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A Conversation with DJ Neil Armstrong

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
In addition to his impressive resume that includes touring as a DJ and mixing for major hip-hop acts like De La Soul, The Roots and Kanye West, DJ Neil Armstrong has been keeping busy with carving out his own platform and distinctive niche through th...

A Conversation with Errolson Hugh

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2012
In 1994, partners Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh birthed an independent design and consulting agency dubbed ACRONYM. With a focus on the unification of style and technology, the inventive duo began creating functional outerwear for Burton Sn...

A Conversation with Chris Gibbs

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2012
Many striving retailers often struggle with uncovering their target demographic’s always-evolving tastes. Setting the men from the boys, the shops that manage to stay relevant through the cloud of contemporary trends do so by enlisting a buyer...

PROCESS: Quintin Co. Custom 6 Panel Snapback

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2012
It’s quite possible that you are familiar with the Quintin Co. brand without even knowing it. Founded in 2009, the Los Angeles-based headwear manufacturer has experienced rapid growth in its three year existence having firmly solidified both it...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Ken Harman of Spoke Art Gallery

EditorialComments ⋅ May 31, 2012
In its beginnings, Spoke Art Gallery enjoyed success throwing pop-up exhibits in New York and Oakland, but eventually made the jump and settled in to its own permanent gallery space on Sutter Street in San Francisco. The gallery maintains its focus o...

The 101: Pocket Squares

EditorialComments ⋅ May 30, 2012
A drastic style shift has occurred within the last few years of menswear. This current decade is now home to countless brands offering meticulously tailored, handcrafted garbs capable of standing the test of time and wear. Opening their eyes to uncha...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: The Working Sphere of Chaz Bojorquez

EditorialComments ⋅ May 8, 2012
In the audacious world of street art, many of its founding visionaries have either perished under the justice system or from the inability to stay ahead of the demanding art industry’s always-evolving trends. However, the few artists who have transit...

A Conversation with Nicola Formichetti

EditorialComments ⋅ May 1, 2012
Delightfully eccentric to the point of dressing the likes of Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti pulls inspiration from all over and then some for his designs and styling. Being a formidable and award-winning fashion director and editor, Nicola has already...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Steve Gardner New Balance Lifestyle SBU Manager

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 26, 2012
Outsourcing manufacturing and production is a common practice in the footwear industry. As a prominent contender in the footwear market, New Balance earnestly continues to produce a portion of their shoes in the United States and in the United Kingdo...

A Conversation with Billy Reid

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If old-fashioned southern hospitality and integrity is what the fashion industry needs, it need look no further than Billy Reid. A welcome deviation from the often self-absorbed work-only mentality that can be all to easy to slip into as a designer,...

Retrospect: Evisu Hand-Painted Denim

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
A lot has changed for Evisu over the years. Once a defining brand of the Japanese denim movement, there has been a noticeable change over the years as it has become virtually a household name. Hong Kong denim collector and Take 5 owner Benny Seki ope...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Suitman Studios

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2012
If you haven’t by chance heard of the Suitman initiative spawned from the creative mind of Young Kim, then you’re missing out on something truly inspiring. A native of Seoul who spent his adolescence and early adulthood in America, Young Kim began do...

Retrospect: Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538 – Explorer Dialed 369, Red Depth, Four Line 3 Color Print with OCC

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 20, 2012
When Rolex introduced the Submariner Ref. 6204 in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the inaugural public offering was destined to drastically define the pages of Rolex model history in its wake. Shortly after making its debut, Rolex introduced a new refe...

A Conversation with Rankin

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2012
A former publishing guru having founded titles such as Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine and Another Man, British-born Rankin now spends his time focusing his attention (rather than the lens) on his camera. Known for his compelling and often tho...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Jason Ross of Jackthreads

EditorialComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2012
After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Finance, Jason Ross and a good friend started a sports marketing firm. With two years of less than ideal work under its belt, Ross dismantled the firm citing a lack of passion to really exc...