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Sneakers Style

This Week’s Top 5 Sneaker Drops You Should Know

We love sneakers. From the latest collaborations to retro kicks that bring you back to your first pair, we know that feeling when you open the box and inhale that brand-new smell. So we’re rounding up the best and most highly anticipated sneakers every week. Let’s get started.

The end of the year and the pressure of that last-minute gift shopping is at an all-time high. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or you’re eyeing a special gift, there’s nothing better than a fresh pair of kicks under the Christmas tree. 

We got you covered with the best sneakers that you need to keep an eye on this week. Take a look.

1. Nike LeBron17 “Win/Win”
Nike

Date: Dec. 6 

Price: $225

SNKRS and select retailers

LeBron James’s newest colorway—and his 17th silhouette—is inspired by the women from institutions he has supported through the years. The “Win/Win” colorway is a nod to the women’s basketball teams of Christ the King High School, Fairfax High School and his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School. 

The sneaker is inspired by the next generation of female hoopers and is available in men’s sizes 3.5 through 18. The rose gold details make it as elegant as it is inspiring.

Nike
Nike
2. Reebok Forever Floatride GROW
Reebok

Date: Fall 2020

Price: TBD

Learn more about the release here.

Reebok is on a mission to make the world a better place with its sustainable shoes that are entirely plant-based. The first-ever plant-based performance running shoe reduces the use of petroleum-based plastics. From its sleek design to its eco-friendly ethos, this running shoe and technology are definitely worth getting your hands on.

Reebok
Reebok
3. Pyer Moss x Reebok Experiment 4 “Glory”
https://www.reebok.com/us/experiment-4-fury-trail-by-pyer-moss/EH1233.html
Reebok

Date: Dec. 7

Price: $250

Reebok.com and select retailers

Pyer Moss continues to reinvent the Reebok line with an edgy and refreshing take. In the newest chapter of the collaborative partnership, the Reebok Experiment 4 channels comfort and style that stands out from the oversaturated “dad-shoe” crowd. The range of hues, from red and sky blue to the use of black and sail, create a mesmerizing contrast.

Reebok
Reebok
4. Edison Chen x Air Jordan 1 Mid SE “Fearless”
https://stockx.com/air-jordan-1-mid-se-fearless-edison-chen
StockX

Date: Dec. 7

Price: $130

SNKRS and select retailers

CLOT’s Edison Chen reimagines the Air Jordan 1 Mid the only way he knows how—with quality that is second to none and phenomenal storytelling. The design is inspired by Chen’s roots brought from the East into Western culture. The nylon upper peels away with wear, and the upper reveals secret details.

StockX
StockX
5. A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Hand Wash Cold”
Nike

Date: Dec. 7

Price: $170

SNKRS and select retailers

The Parisian-inspired brand continues to make waves within elevated fashion and streetwear as the line between the sectors is blurred. The A Ma Maniére x Nike Air Force 1 Low features a suede-covered midsole with premium details across the iconic silhouette, such as reflective detailing, suede, tumbled leather and more.

Nike
Nike
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Culture Music

‘Visit Us, But Come Help’: Luis Fonsi on How Music and Tourism Help Puerto Rico Recover

“Music brings people together—it unites people, and you can bring your message across through music a lot better. I think it’s our duty to have a voice, have an opinion and give back,” global superstar Luis Fonsi, whose smash hit “Despacito” memorably reached meteoric heights in 2017, recently told ONE37pm in Puerto Rico. 

By the end of August 2017, no one was having a better year than Fonsi: “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee was the most-watched video in YouTube history at the time, the song had already spent more than three months atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a nice push from the “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber and Fonsi’s home of Puerto Rico was attracting nearly 170,000 non-residents to the island that August. Less than a month later, Hurricane Maria made landfall, crippling the island and changing Fonsi’s foreseeable future.

“I’m the ambassador of tourism for Puerto Rico, and we were shooting all of these commercials saying, ‘Hey come visit us.’ Then, all of a sudden, it became ‘Come help us.’ So, the message of that campaign changed quite drastically to ‘Come visit us, but come help,’” Fonsi said.

More than 2,900 people died as a result of the hurricane, which caused $90 billion worth of damages. Thousands are still living under blue tarps because their homes have yet to be fixed. ONE37pm traveled to Puerto Rico in November 2019, two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the area, to chat with Fonsi before he spoke at the Marriott #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers Summit at The St. Regis Bahia Beach about how the Latin music explosion helped give visibility to this island’s tragedy, how music has helped its recovery and how the most devastating natural disaster to hit Puerto Rico ended up being a wake-up call for the residents of the island.

