In Japanese households it’s customary to remove your shoes upon entering the home. Thus comfortable and durable house slippers are a necessary accessory. SUBU, a Tokyo brand making such slippers, also makes a packable iteration. With a cushioned sole and a poly fill, they’ll keep your feet comfortable and warm. Available in sizes 5.5 to 12, they’re also available in three colors: gloss black, foil silver and neon yellow.
Crafted from 100% Mongolian cashmere, Naadam’s sweater is ultra-soft and fits as if it were tailored—despite being made for all genders. Best of all, they hand-brush goats, collect the fallen cashmere fibers and spin them into yarn—rather than shearing the animals. The brand emphasizes their sustainability and proves their commitment by giving back: they use clean power at their manufacturing plants, fairly compensate herders, provide veterinary care for goats, offer livestock insurance to family farmers (ensuring that even if they cannot provide materials, they’ll still be paid) and also work with the Gobi Revival Fund (a non-profit) to disburse donations.
The highly anticipated capsule collection by Snow Peak + Tokyo Design Studio New Balance includes just five products, each of which serves a very practical function. Our pick, the Tokyo Design Studio R_C4, is a sneaker-boot hybrid that features plenty of outdoor tech, while maintaining a slender appearance. With a ripstop Cordura upper, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and a lugged sole, these shoes are buckled together with a magnetic Fidlock closure. Suffice it to say, they are comfortable and will keep your feet dry and cozy in extreme weather—on a damp hike or in the city sludge.
Representing “re-birth, continuation and femininity,” Seb Brown’s mismatched nine-carat gold serpent earrings are handcrafted in his Melbourne studio. With an mystical allure, they measure approximately 18mm in length.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Ghostly teamed up with Vans for two pairs of sneakers—each with the record label’s spooky mascot all over. The Slip-Ons feature a white-on-white reflective print on the classic Vans silhouette. They’re crafted using durable canvas and rubber waffle outsoles. Available for men in sizes 6.5 to 13 and for women in sizes 8 to 14.5, they have already sold out on Ghostly, but are available now from Vans.
Bittersweets NY’s gold “Beyond & Back” necklace is at once sweet and morbid: two skulls representing commitment now and well into the afterlife. The 14k gold skulls hang from an 18-inch petite cable chain and can be engraved with two letters in the brand’s custom Storybook font.
Available in four colors—white, sky blue, coral, and our pick taro—Mister Green’s new LA Weed Tours Tee features a decidedly retro-looking design, on top of their West Hollywood address. The discharge screen printing technique used means that the shirt’s color is removed and replaced, rather than just coated in color, and the ring-spun cotton is enzyme-washed in order to feel soft and worn from the start.
Shepherd Tartan uppers—crafted from premium Scottish wool—pair with a classic waffle sole in the second collaboration between NYC’s Noah and SoCal’s Vans. The debossed adjustable strap and nickel buckle lend the footwear an aesthetic lightning bolt that connects traditional references and punk style. Altogether, they’re a successful representation of both brands involved.
Kapital’s selvedge, smiley-adorned bandana is made in Japan from 100% cotton. Inspired by Americana designs from the ’70s, the FASTCOLOR bandana incorporates traditional Japanese design and employs a fabric that’s soft from the very first use. It’s a cheerful take on an undeniable classic.
In celebration of Gap’s 50th anniversary (the store started as a denim and records retailer on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, California), the brand is reviving iconic designs from their history and refreshing them for a 2019 release dubbed the 1969 Premium Collection. This western suede jacket boasts an iconic silhouette and is made from 100% premium suede leather. The unlined garment is a straight, relaxed fit and is adorned with a brief brand history on the inside.
Crafted by mysterious independent Italian brand GR10K, this fleece jacket, in “Dolphin Grey,” references military styles—a point emphasized by the fact that they source recycled Polartec from that sector. With streetwear nods and an eco-friendly conscience, it distances itself from the style popularized by outdoor industry veterans like The North Face.
Cannabis brand Old Pal’s “Legalize Humanity” T-shirt represents far more than a stoner mantra. With 100% of the proceeds going to the Border Network for Human Rights, the shirt asks that our moral compass override legal boundaries. The message is printed on medium weight cotton and the shirt is available in black or white.
Kids grow at a rate that often outpaces their parents’ ability to shop. Nike is looking to make it easier to find sneakers that fit growing kids. Using a subscription-based model (which starts at $20 a month), the Nike Adventure Club affords parents the opportunity to opt into a membership that sends new kicks four, six or 12 times a year. Each time you’re due, you’re able to pick any of the Nike or Converse silhouettes they have on offer; you send the old ones back and new ones arrive in a customized box.
Released as part of Only NY and the MTA’s collaborative collection, the beach T-shirt promotes one of the city’s most underrated treats: accessibility to dozens of delightful beaches by subway or bus. Made in the US from 100% 6.5 oz ring-spun cotton, the message it carries is simple: “Take the Train to the Beach.”
Cole Haan’s second drop with Chinatown Market sees the Canal Street-celebrating founder Mike Cherman hand-pick colors and custom materials for the lightest ZERØGRAND collection yet. The signature smiley adorns the upper—sending an optimistic message to everyone in sight. Meanwhile, the sneaker’s clever lacing system actually holds laces in place, turning each shoe into a comfortable slip-on.
Celebrate the joy that DFA Records offers with their Continental Drift Shirt—designed for summer by Noah Kloster. The two colorways, Celadon and Natural, are made from different cotton-blend fabrics and the latter will take to tie-dye nicely. Available from small to XXL, and slightly oversized, this is a cheerful garment for all genders.