Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘The Sound and the Fury’ Official Trailer Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen & Danny McBride

Adapted from the all-American novel by the author William Faulkner, a James Franco film presents The Sound and the Fury. Employing a narrative style known as "stream of consciousness," James Franco's latest project cinematically follows the novel and is based around the Compson family in Jefferson, Mississippi. Portraying the life of aristocratical Southerners, the trailer depicts the novel's main points by which the family falls into ruin and the event's leading to each member’s untimely and somewhat tragic death. James Franco plays a cognitively disabled 33-year-old man named Benjamin Compson and the film revolves around its affect on the family and those around them. Enjoy the trailer above and let us know your thoughts on James Franco's new acting direction below.


Nudie Jeans US Selvage “Lean Dean” Denim

Swedish brand Nudie Jeans has released a pair of selvage denim jeans dubbed 'Lean Dean,' created in the last denim shop in San Francisco. Crafted using 100% organic cotton made by Cone Denim at the White Oak Mill in North Carolina, the jeans are a sustainable classic five-pocket design that combines Swedish aesthetics with the instantly recognizable all-american silhouette. Lean Dean US Selvage is available from the Nudie Jeans Online Shop and Repair Shops along with selected stockists for $250 USD.

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8 Sneakers That Crept Their Way Into Teen Horror Films

It was in the '70s when the teen slasher film was born, the horror canon that nearly dominated the '80s and '90s with movies that centered around a group of teenagers who are gruesomely slaughtered one by one by disturbed serial killers. 1960 films like Psycho and Peeping Tom ushered in a new era of horror subgenres like splatter films (gore and graphic violence), Italian Giallo films (provocative detective and murder mystery plots) and German Krimi films (adaptations of violent British crime novels). 1978-1984 spurred the Golden Age of horror movies, where classics like The Texas Chainsaw MassacreHalloween and Friday the 13th saw their first original releases and brought bloody violence and twisted tales to mundane spaces like schools, summer camps and suburban neighborhoods. And years of authentic storylines have brought authentic Freddy Kreugers and Michael Myers' to life. This year, HYPEBEAST pays tribute to All Hallows Eve with 10 sneaker moments worn by beloved characters in classic teen horror films.

Carrie (1976)

Sneaker: adidas Nizza Lo

The original movie adaptation to Stephen King's epistolary horror fiction novel begins our list with a classic basketball shoe. The Nizza Lo was one of adidas' first street-meets-luxury sneakers that crossed over in both fashion scenes quite successfully. Featuring a textile upper with textile lining, a woven fabric tongue patch, a Nizza logo on the heel, a rubberised toe piece, Three Stripes in blue on the side and a synthetic sole, this stylish, athletic and unisex shoe is a fitting choice for Phys Ed. teacher Miss Desjardins (Judy Greer), who trains her class in a white and blue pair of Nizza Los at the beginning of the film.

Wrong Turn (2003)

Sneaker: adidas Originals Rod Laver Vintage

A pair of white adidas sneakers with light gray accents, matching white laces and a burgundy tongue patch worn by Scott (Jeremy Sisto). The classic tennis shoe was released in the '70s as the signature shoe of Australian former tennis player Rod Laver and is mainly recognizable for its slightly perforated upper, toe box trim, and swapping of the Three Stripes for smooth and unblemished sides.

Disturbia (2007)





Sneaker: Onitsuka Tiger Colorado Eighty-Five

In this Rear Window-inspired film, Shia Labeouf's character Kale is under house arrest and investigates a murder mystery while wearing a pair of Onitsuka Tiger's Colorado Eighty-Fives. The popular Japanese trainer first came out in the mid-80's and in this movie, the sneaker's suede toecap, heel panel and signature stripes are outfitted in a mustard yellow, light gray and teal blue colorway to accessorize his ankle monitor. It's a vibrant palette that matches the curious teen's quirky attitude.