A Wake-Up Call
Mario Tama/Getty Images
A contractor helps apply a FEMA tarp to a home damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

From city workers in San Juan to the coffee farmers of Mameyes Abajo in Puerto Rico, they all saw the hurricane that killed thousands and displaced tens of thousands more in the same way: as a wake-up call.  

“If you would ask a Puerto Rican any time before Hurricane Maria, they’d tell you, ‘To us hurricanes were an excuse to play dominoes. Category 3 coming. Make sure you have beer, ice and dominoes.’ That’s how we grew up. That’s our culture,” Fonsi said. “Hurricane Maria was completely different. It’s not funny anymore. People realized how important it is to be prepared with more than just beer and dominoes.”

Nearly everyone you speak to in Puerto Rico has a different story of how the hurricane claimed the lives of loved ones. Isabel Rullán, cofounder and executive director of the ConPRmetidos nonprofit organization helping the recovery efforts, remembers her aunt’s partner dying after a hospital’s lack of electricity forced him to sit in the waiting room for two days in a coma after suffering a stroke. The low-income community of La Perla—where the “Despacito” music video was filmed—was ravaged. Much of the scenery that gave the music video an authentic vibe was reduced to discarded rubble for much of the past two years.

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The damaged La Perla neighborhood four weeks after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Before the hurricane, Fonsi stated in an interview a week after Maria, he had planned to donate musical instruments and a music room to the dilapidated barrio by Christmas 2017. After the devastation, he started a foundation focused specifically on La Perla to rebuild houses and other recovery work. 

“It started as a recovery. First, it was cleaning it up. We did a public laundromat, so everyone could wash their clothes. We brought generators in from Florida. So, little by little, I’ve been trying to give back. Now, we’re trying to make Puerto Rico more beautiful than it already is,” Fonsi said. 

Fonsi is not alone in helping the underserved areas of Puerto Rico. Community leader Francisco “Tito” Valentín is responsible for the operation of COSSAO, Puerto Rico’s only free health clinic in Utuado, a village sandwiched between mountains in central Puerto Rico. COSSAO was established by Dr. Antonia Novello, who is a former U.S. surgeon general and Puerto Rico native. The clinic, which runs on Sonnen solar energy, has free physical therapy, pediatric care and emergency ambulance services with dentistry services coming in the future.

Just getting to the clinic required nimbly traversing narrow roads near deep cliffs and weaving through paths that went from paved roads to dirt paths indistinguishable between someone’s front yard and the road. It’s a scary fact that this is the nearest medical facility for one of the largest municipalities in Puerto Rico for miles.

Musicians Continue to Help
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Luis Fonsi and Ricky Martin talk to media in 2017.

The revitalization of the lush environments, picturesque beaches where the sunset kisses the Atlantic Ocean and a cornucopia of delectable foods are integral to Puerto Rico’s recovery. In 2017, tourism accounted for 7 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product (GDP), amounting to roughly $2.5 billion. The number of daily flights in and out of Puerto Rico decreased from 130 before the hurricane to just 20 directly following the hurricane. Partly because of “Despactio” and the song’s immense international appeal, Fonsi was named the ambassador of tourism for the U.S. territory. The Puerto Rican singer views events like the inclusive #LoveTravels as a part of the island’s road to recovery. 

“To be able to have events like this and bring people from all over the world to get to know this island is the best way to recover. Tourism is the best medicine for Puerto Rico,” Fonsi said.


Fonsi and other musicians like Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny and Lin-Manuel Miranda have stepped in where the government has not. Hurricane Maria caused an estimated $90 billion in damages. President Trump virulently claimed in July that Congress “foolishly” gave $92 billion to Puerto Rico and the country, which he says was “squandered away or wasted, never to be seen again.” According to federal data, as of September 2019, Puerto Rico has been allocated a little more than $43 billion.

A La Perla resident

We had aid from private agencies and artists like Luis Fonsi, but we didn’t get a lot of help from the federal government, the island government or the mayor’s office.

“We need to make sure we receive the funding that we deserve,” Rullán said. “The amount of Puerto Ricans that served in the Army in the United States is very high. We pay taxes. Eighty-five percent of everything we consume is imported and has to go through the U.S. Maritime system, which is the most expensive one. So we have taxes on everything we eat. We deserve that money as much as any other state.

