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F.C.R.B. 2014 Fall/Winter Delivery 1

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:34

Fresh off the debut of its Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook, SOPHNET. and Nike Sportswear present F.C.R.B.'s first drop for the new season. Marked by vertical stripes and hues of red, blue, black, grey, and white, the football club's first delivery for Fall/Winter 2014 will include this season's game jersey and shorts alongside matching warm-ups, branded hoodies, and corresponding graphic tees. Look for the pieces to hit F.C.R.B. dealers this Saturday, August 30 before making their way to NikeLab next Thursday, September 4.

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Hentsch Man 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:24

English label Hentsch Man delivers its latest goods for Fall/Winter 2014 courtesy of a new lookbook. The brand, which thus far has drawn major influence from the tropical isles, here takes a turn towards darker, more mature aesthetics while striving to maintain its ethos. Down to its black, faded floral prints, patterning here is refined to be less ostentatious, while the brand sets its focus on essential silhouettes. Classics such as the plaid peacoat, the color-blocked knit sweater or the Sunday sweat-suit are all aptly represented here, complimented by Hentsch Man's resilient use of blues and greys to create a range of everyday wearables. Check out the Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook from the brand here, which is available in full on Hentsch Man's web shop now.

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State of Folly Three-Way Bag: With their convertible clutch, the Melbourne-based label delivers function without sacrificing aesthetics

Cool Hunting - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:05

Carrying a clutch looks great, but once you need to use both your hands—whether for holding snacks, riding a bike or throwing shapes on the dance floor—the accessory can be a...
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nanamica 2014 Fall/Winter Cycling Collection

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:01

If you're a cycler in need of some gear for the colder weather ahead, you're in luck as nanamica has dropped a cycling capsule as a part of its collection for the new season. Initially highlighted in the Japanese label's Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook, the release includes a trio of different jackets alongside two different vests and corresponding pants while boasting details like stretch-wool and stretch-denim construction, WINDSTOPPER fabrics, KODENSHI down fills, and a bevy of utilitarian pockets. Appearing in navy, indigo, and grey, nanamica's cycling designs are now available in-store and online

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Chevy Niva Concept

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:52

Following its official revealing at the Moscow Motor Show, here's our very first look at the Chevy Niva Concept. For those unaware of the Niva's unique history, this 4WD mini-SUV was originally introduced as the Lada Niva or VAZ-2121 by Russian automaker AvtoVAZ in the late '70s. In 1998, Chevrolet collaborated with AvtoVAZ to create its own version of the off-road vehicle suitable for North American winters. Getting back to its tough-guy routes however, this concept features a bevy of all-terrain upgrades, including rugged BF Goodrich tires, a winch, a snorkel, under-body cladding, tow hooks, integrated lamp guards, auxiliary lighting, a roof rack, signature Chevy details and a rear end that look rather Benz-ish. Be on the lookout for the Chevy Niva to hit showroom floors as soon as 2016.

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Apple Officially Announces September 9 Event

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:49

After a bevy of rumors in recent months, Apple has confirmed industry speculation, officially announcing a special event for September 9, 2014 and sending out invitations to the media. Set to take place that day in the tech giant's hometown of Cupertino at 10 a.m. PDT, the event will see the debut of both the iPhone 6 as well as Apple's first foray into wearables: the long-rumored iWatch.

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Nike Air Force 1 ‘Coach Force 1′ Customs by Groundbreaker Customs

Sneaker Files - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:28

We've found a way to stand out from the crowd when you decide to rock Coach. Check out the 'Coach Force 1s.' a custom Nike Air Force 1 by Groundbreaker Customs, that uses Coach upholstry on a pair of low top sneakers. The rear, heel paneling and tongue are covered in the black and grey Coach pattern, while flairs of red accenting appear throughout the shoes. For added luxury points, the interior is lined with suede. What do you guys think of these customs? Take a closer look at them down below, and be sure to visit the Groundbreaker Customs site if you're interested in copping!

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Vans OTW 2014 Fall "Clash" Pack

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:21

Vans takes cues from global street fashion this fall as its OTW collection introduces the brand new "Clash" pack. Focusing on juxtapositions of materials and patterns, the pack includes the Tesella, Ludlow, and Prelow, setting a classic camouflage pattern against various embellishments on each. While the Tesella sees a handwoven checkerboard arrangement, the Ludlow sports a combination of tumbled and perforated leathers as camouflage lines the interior of the silhouette. Finally, the lightweight Prelow rocks earth-toned camo quarter panels in conjunction with a blue-hued polka dot print along the tongue and midfoot.

Retailing for between $85 and $100 USD, Vans OTW's trio of "Clash" drops for Fall 2014 can be found now at OTW stockists and the label's own online store.

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The Meatball Shop x SHUT x Vans 2014 Summer Collection

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:08

Aiming to pay homage to its hometown, New York City-based The Meatball Shop released a small, but covetable capsule in collaboration with both SHUT Skateboards and Vans. Since its inception, The Meatball Shop has played a pivotal role in the renaissance of Lower East Side; reclaiming the neighborhood in a radius of hotspots by New York-bred entrepreneurs. There's perhaps no greater emblem of this than SHUT (founded in 1986), which is one of the longest-running independent skateboard brands in the city.

As such, the Steve Ellis-designed deck pays homage to both parties with its vintage meat grinder – a literal nod to The Meatball Shop that also plays on the raw, gritty spirit of New York skateboarding. A surprise collaboration with Vans completes the project, adorned with Guatemalan-sourced fabric from Proud Mary Textiles. Executed in the shop's penchant red-white color palette, the shoe features a branded insert and embroidered heel tab. If you haven't already, head over to The Meatball Shop's web store to pick up these slices of New York history.

