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HYPEBEAST Spaces: BRANDBLACK, Los Angeles

EditorialComments ⋅ 17 hours ago
Nestled in the middle of an unassuming street in El Segundo, California, the BRANDBLACK office’s front facade does little in telling of what is really going on inside — stealthy, just like the fighter jets that give rise to the footwear c...

THROUGH THE LENS: Gypsy One

EditorialComments ⋅ 7 days ago
With a discerning eye for shooting on-the-go, alongside the help of presets and filters, budding photographers can build a decent Instagram portfolio in a short span of time. On the other hand, there’s Jenah Yamamoto — better known as Gyp...

7 Things to Consider for Fashion Brands Entering China with Richard Hobbs of The HUB

EditorialComments ⋅ 7 days ago
For the better half of the last decade, brands have salivated at the prospects of entering Mainland China. Once a country associated with producing low-quality products and a life of practicality, it has now welcomed a more fashion-driven and at time...

Greasy Diners, Dive Bars and Techno Parties with New York Producer and DJ Luca Venezia

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2014
As the sun goes down in New York, neon signs and road lamps light up, setting the tone for the evening ahead. With a vibrant demographic, creative community, and a subway system that rarely shuts down, “the city that never sleeps” is never short of n...

Masaaki Homma of mastermind JAPAN Speaks On Its Macau Flagship and the Progression of Fashion

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 29, 2014
Japanese fashion imprint mastermind JAPAN rounded out its tenure with its last collection at Tokyo Fashion Week for 2013 spring/summer. While the collection represented the brand’s final seasonal delivery, founder and creative director Honma Ma...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 3 – The Internet’s Role

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 22, 2014
Although loyal allies to the world and innovators within our creative culture, Japan and the United States of America have many obvious differences when it comes to the realm of commerce. Having already compared consumer behaviors in  Part 1 and how...

The HYPEBEAST Guide to Cocktails: The Start of the Night

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 22, 2014
Whether you’re finishing a long day’s work or kick-starting a booze-fueled night around town, the first drink of the evening is an important one as it sets the tone for the night ahead. Without inadvertently doing so, cocktail bars often...

André Saraiva Speaks On His Largest Retrospective Exhibition To Date and Parisian Graffiti

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2014
With graffiti constantly evolving into different styles, pioneers of the much popularized art form continue to receive recognition for their seminal work in the genre. Yet only few have seen success like André Saraiva, who’s not only been highly reco...

London’s Pitt Cue Co. Talks Smoked Meat and Whiskey

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2014
With its wide and vibrant demographic, London has never been short of diverse cuisine choices. While there’s something to nourish everyone’s palette, meat eaters have enjoyed a more bespoke array of options in recent times. As it seems, r...

The Tall & Short: An Introduction to Japanese Whisky

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2014
The Tall & Short is an ongoing series about the nooks and crannies in the world of unique, artisanal spirits and alcohol. Co-written by Raphael Holzer and Elliot Faber, both possess an extensive list of accolades and experiences that have tran...

The Design Fellow with Jason Mayden: Small Victories with Vessyl

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 5, 2014
“When it’s organic, it’s better. Don’t force it and don’t reach.” -Jerreau from the album Small Victories by Fly Union In March of 2014, I sat patiently in Cipriani’s – a staple amongst Gotham City’s most illustrious movers and sh...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: 3peat.LA

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2014
Having already garnered great credibility through its online store and well-seasoned eBay account, 3peat.LA opened its doors for us to look at one of its newest methods for bringing heat to the public – the 3peat.LA showroom. Located in the mos...

Michael Jordan – Rise of the Jumpman

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 30, 2014
The following originally appeared in HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 7: The Legacy Issue. It’s available now at select retailers globally and the HYPEBEAST Store. The chance to meet a personal hero is a rare one. Being able to then work closely with and...

A HYPEBEAST Guide to Watches: Part 1 – Why Do You Need a Watch?

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 28, 2014
Before there was a “home’”screen button on the phone in every pocket and a digital clock in the corner of every computer monitor, the principle means of checking the time was a casual flick of the wrist. But the closer we move to embracin...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 2 – A Job Versus a Career

EditorialComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
From the narrow perspective of a wholesaler, Japan and the United States of America may appear to share many similar buying characteristics, yet our favorite clothiers have an exceptionally different opinion. As examined in Part 1 of our discussion –...