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

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

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 –...

HYPEBEAST Road Trips: 16 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro by That Food Cray !!!

One of the most happening places in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup and once again in 2016 for the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro should be on the top of your list of vacation spots. We’ve been bouncing around Brazil over the course of the last month traveling...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Posto adidas at Clube de Regatas do Flamengo

Almost two weeks have elapsed since the initial kick-off of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While the opening match took place in Sao Paulo – just an hour away – near the sunny beaches of Rio is where the tournament will ultimately finish w...

Dissecting the Difference Between Japanese and American Retail: Part 1 – A Buyer’s Identity

In the wake of the recent Jackson-Woodson firings in the NBA, I considered just how difficult it is for a coach to properly induce a particular philosophy or style of play, whilst inspiring and maximizing his players’ talents. More than just a strate...

Jason Mayden Describes Meeting Michael Jordan and “Coming Home” in the Launch of The Design Fellow

“Palms sweating, heart pounding, shaking uncontrollably from the excitement that had built over the past 27 years, it was finally my moment…” “Palms sweating, heart pounding, shaking uncontrollably from the excitement that...

Koreatown, LA: It’s About Time – The Emergence of Koreatown

Koreatown in Los Angeles used to be like an inside joke: if you were in on it, you felt undeniably cool, and if you had no idea what this sprawl of urban life was about, the town was somewhat befuddling and unwelcoming. The neon diaspora of foreign H...

THROUGH THE LENS: Bob Mazzer

“Every day I traveled to King’s Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Bob Mazzer, London-based photographer who carried his una...

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Footballer Today?

“But this is what sports is for me. A chance not only to see amazing athletes perform and do what they do best, but also an opportunity to dream about being that person.” In the months leading up to the World Cup, sports brand...

All Eyes on Brazil: Scenes from the Opening Days of the 2014 World Cup

On June 12th, attention turned to the world’s largest sporting event: the World Cup. Hosted by a country that has held the Beautiful Game in high regard for much of the sport’s history, the opening match between host country Brazil and it...

Tech Essentials: Chris Gibbs

Condensing the needs of a busy mediaphile, family man and owner of Union LA into a small set of apps, Chris Gibbs shares his list in this edition of Tech Essentials. Aside from the instant messaging and communication mainstays, a lot of his apps cent...

Polls: Who Will Win the 2014 NBA Finals?

Year after year, my homies and I debate the same handful of questions at the start of the NBA season, among them, “Who’s coming out of the Eastern and Western Conferences?” As a self-loathing Orlando Magic fan I can regrettably say I have given the s...

Michael Lau Discusses Vinyl Toy Design, Hong Kong’s Street Culture and “remember-disc · time-table”

Widely credited as the godfather of the urban vinyl toy movement, Michael Lau started his tenure in 1998 with the Gardener comic strip for Hong Kong’s East Touch magazine. Heavily influenced by street culture, Michael looked to graffiti writers and s...

Polls: Will Apple Rule Music After Acquiring Beats?

News of Apple’s rumored buyout of Beats first broke at the start of this month and in the time since, many have questioned whether the deal would in fact go through. Three weeks later, Apple officially announced the acquisition and set minds ra...

Christopher Raeburn Discusses Functionality and Sustainablity in Fashion and His Role at Victorinox

There’s often a perception that high fashion designs aren’t the most practical. While this might sometimes be true, Christopher Raeburn’s innovative approach to fashion design questions these judgments. In particular, Raeburn and his namesake label h...