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Essentials: Marcus Troy

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2013
While jumping to labels like “influencer” and “tastemaker” seems like the obvious place to start with Marcus Troy, these trite and timeworn phrases do not comment adequately on the dedication Troy displays toward his eponymous...

Essentials: Ryan Babenzien of GREATS

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 25, 2013
From a simple first glance, one gets the distinct feeling that Ryan Babenzien is a man of blue-blooded refinement. From helping to revive the tennis-inflected apparel of BOAST to his current venture creating premium shoes for GREATS at a fractional c...

Essentials: World’s Fair

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 21, 2013
NYC group World’s Fair is relatively new as an outfit, but each of its six members have released material either individually or as part of fellow Queens repping group Children of the Night (composed of fellow World’s Fair members Lansky...

Essentials: Jack Stocker

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 16, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 4, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2013
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

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...