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 of the e-commerce sphere’s fashion grails on Highsnobiety Shopping, here we’ve perused some of our favorite stores in the shopping capital of the world – New York – to find those pieces that really pop up close.
Highsnobiety’s Noah Thomas is no stranger to traversing New York’s subway with half a dozen shopping bags in tow. Now, we’ve tasked him with narrowing down the very best of what’s caught his eye during regular trips around Brooklyn, Soho, LES, and beyond.
So, without further ado, see Noah’s best finds from New York stores along with commentary below.
Eric Emanuel EE Basic Pant
“Eric Emmanuel recently dropped these sweat pants that fit like actual trousers. This is the type of sweat pant innovation that caters to that more refined person who may not love the way your average sweats feel and fit.”
Eric Emanuel EE Basic Pant
“As the weather gets warmer, having a clean low top will be crucial, and these Junya New Balance are a solid option. They are subtle yet will still be a conversation starter for those who know. Give it a few years and people will forget these even dropped – which will make them a grail down the line.”
Junya Watanabe x New Balance CT400
“Willy is a NY based designer that really tells the story of what it’s like to be a New Yorker through his clothes. These are not only fly statement shorts (something everyone should have for summer), but are also designed to honor the lives of American Immigrants with. Peep the 5683 graphic which spells out love on phone keypads.”
Siberia Hills Angelina T-Shirt
“Besides the fact that Angelina Jolie is the GOAT, and that Siberia Hills is a sick brand name, founder Daf Orlovsky’s signature dark graphics give his garments a very dramatic feel. It looks like Angelina’s first world tour tee. I always size up in graphic tees because it feels that much more worn in and boxy.”
Random Identities Knitted Bra Pajama Shirt
“Although the pajama set look is no longer the craze, what that trend did was make it acceptable to rock sleepwear out the house (so long as it’s really jiggy), and this piece is just that. I’m also extremely here for Stefano Pilati’s gender fluid design style. No reason to think twice about the knitted bra graphic on the chest.”
Noon Goons Slim-Fit Trousers
“What Kurt Narmore has managed to do with Noon Goons is something very few skate brands have been able to accomplish – to legitimately be a skate and fashion brand at the same time. It’s clear why NG has been added to the shortlist along with Bianca Chandon, Supreme, Polar Skate Co., and a few others, because these twill pants are instant staples that dress up any casual look.”
KAPITAL Ska Tape Track Jacket
“Spring can be a tricky season because one minute it’s cold and the next it’s hot, so It’s important to have a layer that can keep the chill out without being stuffy. This track jacket is that easy layer you don’t have to commit to. It’s elevated casualwear at its finest, and will look just as good tied around your neck as it will on.”
Nike Airmax Tailwind 4
“Nike has recently brought back its classic Airmax tailwind 4. One of the many silhouettes that looks like it was made for this exact sneaker era we are in right now. The Tailwind design is super on brand for the tech fashion trend, and this colorway with the Noon Goons pants will be my look a while.”
“Although I’ve been a Marni fan for some time now, there is no denying that Francesco Risso has put a new battery in the house’s back. The accessories have been exceptionally strong, which is why this Marni wallet is one of my favorite items this month. I can’t stress the importance of paying close attention to your accessories enough. It’s what separates the boys/girls from the men/women.”
Kappa Kontroll Half-Sleeve Top
“Once again, spring is the trickiest season to dress for, but that does give you the opportunity to wear those awkward pieces that are strictly designed for design’s sake. Kappa Kontroll – Kappa’s more conceptual line – has offered its take on a half sleeve turtleneck half-zip, and I’m here for it.”
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