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Best streetwear drops of the week

Feed your inner hypebeast with our roundup of the streetwear launches you should have on your radar

Another day, another drop. Did you forget or did you cop? Streetwear's fast-paced drop culture has changed the way we shop for fashion, with hundreds of new products now launching every week, but it doesn't come without its challenges. If you're savvy, you can replenish your wardrobe with the freshest looks on a weekly basis; move too slow and whole collections will sell out before you even knew they launched. To be a killer hypebeast, the king of the urban jungle, you must be alert and ready to pounce on a drop at all times. Or, you know, you could just let us do all the legwork for you.

Each week, GQ will be scouring the market for the best streetwear launches that are either available to purchase right away or will be landing soon, to make sure you never miss out. From Supreme's new burner phone to Adidas' collaboration with Nora Vasconcellos, here are the drops you should add to either your basket or calendar immediately. Run, don't walk.

MCM x A Bathing Ape

The logomania trend once again takes centre stage this week, courtesy of MCM's new collaboration with A Bathing APE, that sees both of the brands' iconic motifs merge for a tongue-in-cheek take on camo print. From the tracksuit co-ords to the statement tees, each piece in the collection has been crafted with the streetwear sensibility in mind, in keeping with both of the brands' heritages. The stand-out pieces? We reckon that the leather goods will fly off shelves, so move quickly if you want to be in on the action.

Available on 26 October. mcmworldwide.com

Supreme

One of the most anticipated drops of the season, Supreme's prepaid burner phone lands this week, for fashionable smartphone phobics everywhere. Complete with a camera and the chance to sack off all of your WhatsApp group chats, this phone will probably go down in history as one of Supreme's wildest items of merch yet. Who needs the new iPhone?

When and where to buy it: Available at 11am on 17 October. supremenewyork.com

Palace Skateboards

Palace Skateboards' Handy T-shirt is the belle of the brand's drop this week, with its multi-armed acrobat motif striking just the right balance between weird and wearable. Pair this with cropped trousers and box-fresh trainers for an easy, casual look.

When and where to buy it: Available at 11am on 11 October. palaceskateboards.com

Adidas x Nora Vasconcellos

Adidas Skateboarding's first female rider, Nora Vasconcellos, is launching her own unisex collection with the brand this week, designed with her signature, pastel-hued skate style in mind. From the lavender chinos to the sherbet-lemon fleece, the whole collection is as sweet as ice cream, but it's this polo shirt that we've got our eyes on. Pastel colour blocking for autumn? We can't think of a better way to lift the October gloom.

When and where to buy it: Available on 17 October. adidas.co.uk

Needles

After its last collection of mohair cardigans flew off the shelves earlier this year, Japanese streetwear king Needles has returned with another range of cosy knitwear, this time in slightly darker hues for autumn. Our favourite is this butterfly-print cardie, which sits somewhere in between the one that Kurt Cobain wore on MTV Unplugged and something that your grandma might have knitted. An ideal combination, natch.

When and where to buy it: Available now at Nepenthes. nepenthes.shop-pro.jp

Maharishi

Upcycled fabrics take centre stage with Maharishi's latest launch, which includes this patchwork jacket that's constructed from recycled military surplus. The result? A modern twist on camo print that does good while looking even better.

When and where to buy it: Available now at End Clothing. endclothing.com

Nike

Fleece pullovers, hoodies and jackets are having a bit of a moment right now. This week, Nike hops on the trend with this retro half-zip hoodie which pairs bold colour blocking with Sherpa fleecing for a cosy solution to the colder climate. Even the hood is lined with fleece – just imagine how snug your ears will feel the next time it rains.

When and where to buy it: Available now at End Clothing. endclothing.com

Last week's drop: 1017 Alyx 9SM

Take your trouser game up a notch with this pair from 1017 Alyx 9SM, which feature futuristic zip detailing both across the knee and on the outer seams. Undoubtedly one of the most coveted streetwear brands out there right now, a pair of 1017 Alyx 9SM trousers will put you in the hypebeast premier league. Are you ready to level up?

When and where to buy it: Available now at Browns. brownsfashion.com

Last week's drop: Adidas Originals

You know those days when you want to look presentable, but you also don't want to part with your favourite loungewear? Adidas Originals has the solution: wear track pants that have pinstripes on them. Genius. With a retro fit and Adidas' signature three stripes also lining the outer seams on both legs, these trousers are the perfect midway point between smart and casual.

When and where to buy it: Available now at mrporter.com

Last week's drop: Lacoste x Alpha Industries

Lacoste and Alpha Industries have united to bring us a reimagining of the classic US Air Force bomber jacket, complete with pockets on the sleeves and a cosy faux fur collar. It's the pops of yellow and green that really set this jacket apart, however, adding just enough interest to the design without making it impossible to pair with anything else in your wardrobe.

When and where to buy it: Available now. lacoste.com

Last week's drop: Stüssy x Clarks Originals

Stüssy and Clarks Originals have reignited their old collaborative flame with a rework of the footwear brand's classic Wallabee shoe for Autumn/Winter. Available in sage and rust, with a flash of paisley print along the collar of the shoe, Stüssy's take on the style is sure to fly off the shelves, the Wallabee having been a hip-hop footwear staple since the Eighties. You can never have too many pairs of classic shoes in your wardrobe, right?