Rullán and ConPRmetidos have helped provide more than $4 million in grants to companies looking to help with the recovery. Rullán was simply a dedicated Puerto Rico resident before the lack of help the island received mobilized her into action. A lifelong member of the La Perla community said in a September 2018 interview that “we had aid from private agencies and artists like Luis Fonsi, but we didn’t get a lot of help from the federal government, the island government or the mayor’s office.”

Courtesy of Marriott’s #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers
ConPRmetidos founder Isabel Rullán.

Less than half a year after Hurricane Maria hit, hip-hop radio legend Angie Martinez, along with Rutgers University-Newark’s International Leadership Exchange Global scholars, helped deploy We Share Solar suitcases to schools and youth centers lacking electricity. Weeks after Maria made landfall, Fonsi’s “Despactio” collaborator Daddy Yankee donated $100,000 to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico, helping provide food for roughly 9,000 families in the impoverished Toa Baja community. 

The indie-pop duo of Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle, along with musician Ani Cordero, started the PRIMA Fund—Puerto Rico Independent Musicians and Artists Fund—to get emergency money to independent musicians on the island to pay rent and other expenses after the hurricane. 

Fonsi doesn’t attribute the Latin music explosion of 2017 with being the sole reason for the attention given to Puerto Rico during its recovery. There are definitely people outside of the music world lending helping hands. Fonsi, however, concedes that without Bieber’s surprise remix of “Despacito,” the song may not have attracted as much international attention because it is in a different language. 

“I think it did sort of kick a door wide open for Latin music to take the stage it needed to take,” Fonsi said. “Even without ‘Despacito,’ it was a big responsibility for me to help however I could at every level.”

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Sports Strength

Christian Pulisic Is Even Better Than You Think

In the months before the 2019-2020 season began, if you had asked anyone associated with Chelsea Football Club what their expectations of American winger Christian Pulisic were, they might have given a tempered response. It’s best to be patient, he’s still young, we can’t expect him to replace Eden Hazard and so forth. And, while they were right, what he’s accomplished in the first half of this season has been nothing short of stellar.

It’s no secret that fans in his home country see him as the future of the U.S. Men’s National Team, and his performances for them only reinforce the hype surrounding his meteoric rise. He holds several “youngest player” records, but the one that stands out the most is his American-record transfer fee of $73 million to English powerhouse Chelsea FC. His performances of late only justify the amount that the west London club paid Borussia Dortmund for his services and why they were willing to wait almost eight months to see him actually don the royal blue jersey that has been worn by club legends like Didier Drogba, John Terry and manager Frank Lampard.

While Frank Lampard wasn’t the one who signed him, Lampard has quickly become enamored with what the young American offers to a side that has put its faith in youth. Chelsea were hit with a transfer ban ahead of this season that prevents them from signing any players until the 2020 summer transfer window, but that has only inspired them to tap into the recently unrivaled talent available in their youth ranks. Players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Reece James, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have proven that you don’t need to spend heavily on the biggest names when you can promote from within. And while Pulisic’s signing flies in the face of this reasoning, his addition to the team represents an investment in youth the likes of which hasn’t been seen at Chelsea since the arrival of owner Roman Abramovich.

After a slow start to the season that saw him often feature as an impact sub, Pulisic made his first start since August and announced himself to the Premier League with a “perfect” hat trick against Burnley at Turf Moor. Since then, he has started the last eight matches, scoring six goals. Add to that an equal number of assists, and one can see why Lampard has made him one of the most consistent members of his starting XI. Among those who play regularly, the American ranks in the top six of Premier League players in expected goals per 90 minutes, according to analytics experts Statsbomb. The only winger who boasts more impressive numbers is Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. That puts him ahead of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Jamie Vardy, Son Heung-Min and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Esteemed company, indeed.

But this really isn’t a departure from the stats he was showing at Borussia Dortmund, where he improved year over year in all departments. If anything, it’s simply proof that he’s capable of producing the kind of numbers he was signed for. Those who doubted that he could succeed in the Premier League have had to eat their words, but the native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, remains humble and determined to continue improving.

While plying his trade in Germany, Pulisic had a quote from NBA star LeBron James on the door of his apartment that read, “Outwork your teammates every day.” He has applied this mantra to his short time in west London and his manager has recognized the hard work he puts in in training, rewarding him with the starting place he deserves. After his hat trick against Burnley, Lampard was full of praise for the young American in his post-match press conference.

