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Essentials: Kevin Poon of CLOT

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2013
Today’s Essentials sees the likes of Kevin Poon – co-founder of streetwear label CLOT. With over a decade of involvement in the culture, traces of CLOT can be found throughout East Asia, from the retail outlet JUICE located in Hong Kong,...

Essentials: Bradford Shellhammer of Fab.com

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 17, 2013
All-around designer and creative Bradford Shellhammer gives us a look at his Essentials. The co-founder and chief creative officer of Fab, Inc., he leads a very diverse creative career with many streams including writing, decorating, art sourcing, il...

Essentials: Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2013
For our newest edition of HYPEBEAST Essentials we feature Harajuku photographer and all-around guru of young fashion, Yasumasa “YONE” Yonehara. The 54-year-old Japanese native is most notoriously known for his raunchy-yet-tasteful photography of sexy...

Essentials: Chris Stamp of Stampd LA

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 12, 2013
Stampd LA, founded back in 2009, was the brainchild of fashion-forward streetwear influencer Chris Stamp. In his capable hands, Stampd has churned out a lifestyle line with a full nine capsules, each well-received and sought after by a crowd that is...

Essentials: Bodega Bamz

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2013
With the excellent compilation of remixes of Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z. recently releasing, Bodega Bamz continues on his quest to dominate airwaves and earbuds alike by showing his versatility as an artist. Bamz has been steadily garnering attention fo...

Essentials: Wale of B-Side by Wale

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2013
Walé Adeyemi, creative director for New Era and clothier for the likes of the Beckhams among other big names, has had an impressive journey leading to his success given his humble treatment of his accolades. Not only is he a Member of the Order of th...

Essentials: Roderick Hunt of Uniform Journal

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2013
Started in spring 2012, Uniform Journal documents the evolving personal style of Roderick Hunt who, perceiving a void in the world of men’s fashion blogging, chose to create a simplified means to showcase style. Currently in the employ of Ameri...

Essentials: Tan Gillies of Nike UK

StyleComments ⋅ May 31, 2013
Kristjan ‘Tan’ Gillies, whose long list of talents include design, photography, brand management, fashion marketing and styling, gives us a look at some of his must-haves that accompany him in life and at work. He’s currently on boa...

Essentials: Josh Clayborough of indcsn

StyleComments ⋅ May 29, 2013
Josh Clayborough, co-owner of indcsn, gives us a glimpse into his collection of Essentials, which shows variety outside of the streetwear on which indcsn is based. An avid fan of Raised by Wolves, his trusty 6-panel cap always accompanies him as does...

Essentials: Guillermo Andrade of 424 Fairfax

StyleComments ⋅ May 27, 2013
Founded back in 2010, FourTwoFour on Fairfax draws inspiration from the classical vintage cultures of NYC and Paris, but remains proud of its LA roots, providing for no small number of local clients including rappers and actors. Committed to an unhin...

Essentials: Matt Chevallard of Del Toro

StyleComments ⋅ May 24, 2013
The story of Del Toro is twofold. Foremost, its a lifestyle footwear brand that simultaneously marries American luxury with Italian effortlessness, creating a unique story that has attracted a wide and famous fanbase. On the other hand, it’s th...

Essentials: Eric Yang of Gear Patrol

StyleComments ⋅ May 22, 2013
Gear Patrol is a website almost purely focused on a romanticized idea of adventure for the modern man. It makes sense that its editor-in-chief, Eric Yang, would be a similarly classic gent. Ultimately vintage in soul, Yang seems shaped by a taste for...

Essentials: Tomas Leach

StyleComments ⋅ May 20, 2013
Having worked for the likes of adidas, BMW, Powerade, and the BBC, Tomas Leach is already an accomplished young director. Leach completed his schooling in the UK in 2002, and since has also gone on to develop his skill set at Bennetton’s creati...

Essentials: J. Cole

StyleComments ⋅ May 15, 2013
Fans of J. Cole might recall a time when the North Carolina rapper had little more than “A Dollar and A Dream.” After warming up with Cole World: The Sideline Story, and preparing to release Born Sinner though, it seems as if now the rapp...

Essentials: A$AP Ferg

StyleComments ⋅ May 13, 2013
If A$AP Rocky is the reason for bringing his family of A$AP Mob-sters to the front of mainstream hip-hop as well as designer fashion, then his brother A$AP Ferg may be the emcee needed to maintain the gritty, underground Harlem bravado that raised ea...