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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...

A Conversation With Yigal Azrouël

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2012
Yigal Azrouël launched his debut collection in NYC in 1998 and has since captured the fashion world internationally with his classic design aesthetics and penchant for artful draping. In 2003 he opened his first boutique in the Manhattan Meatpacking...

Polls: Do Hybrid Sneakers Contribute to Sneaker Culture?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2012
Despite their stigma within the world of diehard sneaker culture and retro footwear enthusiasts, hybrid sneakers consistently maintain a strong market presence. Jordan Brand first began its integration of lifestyle retro hybrids around 2005, and for...

A Conversation with Josh Rubin

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 10, 2012
Josh Rubin is an interactive designer, editor and photographer based in NYC, more notably the founder and Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting, and Creative Director at Largetail. He has also proved himself an entrepreneur with the invention of Freehands...

HYPEBEAST Jobs Launch

Editorial ⋅ Jan 9, 2012
Away from the usual fashion and cultural news, we’re happy to present an all-new aspect of our online platform with the launch of HYPEBEAST Jobs. The new segment will offer you the opportunity to both search and submit job postings regarding in...

Children are The Future: An Interview with Phil Post of dertbag and Kobi McLemore of Death Precision, Inc.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2012
At the tender age of 16 or 17 a great success in life typically is an A on an exam or a date to prom, but Phil Post and Kobi McLemore each decided that the unorthodox extra-curricular activity of starting their own brands was a more appropriate defin...

Alexander Richter: Picture Me Rollin’

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2012
Did you know in Germany, the surname Richter is just like Smith in America? You know…prevalent, all over the place, and far too common; sort of like “professional” photographers these days. This is all kind of ironic, considering Alexander Richter is...

Interview with Alex Caputo of Caputo & Co.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2012
Recently, we sat down with Alex Caputo, head designer of the men’s accessories brand Caputo & Co, which first hit stores in Fall 2011. The collection, retailing in Spring 2012 at Scoop, Unionmade, Lark (Vancouver), Public (Osaka) and Bloomingdale...