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Matters of Taste: Why Kanye West (the label) Matters

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 19, 2012
It has been a whirlwind few fashion weeks. Big names are playing hopscotch at historic houses – from Slimane replacing Pilati at YSL to Raf Simons stepping down at Jil Sander. Marketing continues to skew extreme with Burberry advancing their eg...

David Altobelli: In Motion

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 19, 2012
Like many creatives his senior, 26-year-old director David Altobelli made the transition to his current home of Los Angeles in hopes of learning anything and everything he could about filmmaking. The Brooklyn native began his foray into the filmmakin...

Keeping Score: The Beauty of March Madness

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2012
While the mark of spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, many people would point to the rebirth of basketball’s greatest spectacle as the event that brings people out of the winter doldrums, whose grip was fiercely vicious this year after a...

A Conversation with Casely-Hayford

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2012
The father and son design duo that comprise Casely-Hayford are fueled by the passion to curate a fusion between English Sartorialism and British Anarchy. The tenure that characterizes the extensive working history of Joe Casely-Hayford combined with...

Keeping Score: The Anatomy of A Perfect Point Guard

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 8, 2012
The point guard controls the pace, movement and build of an NBA franchise as if a maestro for an orchestra, signaling blistering crescendos by simply holding up one finger in the air. Today more than ever, floor generals are being treated as centerpi...

The 101: Eames Chairs

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2012
Many a rendition from the fabled Eames design duo must feature among the most iconic designs of the 20th century. Throughout the years, these iconic designs have endured in production until now thanks to the efforts of Herman Miller. The story behind...

A Conversation with Kevin Poon

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 6, 2012
Having grown up around a variety of influences and locales, Kevin Poon – co-founder of CLOT and JUICE – is no stranger to the world of street fashion, retail, and the intermingling of the two. One of the region’s most storied and de...

Keeping Score: The Day Americans Rule Fútbol

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2012
While the NBA All Star Game is purely an exhibition – where dunks come fast and furious and the pace resembles that of a 4 x 400 relay instead of a 4th quarter 4:00 minutes to go slugfest, the athletic prowess at which the game’s elite play is...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Jon Buscemi – Founder and Chief of Marketing at Gourmet NFN

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 29, 2012
With the recent launch of its 2012 spring collection and assorted video series including “Lifestyling” and “Icons & Derelicts,” Gourmet NFN’s blend of Italian culture and American street styling has been a force in a...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Subcrew Offices

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2012
In a landscape largely devoid of its own streetwear presence, Hong Kong’s Subcrew has become one of the strongest proponents of street culture in the region. In past years, the brand cemented the trucker cap as an important visual cue among the...

Retrospect: 1961 Rolex Pointed Crownguard Gilt Underline Submariner

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2012
Arguably the most recognizable models within the storied Rolex lineage, the Submariner series of watches has seen an extensive history since it was first minted in 1954. Ask any watch enthusiast and they will profess that the Submariner offered a com...

A Conversation with Hawai’i Mike Salman

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2012
One of the deepest rooted personas in sneaker, music and lifestyle culture for years, Hawai’i Mike Salman has made a name for himself through his acute curation of LTD Magazine and INKED Magazine – two successful print publications that h...

TECH

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 25, 2012
I’m slacking on blog updates because I just got back from NYC and I’m prepping to go on a stag weekend. I’m not used to actually living an existence — I’m more adept at forging one vicariously via the internet outside of everyday working hours, so it...

Keeping Score: The Peyton Manning vs. Andrew Luck Debate

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 23, 2012
Finding a franchise quarterback in the contemporary NFL landscape is not simply at the top of a general manager’s checklist, it is the list. As the league enacts more and more rules that protect the quarterback, and allow receivers to run freely down...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Bradford Shane Shellhammer – Co-founder/Chief Creative Officer of Fab.com

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 23, 2012
Fresh off a recent acquisition of German flash sale site Casacanda, design flash sale site Fab.com has been carefully adding to its $40 million USD in venture capital to prepare itself for a battle against similar clone sites. Combined with a strong...