“The way he’s trained in the last few weeks, and the impact he’s had when he’s been playing, he’s said to everyone, ‘Here I am,’ and [shown] what talent he does have,” Lampard said. “That’s what we need from all our attacking players: to be a threat, to play like that, to have a ruthless edge about how they finish.”

For Pulisic, who only recently turned 21, consistency for the remainder of the season will be key as he looks to cement his place as a starter while continuing to offer the kind of quality he was signed to produce. But what he’s shown to be capable of in just a few short months at Chelsea is most definitely not an anomaly. The kid can play.

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Grind Productivity

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Entrepreneur in your Life

Here’s a scary thought: We’re almost into 2020. Here’s another: Thanksgiving just ended, and Christmas is less than a month away. Oy vey. Not to freak you out too much, but it’s crunch time. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, we’ve about reached that moment between thinking there’s a ways to go and spiraling into a panic for being too last minute. It’s a very fine line.

You may already have some ideas for what to get your partner (and if you don’t, smh), but other people can be hard to shop for. Like your hustler friends who are making big entrepreneurial moves on the daily. They run a business, they’re pragmatic, they have little to no downtime and they enjoy the nice things in life. 

It should be pretty easy, right? Wrong.

Guys who are constantly buried in work—the founders and careerists of this world—don’t want to receive a standard gift. Nor would you want to be offering one to them. To avoid this potential faux pas, we put together a dope holiday gift guide to check all of those entrepreneurs off your list, whether it’s your brother, colleague, cousin or heck, even your dad. 

For the First-Timer
Frank & Oak

A Clothing Subscription

Entrepreneurial chops does not a style maven make—with some exceptions. If your homie is killing it in business but can’t dress to save his life, improve upon his fashion sans harsh words with the gift of the Frank and Oak monthly clothing box. He’ll get four new pieces every month according to his preferences, and he won’t be able to fail at fits cause their threads are v cool.

Buy Now
https://www.frankandoak.com/clothing-subscription-box
Harry’s

A Shave Kit Upgrade

It happens to the best of us: A busy calendar means less time for personal things, like finally replacing that shoddy shaving situation. Look no further than Harry’s if you want to take your buddy from blade rags to riches. They offer a sleek, affordable razor with all the necessary accouterments.

Buy Now
https://www.harrys.com/en/us/products/holiday-winston-set-razor-stand
For the Conventional Seasoned Pro
Bloomingdale’s

A Travel Kit

Assuming your boss pal travels a lot, it’s likely that consistently feeling situated is a challenge. Help him stay sorted with a luxe travel case that also encompasses necessary organization implements, aka a card compartment and Air Pods pouch. Only the best for while on the road.

Buy Now
https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/coach-leather-travel-kit?ID=3503432&CategoryID=3864
Neiman Marcus

A Power Fragrance

Every head honcho needs a signature scent, and it doesn’t get much stronger than Creed Aventus, a powerful masculine perfume. Nothing commands a room like it. Add a monogram to make it even more bespoke.

Buy Now
https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/creed-aventus-nm-beauty-award-winner-fall-2010-prod114950028?childItemId=NMC4K2K_&focusProductId=prod200450253&navpath=cat000000_cat000730_cat000449&page=1&position=4&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_c1c921e3beb3b1a97f6305b3bff27922_HykQ
For the Creative CEO
The Sill

A Plant that Doesn’t Die

Surrounding yourself with plant life is proven to make you happier and healthier, something busy guys should most definitely not be neglecting. But they don’t exactly have time to tend to greenery. Cult house plant retailer The Sill is solving for that by making faux verdure cool again—snag one of their newly released fake leafies for that forever-in-work-mode friend whose desk could use one.

Buy Now
https://www.thesill.com/products/pilea-peperomioides-artificial-plant?variant=30408200814697
Urban Outfitters

A Charging Hub

 

Connectivity might periodically require a break, but the entrepreneur knows his devices are his lifelines. Hustlers don’t have time to mess around with multiple wires and such. Give the gift of charging and be appreciated forever.

Buy Now
https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/elago-charging-hub?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=010
Best Made Co.

A Special Notebook

Founders and entrepreneurs have fertile minds, to say the least. Provide the vessel for those (sometimes) crazy ideas with some rad-looking notebooks that will inspire them as well as harbor them.

