Best of 2019: Streetwear

So here we are again, another year has flown by and I’m sure your closet has bulked up with some fresh new drip. This year for “Best of 2019: Streetwear” I actually have a list to share.  The past few years streetwear seemed a bit stagnant for me and I could never fully develop a “Best of” list so I opted to highlight one particular brand each year. 2019 hit differently and this year I have enjoyed seeing the developments that streetwear had to offer throughout the year. So, peep the list below, in no particular order.  Cheers to a great 2019 and an awesome start to a new decade in 2020!


  1. Palace Skateboards

London based brand Palace has continued to make waves this year with collaborations with Adidas and Reebook (another winter drop is coming soon) alongside their ULTIMO 2019 collection.  The skateboard driven label has become a brand beyond that and has managed to become a staple in British streetwear these past 10 years.


2) Off-White

I don’t think I have to say too much about this pick. All I’m going to say is Virgil (insert praise hands emoji here).


3) Stüssy

A staple in streetwear and worldwide since 1980, Stüssy has continued to stay on top of the game.  From collaborations with Dr. Martens to their Harris Tweed Collection, you can never go wrong with this classic brand. Oh and Shawn Stüssy coming out of retirement for the DIOR Fall 2020 Collab!



25 years of Supreme! Supreme celebrated its 25th year with a Swarovski box logo tee and a new retail store opening in San Francisco. Onward and upward and the hype is still real after all these years.  The Swarovski logo tee hit the resell market for $2k! If this isn’t hype I don’t know what is.


5) Carhartt WIP

Not your Dad’s workwear. Carhartt WIP has stepped into streetwear seamlessly blending classic workwear and streetwear. A division of the workwear pioneer Carhartt. Carhartt WIP has pumped out some great designs and collaborations while staying true to the origins of their roots.

Nino Llanera

Co-Founder of The 5th Element Magazine, Entertainment Host, and Creative. I am a fashion and entertainment junkie with a mild obsession with the Internet. You can catch me talking about the latest news from Filipinos across North America on Myx News and Myx Global, or trying to figure out and explain the ratchetness that is reality tv on Afterbuzz TV.

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