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Happy Holiday: Freshness x KANGOL Jacquard Reversible Knit Cap

The holiday season is upon us again. As we have done in years past other years past, Freshness designed a special gift to thank our tireless staff, dear friends, and families. With the help of Kangol, for this year’s edition, we created the Freshness x Kangol Jacquard Reverse Pull-On Knit Cap. Similar to other… READ MORE

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Reebok Classics: Provocateurs of Newness

The term “celebrity designer” usually is the end result of a well-oiled marketing machine, where dozens upon dozens of artisans sketch, color, and shape designs that a single individual gets the credit for. So pardon the good dose skepticism when Reebok Classics announced the involvement of hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz as its new global creative director. We found out… READ MORE

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MEGA Styles: A Conversation with Noah Bernard of adidas Originals Footwear

If you’ve scrolled through your favorite online magazines or watched a show about juiced-up and tan 20-somethings on MTV recently, chances are that you’ve come across the advertising for adidas MEGA products. The advertisements feature B.O.B. as a short order cook in a 50s-styled diner who takes… READ MORE

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West meets East: A Conversation with Kiya and Andrew of Self Edge

Upon arriving to the Self Edge shop in New York City, I met Andrew Chen, the co-owner of 3sixteen and manager of the NY Shop, and began our conversation in the tiny, warm backroom office of the shop. As Andrew deftly identified the details of some of the Sugar Cane and Iron Heart shirts on a rack in… READ MORE

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Man Is In The Forest: A Conversation with Ben Yue of Disney

Walt Disney once said, “I believe in being an innovator.” and surely the company he left behind has gone on to do just that, creating some of the best and most innovative movies of our generation. The brand is now one of the most recognizable in the entire world and licenses it’s products in various different… READ MORE

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A Curious Incident Of Time: When Dee & Ricky Meets G-Shock

It reveals and conceals, peels back layers, upon layers, upon layers. It is analog, and it is also digital. Gears and trinkets work tirelessly in a magnetic resistant field, noting the passing of time down to a pinpoint precision, looking slightly byzantine in the dial. This, is the new G-Shock GA-110 model, and with… READ MORE

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A Designer Of Interest – Hue Vo

On an early Sunday morning recently, I waited at the hinted location – at the World Trade Center reconstruction site, for further instruction. The scene is straight from a spy novel – a brisk wintery day, a clandestine location, and enigmatic person of interest. A shorten text appeared on my phone, no name, no number, just a message “I’m at Flight Club”… READ MORE

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Refreshing Authenticity: A Conversation with Levi Maestro of Maestro Knows

Call it a merger of movements– the unstoppable takeover of the web as the revolutionary key media outlet and changes in consumption of entertainment fostering a proliferation of reality television. However, what skateboarder turned videographer prodigy, Levi Maestro, brings to the table is a fresh level of… READ MORE

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The Art of Consumption – RSVP GALLERY ®

RSVP Gallery recently opened their doors in Chicago, Illinois to the delight of numerous consumers and art connoisseurs in Chicago and across the United States. The space serves as both a luxury boutique and art gallery that carries some of the most exclusive brands and artists’ work from all over the world. RSVP is short for Résponde si vous plez or please respond… READ MORE

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A Man Of All Trades: A Conversation With Wale

Washington DC native Wale, born Olubowale Victor Folarin, has a lot on his lightning-quick mind lately. Attention Deficit, his debut album, just dropped on November 10th, and expectations are high. He’s among the new breed of artists whose careers are both augmented and tarnished by internet hype… READ MORE

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One On One – A Conversation With Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is used to stardom. A heralded high school baller from Baltimore, Anthony spent his first three years at Towson Catholic High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy for a stellar senior year that catapulted him from local star to USA Today first team All-American. A year later… READ MORE