On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are in the studio with Mark Weston, the creative director of British luxury brand Dunhill.
The show gets underway with a look at Cactus Plant Flea Market and Nike’s upcoming apparel collection (1:45). The partnership follows their recent collaborative Air Force 1s, which serves as a segway for the cast to reminisce about high school mascots and yearbook photos (which apparently aren’t a thing in England).
We got our first on-foot look at the YEEZY 500 High Slates courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian, leading to a discussion between low and high tops (3:03). Jordan Brand’s new “Fearless Ones” collection reveals the first Air Jordan 1 with FlyEase technology, but Noah and Jian just aren’t feeling the heavy mids — nor smoked salmon (4:37).
Kylie Jenner solidified her business mogul status as she cashed in on Rise and Shine memes with new merch available on her website (8:00) – check out the Muleboyz Instagram page for the meme, and stay for the heel photos. Since Mark’s also feeling the mules, does that mean a Dunhill pair is in the works?
As the trio talk their favorite fall colors and orange pieces, Mark continues to share his wisdom on how to make orange elegant (11:59), and the three men obsess over Matthew Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM Audemars Piguet (12:30).
The quick hits wrap up as the show moves into its newest segment, “Worst Drop of the Week,” where the hosts choose a few of the most boo-worthy items (19:03). Noah and Jian turn to their favorite Dunhill pieces, then move on to discuss how Mark approaches and influences the brand’s menswear collections (21:20). Since it’s never too early to plan for next season, Mark shares his opinion on the best Dunhill pieces out there to rock (29:20).
“Who is the best creative director in the game right now?” is this episode’s Question of the Week (30:56), and we got some debatable responses. In “What’d You Cop?” Mark shares his music cops, including Floating Points’ newest album Crush (35:46).
Make sure to check Highsnobiety’s Instagram on Monday for our next QOTW, and leave a voicemail on The Dropcast hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to be featured in a future episode.