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A Conversation with Billy Reid

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If old-fashioned southern hospitality and integrity is what the fashion industry needs, it need look no further than Billy Reid. A welcome deviation from the often self-absorbed work-only mentality that can be all to easy to slip into as a designer,...

Retrospect: Evisu Hand-Painted Denim

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
A lot has changed for Evisu over the years. Once a defining brand of the Japanese denim movement, there has been a noticeable change over the years as it has become virtually a household name. Hong Kong denim collector and Take 5 owner Benny Seki ope...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Suitman Studios

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If you haven’t by chance heard of the Suitman initiative spawned from the creative mind of Young Kim, then you’re missing out on something truly inspiring. A native of Seoul who spent his adolescence and early adulthood in America, Young Kim began do...

Retrospect: Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 – Explorer Dialed 369, Red Depth, Four Line 3 Color Print with OCC

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2012
When Rolex introduced the Submariner Ref. 6204 in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the inaugural public offering was destined to drastically define the pages of Rolex model history in its wake. Shortly after making its debut, Rolex introduced a new refe...

Keeping Score: Casting the NBA Playoffs

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2012
Summer blockbusters and heart pumping NBA Playoff action seem to go together year after year as if the 16 teams themselves personified the scripts being pumped out of Hollywood – each with the chance to capture gold hardware and the attention o...

A Conversation with Rankin

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2012
A former publishing guru having founded titles such as Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and Another Man, British-born Rankin now spends his time focusing his attention (rather than the lens) on his camera. Known for his compelling and often tho...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Jason Ross of Jackthreads

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2012
After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Finance, Jason Ross and a good friend started a sports marketing firm. With two years of less than ideal work under its belt, Ross dismantled the firm citing a lack of passion to really exc...

A Conversation with Glenn Kitson

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2012
Having began his love for fashion as young boy in the United Kingdom going to various shops and persuading store-owners to give him free gear, Glenn Kitson holds several titles including Co-Founder and Fashion Editor of The Rig Out magazine, a freela...

Traveling Light: The History of Danner and GORE-TEX

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 5, 2012
First things first, I recently was sent my own site as part of a press pack based on the assumption that something I’d written was some kind of advertorial for a brand. Fuck that. What’s the point of that stuff? This isn’t “placement.” I don’t play t...

A Conversation with Jay Stroup from GORE-TEX

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2012
When it comes to all-weather resistance, GORE-TEX is one of the most recognized names in the industry, if not the most recognized player. Having been adopted by both fashion and technical apparel aficionados alike, GORE-TEX has managed to bridge the...

PROCESS: Wet Shaving with Baxter of California

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2012
Conventional wet shaving not only provides the closest shave possible, but nothing beats the luxury or pleasure of a hot towel, premium shaving products, and lathering up with a badger hair brush.

PROCESS: Hemming Denim With a Union Special by Self Edge

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 30, 2012
A chain stitch is a double lock stitch named after its resemblance to the links of a chain. It was the stitch of choice used to hem jeans because of its strength combined with flexibility, allowing for the natural movement of denim.

HYPEBEAST Trade: Joseph Einhorn Founder of

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 29, 2012
These days there seems to be no shortage in social networking websites which have drastically altered the way we socialize, discuss topics and share content. Within the last half decade, these domains have amassed tremendous followings and staggering...

Keeping Score: The Disappearance of the White-American NBA Superstar

Editorial ⋅ Mar 28, 2012
As the Final Four draws closer and NBA teams look to solidify playoff positioning with the same scrappiness their younger counterparts use to cut down the nets with, it’s clear that the game of basketball is alive and well despite pay to play scandal...

A Conversation with Eunice Lee

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 27, 2012
The creative mind and driving force behind menswear label UNIS, New York-based Eunice Lee spent her early years honing in her craft through a stint at DKNY, before opening up her first Elizabeth Street menswear outfitter in 2000. Since then, UNIS has...