Hypebeast PROCESS

PROCESS: How To Make a Tattoo Machine by NORM

PROCESS: How To Make a Tattoo Machine by NORM

The ageless craft of body art aids in paving the way for many of its modern day practitioners to expand their creative mind and explore various art forms. Although some may take to tattooing as a means to fund their struggling art career, once establish their search for a new form of expression continues. Early on Cali-bred creative NORM found solace in the Bay Area streets tagging vacant walls with his signature style and love for urban culture. Aided through the support of the AWR/ MSK crew and a growing network of colleagues from his emerging tattoo vocation, NORM raised through the ranks of notable graffiti artists turning his eye once again to the world of fine art. With a dedicated and passionate work ethic rarely seen, his trademark street art, precise calligraphy and analytical portrayal of the female form have been praised in galleries around the globe earning him worldwide acclaim. In his latest undertaking, NORM has entered the realm of machine artistry crafting his own line of intricate, signature tattoo machines. Advancing our introspecting PROCESS series, the multifaceted craftsman allows us to document the evolution behind fabricating one of these renowned tools in his Los Angeles studio and tattoo shop, Will Rise.

PROCESS: Outlier Three Way Shorts

PROCESS: Outlier Three Way Shorts

New York lifestyle menswear label Outlier is a rare breed — a domestic operation from top to bottom and start to finish that takes immense pride in creating timeless style and function for the modern, active man. Today, HYPEBEAST PROCESS takes you behind the curtain of Outlier’s Manhattan workshop for an exclusive glimpse at how much care and attention goes into a pair of the 3 Way Shorts — a popular short which owes much of its versatility to an intelligent construction from Schoeller Doubleweave Twill fabric. And beyond the physical construction of the garment itself, we also get a look at the actual size of the label’s operation, along with a bit of insight on what it takes to keep this proud American label innovating and running smoothly.

PROCESS: The 5oz. Espresso and Milk by Handsome Coffee

PROCESS: The 5oz. Espresso and Milk by Handsome Coffee

Handsome Coffee Roasters recently gave us a detailed tour of their headquarters in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The sleek Scandinavian interior, courtesy of WoodSmithe, combines hardcore utility with minimalist design to provide accessible hospitality and uncompromising product quality to the coffee-drinking masses. The caffeine maestros kindly explained their tricked out facilities and ancient craft, expounding on the loving process to brew that perfectly blended cup of coffee. From the delivery of the beans to that Handsome coffee, here’s a clear view of how they do it–without nonfat or low-fat dairy choices, sweeteners, WiFi or tea.

PROCESS: Quintin Co. Custom 6 Panel Snapback

PROCESS: Quintin Co. Custom 6 Panel Snapback

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 its own in-house brand while simultaneously playing headwear tailor and manufacturer to a wide range of the industry’s most well-respected and recognized streetwear giants. Amidst the inundation of snapback hats these days, QuintinCo. has always managed to separate itself from the pack by keeping a close focus on not only the final aesthetics of each of its products, but also paying strict attention to the details during each step within the creative progression. For our latest PROCESS feature, Quintin Co. invited our Senior Editor Luis Ruano for a visit to the factory in which the production takes place, to hand select the textiles, colors and individual elements for a special make-up custom hat. For the feature, the team mints a custom all-black-everything 6-panel snapback hat, featuring a melton wool crown, cordura visor, croc leather top panel and suede under visor, capped off by an orange plastic clasp offering just enough contrast.

PROCESS: Candle Vessels by Joya

PROCESS: Candle Vessels by Joya

For New York-based Joya, the operation launched by Frederick Bouchardy has adopted a hands-on process in the creation of each and every candle that comes through its atelier. Its artisanal approach to producing unique vessels and its crystalling natural wax blend are an indication to Joya’s dedication to its craft. In this PROCESS piece, we examine the steps required to create one of Joya’s specially created candle holders designed by Sarah Cihat. For the brand, they have often pushed transparency in their methods in hopes of inciting dialog which surely helps drive the agenda when it comes producing innovation and creativity. For more information on Joya, head over to their website.


PROCESS: Chambord Vodka Mixer

PROCESS: Chambord Vodka Mixer

Having been perfecting the notes and infusions of its all-natural taste for many years, our latest PROCESS focuses on Chambord Vodka as one of the quintessential ingredients to a new mixer aptly titled, “The Chambord Vodka Mixer.”

PROCESS: Wet Shaving with Baxter of California

PROCESS: Wet Shaving with Baxter of California

Conventional wet shaving not only provides the closest shave possible, but nothing beats the luxury or pleasure of a hot towel, premium shaving products, and lathering up with a badger hair brush.

PROCESS: Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket
Fashion

PROCESS: Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket

Hailing from Canada, Reigning Champ has been a longtime favorite for its

PROCESS: Parabellum Leather Goods
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PROCESS: Parabellum Leather Goods

It goes without saying that domestic production has become an important facet of menswear over the past few years. Many hoping for a well-made product with great historical value can often look close to home and with good reason. The folks of Parabellum have been some of the best known purveyors of American made accessories with their beautiful bison leather bags and accessories.

PROCESS: FEIT Hand Sewn High
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PROCESS: FEIT Hand Sewn High

Many brands have quickly realized the importance of quality in their construction. A more educated consumer in this day-in-age has become much more in-tune in the intricacies of product and its subsequent manufacturing. However, as well all know with artisan hands, often comes an artisan price. FEIT looks to combine the best of high-quality and hand-made goods with more afforadable, direct to consumer pricing. Rather than operate through traditional retail channels, their footwear is often made in small patches, to-order. This effectively minimizes any extra costs associated with wholesaling to provide the best possible product given the price. In our inaugural PROCESS, we document a rudimentary step-by-step process involving theFEIT Hand Sewn High.

 
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