Essentials: World’s Fair

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 21, 2013
NYC group World’s Fair is relatively new as an outfit, but each of its six members have released material either individually or as part of fellow Queens repping group Children of the Night (composed of fellow World’s Fair members Lansky...

Polls: Do You Prefer Apple’s Flat or Skeumorphic Design?

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2013
Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, a striking redesign of its iPhone and iPad operating system. As Apple CEO Tim Cook stated, iOS 7 comes as “the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.” While various distinctive features...

Gary Warnett Weighs In On Whether LeBron’s Shoe Line Can Ever Reach the Heights of Jordan Brand

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2013
Suffering from shoe fatigue yet? To memorize rollouts, colorways and nicknames requires a database-like aptitude for information recall. Speculative market share stats indicate that Michael Jordan and LeBron James’ signature releases are the mo...

Tech Essentials: Masta Lee

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2013
As far as cultural leaders go, Masta Lee might be up there with the greats. The media master and design genius behind Amsterdam-based retailer Patta has always offered a unique perspective on various cultures and motifs through the brand’s sele...

The HYPEBEAST Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2013
Reputed for its gadgets that spearhead with quality and convenience, Jabra made its name through production of wireless Bluetooth headphones that add depth and dimension to the listening experience. Now Jabra presents Revo Wireless, a headphone that...

THROUGH THE LENS: Will Robson-Scott

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 17, 2013
Stemming from the world of graffiti documentation, Will Robson-Scott captivated the masses in 2009 with Crack & Shine –  a tome based on the illicit culture of train bombing and tagging. Further unveiling esoteric cultural and social phenom...

Pen & Paper: Kyle Henderson

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2013
With a background in architecture, London-based artist Kyle Henderson melds his academic training with his found talent in sketching. Inspired by the symmetrical lines and angles found in buildings, Henderson’s work is both candid and obscure,...

Steve Caballero and Jahan Loh Talk About “DOUBLE DRAGON” Exhibition, Skateboarding and Art

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2013
With a joint affinity for skateboarding, art and toy collecting, not to mention their pre-destined traits as dragons in the Chinese zodiac calendar, legendary skateboarder-turned-artist Steve Caballero and Singaporean street artist Jahan Loh have joi...

Polls: Nike Air Max 1 CLOT “Kiss of Death” or Nike Air Max 1 CLOT SP 2013?

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2013
With the Nike Air Max 1 CLOT SP 2013 having just launched in Shanghai, we thought now would be a great time to look back at the original Nike Air Max 1 CLOT “Kiss of Death” from 2006. A groundbreaking shoe for its time, it featured a uniq...

Shoe Porn: Kassy Mahea

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2013
Model: Kassy Mahea Photographer: Ja Tecson

PROCESS: Concept & Sampling with Reigning Champ

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 29, 2013
It wasn’t long ago that the idea of wearing sweats was inconceivable to sartorially-minded guys, but with the rise of structured, tailored versions like those made by Reigning Champ, they’ve become an accepted — and even essential &...

Polls: Battle of the Big Men Retros – Mutumbo vs. Shaq

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 23, 2013
It’s been a big summer for the return of retro basketball silhouettes, with adidas Mutombo and Reebok Shaqnosis spearheading the lot. Both longstanding performance brands have culled from its extensive archive, presenting bold rendition in trib...

adidas Designer Robbie Fuller Talks About the Revolutionary New Springblade

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 23, 2013
Footwear design has seemingly hit new highs in recent times. From diversity in style to ground-breaking technology, well-known heavy athletic hitters have made it their quest to continually push the envelope of design and athletic problem solving. ad...

Made in America: What Does It Really Mean?

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 22, 2013
Since plummeting into the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, the vast majority of America’s population has spent time prioritizing their financial values. Not only have many Americans become more conscious of their spending levels, bu...

The HYPEBEAST Review: adidas Springblade

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2013
Running has long been a passion of mine — it comes in handy since working for a website usually comes with long working hours at the cost of a significant lack of physical activity. All too often, I look to put the cover down on the laptop afte...