Attack the Block (2011)




Sneaker: Reebok Workout Plus

With one of the most compelling group of characters on this list, Attack the Block follows a gang of council estates teens from South London in a suspenseful coming of age tale about aliens, gangs and youth crime. The British cult horror film also takes the opportunity to showcase some iconic British footwear by none other than Reebok. Teen gang leader Moses wears Reebok's Workout Plus throughout the film, the classic all-white sneaker that originally released in 1986 as a fitness trainer that will get reiterated from time to time. The low-cut retro runner is minimal in design with the iconic H-strap wrapped around its soft full-grain leather upper, and sits atop a clean white EVA foam midsole with a rubber outsole.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Sneaker: Nike SB Dunk High

The remake of a Wes Craven horror classic, this movie featured a pair of hi-tops from Nike Skateboarding on Quentin (Kyle Gallner), one of the survivors of Freddy Kreuger's (Jackie Earle Haley) murderous killing spree. The SB Dunk High first popped up in this slick Black/White colorway in September 2012 with a black and dark grey upper with contrasting white accents on the Swoosh, laces, midsole and tongue patch. The classic skate shoe has been a youth favorite since its debut in March 2002.

Scary Movie (2000)

Sneaker: Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Low

Carmen Electra shows a valiant death scene at the beginning of this horror parody movie while donning a pair of Converse's Chuck Taylor All Stars low top in Sky Blue. What might be the most easily recognized shoe in sneaker history has appeared on the feet of numerous characters, including teens in House of WaxJeepers Creepers and Friday the 13th.

The Faculty (1997)

Sneaker: Reebok Pit Bull Light Low Cleats

The funny '90s film about aliens taking over a high school outfitted its entire football team -- that included Josh Hartnett and Usher -- in matching black pairs of these special black 90s Reebok models.  It's rare to see a design with two stripes along the sides but thanks to eagle-eyed sneaker guru Scott Frederick of DeFY. New York, these have been identified as the obscure Pit Bull Light Low cleats.

Scream (1996)

Sneaker: adidas Originals Superstar White/Black

It's a normal day in the town of Woodsboro, and Sidney (Neve Campbell) is hanging with her friends at high school. At the beginning of this Wes Craven favorite, killer Ghostface's main target wears a pair of leather adidas Superstars in White/Black. A footwear staple for men and women since its release in 1969, the shell-toed shoe is one of the most recognizable sneakers in the world.

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Egypt’s Richest Man Emerges as the Biggest adidas AG Shareholder

Unless personally involved with the shares pertaining to the German sporting giant adidas AG, the chances of you ever knowing exactly who bids for the operation are very rare. In a recent report, it was revealed that Egypt's richest man Nassef Sawiris and his NNS Holding firm now own 6% of the brand's voting rights as disclosed following his crossing of the stipulated 5% anonymous holding in any listed company. Now noted as being the second-best performer on Germany's DAX Index, Sawiris' shares have risen to an impressive 41% this year alone following improved operational performance and the fact adidas is now searching for a successor to long-standing CEO Herbert Hainer. Stay tuned to adidas' official website to track how such investments will continue to strengthen its corporation.

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Aladdin Flies Through the Streets of NYC

Social media talent Casey Neistat teamed up with YouTube personality Jesse Wellens from PrankvsPrank to create an Aladdin reimagining that takes place on the streets of New York. Similar to a previous stunt where Neistat snowboarded through the very same streets, Jesse Wellens jumps on a Neistat designed magic carpet and creates excitement and wonder as he zips past awe-struck spectators. Unfortunately Princess Jasmine and his trusty sidekick Abu were not along for the ride, but hey, there's always next Halloween.

Also, be sure to check out how the two teams pulled it off below.


OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH WMNS Granite Hiking Boots

For this year's fall/winter season, Virgil Abloh and his brand OFF-WHITE have released two colorways for a seasonal introduction dubbed the Granite Hiking Boot. Presented as a winter-ready silhouette built to withstand the elements, the Granite Hiking Boot is an ankle-high design constructed from a supple suede upper, featuring classically styled D-ring lace fasteners and a thick Vibram tooling system with accompanying metal plaque accentuating the outermost edge of its sole. The model is completed with tonal stitching and a matte rubber toe wrap with sizes now available to purchase directly from SSENSE for $930 USD each.

