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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...

Polls: How Do You Get Your Music?

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 3, 2012
To say that the music industry has seen some of its most tumultuous years over the past few decades would be a substantial understatement. The rapid transition from the popularity of CDs as a main method of music consumption, to the more recent domin...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Greg Selkoe – CEO/Founder of Karmaloop.com and Karmaloop TV

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2012
In a short few years, Karmaloop has effectively redefined the landscape for both retail and culture. For better or worse, Karmaloop has often been a prickly subject as they’ve essentially cornered the market and risen significantly above the re...

A Conversation with Jacket Required

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2012
Bridging the gap between the naturally creative and inspirational city of London and its obvious lack of a reputable menswear trade show presence, we recently tapped Mark Batista, Andrew Parfitt and Craig Ford, co-founders of Jacket Required for our...

A Conversation with Bradley Carbone

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2012
Former Complex editor turned adidas Originals Trend Marketing Manager, Bradley Carbone, has enjoyed an interesting transition. Moving from publishing to marketing, the often jovial character discusses his time at both Complex and his new role and amb...

Pinterest’s Social Aesthetic

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 23, 2012
Something is changing in social media. A very noticeable shift is taking place from the data-heavy, status update-laden burden of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to something lighter, more versatile and highly visual. As I covered in my last p...

Polls: Snapbacks vs. Fitteds?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 20, 2012
Spanning several generations of wear, fitted caps have long been the go-to staple for casual headwear. Transitioning from the heads of professional baseball players into the context of lifestyle and fanatical team supporters, fitteds enjoyed even str...

SOPA KING WE TODD IT

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2012
Blackout. Today, a string of major websites are banding together to protest SOPA, a bill trying to work its way through Congress that is intended to stop online piracy. SOPA doesn’t sound so horrible, right? Online piracy is (fun but) bad! (No,...

Gary Warnett: ALL CONDITIONS (GEAR) by Nike PT. II (SON OF ALL CONDITIONS)

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2012
Editor’s Note: Part 1 can be seen here. For something I assumed to be ultra-niche at this point in the 21st century, the ACG-themed post from here late last year proved pretty popular in terms of feedback. There’s evidently more All Conditio...