The 101: Pocket Squares

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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 uncharted inspirations, men began to conjure up more and more sartorial experiments that are not only seen on today’s runways but also on our local sidewalks. This transition has lead to a resurgence in traditional design, taking classics that were once branded as outdated and reinterpreting them with modern cuts, materials and of course, a modern attitude. From the Middle Ages to today, one subtle piece that has been recently reintroduced as a wardrobe necessity for every man is the once utilitarian-turned-decorative accessory the handkerchief, or more elegantly named, the pocket square. (more…)

Materials & Patterns: Fair Isle

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In today’s post recessionary economy designers and consumers alike are more inclined to supply and demand garments that can procure the timeless moniker – a traditionally crafted item with authenticity and durability at the forefront of its defining characteristics. The frugal yet informed shopper wants to insure that his or her timeless piece was made with the same passion and care as its vintage counterpart, from the selection of raw materials, all the way up to its merchandising. As brands experiment with forgotten patterns and fabrics blending classical influences with contemporary design, the fashion realm and its subjects are realigned with superior alternatives to mass-produced products. Case in point, Fair Isle knits. (more…)

Nike 2012 Olympic Innovation Summit Recap

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For the iconic athletic apparel purveyor Nike, Tuesday dawned a new age in cutting edge design and technical material production, likely leading to unimaginable levels of human potential. CEO Mark Parker, along with a supporting cast of preeminent Nike athletes and top Creative Directors, hosted what they labeled an “Innovation Summit” at Basketball City in New York, where I on behalf of HYPEBEAST had the esteem privilege to attend. (more…)