By Calum Gordon There was a once a time, in a world before the internet – or even when all your favourite brand owners still posted on the 5th Dimension or Hypebeast forum – you paid your dues in this game, or so I’ve been told. And that was when you could still label it [...]
By Robert Boswell Whilst e-crate digging through the Hip Hop Is Read website I came upon an article for, what was at that point in time, a new release from Lyle Horowitz called ‘Let The Spirit Out’. A high-definition, digitally rendered, displaced skull will always catch my attention. I was intrigued because the album [...]
We look back on fashion, music and culture in 2013.
We featured Amsterdam-based brand Property Of on here a while back, because they make really nice bags. The dudes are Property Of were nice enough to reach out to us and offer us two bags to use in a festive giveaway. We’re pretty happy to be able to give something back to the people who [...]
Gamma Proforma – Edinburgh
I’ve been meaning to interview Gary for a minute. From my geeky, obsessive perspective, it’s far cooler than interviewing owners of brands who turn over millions a year or who have a host of coveted trainer collabs under their belt. Gary Warnett is pretty much like you and I, he’s an enthusiast but also a [...]
The 1975 Gallery in Rochester, New York is run by a good friend of mine, Erich S. Lehman. It is one of those few galleries left in the world that is run and curated by someone that truly gets it and more importantly, approaches his duty and work with such genuine enthusiasm for what he [...]
I’ll be honest with you, the vast majority of streetwear brands bore the face off me. Don’t get me wrong, when it’s done well, it’s great but, for the most part, there’s very little which inspires me within the realm of streetwear. I think it is due to a mixture of creative stagnancy and [...]
We interviewed Jon, along with his GREATS partner Ryan Babenzien, on here earlier this month. This is the second part of that interview. With the launch of GREATS being an overwhelming success, and perhaps something we will come to look on as a revolutionary act, we can now turn our attention to, among other [...]
A while back, before even so much as a product shot had been released, I spent a good few pages waxing lyrical about Greats Brand on this site. I did this, not because I was trying to suck up to anyone, but because I genuinely believed Greats have the potential to turn the footwear [...]
“Struggle makes for a good story doesn’t it? So nowadays, we just say ‘FUCK IT,’ ‘FUCK THEM,’ ‘FUCK ‘EM.’ But what exactly are we ‘fucking?’ WHO are we flipping the bird to? A trend I hate? How about random acts of complaining.” When Jeff Staple speaks on street-culture, it’s usually worth listening. His gripe comes with the onslaught [...]
This is a little something a friend and I put together for Ebbets Field Flannels, in conjunction with a number of names*, to exhibit their seasonal selection of caps. Ebbets Field Flannels was founded in 1987 by Jerry Cohen as a way to satisfy his obsession with vintage sports apparel. It was an obsession which [...]
I’ve been wanting to do something vaguely travel related on here for a hot minute now. The problem is, outside of telling you where to get the best deep fried pizza in Glasgow, I’m pretty useless at stuff like that. So, we invited Joy along to speak about her new book, “The Best Things to [...]
An exploration of the life of Chet Baker; the inspiration behind Bedwin’s Spring Summer 13 collection.
Opening its doors in 2006, Albam has evolved from a humble upstart to one of the best respected contemporary British brands. Albam’s modern crafted clothing brought a fresh yet simplistic aesthetic to the table. In recent years, this aesthetic has often been mimicked but rarely surpassed. It is apparent that, for Albam, quality product takes [...]