HYPEBEAST’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
Billionaire Boys Club x Palladium Pampa Hi
Camo jacket to camo feet, camo keeps the cipher complete. Poor attempts at repurposing Jay-Z lyrics aside, the Billionaire Boys Club x Palladium Pampa Hi lends a universal silhouette with the very trendy camouflage print. From a collaborative range that launched through Karmaloop last month, this boot features a Thinsulate ultra insulation, pigskin suede, a gum rubber outsole, rubber toe and a laser-etched leather logo patch on the tongue. It’s certainly rare to find a Pharrell-designed product release for $100, so take advantage over at Palladium
while supplies last.
Naked & Famous Grey Snow Jacquard Double Weave Slim Shirt
Replacing your uniformed blue chambray top with a wintery alternative, Japanese denim purveyor Naked & Famous presents the Grey Snow Jacquard Double Weave Slim Shirt. Crafted from a soft and durable double woven Japanese cotton fabric, this button down shirt features an all-over, jacquard-stitched snowflake motif and a becoming tailored fit. A universal top that’ll complement layer after layer, this Naked & Famous release is available in our webshop
for $160 USD.
Nike Sportswear Lunar Force 1
The ever iconic Air Force 1 has been one of the footwear game’s most prized possessions. While the chunkiness of the simple tooling has had somewhat of a polarizing effect on some, the Air Force 1 is undoubtedly one of Nike’s most important designs to date. With that being said, the 30th anniversary of the Air Force 1 this year brought forth some interesting remixes, namely this Lunar Force 1. Foregoing the “Air” in favor of Nike’s most recent cushioning innovation, the end product is a good contemporary update to a classic design that has lasted three decades. Check your local Nike Sportswear dealer in time to get them under the Christmas Tree.
Head Porter x Dr. Romanelli Military Green AWOL Tote
Celebrated for his audacious designs, Dr. Romanelli aligned with streetwear’s favorite luggage maker Head Porter earlier this year for a wardrobe collection focusing on the rich heritage of both the Army and Navy armed forces. In pursuit of a masculine bag to slot into our guide, we came across the Military Green AWOL Tote from said collaborative range. It provides the right amount of street styling with its military influences atop a gentlemanly appropriate tote construction. This leather-accenting bag offers size adjusting snap buttons at its sides, zipper closure, side pouch and the initials “VS.” printed in the corner, all for $488 USD here
Vans Vault TH Sierra Dune LX
For many, Vans has been associated with simple yet effective casual shoes for many occasions. But alas, the Vans we’ve all come to love and embrace has also branched out and gotten its grown-man steez on. And especially the Vans Vault aspect of the brand which has long championed cool projects and something decidedly different from your usual inline offerings. The Taka Hayashi-designed TH Sierra Dune LX offers a robust package in non-sneaker form that ensures you’re ready for the slippery sidewalks and snow drifts that some of you may inevitably encounter.
Cash Ca for HYPEBEAST Charcoal Sweater
In the dead of winter few things matter more to the modern man than comfort and warmth. So as you slip in and out of hibernation, our answer to the ancient conundrum of winterized clothing is a versatile top that traps body heat and transitions elegantly from the couch to the outside world. Helping you ditch your backwards robe, we aligned with designer Kazuki Kuraishi of CASH CA to release the finely knitted Charcoal Sweater. This high performance top features a soft cotton construction, three-pocket front and tonal stitching. An all-purpose layer or cozy loungewear, this CASH CA for HYPEBEAST Sweater is exclusively available in limited quantities through our webshop
Square Bottle by Clean Bottle
If you’ve ever been caught on public transportation running up and down the aisle chasing your overpriced water bottle, then you’ll appreciate this purposeful gift. From a group of former Apple engineers, their goal was to develop a better water bottle deviating from its ubiquitous, outdated design. The Square offers an ergonomic shape, openings at both ends for easy cleaning, stainless steel construction, BPA-free plastic, 20oz capacity and it’s guaranteed for life. A by-product of a successful Kickstarter campaign that recently ended, you can still purchase your revolutionary bottle here
A.P.C. Black New Standard Jeans
The surrounding context of winter can often lead to feelings of despair, loneliness, hostility, etc. With our emotions entering a temporary dark age, as does our wardrobe. As a result French designer label A.P.C. offers its highly regarded New Standard Jeans in black unwashed Japanese selvedge denim. True to size, this artisan crafted pair of jeans presents neither a low or high-rise waistline, conventional five pocket build, a bolstering button fly, a slightly tapered bottom and contrast stitching. Available now at your online store
X-mini Uno Speaker
For those that travel from house to house throughout the holidays one must be ready to enjoy the accompanying festivities at the drop of a snowflake. So prepare yourself with a hardy flask, jolly spirit and these X-mini Uno Speakers with Ceramic Drivers. Thank us after the New Year. This revamped favorite boasts a crispier sound and packs a surprisingly heavy bass compared to its past iterations. This superior portable speakers fall below $50 USD and will provide the right amount of background music as you get nostalgic playing board games from your childhood. Look for the X-mini Uno Speaker here
Chup Navy Ganado Socks
Whether you’re stampeding through some city blocks, hiking with your canine friend or lounging in your uncarpeted dwelling, cozy socks are a must-have during these bleak months. Our recommendation for protective sockwear comes by way of Japanese textile specialists GLEN CYDE and their sock line dubbed CHUP. The brand’s Navy Ganado Socks are knitted from a soft yet durable material blend that offers superior comfort and fit whilst exhibiting a little “go-to-hell” swag with its Nordic-inspired prints. Coming in under 40 bones, a pair of winterized CHUP socks will be a favorite necessity for seasons to come replacing an afterthought accessory purchased at your local convenient store. Grab a pair here
Dec 15, 2012