“This Noah crusher hat is a nice way to add a pop of color to your outfit and to show support for the greater good of people. How you ask? Well when you turn the hat, in contrast navy blue stitching it reads “fuck racism”. NOAH is always speaking out and supporting causes and organizations and having sayings like “fuck racism” on their clothes is not new to them, which is a very attractive reason to support them.”
adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Shorts
“Alexander Wang and Adidas are continuing to work together and have recently dropped these nostalgic 80’s running shorts. The length and cut is daring to some and perfect for others. For those that aren’t sure, I would suggest maybe trying shorts them around the house first so you don’t have to worry about others, but most importantly so you realize how comfortable and chill they are. Short shorts are definitely the move, especially when the sun starts beaming down on the city. We will all wish we had on short shorts.”
MALIBU Colony Woven Faux Leather Sandals
“Vegans who love slides look no further your perfect brand is here. The PETA approved Santa Monica brand Malibu focuses on making quality animal free products that are not just comfortable and good for the environment, but also go with absolutely everything, from suits to the beach.”
Snow Peak Nylon Tee
“When it’s super hot out, It can be harder to have the same level of enthusiasm you might have in colder seasons when you can really start dressing, so I suggest finding fly items you can wear day in and day out. Snow Peak is a brand that focuses on innovating outdoor and mountaineering goods and gear. Their designs are meant for tons of wear and extreme environments. Their designs are conceptual, clean, and well made, which makes Snow Peak a fly staple brand that is perfect for spicing up summer fits.”
Wales Bonner Polo
“Everyone should have a few polos in their closet. They kill two birds with one stone in terms of their chameleon-like ability to work for different social settings. Like many, I find polos quite boring, which is why this Wales Bonner polo stands out. Any time preppy items are met with graphics things can get dicey pretty fast. The formal nature of prep wear and the causal nature of graphics/words have to be met in the middle very delicately, or else you end with blazers that say anarchy on the back, and no one needs that. The placement and size of the spiritual teacher Ram Dass inspired prints Grace used gives this top just enough excitement to make one want to add another polo to the archive.”
“Arc’teryx is another outdoor brand that makes jiggy outdoor wear. These pants in particular are apart of the brand’s Essential line. They’re lightweight, packable, and waterproof. They have a side zip that goes all the way up, which is of course so they can be backed up, but they are also very on trend for what’s going on now, and would fit right into the rotation.”
“Nike has been bringing back some classic models lately, and one of their big pushes are the nike shox TL’s and the R4’s. They hit up soccer superstar Neymar Jr. to do a collaboration, and dropped two very strong colorways. If you are wondering how to wear I suggest going on Uzi’s instagram and take notes.”
Only NY Crosby Street Trench Coat
“Everyone should have a solid trench coat, and this Only NY trench is a great choice for someone that wants to get their first one. This is a shorter one as well, which is less intimidating than a classic long tan trenches that come to most people’s minds. This is also one of those purchases that you will be happy you made because of its practicality and ease.”
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