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monkey time x The North Face Limited Edition Jacket

UNITED ARROWS' in-house streetwear imprint monkey time adds another collaborator to its long list by teaming up with The North Face to produce a limited edition down jacket. The release puts an urban spin on a classic heavy-duty staple item and is offered in both a black and navy colorway. The monkey time x The North Face limited edition down jacket will drop on November 7 which is just in time for the colder months ahead and is set to retail for $500 USD.

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Palace Skateboards x adidas Originals Footwear Teaser

Following this year's summer launch of the Palace Skateboards x adidas Originals PALACE Pro Trainer, the collaborative duo has revealed a teaser trailer via Instagram hinting at a second instalment. Albeit vague and short, the trailer shows the formation of adidas' ultra-lightweight Boost tooling system with the words "Run faster, jump higher, chill harder" whispered over the top of the clip. As the initial collaboration was so well received and called on the design prowess of both companies, it will be interesting to see how the duo's next chapter develops. Stay tuned for more information and enjoy the clip below.

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Take an 1850s Polaroid at the Penumbra Foundation

Geoffrey Berliner is the executive director of Penumbra Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to educate photo-enthusiasts about photographic equipment and techniques from the 19th century to the modern age. Gear Patrol met with Berliner to check out his collection of cameras and lenses designed for tintype photography. In fact, the foundation is one of the last places in the country that is keeping the almost obsolete photographic technique alive. Dating back to the mid-1850s, the process involves treating a sheet of metal with light-sensitive material and then developing the negative in a chemical bath before being transformed into a metal image. It was referred to as the Polaroid of the 19th century because before the process was developed, subjects would have to sit perfectly still in front of the camera for long periods of time. Above is a visual walkthrough of the process where Jolene Lupo, tintype studio manager at Penumbra, takes the photo of a willing subject.

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UR New York Talks Preserving New York Art Through Youth and More

We recently met up with UR New York's own Fernando Romero and Mike Baca to discuss what inspires and drives their artwork. Aiming to preserve the essence of New York through their many canvases, both Romero and Baca have held plenty of gallery exhibits and fundraisers to extend the life of art in New York towards the youth. The tandem's start began with graffiti and a shared goal of speaking through their work. Carrying the culture of New York on their back with bold artistic pieces, it brings a sense of personal relation to those from New York while also educating those who aren't -- this ethos carries over to their charity work for the Smile Design Gallery where they donated their NY-inspired silkscreens for the organization in hopes to spread word on the benevolent cause. Check out UR New York's official website for further information on future projects and philanthropy work.


Is Jurassic World Too Similar To Jurassic Park?

LA-based editor and director Pablo Fernández Eyre (aka 'WHO IS PABLO' on Vimeo) has selected scenes from the box office smash Jurassic World and juxtaposed them against scenes from the original trilogy. The short video not only shows similarities between the movies, but also manages to tie together references for those who may have seen the most recent iteration without having seen Jurassic Park 1-3. The comparison manages to explain inside jokes, but at other times it seems like scenes were copied frame by frame in an attempt to recreate the original glory, only with a fresh-faced cast. In any case, Jurassic World was a welcome addition to the franchise and with the announcement of the sequel set for a 2018 release, we can't wait to see what's in store for Owen and his army of raptors, even though we may have already seen it in the original trilogy. 


Shepard Fairey Paints “The Jersey Wave” Mural

Renown wheatpaste artist Shepard Fairey is never far from creative endeavors. His 2008 Obama "Hope" artwork instantly became iconic upon release, while his Obey label continues to prove that the worlds of fashion and art can coexist in a multitude of ways. His latest mural takes to New Jersey's Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove street where large waves are painted on a five-story building as part of Jersey City's public art program. "The mural is designed to symbolize the renaissance and the cultural wave that Jersey City is riding while also acknowledging its waterfront location and the beauty and power of Mother Nature" said Fairey. Check out the video above for a more in-depth look at the mural and share your thoughts with us.