When and where to buy it: Available now at Good Hood. goodhoodstore.com

W/C 30/09/19: Off-White

In case you hadn't noticed, winter is coming, which means that it's time for you to invest in some outerwear that will protect you from the elements. Enter this gloriously oversized bright green puffer jacket from Off-White, which will liven up any dull day while keeping you cosy. Embellished with the Off-White logo on the back and ombre drawcords, this is how to make a rain-proof statement this season.

When and where to buy it: Available now at Browns. brownsfashion.com

W/C 23/09/19: Eastpak x Neighborhood

Once upon a time, bumbags were in the no-go fashion territory, but over the past few years, we've seen them become a streetwear phenomenon, graduating from a stereotypical tourist essential to the elevated "sling bag" in just a few seasons. If you're currently in the market for a new sling bag (let's be clear, they're still pretty much just bumbags), we suggest you opt for this olive number from Eastpak's new collaboration with Neighborhood, which features zip pockets galore, with ample room for your new, extra-large iPhone Pro. Throw this over your shoulder and keep it close to your heart forever.

When and where to buy it: Available now. eastpak.com

W/C 23/09/19: Dickies

© Tim J. Baker

After Kanye West donned a Dickies jacket on the Met Gala red carpet earlier this year, the workwear brand beloved of skaters has had something of a fashion resurgence in the past few months. If there's anything that cements its status as a staple streetwear brand, it's the autumn/winter 2019 collection, that features the brand's classic shapes in slightly bolder colours and fabrics. This purple jacket is the perfect way to inject a slight bit of colour into your wardrobe during the colder seasons. We'll be wearing ours with a statement T-shirt and a clean-cut pair of jeans.

When and where to buy it: Available now. dickieslife.com

W/C 16/09/19 drop: Wood Wood x Ellesse

If you like your streetwear to have a clean, minimalist twist, then Wood Wood's latest collaboration with Ellesse is for you. Taking après-ski style to the future, the collection features winter staples imagined in neoprene and nylon, with a cool colour palette of mint green, grey and navy. Whether you're looking to keep warm on the slopes or the streets, if you only buy one thing from the collection, we suggest investing in the grey fleece pullover that will become your new go-to for when you want to stay cosy without sacrificing on style this season. And, if you're feeling really bold, you can buy the matching track pants too.

When and where to buy it: Available now. woodwood.com.

W/C 16/09/19 drop: Adidas x Bed JW Ford

A fresh Adidas collab is always a reason to get excited, but its latest launch with Japanese brand Bed JW Ford has taken their signature three-stipe motif to new heights, thanks to the brand's tailored approach to design and bold colour pairings. Worn buttoned up or layered over a T-shirt, this longline shirt from the collection is a great addition to any man's wardrobe, with the smart cut and navy hue subtly offset by peak-a-boo stripes on the inside of the arms.

When and where to buy it: Available now at End Clothing. endclothing.com

W/C 16/09/19 drop: Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry

Bring some sunshine back into your life with this striped shirt from Nicholas Daley's Fred Perry collection. Taking inspiration from his Jamaican-Scot­tish heritage, the collaboration sees Daley remix Fred Perry's iconic styles, from its signature polo necks to the classic tracksuits. But the must-have from this drop is this Seventies-inspired button-up that will be sure to brighten your day whenever you wear it.

When and where to buy it: Available now. fredperry.com

W/C 09/09/19 drop: Retrosuperfuture x Vans

© Paolo Mottadelli

Is it possible to have too many sunglasses? Our verdict is no, which is why we're so excited about Retrosuperfuture's new collab with Vans. These neon frames are the perfect way to brighten up any look and, if you really want to turn heads, you can pair them with the collection's equally luminous trainers for the ultimate style flex.

When and where to buy it: Available now. At End Clothing. endclothing.com

W/C 09/09/19 drop: Aries

Aries' “No Problemo” sweatshirts and tees have been everywhere this summer, but for autumn/winter the brand has taken the humble pullover to new heights with this colourful print that resembles the northern lights. This is your opportunity to shine like one of the natural wonders of the world – we suggest you jump at it.

When and where to buy it: Available now. ariesarise.com

W/C 09/09/19 drop: Lazy Oaf

Your go-to brand if you're on the hunt for unique streetwear with a bit of character, Lazy Oaf's latest drop taps into the tie-dye trend that's been dominating all summer and redresses it for autumn. This track pants and pullover set is the perfect way to transition into wearing darker hues as the days get gloomier, with the horizontal tie-dye print providing just enough interest to make you stand out from the crowd.

When and where to buy it: Available now. lazyoaf.com

W/C 02/09/19 drop: Paria Farzaneh

One of the UK's most exciting young designers, Paria Farzaneh takes inspiration from her Iranian heritage, integrating traditional prints into streetwear shapes for refreshing blends of cultures. Featuring both printed panels and linings, this hooded jacket is no exception and is the perfect way to brighten up your days as the autumn gloom starts the creep in.

When and where to buy it: Available now at Browns. brownsfashion.com

August drop: Loreak

Give a nod to your childhood with this sweatshirt from Spanish brand Loreak, which has a giant, cellophane-wrapped sweet emblazoned across the front. A playful take on a classic style, this is sugar-coated streetwear at its finest.

When and where to buy it: Available now at Browns. brownsfashion.com

August drop: Gucci

It's time to swap out your frayed summer bucket hat for a style with a more autumnal twist. Enter Gucci's check wool update to the style, that kind of looks like you might have nicked it from your grandad's closet – in the best possible way, obvs. Featuring a leather trim and that classic double-G logo embroidered on the front, this is a quick way to update your wardrobe for winter without buying a full look.

When and where to buy it: Available now at Browns. brownsfashion.com

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