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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...

A Conversation with Alex Valdman

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2012
For Alex Valdman, founder of clothing label HomeRoom and current design director at Easton Bell Sports/Giro, the path to becoming a designer developed rather organically through less of a drive to become a “designer” for the sake of the t...

Keeping Score: Who Has More to Lose, Pacquiao or Mayweather?

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 16, 2012
Every Thursday HYPEBEAST will feature an editorial spanning the world of sports, ranging from thoughts about the state of the NBA to whether or not the United States National Soccer Team will ever challenge for a World Cup. Handled with words from Se...

A Conversation with Gabriel Ricioppo of Need Supply Co.

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2012
Situated within the Carytown district of Richmond, Virginia, Need Supply Co. has long been a mainstay to the local retail and fashion scene since its inception in 1996. Having recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, Need Supply Co. has seen a subst...

Polls: Star Wars vs. Star Trek?

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 10, 2012
As far as pop culture feuds go, the age-old battle between the Star Wars camp and Star Trek enthusiasts is easily one of the most notable. Although finding a definitive answer is inevitably a moot point due to the subjective nature of the content, th...

Keeping Score: Dwight Howard Should Wait To Be A Bull

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2012
One thing is for certain. Dwight Howard will not be taking his talents to South Beach to team with King James, D. Wade and Chris Bosh in an extravagant ceremony involving capes, burning buildings and Clark Kent-inspired spectacles. That much we can s...

The 101: Wingtips

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2012
Popular as a men’s shoe style for centuries, the wing-tip traces its origins to the 1800s in Scotland and Ireland where shoes typified by the layering of untanned leather panels gained popularity at the time. Acting as early-modern outdoor footwear,...

A Conversation with Steve Stoute

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 7, 2012
Everyone has their short list of hip-hop legends, with living icons such as Nas and Jay-Z as unanimous defaults amongst the minds of every fan of the culture. But there are talents, generally less recognized than the voices heard on our favorite beat...