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Essentials: DyMe-A-DuZiN

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 18, 2013
As one of Phony Ppl’s front men, a Pro Era associate, and a solo MC, DyMe-A-DuZiN has all the makings of a successful artist. After landing a major recording contract at the tender age of 19, the 20-year-old rapper shows no signs of slowing up. Like...

Essentials: A$AP Illz

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2013
According to Illijah Ulanga, 2005 marks the year that a group of friends came together and formed that most talked-about crew of 2012: A$AP Mob. Conceptualized by A$AP Yams, a quick-witted sage who remains the driving force behind A$AP, the squad beg...

Essentials: Ollie Olanipekun of BNTL

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 14, 2013
Self-proclaimed ‘London’s first lifestyle site,’ BNTL, or Better Never Than Late, has been providing a candid commentary to the best of London’s creative culture scene since 2007. Co-founder Ollie Olanipekun mentioned, “...

Essentials: Graeme Gaughan of Tourne de Transmission

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 7, 2013
In this issue of Essentials we catch up with Graeme Gaughan; communications director at London fashion agency IPR and the creative director of Tourne de Transmission. TDT’s vision is to generate a message through combing words and visuals to re...

Essentials: James Teal of hard graft

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2013
This installment of Essentials takes a look at the cardinal belongings of James Teal, co-founder and designer at hard graft. UK-based hard graft design lifestyle and technological accessories including laptop bags, wallets, along with iPhone and iPad...

Essentials: Jamie Cormack of Herschel Supply Co.

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 1, 2013
Over the past few seasons, Herschel Supply Co. has evolved from providing a limited range of affordable travel essentials into a wide assortment of stylish bags of varying purposes and forms. Its Co-Founder, Jamie Cormack, who started the label with...

Essentials: JMac of Red9ine Toronto

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 28, 2012
The Barber’s trade has come a long way since ancient times when its responsibilities not only pertained to hair but also to medical procedures. Modern day Barber Jason Macaraig is known to most as JMac and the official barber of Platinum Recording ar...

Essentials: Stebs Schinnerer of Paper Fortress Films

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 26, 2012
This week Essentials takes a peek into the fundamentals items for Paper Fortress Films founder Stebs Schinnerer. With a philosophy that everything in life can be turned into a work of art and a moniker of “I’ll try anything once,” S...

Essentials: Far East Movement

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 24, 2012
The proudly Asian-American hip-hop crew of four hails from Downtown Los Angeles, where three of them grew up together. Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), and J-Splif (Jae Choung) were high school buddies with a common passion for musi...

Essentials: Jamie Laycock of The Frye Company

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 21, 2012
For this installment of Essentials HYPEBEAST met up with Jamie Laycock, VP of Marketing and Creative at The Frye Company. Established in 1863, The Frye Company originally served as a simple shoe store in Massachusetts catering to the local factory wo...

Essentials: Will Robson-Scott

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 19, 2012
This issue of Essentials focuses on London-born photographer and filmmaker Will Robson-Scott. Since bursting onto the scene with 2009′s critically acclaimed Crack & Shine, a book based around the world of illegal graffiti artists in London,...

Essentials: Youssef Metwali of Grind London

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 17, 2012
Essentials met up with Youssef Metwali, co-founder and head of design at Grind London, to discuss his most valued and prized possessions. UK streetwear brand Grind London was established in 2008 by Metwali and Barny Burton to offer a more simplistic...

Essentials: Mikhail Bortnik of Mishka

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2012
Essentials investigates the necessary personal belongings of Mishka’s co-founder Mikhail Bortnik this week. What began in 2003 with a small T-shirt line has expanded into a full streetwear range including accessories, and this NYC label is cert...

12 Days of Essentials – Day 12: Technical

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2012
Our very last day of the 12 Days of Essentials wraps up with the following assortment geared towards those looking for just that extra bit of functionality. Subtle in their execution, Herschel’s Black Outfitter Bag combines the large carrying c...

12 Days of Essentials – Day 11: Patterns and Motifs

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 13, 2012
A far cry from the drab, workwear-influenced aesthetic made popular during the recent recession, graphic prints have been flourishing for the past few seasons with the return of both classic and modern motifs. For this latest installment of our 12 Da...