Buy Now
https://www.bestmadeco.com/products/famous-red-notebook?taxon_id=1483&option_values=4648
For the Risk Taker
Etsy

A Monogrammed Money Clip

Because nothing manifests success like something to hold your Benjamins (or your Jacksons, depending on which league you play in), and your buddy will feel both special and rich when he receives this custom contraption.

Buy Now
https://www.etsy.com/listing/507145512/custom-gold-money-clip-monogrammed-money
Molekule

An Air Purifier

If he doesn’t get out much for fresh air, bring the fresh air to him. Someone who spends so much time in their office is bound to be affected by stuffy artificial airflow that moves around dust and pollutants. This mini air purifier is perfect for a small space (aka an office) and will instantly freshen things up and clear his thoughts.

Buy Now
https://molekule.com/air-purifier-mini
Mr. Porter

A Power Tumbler (With Whiskey)

Nothing says “achieving dynamo” like keeping a personal bougie tumbler and whiskey at your desk. He’ll promptly thank you, but only after wondering why he hadn’t done this before.

Buy Now
https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/product/james-purdey-sons/homeware/gun-scroll-engraved-crystal-tumbler/272216333575126
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Sneakers Style

15 Gifts That Will Boost Your Cool Cred (For Every Budget)

Gift shopping is a yearly conundrum. What can you get for your friends who know what’s cool and have everything they need? The only solution is to lean into what they want, those decadent items that they covet but would never purchase themselves.

We tapped our in-house experts in five profitable sectors—watches, sneakers, cards, streetwear and handbags—to curate the three things they want most this holiday season. They’re broken down into a save category, a cost-efficient recommendation, a splurge category, one that throws your budget to the wind and an editor’s choice, the version that our staff would buy for themselves tomorrow. Take a look and get inspired.

Watches
Save: Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000GD-9
https://stockx.com/casio-gshock-gmwb5000gd9-gold?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=casio-gshock-gold&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

Casio is a great entry point for any watch enthusiast. This one, in particular, merges excellent materials with razor-sharp accuracy due to its quartz movement. It’s also pretty much indestructible. Functionality and style are the main reasons I picked this. It’s also a newer release, so not many people have it yet. A lot of nostalgia for this brand, but this one brings it into a higher fashion realm. —Thomas Huerta, VaynerMedia

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Splurge: Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A
https://stockx.com/patek-philippe-aquanaut-5167a-black?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=patek-philippe&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

This one takes the accolades of a classic brand and brings it into the 21st century. Aquanaut is commonly spotted on the wrists of Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Fortune 100 execs and many others. It flies under the radar unless you know what the person is rocking. An ideal sport watch to wear in any situation.—Thomas Huerta, VaynerMedia

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Editor’s Pick: Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.01.005
https://stockx.com/omega-speedmaster-professional-moonwatch-31130423001005-black?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=omega-speedmaster&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

This watch is synonymous with pushing the limits. It was the first watch to ever go to the moon via Apollo 11, and to this day, marks a feat in watch design. It’s really an any-situation watch and looks good on the wrist. You’re sure to get compliments rocking this to any outing. —Thomas Huerta, VaynerMedia

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Sneakers
Save: Air Ghost Racer White Atom Red Neon Yellow
https://stockx.com/nike-air-ghost-racer-white-atom-red-neon-yellow?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=nike-ghost-racer&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

Every year, due to the sheer volume of Nike releases, a few smartly designed silhouettes get lost in the crowd. But that doesn’t have to be the fate of the Ghost Racer, which channels some of Nike’s best impulses in a ’90s homage that doesn’t overcook references. Scoring a shoe like this in the $50 range shouldn’t be this easy. —Corban Goble, Sports Editor at ONE37pm

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Splurge: Air Force 1 Low G-Dragon PEACEMINUSONE Para-Noise
https://stockx.com/nike-air-force-1-low-g-dragon-peaceminusone-para-noise?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=nike-af1-peaceminusone&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

PEACEMINUSONE, the streetwear and apparel line from South Korean pop mega-star G-Dragon, is coming out of the gate blazing hot—G-Dragon only recently left his mandatory military service in his native country. Here, G has delivered a hit collaboration with Nike, reworking its undefeated Air Force One shape and flipping it in a way no one else has (the laces tie at the toe, and the effect is kind of surreal!). A sneaker star is born.—Corban Goble, Sports Editor at ONE37pm

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Editor’s Pick: Reebok Question Mid Double Cross
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StockX

