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HYPEBEAST Trade: (capsule) Tradeshow

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2012
The Capsule New York Mens show is just getting underway at its new Pier 36 venue on South St. A high-end fashion and lifestyle trade show, Capsule carefully curates an eclectic selection of contemporary labels–both fresh and familiar, independe...

Polls: Dream Team 1992 or 2012?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 20, 2012
It is without a doubt that organized sports thrive off statistics. Without an array of pundits analyzing box scores to uncover irrelevant consistencies, the allure in guessing future outcomes and deciphering how the game evolved would be no more. For...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Michael Akira West of 686 Technical Apparel

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2012
In November of 1992, apparel brand 686 was born with the goal of providing fashionable as well as technical outerwear inspired by the unique Los Angeles appropriation of street culture and its nearby mountaineering lifestyle. Doing the unheard of in...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Hurley Campus

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2012
Whether you grew up around the skate and surf lifestyle or not, the Hurley name is likely no stranger to you. Earning its name from founder, Bob Hurley, who created the company in 1999, Hurley has situated its headquarters within Orange County in Cos...

Polls: Batman or Spider-Man?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 13, 2012
It seems to be the summer of superhero blockbuster films. In light of the impending The Dark Knight Rises debut as well as the recent release of The Amazing Spider-Man, our latest Polls feature pits the two masked heroes against one another for your...

A Conversation with Rian Pozzebon

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2012
HYPEBEAST recently had a chance to chat with Rian Pozzebon, the Senior Footwear Design Manager at Vans to learn about the roots of his design process, as well as the inspiration behind the premium Vans Syndicate line (an effort overseen with fellow V...

Retrospect: Ralph Lauren RLYC Jacket 1993

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2012
For more than 40 years, Ralph Lauren and his vivid imagination has helped shape American style to create an industry shrouded in an eclectic blend of heritage and technically-sound design. Bringing functionality to the market of high-end fashion, the...

Polls: Are Full-Length Music Albums Dead?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2012
With a drastically changing music landscape and the influx of digital mediums for consuming music, the decline in full music albums has been steady. After last week’s poll in which we tackled the questions, “Is Print Dead?” this wee...

Polls: Is Print Dead?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 29, 2012
It has been the case for some time now that, with the influx of digital media and the internet, the decline of print has been steady and substantial. While traditional print magazines, newspapers and other publications struggle to keep up with the ur...

A Conversation with Mega

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2012
As a young sneakerhead with little disposable income, working at a sneaker boutique may be a dream career like no other. Not only do you get prime pickings and a generous discount, but your expanding network of like-minded individuals as well as the...

PROCESS: The 5oz. Espresso and Milk by Handsome Coffee

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 25, 2012
Handsome Coffee Roasters recently gave us a detailed tour of their headquarters in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The sleek Scandinavian interior, courtesy of WoodSmithe, combines hardcore utility with minimalist design to provide accessi...

Polls: Should Established Brands Change Their Name?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 22, 2012
While certainly not the first established brand to change its name, the recent announcement that Hedi Slimane would be looking to change the storied Yves Saint Laurent brand name prompted plenty of discussion surrounding the motives and track record...

HYPEBEAST Trade: jeffstaple Founder/Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2012
If you haven’t kept a pulse on jeffstaple since 2005 when he designed the now infamous “Pigeon Dunks,” it is easy to write off the name as simply “that one guy who designed that one pair of shoes that one time.” But, fas...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Candie Weitz

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
Upon plugging Candie Weitz into a search engine you’ll be surprised to see very little information appear regarding the aspiring Los Angeles-based designer. What you’ll likely come across is a collection of photographs at elite fashion ev...

A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...