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The Best Style Releases of the Year (So Far)

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Oh, we're only in August? Sure feels like it's been a whole year. Well, this is really just an excuse for us to look back at all the best style releases to come out this year. From tees that raised a million bucks for the Black Lives Matter movement to fresh as hell sneakers and more, here are the releases we obsessed about (and still are obsessing about, if we're being honest).

Bode House Shoes

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Courtesy Bode

Emily Bode is ascending to menswear royalty fast and in these gorgeous house slippers.

Buy Now: $750

Black Optical x Jacques Marie Mage

Courtesy Black Optical

One of the most insane sunglasses to be released would come courtesy of Jacques Marie Mage (who else). Bison leather-wrapped sunglasses make this the filet mignon of sunglasses.

Buy Now: $2000

Rhude Desert Print Shirt

Courtesy Nordstrom

A long ways away from the usual palm-laden paradises of the typical Hawaiian shirts, Rhude's Marlboro-influenced line took the summer staple to the parched desert.

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Schott x 3sixteen Chromexcel Horsehide Jackets

Courtesy 3sixteen

I'm not cool enough to rock a leather jacket, but this collab makes up for what I lack.

Buy Now: $1200

Viberg Herald Boot

Courtesy Viberg

Hark! The Herald Boot is Viberg's latest feat of cordwainery, a wholecut side-zip boot that has to be lasted by hand for several days.

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South2 West8 Mesh Grocery Bag

Courtesy Nepenthes NY

Mesh has been one of the bigger trends recently. If you're too timid to jump into a mesh top, this tote bag was an easy way to hop into the trend. I say 'was' because, obviously, it's sold out.

Buy Now: $156

Story Mfg. "Ready, Set, Slow!" Grateful Tee

Courtesy Story Mfg.

Loads of tees came out this year, and this one stood out to tell us to slow down.

Buy Now: $130

Beams x Crocs Fishing Sandals

Courtesy Beams

Ugly shoe fans rise up. The likes of Chaco, Birkenstock and, more recently, the Merrell Water Moc have ascended to footwear royalty. This year, one of its own got fashion heads turning.

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Sunnei Dreamy Shoe Collection

Courtesy Sunnei

The '90s is here to stay. Sunnei's taken hold of the orthopedic-looking sneakers aesthetic and pulled it up to luxury heights.

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Aime Leon Dore SS20 Lookbook

Prep never looked so sick.

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Noah x Birdwell Board Short

Courtesy Noah

Noah challenged Birdwell's tough swim trunks with a multi-colored paisley print and the result was one of the best shorts of 2020. Check out our interview with the two brands here.

Buy Now: $132

JJJJound x New Balance 992

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JJJJ 992 New Balance Grey now available online

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Explaining this with any detail would just turn into this meme. Just know that it's 100 percent true.

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Arpenteur x Paraboot Safari Shoes

Courtesy Tanner Goods

Fulfilling all your grandpa style endeavors.

Buy Now: $400 $200

Brain Dead x Blood Orange "We Are One" Tee

black graphic t shirt
Courtesy Brain Dead

This tee raised over a million dollars for Movement For Black Lives and the LGBTQ Freedom Fund. What did you do today?

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Levi's Vintage Clothing 1966 501 Japan

Courtesy Levi's

The first product of Levi's Vintage Clothing's move to Japan barely touched shelves before it was gone.

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Drakes SS20 Collection

Didn't think dressing up would be something we'd desperately want to do this year.

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Reese Cooper DIY Clothes

Courtesy Reese Cooper

Hot shot menswear designer Reese Cooper came at this release with a hands-on approach. Except, the hands in question are yours.

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18east x ALLCAPSTUDIO "Silence Is Violence" Tee

Courtesy 18east

Speak up!

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