Whensmokeclears® is a jewelery and fashion brand based in Los Angeles. Known for their varsity cardigans and "Radiant Heart" patches, the label was nearly destroyed in the nascent stages of their growth when a blaze took over the team's apartment in their former New York base.

Now, true to its name, the brand is thriving in LA, where it's made the "Radiant Heart" logo a signature part of its aesthetic; one that speaks to the ability to overcome adversity by radiating love and positivity. You can check out their online store (and a new pair of patchwork-detailed jeans) here.

We invited founders of the brand Thermal and Ksace to join host Noah Thomas to weigh in on some of the week’s hottest releases: the paisley Community Garden Dunks ("they look like something John Mayer would like"), Reebok's divisive spin on the Chelsea boot, YEEZY slides, Vetements' self-troll, Travis Scott's high-calorie collab with McDonald's, and Virgil Abloh's new Mercedes.

We also answer our deceptively simple QOTW: "High tops or Low tops?" Smash the play button above to hear our take.

For a chance to hear yourself in a future episode of The Dropcast, peep Highsnobiety’s Instagram every Monday for the latest QOTW, then call The Dropcast Hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) and leave an answer. We’ll catch you next week.

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Nike Is Dropping a Blood-Soaked “Freddy Krueger” Air Max 95

Nike Tries to Extend Summer With the 2020 Nike Air Max 1 “Powerwall”

Wait, Did Demna Gvasalia Just Rip Off…Demna Gvasalia?

Virgil and Mercedes-Benz Want To Rebuild the Luxury Landscape, They Explain How

Stop the Press: Kim Jones Is Joining Fendi

Nugget Pillows & Menu Rugs…Travis Scott’s McDonald’s Merch Is Supersized

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