When Allen Iverson turns 55 in 2030, he’ll be entitled to a trust fund that Reebok established for him as part of their initial apparel deal. That timing seems fortuitous, for both the brand’s sneakers and the legendary athlete. For now, returning to the legendary Question/Answer line is a no-brainer, and the brand has recently rolled out some slightly tweaked classics (like this Double Cross colorway) with gusto. See also: Reebok/Question’s very in-step collaboration with Eric Emanuel.—Corban Goble, Sports Editor at ONE37pm

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Cards
Save: Wander Franco 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects #100
https://stockx.com/wander-franco-2019-bowman-chrome-prospects-100?utm_campaign=gift-guide-for-men&utm_medium=editorial&utm_term=wander-franco-bownman-prospect&utm_source=one37pm
StockX

Wander Franco is the number one prospect in all of baseball, and he’s only 18 years old. He has a ton of skills and is only going to get better. If the Vladdy Jr. card prices are any indication, these are a no-brainer at their current price on StockX. —Lou Geneux, Team Gary Vee

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Splurge: Luka Doncic 2018 Panini Prizm Rookie #280
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StockX

Luka Donic is going to be an MVP someday, if not this year. His Prizm is a must-own for any NBA fan or those looking to flip in the next two to three years. He’s the guy to own from the 2018 class.— Lou Geneux, Team Gary Vee

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Editor’s Pick: LeBron James 2003-04 Topps Chrome Rookie #111 PSA 10
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StockX

The greatest player of this generation has a rookie card reselling for around $2,200 to $2,500 right now, depending on the moment, in a PSA10 or BGS 9.5. Go ahead and compare that to MJ prices and do the math. When it’s all said and done, LeBron’s rookie cards will double, triple or even quadruple in value. A hefty price for sure, but a big reward awaits.—Lou Geneux, Team Gary Vee

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Save: Supreme New Era S Logo Beanie (FW 19) Heather Grey
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This beanie is a must. It’s a good piece for if you want some Supreme, but are on a tight budget. I’m one of those weirdos who wears a beanie no matter the weather, so you would see this on my head all year long. —Anthony Bobongo, VaynerMedia

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Splurge: Supreme The North Face Statue of Liberty Baltoro Jacket Black
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This one is one of my favorite NF x Supreme pieces. Every time Supreme does a North Face collab, I always seem to remember it the day after it releases. The front and back Lady Liberty graphic isn’t over the top, and the Supreme text running down the hood is a great finishing detail. I would definitely have to splurge on this one. The all-black colorway is the best one.—Anthony Bobongo, VaynerMedia

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Editor’s Pick: Kith x Disney Double Pocket Hoodie Indigo
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I am a sucker for anything Mickey Mouse. The three blends of denim and the cut-up Mickey are done tastefully, which is amazing. The scuba hood on this hoodie takes it to another level. I need this in my closet.—Anthony Bobongo, VaynerMedia

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Save: Gucci Bifold Wallet GG Supreme Kingsnake (4 Card Slots) Black
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A nice entry to the world of luxury leatherware, this Gucci bi-fold wallet is big enough to fit all your credit cards, but not so bulky to look like a brick in your pocket. The snake detail is never going out of style. —Madison Russell, Style Editor at ONE37pm

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Splurge: Chanel x Pharrell Tote Blue
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If I were a billionaire, I’d buy this Pharrell x Chanel fluffy tote bag for the sheer irreverence of it. What a delicious flex, brightly lined in fluorescent yellow but fluffy. This is a baller conversation starter.Madison Russell, Style Editor at ONE37pm

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Editor’s Pick: Louis Vuitton Mini Soft Trunk Monogram Eclipse Black
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Kristopher Kites came into the ONE37pm office recently with this Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton men’s bag, and it’s all I have been thinking about since. With classic elements and fresh updates, this timeless bag still feels current. Man bags are hard to get just right, but this one is perfect. —Madison Russell, Style Editor at ONE37pm

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Sneakers Style

7 New Balance Collabs We Love

Since its inception in 2014, Aimé Leon Dore has become a beacon of simplicity and quality. Based in Queens, New York, ALD (as the brand is often abbreviated) has crept into the streetwear world due, in part, to their commitment to minimalism, undeniable quality and partnership efforts. ALD’s recent collaborations with New Balance have allowed the retailer to spread its name into the sneaker world like wildfire.

