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The 7 Best Scrunchies

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Thanks to the rise of the normcore and ’90s trends, scrunchies are having a moment again — and it doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. Hair experts, for their part, couldn’t be more thrilled: After all, traditional hair elastics are known to be majorly damaging to our hair. If you’re eager to get in on the trend, or if you’re simply looking to expand your existing scrunchie collection, take your pick from any of scrunchies featured ahead. But keep in mind that the best scrunchies are made of super soft materials that won’t snag your hair (like silk), and they won’t contain too-tight elastics that can contribute to breakage.

Some other ways to help prevent hair breakage? Try to take breaks from wearing your hair up, and when you do pull your hair back, opt for loose styles rather than tight, high ponytails and buns. (If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these ways to wear scrunchies that feel modern and fresh). Also, try to switch up the location of your ponytail as often as possible. This will help prevent one area of your hair from becoming overly damaged.

And of course, if you are going to wear your hair back, opt for a scrunchie whenever possible. With picks as cute as the ones featured on this list, you won’t be tempted to go back to rubber elastics anytime soon.

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The Best Cheap Scrunchies

When it comes to cheap, foolproof scrunchies that won’t damage your hair, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than these classic Goody Ouchless jersey scrunchies. Sold in a pack of eight for just $5, these scrunchies were designed so as not to cause pain or snagging when putting hair up or taking it down. Choose from all black or assorted colors.

If you’re all about quantity over quality, these are the scrunchies for you. Sold in a pack of 65 (!!!) for just $9 — that’s about 14 cents per scrunchie — these scrunchies come in assorted colors and designs, ranging from solid colors and florals to animal prints and polka dots. In each pack, you’ll get 30 velvet scrunchies, 20 satin scrunchies, and 15 chiffon scrunchies. Keep in mind that these scrunchies are on the smaller side, so they probably won’t be the best choice for anyone with thick, long, or curly hair.

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The Best Silk Scrunchie

Silk scrunchies are probably the gentlest way you can tie up your hair — so it’s worth investing in a quality one. This one is made of 100% pure silk charmeuse with invisible stitching and a shiny luster, so it looks just as high quality as it feels. Choose from over 20 colors, ranging from pretty pastels to minimalist neutrals.

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The Best Matte Scrunchies

In each box of Frenchie Scrunchies, you’ll get six scrunchies in three colors — black, navy, and gray — in two sizes (small and large), all made of gentle chiffon. Plus, because they come packaged in a sturdy magnetic box, they also make an excellent gift.

Who knew Copenhagen-based fashion brand GANNI made such chic scrunchies? (If you’re shopping for your stylish friend who has everything, consider this the perfect utilitarian gift.) Made of 100% cotton poplin with a chunky, oversized look, they’re sold in five cool prints (including the red and white stripes, pictured).

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The Best Scrunchies For Wet Hair

These genius scrunchies from Kitsch are made of soft, absorbent microfiber, so they’re perfect for when your hair is still wet or damp. Microfiber is also incredibly gentle — it’s even said to help prevent breakage and frizz — so this is another great choice for anyone looking to cut back on damage to their hair. If you don’t love the palm leaf print, the scrunchies also come in plain white.

More than just a scrunchie, these adorable hair ties from LOVESHACKFANCY are a full-on accessory. Style them with a simple white tee and jeans, and you’ve got yourself a total (albeit effortless) look. They’re sold in two whimsical floral prints with oversized bow accents, both made of gentle gauze.

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The Most Iconic Sunglasses in Hip-Hop

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Originally released in 1990, the Cartier C Décor is the French luxury brand’s most influential silhouette. Recently, the late Pop Smoke, a fan of the sunglasses, created a demand for the style. The glasses are rimless, which gives the wearer the option to customize the lenses to be any color or shape.

“Back in the day, I don’t think that’s what Cartier intended, for people to customize all of their glasses like everybody is doing today,” says Julz, who typically sells “Big Cs” anywhere from $1,250 to $2,000. “Having rimless glasses allows you to literally make a one-of-one creation from Cartier. Really, you’re buying just temples and a nose bridge.”

However, no two C Décor frames are the same. The “Big C” Décor frames feature thin temples that boast a large “C” to hold the lenses in place—similar Cartier frames with smaller Cs are older models from the ‘90s. According to Vintage Julz, the “Big C” Décors have been underlooked until now. 

“I mean, the wires have always been just something light. Now they’re becoming a high ticket item. But back in the day I used to practically give them away,” says Julz, who credits the current popularity of “Big Cs” to Pop Smoke. “It was never as coveted as it is today.”

Julz sold his first pair of “Big Cs” in 2014 to rapper Meek Mill, who ended up wearing them for a freestyle performance on Power 105.1 with DJ Clue. But the Detroit is the reason why Meek Mill and every other rapper in the game wears Cartiers today.

“I remember Meek Mill used to come here and hang out with one of our rappers named Dusty McFly,” says Joseph McFashion, the Executive Producer of Buffed Up, a Detroit-based comedy centered on the quest for an expensive pair of C Décor frames known as “White Buffs.”Blade Icewood made it popular to put diamonds on The Woods. And Rich Ken made a song called “All White Buffies” that was big back in the day, too.”

