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Best Of 2017

Pop culture is an undeniable motivation on our design, our ambiance, aesthetic and influence in the shop.
So to us, it only makes sense that we have our own "Best Of..." list to show you what we were feeling this year.
We'll hop back and forth from clothing to entertainment over the next few weeks/months/whenever we've got some time to put our thoughts down on paper in regards to a topic. Thanks for caring <3

Top 12 Sneakers of 2017
Top 10 Albums of 2017

 

 

Top 12 Sneakers of 2017

 

12. Jordan x Max Atmos Pack
retail price: $400

11. adidas NMD CS2 Kith X Naked Pink
retail price: $210

10. New Balance 999 Concepts Hyannis 
retail price: $200

9. Jordan 4 Retro Kaws 
retail price: $350

8. Air Max 97 Undefeated - White 
retail price: $180

7. Air Force 1 Low Virgil Abloh Off-White (AF100)
retail price: $150

6. adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Zebra
retail price: $220

 

5. Air VaporMax CDG White 
retail price: $330

4. Jordan 1 Retro High Gold Top 3 
retail price: $160

 

3. Air Presto Off-White
retail price: $160

2. NikeCraft Mars Yard Shoe 2.0 Tom Sachs Space Camp
retail price: $200

1. Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White Chicago
 
retail price: $190

Final verdict: Nike killed it, Adidas is too reliant on Kanye now, nothing can make me buy UA shoes.

 

Top 10 Albums of 2017

10. Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti

A lot of lists will probably leave this one off because there's no clout in saying you like a collection of catchy songs which seem to lack much substance, but this mixtape is fun and has been all year.

9.  Drake - More Life

I think we'd appreciate this album more if it was 12 songs instead of 22. 

 

8. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me

You either like Phil's music or you don't. I happen to be in the former, so this album fit into a rotation easily for me.

 

 7. Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy


This is the first Tyler album that I have liked as an 'album' since "Goblin" and I think it shows Tyler maturing as an artist.

6. SZA- Ctrl. 

Whenever you have multiple tracks that you want to hear multiple times a day, the album itself is going to rank high. I think this, like Kendrick's album, may suffer from 'radio burnout' but I tried to ignore that.

5. Sampha - Process

This album reminds me of the best parts of James Blake and SBTRKT put together. It's about as good of a debut album as you could ask from someone. When you're ready to slow down, this is the album you should reach for.

4. Migos - Culture

I bet your parents even know the words to Bad and Boujee at this point.

 

3. Kodak Black - Painting Pictures


Choosing Kodak for the list is another acknowledgement for 'new' hip hop. I'm not here to hear anything profound, or will I even understand what's being said all the time, but I enjoy the ride all the same.

 

2. Jay Z - 4:44

It's a bummer for Jay Z that he'd release the best thing he's done in a while, in the same year that Kendrick gave us an iconic album. I love "4:44" and there's some tracks that I've listened to as much as my favorite DAMN. songs, but when it comes to #1...

1. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

DAMN is in a league of its own this year. There's not a track you ever move your hand to skip, you can listen to it forwards or backwards and it's just as good. We've probably played this album every day since it dropped and the only song that's worn me down is "Loyalty" - but I blame Houston radio for that one. 

Honorable mentions:
King Krule - The OOZ
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
Fever Ray - Plunge.

 

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