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High Sport: Wish You Were Here
Outfitting the playful spirit of summer, from headphones to kick pants.
Hi from Montauk! It feels like the perfect place to write this letter from, which is all about the spirit of summer.
We’re no strangers to High Sport, the playful womenswear brand founded by Alissa Zachary, who cut her teeth at The Row. I love all the brand’s pieces, but undoubtedly High Sport’s “greatest hit” is their kick pants — a perfectly-constructed pant with the ease of a legging and the polish of a trouser. They flatter everyone, they look equally great with a dressy heel and the most casual flat, and you can really move in them.
If you want a pair, the brand is still more on the IYKYK side, meaning not broadly available: Moda Operandi is one of the few places online that stocks ‘em in a thorough size run. If you see your size in stock, don’t linger on it!
If I were to pinpoint the cool girl daytime uniform de riguer, it’s got to be High Sport’s kick flares topped off by a Chava Studio button-down and jewelry from Dorsey and Sherman-Field, all grounded by a chic no-nonsense sandal, like the above by The Row, or a good Venetian slipper.
Here, a summertime playlist from High Sport that captures that same playful, cool spirit, curated by Alissa — just in time for the weekend.
Think carefree days with no itinerary, humidity that makes your hair wave, salty sea air that sticks to your skin, and watching dogs run in the surf. It’s bare feet on wooden dock planks, a roadside farm stand, an old surf shack from the 70s, and an icy glass soaking the coaster beneath with fat drops of cocktail perspiration.
Wish you were here.
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place
Jamie xx, Young Thug, Popcaan - I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
Latyrx - Lady Don’t Tek No
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow - Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (Live)
Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Fleetwood Mac - Over My Head
Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
Wings - Let ‘Em In
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B.
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Ryan Adams - To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
Van Morrison - Caravan
Londa McCartney - Seaside Woman
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Bonus round! You didn’t think we’d let the month slide by without sharing our monthly studio sounds, did you? Here’s what we’re streaming this July at Graves Creative.
Ryan Adams - New York, New York
Jungle - Dominoes
Angie McMahon - Silver Springs
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Dua Lipa - Dance The Night
The Paper Kites - Black & Thunder
Modjo - Lady - Hear Me Tonight
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater
Lilly Heart - Drive Slow
Boyish, King Princess - Kill Your Pain
Royel Otis - Kool Aid
R.E.M. - Strange Currencies
Diplo, Elle King - Without You
The La’s - There She Goes
Khruangbin - Dern Kala
Black Pumas - Colors