Cartier’s presence in Detroit dates back to the ‘80s when working class car factory workers purchased them, and the late ‘90s, when members of the Black Mafia Family, a drug trafficking and money laundering organization, wore them. McFashion says the hype truly kicked off in the 2000s when local Detroit rappers like Rich Ken and Blade Icewood, began rocking the frames, which are also tied to violence in the city. The most popular models are the “Woods”—C Décor glasses with thick wooden temples—and the White Buffs—C Décor glasses that boast thick temples made out of white buffalo horn. Since there are no official Cartier stores in Detroit today, McFashion says the only way to attain a pair of White Buffs are through local jewelers like Gary Yee at Golden Sun Jewelery and resellers like Spencer Shapiro. And prices fluctuate depending on how white the Buffs are. 

“If they have swirls or they’re not the purest white, you can get those for like a pretty decent price, like $2,200-$2,300. If they’re the whitest buffs, the jeweler might charge anywhere from $2,600-$2,700,” says McFashion, who also says the current demand for buffs has boosted the prices. “You might pay almost $4,000 around here if they’re really white.” 

Recently, rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Gunna have worn the iconic White Buffies. When McFashion was asked about the mainstream appeal of Cartiers outside of Detroit, he said he was happy to see his city’s culture get recognized.

“I feel like we’re leaving our impact on the industry now because Cartiers are something that started in Detroit, it was something that we kind of adopted as our own,” says McFashion. “We feel like a lot of people don’t even pay attention to Detroit. So when we see them wearing our fashion, we’re like, ‘Okay, they are looking at us.’”—Lei Takanashi


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The Best Black Shoes for Men to Buy in 2020

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Back-to-school season is upon us, though it’s likely to be happening from home for most people. From the ultimate pencil case to work from home slippers, our Homecoming: Preparing for a Back-to-School at Home hub is a virtual class in new-age school essentials.

For the past decade or more, sneakers have been the MVP of the shoe game, pushing aside traditionally respected styles to take the number-one spot on most-popular and most-expensive tables everywhere. The collectability of sneakers may well be the driving force behind this cultural revolution, but have we hit critical mass? Recent shows like Prada, Lemaire, Dries Van Noten, and many more exhibited Spring 2021 collections that firmly suggested a move from high fashion’s streetwear obsession. While you might expect it from names like that, Off-White’s focus on soft tailoring seemed a more trustworthy sign of the beginning of the end for sneakers and streetwear. We may well be entering a post-sneaker era.

If this is the case, it’s always better to be ahead of the curve, so start sizing yourself up for a pair of black leather shoes today. This may well be unfamiliar territory for you but fear not because the Highsnobiety curators have been hard at work doing the legwork by rounding up the best black leather shoes which are ideal for back-to-school. We’re going to go ahead and assume that you’re more focussed when you look down to see a pair of freshly polished Dr. Martens than your slippers.

Shop the best black shoes below

Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Loafer

Dr. Martens’ treats the classic tassel loafer to its unmistakably chunky style for the Adrian Tassel Loafer. We love this style because it allows you to express a bit more character than a traditional penny loafer.

Mephisto Peppo

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Norwegian label Mephisto combines high-quality suede and full-grain leather to give the Peppo a textural boost. This classic workwear styles easily with wide-leg pants and shorts.

Mephisto Peppo

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If you like to maintain the status quo, opt for the original leather iteration of the shoe.

Birkenstock London Clog

Birkenstock has firmly grabbed the attention of the under-30s in recent weeks and we’re here for it. The London Clog sits somewhere in between a sandal and a formal shoe which makes it the ideal transition style for any still reluctant to enter the post-sneaker world.

Gucci Horsebit Leather Loafers

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The Gucci Horsebit Loafer has been the loafer of choice for discerning gents since its release in 1953. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Paraboot Michael Shoe

France has a number of notable exports: some of the world’s best cheeses and wines, ground-breaking art and literature, and the Paraboot.

Bottega Veneta Nappa Loafers

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Bottega Veneta gives the loafer a super-casual edge with this slimline version. A thin sole and supple nappa leather upper with an elasticated heel make this the perfect house show with a strong babouche style.

Bottega Veneta Tassels Moccasin On High Sole

Tassels Moccasin On High Sole

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Bottega Veneta explores the dichotomy of past and future using the loafer silhouette as its canvas. Tassels up top hark back to traditional loafer style while a statement chunky sole is topped off by a transparent outsole.

Salvatore Ferragamo Ridged Sole Brogues

Ferragamo takes the traditional derby shoe as a starting point and takes it through a world of ruggedness. Peep the Timberland laces for proof — that’s attitude.

Maison Margiela Tabi Babouche Leather Loafers

Tabi Babouche Leather Loafers

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Margiela obeys no rules. This babouche slipper features a split toe which is much more comfortable than you’d imagine.

Toga Virilis Lace-Up Brogues

Toga Virilis loves silver-tone embellishment and that — combined with a cut-out vamp — is what distinguishes this pair of classic leather brogues.

A.P.C. Ambre Chunky Derby Shoe

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We may have omitted A.P.C. from our list of France’s greatest exports — we didn’t mean to. Jean Touitou’s brand does understated Parisian chic better than anyone else.

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