I've always been a fan of referring back to the great outdoors when it comes to streetwear design. Many lookbooks from brands recently have been set on a natural backdrop, and they've really grabbing my attention at the minute. Herschel Supply Co.'s latest offering does exactly this and does it well.
Allow me to introduce ASAP Rocky, the latest 'weirdo-swag' rapper to emerge from the scene who is set to take over New York City.
This young upstart has been billed as New York’s strongest up-and-coming act for a while now, and he is leagues ahead of the competition in my opinion. The likes of Tyler the Creator and Lil B come up short when up against this swag kid from Harlem.
Sadly HUF no longer has its three storefronts in San Francisco, all of which were within less than 2 miles of one another. Even its fledgling retail operation in L.A.’s Fairfax district has fallen by the wayside, but still the brand soldiers on, and continue to cater to their core market.
When it comes to graffiti there is very little Roger Gastman doesn't know. He's represented the scene as editor of countless artist monologues, curated the retrospective exhibition 'Art in the Streets', was consulting producer of the Banksy documentary 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' and has now brought together a collection of stories and imagery for his book 'Tools of Criminal Mischief'.
That same watch now has its own short promotional video. If, for some insane reason, you weren't sure about the GRX before this clip is bound to sway you.
"Los Angeles is a great place to skate,” says 20 year old pro skater Theotis Beasley, the focus of this latest video from I Am Los Angeles. All of LA is a skate park, because you can find good spots everywhere and it’s not hard to run into other like minded skaters.
Theotis still skates in and around Inglewood, which is the neighbourhood that he grew up in, in the South Bay area.
The young skater is proud to be from the south side of LA, and he carries it with him in the most positive way possible. He doesn't forget that he's representing Inglewood everywhere he goes. They call him the nicest kid in skateboarding, and I can see why.
Small Black have two records under their belt so far; their self-titled, reverb heavy, EP was their first. It was followed by New Chain in 2010, which is simply incredible. It's insatiably uplifting and ridiculously chill.
On Two Rivers, which is off of their new Moon Killers mixtape, they create a hazy, smoky, reverb-laden instrumental vibe that backs soaring melodies and dope rap.