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Essentials: Jun Jo

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2014
Since 2007, Jun Jo and his team at In4mation have been diligent in providing some of the finest apparel in the realms of surf and street culture, playing a part in representing Hawaii’s fledgling fashion scene. Outside of In4mation, Jun holds t...

Essentials: Eliza Doolittle

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 10, 2014
Eliza Doolittle (née Eliza Sophie Caird), the voice behind soul pop hits “Pack Up” and “Big When I Was Little” has touched almost all facets of the creative arts. Having grown up in family of performers with a stage director a...

Essentials: T.I.

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2014
T.I.’s career, just like many musicians, is one with plenty of ups and downs. What sets the ‘King of the South’ apart however is his uncanny ability to adapt to his unfortunate situations, learn from them, and evolve to a better man, husband, father,...

Esssentials: Pat Tenore

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2014
RVCA founder Pat Tenore describes his life as a “balance of opposites,” a belief that is firmly entrenched in his label, most recognizable in its “VA” symbol. It’s such outlook that allows the label to bring together ath...

Essentials: Ruslan Karablin of SSUR

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2014
Ruslan Karablin, founder and designer of iconic streetwear brand SSUR offers a look at his Essentials. Starting with his collection of metal hardware, his various chains and rings reflect the distinct streetwear/Soviet aesthetic that inspires much of...

Essentials: Jon Geller of Paige Denim

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2014
Representing the third generation of clothiers, Jon Geller was born and raised in LA with an entire family involved in the business. His grandfather worked selling sportswear and swimwear in New York. As the Men’s Sales Director at Paige Denim...

Essentials: COPE2

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2014
Considered by many as one of the founding fathers of American graffiti, COPE2 is best known for his “wildstyle” approach to the art form. Deriving his bubble throw-up style from NYC legend CAP, Cope and his Kings Destroy crew took the New...

Essentials with Kevin Lyons Video

VideosComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2014
A few months back, we traveled to Paris to visit Kevin Lyons for a special look at his collaboration with DC. During our time with Lyons, we noticed that he had with him an assortment of supplies along with some personal belongings — just enoug...

Essentials: Rich Evans

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 17, 2014
After several years of cutting his teeth as a journalist and fashion editor and eventually as FHM’s fashion director, Rich Evans stepped out on his own to start the Brixton-based Rich London PR agency in 2009. His commitment to working closely...

Essentials: Kelly Angood

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2014
Kelly Angood is a woman of many hats. If she’s not working on strategy for The Corner London or handling her duties as director of The Pop-Up Pinhole Company, she’s probably busy working on her illustrations or brushing up on her set and...

Essentials: Trevor Fleming of Lifetime Collective

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 12, 2014
Choosing to tag their brand with the name “collective” was not an arbitrary designation for Trevor Fleming and Reid Stewart of Vancouver-based Lifetime Collective. The brand fulfills the suggestion made by its name through holistically embracing arti...

Essentials: Alejandro Rodriguez

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 10, 2014
As the first flagship store for his Beautiful Fül clothing nears its one-year anniversary, designer Alejandro Rodriguez presents us with his Essentials. Having grown up in Los Angeles with a tight-knit family that encouraged his creativity and indivi...

Essentials: Claude d’Avoine

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 5, 2014
The transition from designing at one of the world’s premier fashion culture magazines into children’s coloring books is likely no easy task, but Claude d’Avoine pulls it off with ease. Formerly a designer at Dazed, the London native...

Essentials: Juice of Flatbush Zombies

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 27, 2014
Aptly named after the area of Brooklyn from where they hail, Flatbush Zombies having been doing more than just blowing smoke since their emergence in 2010. Working alongside Brooklyn “Beast Coast” affiliates Joey Bada$$ and the A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zom...

Essentials: Ja Tecson

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2014
Photographic storyteller Ja Tecson graces this latest edition of Essentials, offering a glimpse at the key items that support his craft which has brought him together with the likes of Nike, Staple, In4mation, PUMA and Fruition LV. Having been immers...