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Materials & Patterns: CORDURA

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2012
From the street, to the backcountry, to active combat theaters all over the world, CORDURA is a fabric whose name has remained synonymous with durability. A proven, and confident fabric; CORDURA is relied upon by not only fashion and gear aficionados...

A Conversation with Alex Valdman

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2012
For Alex Valdman, founder of clothing label HomeRoom and current design director at Easton Bell Sports/Giro, the path to becoming a designer developed rather organically through less of a drive to become a “designer” for the sake of the t...

Keeping Score: Who Has More to Lose, Pacquiao or Mayweather?

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 16, 2012
Every Thursday HYPEBEAST will feature an editorial spanning the world of sports, ranging from thoughts about the state of the NBA to whether or not the United States National Soccer Team will ever challenge for a World Cup. Handled with words from Se...

A Conversation with Gabriel Ricioppo of Need Supply Co.

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2012
Situated within the Carytown district of Richmond, Virginia, Need Supply Co. has long been a mainstay to the local retail and fashion scene since its inception in 1996. Having recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, Need Supply Co. has seen a subst...

Keeping Score: Dwight Howard Should Wait To Be A Bull

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2012
One thing is for certain. Dwight Howard will not be taking his talents to South Beach to team with King James, D. Wade and Chris Bosh in an extravagant ceremony involving capes, burning buildings and Clark Kent-inspired spectacles. That much we can s...

The 101: Wingtips

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2012
Popular as a men’s shoe style for centuries, the wing-tip traces its origins to the 1800s in Scotland and Ireland where shoes typified by the layering of untanned leather panels gained popularity at the time. Acting as early-modern outdoor footwear,...

A Conversation with Steve Stoute

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 7, 2012
Everyone has their short list of hip-hop legends, with living icons such as Nas and Jay-Z as unanimous defaults amongst the minds of every fan of the culture. But there are talents, generally less recognized than the voices heard on our favorite beat...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Greg Selkoe – CEO/Founder of Karmaloop.com and Karmaloop TV

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2012
In a short few years, Karmaloop has effectively redefined the landscape for both retail and culture. For better or worse, Karmaloop has often been a prickly subject as they’ve essentially cornered the market and risen significantly above the re...

A Conversation with Jacket Required

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2012
Bridging the gap between the naturally creative and inspirational city of London and its obvious lack of a reputable menswear trade show presence, we recently tapped Mark Batista, Andrew Parfitt and Craig Ford, co-founders of Jacket Required for our...

A Conversation with Bradley Carbone

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2012
Former Complex editor turned adidas Originals Trend Marketing Manager, Bradley Carbone, has enjoyed an interesting transition. Moving from publishing to marketing, the often jovial character discusses his time at both Complex and his new role and amb...

A Conversation With Yigal Azrouël

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2012
Yigal Azrouël launched his debut collection in NYC in 1998 and has since captured the fashion world internationally with his classic design aesthetics and penchant for artful draping. In 2003 he opened his first boutique in the Manhattan Meatpacking...

A Conversation with Josh Rubin

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 10, 2012
Josh Rubin is an interactive designer, editor and photographer based in NYC, more notably the founder and Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting, and Creative Director at Largetail. He has also proved himself an entrepreneur with the invention of Freehands...

Children are The Future: An Interview with Phil Post of dertbag and Kobi McLemore of Death Precision, Inc.

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2012
At the tender age of 16 or 17 a great success in life typically is an A on an exam or a date to prom, but Phil Post and Kobi McLemore each decided that the unorthodox extra-curricular activity of starting their own brands was a more appropriate defin...

A Conversation with Christian Clancy

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2012
It takes a true talent to really understand an artists vision and making sure it comes to fruition the proper way. It’s a confusing time, especially when terms like “authenticity” and “organic” have ironically become sta...

A Conversation with Dylan Rieder

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 27, 2011
Dylan Rieder became immediately recognized in the skating world due to his smooth style, unique persona and ability to skate any type of spot, with his breakout part coming in Transworld’s “A Time to Shine.” With a sponsors list containin...