WDYWT - 2017 DISCUSSION

^ The real Brad Hall

2 days ago in Off Topic

WDYWT - 2017 DISCUSSION

Ronnel fell off the deep end w this one

4 days ago in Off Topic

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

Hypebeast has made me live of a life dependent on Shin Ramen. I need another job to afford all these drops.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

[Quote] I sniff a collab

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

^^ No doubt I agree but I think this whole collab chat is simply because we've never actually seen brand heads meeting in person. It's cool to see this community really emerging and taking shape off the forums, even though still being rather small and secluded from the rest of the overall 'streetwear' industry.  No matter the vision, I fuck with both heavy, this forum and its members are really killing it right now and am glad to see such a communal motive coming out as of late.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

[Quote] Yo wtf this is the best shit I've read all week

2 Weeks ago in Brands

HELLBOUND CLUB - 2017 Discussion Thread

That quarter zip is fire - excited to see what ya'll got in stock for us this year

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

What an ironic brand name

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

I just got my reflections hoodie here in Seoul and I ordered a size too small Looks like imma start an impromptu diet // Hidden really out here influencing positive life changes lmao

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

[Quote] The difference between HC and other HB brands is that they've formulated a loyal base by remaining authentic to their visual/brand image. They have yet to (and probably never will) sacrifice their integrity to ditch for other motives. The most obvious example of this is Ronin Division. Ronin started from this forum and is arguably one of the first to get broad success by sticking true to the brands integrity and visual output - however after about 2 years of success they slumped, the brand went through severe changes, and took on a new persona that didn't apply to the HB 'real recognize real' mentality - the brand had diverged too far from its brand image and visual fellowship - which made many of HB's OG Ronin followers shun the brand as it became a complete hit and miss. They completely threw away their visual imagery which undoubtedly put their followers in the dust, HB wasn't interested as much anymore (at least the OG's who followed with the whole 'Ronin' mentality) - instead they completely reverted the brand to focus solely on cut n sew, and took on a new persona completely different from their roots. HC however has managed to hybridize their cut n sew with their visual imagery - it is still completely unique to the brand itself, and it shows immensely - the authenticity has remained, and the integrity hasn't diverged from its starting point.  I think another brand ideally COULD follow in HC's footsteps in terms of 'getting big' through the forums, but it takes a lot of work, and a lot of authentic input from the team creating and maintaining the brand. Consistency after all is key, and as Chris states, real recognize real.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

where can i submit a pic for the hypebeast instagram? @drew

yeah drew put me on drew pls drew i've been here for years drew pls

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

I need more pics on that waffle knit

2 Weeks ago in Brands

WDYWT - 2017 DISCUSSION

Lmao I can't tell if that shop a compliment or salt - Chuckie was the truest OG in Rugrats. Good shit guru as always

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Hidden Characters - 2017 Discussion Thread

Salty as fuck I'm nearly 6500 miles away. I've been hugging my phone screen looking at all the IG stories and shit just to make me feel like I was there lmao.  This is hugely deserved for Tuna and the HC crew - Niko legit deserves all what he gets. Never seen a brand start at such a grassroots level, remain at the grassroots level, and still obtain such deserved success. Big ups.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

PICKUPS - 2017 Discussion

those footscapes are comfy af nice pickup

2 Weeks ago in Off Topic
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