World Wide Best is Highsnobiety’s definitive roundup of the industry’s most opinion-dividing releases, brought to you live from the internet’s farthest corners. Lock in as we run the rule over the products set to define the next big trend, together with some that probably won’t.
For every great product you find on the internet, there is a spate of manmade abominations following close behind. The world wide web is a pandora’s box of conflicting tastes, with its many facets serving more to send you to the world wide west, rather than putting you on the trail of the world wide best. This is where we come in.
Aiming to bring HD clarity to your browsing habits, and cut through the noise of said product misses, Highsnobiety’s dedicated team of product curators is here to run the rule over some of the internet’s best new menswear releases, delivered to you in weekly tact. This week we turn our team turns its attention towards a statement-making, Jean-Michel Basquiat homage-paying shirt from Wacko Maria, a sandal/sneaker hybrid from HOKA ONE ONE, and more minimal beauty from Jil Sander.
Scroll down below to shop a selection of this week’s best new menswear releases.
1. Wacko Maria Jean-Michel Basquiat Shirt
Rhianna: We love any Basquiat collab but when Wacko Maria taps the artist it really hits different. The drop consists of three boxy-fit Hawaiian shirts that sport some of the most iconic artwork by the New York artist. So good.”
Yulia: I love an art and fashion collab, especially when it involves an artist I really care about. There is this nice feeling of connection with a fashion brand because you realize that the people behind it admire the same things you do.
2. COMME des GARÇONS Play x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High
Yulia: The limited-edition new additions to the CDG x Converse Play sneakers dropped on different Dover Street Market online stores across the world this week, but I’m not gonna lie, this drop is not something I would cop for myself. Although, I do like the colorways.
Rhianna: Big miss from me. Although the OG’s are a classic, they’re still extremely outdated in my opinion, and the colors here are pretty childish.
3. HOKA ONE ONE Porter Sandal
Yulia: Wow. I love how HOKA ONE ONE is going to trick people into wearing platform sandals. I’m here for it anyway.
Rhianna: Okay these are Killer. I’m not usually a fan of holes in sneakers (major foot phobia) but the design on these is bomb and I can see them looking great for Spring/Summer.
4. Jil Sander Short Sleeve Kimono Collar Overshirt
Yulia: Jil Sander treats us with a chic kimono collar overshirt, which I imagine all the people at Soho House are going to wear after the quarantine is (hopefully) soon over.
Rhianna: Jil Sander always comes through with the beautiful minimal aesthetics – this Italian-crafted kimono-style overshirt is a super luxurious piece.
5. MAPLE Nevermind Earrings
Yulia: If you’ve been looking for a little treat to cheer yourself up (and you happen to have your ears pierced), please consider these Nevermind Earrings from Maple. They feature smiley faces which might be a nice way to remember to keep it positive these days.
Rhianna: You literally cannot go wrong with MAPLE jewelry. The quality, design, and craft is always on point. These earrings are a personal favorite from the latest collections and will be sure to put a smile on your face and those of everyone who sees you.
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