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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...

HYPEBEAST Approved: Bottle Openers

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2012
This encouraging tale goes out to my amiable peers coerced into the early stages of alcoholism by way of attaining the “Social Drinker” badge in Foursqaure. Sure my leg instinctively starts twitching at my prison-like cubicle around 1pm as I begin to...

HYPEBEAST Eats… Marinated Scallops with Watercress and Wasabi by Chez Patrick Deli

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2012
Bringing French authenticity to the streets of Hong Kong, Chef Patrick Goubier has firmly established himself amongst the French expat community and locals alike as a genuine name for French cuisine – an often misled genre with a myriad of so-c...

BadBadNotGood: The Game-Changers of Jazz

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2012
A lightly-struck piano key reverberates in the still air. It flutters and disappears as an upright bass begins to crescendo with a barrage of cymbal crashes. The result is unexpected; a cover of Tyler, the Creator’s “Bastard,” which...

Polls: NBA Finals or UEFA Euro 2012?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2012
The summer of 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best ever for sports fans. While the Olympics are probably the biggest attraction this summer in regards to general global interest, two tantalizing appetizers are currently playing out: the NBA Final...

A Conversation with Errolson Hugh

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2012
In 1994, partners Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh birthed an independent design and consulting agency dubbed ACRONYM. With a focus on the unification of style and technology, the inventive duo began creating functional outerwear for Burton Sn...

Polls: Air Yeezy I vs. Air Yeezy II

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 9, 2012
Certainly one of the most talked about shoes of the year, the anticipation building up to the second Air Yeezy 2 was arguably only rivaled by the pair’s predecessor — the first Air Yeezy. While both shoes definitely showcase similarities...

A Conversation with Chris Gibbs

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2012
Many striving retailers often struggle with uncovering their target demographic’s always-evolving tastes. Setting the men from the boys, the shops that manage to stay relevant through the cloud of contemporary trends do so by enlisting a buyer...

PROCESS: Quintin Co. Custom 6 Panel Snapback

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2012
It’s quite possible that you are familiar with the Quintin Co. brand without even knowing it. Founded in 2009, the Los Angeles-based headwear manufacturer has experienced rapid growth in its three year existence having firmly solidified both it...

HYPEBEAST Round Table: The Art of Buying

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
It can be easy to assume that as a retail buyer, you’re responsible for simply sitting around a room full of the latest and greatest products aimlessly selecting your favorite pieces and raking in goods for your personal collection. While being...

Converse Taps K-Pop with Interesting Results

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
After launching in the U.S. in 2008 with ‘My Drive Thru’ performed by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Santigold, and Pharrell Williams, and more recently in the U.K. with ‘DoYaThing’ by Gorillaz, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and André 3000, the e...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Ken Harman of Spoke Art Gallery

EditorialComments ⋅ May 31, 2012
In its beginnings, Spoke Art Gallery enjoyed success throwing pop-up exhibits in New York and Oakland, but eventually made the jump and settled in to its own permanent gallery space on Sutter Street in San Francisco. The gallery maintains its focus o...

The 101: Pocket Squares

EditorialComments ⋅ May 30, 2012
A drastic style shift has occurred within the last few years of menswear. This current decade is now home to countless brands offering meticulously tailored, handcrafted garbs capable of standing the test of time and wear. Opening their eyes to uncha...

PROCESS: Candle Vessels by Joya

EditorialComments ⋅ May 28, 2012
For New York-based Joya, the operation launched by Frederick Bouchardy has adopted a hands-on process in the creation of each and every candle that comes through its atelier. Its artisanal approach to producing unique vessels and its crystalling natu...

The Review: Big Fun in the Big Town – A Document of Hip-Hop’s Past in the Late ’80s

EditorialComments ⋅ May 24, 2012
“You learn rap from the streets.” The response, taken from an interviewee in the hip-hop documentary, Big Fun in the Big Town, truly embodies what this 25-year-old film is all about. The year was 1986. Rock journalist and radio host Br...