Recently, ALD teased its upcoming collaborative New Balance 990v2. As a release date looms, the hype for the latest Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance sneaker is astronomical—and for a good reason. The color blocking of the silhouette is perfect for ALD to strut their quality and range of colors.

Inspired by the upcoming ALD x New Balance 990v2, we’re taking a look at the seven best New Balance sneaker collabs. Take a look.

1. Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 997 “Yellow Tongue”
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Again, New Balance showcases why its 997 is the perfect model for collaborations. The silhouette is classic as it resonates with the on-going “dad shoe” trend, thanks to its enlarged midsole. Unlike most chunky shoes in the market, the New Balance 997 is extremely light and a cool beater shoe. 

ALD provides a Midas touch by staying true to its simple yet effective touch-ups. The use of light, pastel colors contrasts with the dark and dull grays. The yellow tongue is the perfect pop of color to keep you fresh while staying comfortable.

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2. Bodega x New Balance 997 Sport “No Bad Days”
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New Balance linked up with another retailer from Tile Town for this 997 Sport. The Bodega x New Balance 997S brings a lot of personalities. The array of hues alone makes this shoe stand out more than any other New Balance collaboration. The 997 Sport features an extended and stacked ENCAP midsole for the perfect amount of comfort. The silhouette includes suede, mesh and rubber for a culmination of quality that is second to none.

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3. Kith x New Balance 997 “United Arrows and Sons”
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New York-based retailer Kith is at the epicenter of collaborations. Whether it be apparel or sneakers, a Kith collab is always in the spotlight. The New Balance 997 is a lightweight sneaker that is great for everyday wear with a breathable mesh upper. The combination of gray, purple, pink and cream come together perfectly as it toes the line between subtlety and vibrancy.

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4. Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 530 “Central Park”
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Whether it’s a Ronnie Fieg or a Kith collaboration, you can always rely on a New York story from Queens’ very own. The colorway is inspired by Central Park in the fall, as the 530 silhouette uses hints of yellow, gold, red and burgundy that perfectly sum up the season. 

The 530 silhouette features a quilted upper paired with a quilted inner tongue that differentiates itself from other New Balance models while focusing on luxury and comfort the NB way.

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5. Concepts x New Balance 997 Sport “ERSUC”
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Concepts dives deep into Boston’s history on another New Balance collaboration. The Concepts x New Balance 997 Sport “ESRUC” was inspired by the Curse of the Bambino. For those unfamiliar with the tale, the infamous moment in Boston sports history is traced back to the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, creating an 86-year-old championship drought.

Aside from the great history lesson, the colorway is genuinely a work of art. The magenta pigskin suede is so vivid that you can sense it through pictures. The hints of pink across the upper and the combination of orange and gray on the outsole provides the perfect amount of chaos.

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6. PHANTACi x New Balance 997.5
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This collaboration celebrates the Taiwanese streetwear store’s 10th anniversary. The collaborative 997.5 took a more creative direction by changing up the color blocking scheme and separating it into three different sections of black, white and vivid pink. The back heel tab features a perforated cloth that makes PHANTACi’s collab stand out from any other 997 models. 

There’s more comfort with its REVlite outsole, which contains 30 percent more foam. The simplicity of the color scheme and extra foam makes this shoe a great one to have in your rotation.

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7. HANON x New Balance 1500 “Chosen Few”
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Since 1993, HANON has been serving Scotland as a premium retailer that has grown exponentially in Europe and the United States. Using the New Balance 1500 as the base model, the silhouette features lots of suede with a mesh toe box like most New Balances. However, the sleek design of the midsole is impactful. The use of royal blue, light blue and deep navy are the perfect trifecta.

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Grind Money

8 Outside-the-Box Gifts That Give Back

SunTrust helps you accomplish all of your holiday goals—including gifting—by giving you the tools, resources and motivation to find financial confidence. Take the 31-Day #bestlifegiving Challenge this season and be inspired to try new ways of giving confidently all season long.

Whether it be a birthday present, holiday gift or just a random act of appreciation, deciding on a gift for someone can be tricky. You want to make sure that what you’re giving brings joy of course, and bonus points for it being useful. A loftier qualification? Giving a gift that also does some good in the world. You’ll feel good and your pal can, too! Here are 8 ideas to give… and give back this season.

1. For the Outdoorsman: National Parks Pass
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Satisfy their love for nature with a national parks pass so they can explore the greatest wonders of our nation as they please. They’ll be forever grateful as they get to experience some of the largest mountain ranges and canyons IRL. Besides fulfilling your friend’s wanderlust, a gift like this gives back because the cost goes toward maintaining and managing the parks.

