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A Conversation with Eric Haze

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Born and raised in New York during the height of its urban graffiti revolution, Eric Haze is renowned as a pioneer behind various art forms from contemporary street art to fashion design. Tagging under the moniker “SE3″ during the 1970s t...

A Conversation with Jon Buscemi of Gourmet

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One of the three founders of Gourmet, Jon Buscemi is a man of many hats and interests. Formerly an investment banker, he went on to work for skateboarding company Girl Distribution, DC Shoes and Oliver Peoples before finding a home at the helm of the...

A Conversation with Sam Huff of Tanner Goods

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Sam Huff is the creative director of Tanner Goods, a small leather goods company operating out of Portland, Oregon. A manufacturer of belts, wallets, bags, and a host of other accessories, Tanner Goods products are made exclusively from premium, dome...

A Conversation with Brian Siswojo

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One of the pioneers of the Hong Kong street and skateboarding scene, Brian Siswojo — the multi-talented founder of lifestyle distributor and retailer 8FIVE2 – is also an actor, clothing designer and member of seminal local rap group 24 He...

A Conversation with Aaron De La Cruz

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Following up on our Essentials post earlier this month, we delve into what makes the artist, Aaron De La Cruz who he is. We touch upon his love for tequila, his inspirations in life, how he plans to branch out with his work and why he...

A Conversation with Sung Choi

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One of the founding fathers of CLAE, Seoul-born and NYC-raised entrepreneur, Sung Choi has come a long way in his career as a footwear designer. From PNB Nation and DC Shoes to Lakai Limited Footwear to founding CLAE, Choi has proven himself more tha...

A Conversation with Rian Pozzebon

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HYPEBEAST recently had a chance to chat with Rian Pozzebon, the Senior Footwear Design Manager at Vans to learn about the roots of his design process, as well as the inspiration behind the premium Vans Syndicate line (an effort overseen with fellow V...

A Conversation with Mega

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As a young sneakerhead with little disposable income, working at a sneaker boutique may be a dream career like no other. Not only do you get prime pickings and a generous discount, but your expanding network of like-minded individuals as well as the...

A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

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In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...

A Conversation with Errolson Hugh

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In 1994, partners Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh birthed an independent design and consulting agency dubbed ACRONYM. With a focus on the unification of style and technology, the inventive duo began creating functional outerwear for Burton Sn...