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Olaf Hussein 2014/2015 Lookbook

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:49

Amsterdam-based denim label Olaf Hussein has released its latest lookbook, featuring various pieces of their 2014/2015 collection. With the goal of leaving a strong first impression, the line draws inspiration from the late 50's: the clean aesthetics and razor sharp tailoring can be found throughout the collection. Merging essential elements with contemporary details like bonded fabric, drawstring hems and seams sealing tape, Olaf Hussein is bringing a classic look to modern standards. Shop the collection on their online store here.

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New Balance 2014 Summer Made In England M577

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:47

Celebrating its 25th birthday this year, the New Balance 577 silhouette receives two new color schemes perfect for the fall season. Available in your choice of green and black or blue and black, both models are made in England with a premium suede and mesh upper, a comfortable ENCAP midsole and tonal stitching throughout. The New Balance M577SGK and M577SBK can be purchased now at COMMONN.

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Air Jordan Retro 2 ‘Legacy’ Customs by Big Tuss

Sneaker Files - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:46

Many of the colorways from Jordan Brand pay tribute to the astonishing career of Michael Jordan, but none are as direct as the pair of custom AJ2s coming from Big Tuss, today. The Air Jordan Retro 2 'Legacy' customs by Big Tuss use the white/varsity red colorway as the base, along with portraits of Jordan and a scripted "BULLS" on the ankle collar. "BULLS" is stretched along the outside of the ankle collars, while the portraits of MJ are tucked away on the inside. Tuss also recreated MJ's signature on one of the portraits, as well. Keep scrolling for some additional photos, plus close-ups of the sick paint job Big Tuss did on these kicks!

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Thom Browne 2014 Fall Eyewear Collection

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:36

After launching in 2011, Thom Browne Eyewear continues to provide tasteful eyewear designs filled with timeless American sensibility. Drawing inspiration from vintage '50s and '60s military designs, the collection is handmade in Japan with quality acetate and titanium to provide duality and comfort for the wearer. Standout motifs include four-stripe rivet hinges and five-piece, tri-color temple tips. Check out a preview of the range here and head over to Thom Brown Eyewear for more information.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:34

The popular PEN series of compact point-and-shoots from Olympus received its newest model in the E-PL7. Maintaining the vintage aesthetic the PEN line is widely recognized for, the E-PL7 takes advantage of the latest social media phenomenon with a clever downward-opening monitor for easier selfies. This Micro FourThirds camera further offers a 16 megapixel sensor, three-axis image stabilization, 81-point Autofocus, and built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and smartphone connectivity. Available this September for $600 USD (body only), read more about the Olympus PEN E-PL7's specs here.

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Interview: George Awwad of Odd Castles: A music nerd digging deep into the SoundCloud abyss and his creative expression from it

Cool Hunting - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:03

For anyone interested in emerging artists and musicians working outside the mainstream, the internet is a goldmine. While the underground music scenes of past generations required word-of-mouth knowledge, today we can all, in theory, find exactly what we want to listen to—anytime, anywhere....
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Warsteiner Unveils Its 2014 Art Collection with Fafi, Ron English, D*Face, Kevin Lyons, James Jean and Roids

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:46

German brewery Warsteiner has unveiled its latest art collection featuring unique bottle art designed by some of the world's most compelling and unique artists. On tap are new designs by the likes of Fafi, D*Face, Kevin Lyons, Ron English, James Jean and Roids, each of whom has applied their signature style of work across the entire bottle. Look for this year's art collection at select locations where Warsteiner is sold.

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Sunspel 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:46

Known for some of the best casual basics on the market today, British heritage brand Sunspel returns with its latest batch of simple, yet luxurious cotton garments. For Fall/Winter 2014, the company's brilliantly understated, expertly-made styles include new renditions of everyday essentials such as tees, sweatshirts and track pants, each of them crafted with precision in Long Eaton, Nottingham. Standouts from the range include the soft, loopback cotton Sweat Top, premium cotton Track Pants and a zip-front hoodie, as well as Sunspel's version of the all-season crewneck T-shirt. Perfect for lounging, trips to the gym or casual use during the week, Sunsel's Fall/Winter 2014 collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Reigning Champ 2014 Fall/Winter New Arrivals

Hyperbeast - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:38

Reigning Champ may be known for some of the best fleece on the market, but the Canadian brand continues to expand its range this season with its latest arrivals for Fall/Winter 2014. Veering somewhat from its tried-and-true cotton fabrics, the label offers a duo of more technical pieces in the form of the Stow Away Hooded Zip Jacket and Pull On Shorts, both of which feature sleek silhouettes and are constructed from a comfortable, durable stretch nylon blend. Rounding out the highlights, meanwhile, are a hoodie and crewneck in a combination of French terry and nylon, providing stylish, sporty riffs on classic Reigning Champ staples. Look for Reigning Champ's Fall/Winter 2014 new arrivals now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Bot-L Robot Sports Bottle

Geek Alerts - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:00

Pretty soon robots will be doing everything for us, so why not let them quench our thirst. Until a real drink serving robot gets affordable, this Bot-L Robot Sports Bottle will do nicely. Let him be your own personal robot that hydrates you at your command. BOT-L is molded in a cool retro robot shape […]

Mirror of Threads Blankets by Emdal Colorknit: The Danish artist tames a German knitting machine from the '80s to produce symbolic colors and unusual patterns

Cool Hunting - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:00

Designer Signe Emdal has an affinity with the year 1984. That's the year her 1.25-ton German knitting machine was made, as well as the Nikon camera she uses to create patterns from photos. However, Emdal (who entered the industry in 2006 by helping...
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