2. For the Sports Fanatic: Charity Game Tickets
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Many sports teams host events that support a charity or good cause. For example, the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes are hosting a Military Appreciation night in January. Check out your local team’s event calendar and pick a night that supports a cause your loved one cares about. They can enjoy a great game and leave with a feeling of pride. That’s a win-win.

3. For the Wellness-Minded: Holiday-Themed 5K
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OK, so this suggestion should definitely be reserved for the right recipient. But if you know your friend loves to run and is looking to up their wellness game in 2020, signing them up for a holiday-themed race where the proceeds go toward a good cause is the perfect gift that gives back. Better yet? You sign up too and run the race together.

4. For the Music Lover: Charity Concert Tickets
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‘Tis the perfect season to gift the music lover in your life tickets to their favorite show. Musicians sometimes hold charity concerts that benefit specific causes. Here you’re contributing to a cause, and your loved one can enjoy the unforgettable experience of live music.

 

If you can’t find a specific charity concert, another route is to buy tickets on a website like Tix4Cause, where they’ll donate 50 percent of earnings to a cause of your choice.

5. For the Traveler: Cover a Night on Your Pal’s Next Vacation
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Usually one of the more stressful aspects of planning a trip is figuring out where to stay. If you know that your friend has a vacation coming up, why not treat them by taking care of a portion of their accommodations? Nowadays there are many options to choose from like AirBNBVRBO and others. You don’t have to splurge on the entire stay if you don’t want to. Consider getting them a gift card that takes care of one or a few nights of the stay.

 

The benefits of this are two-fold: it gives a more “at-home” immersive experience for your loved one, while also supporting the local community and economy of the destination. A lot of the home-sharing apps also have “experiences” where you can live like a local and visit places that are off the beaten path. 

6. For the Foodie: A Food Co-Op Membership
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Food co-ops are basically grocery stores that are owned by a community of people who all shop there. Treat your friend to the gift of quality fresh fruit, vegetables and other items so that they can eat sustainably and also support local businesses and farms. 

 

Co-ops, like the French Broad Food group in Ashville, North Carolina, offer 100 percent organic food for about $250 a year. If you wanted to contribute in full or a portion to get your loved one onto the path of healthy eating, this is a good starting point. Other Co-ops like The Farmacy in Winter Garden, Florida, provide perks like home delivery and curbside pick up making it not only sustainable but convenient, too.

7. For the Fashion-Forward: Sustainable Clothing
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The gift of sustainable clothing covers a lot of bases. It’s better for the environment, your friend can use it over and over again, and there’s a lot to choose from. What exactly makes it sustainable? Companies like Everlane use ethical factories and produce goods made with recycled materials.

8. For the Pet Lover: Sponsorship of an Animal
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Zoos all around the country allow you to sponsor your favorite animal. Many non-profit organizations partner with zoos to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment and take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species. The next time your friend visits the local zoo, they can proudly proclaim that they’re helping to preserve a species! 

 

If you don’t live near a zoo, you can check out the World Wildlife Fund, where they let you “adopt” any species of animal you wish.

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Culture Music

Billie Eilish Is Making Kids Clothes, and Everything Else You Missed Last Week

It’s Thanksgiving season, and Ryan Haney and Michael Saintil have some Turkey Day takes. In a special Thanksgiving edition of Hype Corral, the hosts take on a whole slew of topics, from the upcoming Motorola Razr flip phone to the most hyped food at your TG dinner.

Motorola recently announced the coming release of its Razr 2, marking the return of the flip phone. Once again, people will be able to decisively hang up with an emphatic flip to close. The hosts follow their flip-phone talk with a discussion of Billie Eilish’s new kids’ clothing line. Haney’s take? “We gotta get kids creepier.”

Apple recently announced it will be unveiling smart glasses in the next decade, and once again, new phones allow new methods for hanging up. Haney only wants the phone if he can hang up by ripping the glasses from his face. Hey Apple, these are the features people want.

It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving episode if the hosts didn’t take on the most hyped foods of the season. In the words of Michael Saintil: “If you fuck with yams, you fuck with me.” Aside from yams, Haney and Saintil discuss their affinity for gravy and its immense flavor-improving properties.

If you loved this episode of Hype Corral, make sure to check out last week’s episode, when the hosts took on Instagram, snow crabs, Kanye’s new clog and more.