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Essentials: Alex Drayer of Lexdray

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 30, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 26, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2013
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)

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 5, 2013
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...

Essentials: REACH

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2013
Since bursting onto the scene with his first publication 15 years ago – 1998′s “Tooya-Taiwan Graffiti” – street artist REACH has become not just a pioneer for the evolution of Taiwanese graffiti, but for the art form in...

Essentials: James Edson

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 30, 2013
What started from James Edson and his London friends’ sense of humor has taken the worlds of high fashion and skateboarding by storm. Of course, we’re referring to Palace Skateboards, and everyone from California hesh dogs to Caribbean so...

Essentials: Jay West

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 24, 2013
There’s something innately youthful about Jay West’s art. The New York-based artist tends to work with polarizing, evocative subjects from the canon of pop culture, blending a sharp sense of humor with a taste for the aesthetically bold....

Essentials: Hideto Kawahara for mastermind JAPAN

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 22, 2013
Ahead of the latest pop-up endeavor from mastermind JAPAN and its culinary offshoot mastermind RAMEN, we here at HYPEBEAST linked up with celebrated chef and ramen master Hideto Kawahara to get the inside scoop on the gastronomic artist’s own n...

Essentials: Matt Miller of CLAE

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2013
Our latest edition of Essentials welcomes former attorney turned president of CLAE Matt Miller to give us a glimpse into his simple collection. Aside from nods to the home team in the form of his CLAE tote and midnight suede Desmond runners, his natu...

Essentials: Heineken #DROPPED

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2013
A true “Man of the World” is never a tourist, but rather knows how to travel with finesse. This concept of voyaging with purpose – being able to be “Dropped” anywhere in the world and incept a legendary journey – is at the core of H...

Essentials: A$AP Nast

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2013
Our comrades over at HYPETRAK recently caught up with A$AP Mob during their Tokyo incursion. The interview, led by A$AP Nast, showed the Mob’s recent endeavors alongside Nast’s tongue-in-cheek persona. With the rise of Rocky and Ferg, Nas...