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Essentials: Jack Stocker

With the prevalence of executed themes across sneakers these days, it should by now be understood that there’s something artistic about footwear silhouettes. Jack Stocker most recently reinforced this through his “Minimalist Sneaker Study...

Essentials: Nigel Sylvester

Whether it’s within the pages of Ride BMX or rolling up to this year’s MTV VMAs, Nigel Sylvester always seems to be smiling. It makes sense though – if you were a 26-year-old BMX phenom, you’d be cheesing too. After recently unveili...

Essentials: Jason Ross of Jackthreads

CEO and Founder of Jackthreads.com Jason Ross started his operation a one-man army back in 2008 and has since grown the business from a basement operation to a multi-million dollar company before it was acquired by men’s lifestyle brand Thrilli...

Essentials: Perry Pugh of KNOWSHOW

For most trade show attendees, the sweeping behind-the-scenes effort will go largely unnoticed, eclipsed by the whirlwind of brands, marketing and PR aimed at attracting visitors. For those wondering what constitutes an important everyday carry for a...

Essentials: Theotis Beasley

Our latest edition of HYPEBEAST Essentials brings forth the items of 22-year-old pro skater Theotis Beasley. Linking with the humble and dedicated skater, we quickly learned why so many brands and skateboarders enjoy working with the Inglew...

Essentials: Johnny F. Kim of OTH

A week prior to entering graphic design school, Johnny F. Kim was hired as a manager at Off The Hook, a renowned destination shop in Montreal, Canada. Upon taking the position, he immediately dropped out of his program and never looked back. With muc...

Essentials: Doug Barber of Reigning Champ

Reigning Champ may be known best for its cozy, well-fitting sweats, but the Vancouver-based brand has been making some noise in the collaborative scene, too, teaming up with everyone from the Ace Hotel and Stussy to Deus Ex Machina and the Canal Stre...

Essentials: Alex Drayer of Lexdray

While Alex Drayer may be under the radar, his brand Lexdray and the intuitive bags and cases it produces have already earned him no small amount of respect for their functionality and craftsmanship. His diverse experience gathered from having lived i...

Essentials: Zachary Ching of VFILES

Bull market in 2013 or not, starting a brand takes a lot of hard work, some creative thinking, and a lot of confidence. Zachary Ching seems to have this in excess, exemplified as he sits comfortably in the VFILES office as retail manager. VFILES has...

Essentials: Stalley

Kyle Myricks, or Stalley in hip-hop circles, is a prolific rapper best known for his candid rap delivery and trademark beard. Signed to Rick Ross’s MMG imprint, Stalley recently released his new mixtape, Honest Cowboy. Featuring the likes of DJ...

Essentials: James Jean

James Jean’s art may seem unnerving at first, yet it’s his acute ability to narrate such abstruse concepts with meticulous detail that’s harnessed a loyal following, with the likes of Prada, ESPN and DC Comics among his fan base. Ut...

Essentials: Berto Herrera

While Texas designer Berto Herrera might have spent the earlier part of his adulthood in the United States Air Force as an electrical engineer, his ability to work with precision benefited him when he enrolled into Parsons School of Design as a graph...

Essentials: A$AP Ant (Addie)

Known for his hard-hitting approach to hip-hop, Harlem via Baltimore rapper A$AP Ant’s raspy city-bred demeanor furthers A$AP Mob’s upfront traits in music and fashion. Aptly merging a distinct New York rawness with the syrupy sounds of t...

Essentials: Joseph Einhorn of TheFancy.com

The feeling of collecting things – sneakers, trading cards, old skateboards – is something that our audience is more than familiar with. New York City’s own Joseph Einhorn is no stranger to this. At this current juncture, Einhorn is at the ripe...

Essentials: Rhett Richardson of Concepts

Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Concepts was a pioneering Nike SB account back in 2002, with the shop’s longstanding dedication to street styles being recognized by the Swoosh and other leading companies like Stüssy, Maharishi and Zoo York. If...