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Ben Lyons NBA All Star Game Selects

Saying Ben Lyons balls bi-coastally is an understatement. He was born and raised in the City-That-Never-Sleeps and now resides full-time to the City-That-Chills-The-Most. Los Angeles’ amazing weather, legalized pot and competitive sushi lunch culture don’t hurt its chill factor. Currently, he splits lanes between hosting a weekly show for NBA-TV / Twitter Sports called THE WARMUP, his on-air duties at ESPN-Los Angeles, and being a producer and contributor to FRANCHISE Magazine. He also hosts “Oscars All Access”, the Emmy Award-winning official live stream coverage of The Academy Awards. Somewhere in that vortex of sports and entertainment, Ben finds time for his own projects and was recently named Chief Correspondent of Derek Jeter’s new platform the Players’ Tribune. Ben’s New York roots run deep. His grandfather was legendary NY Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and his old man is Jeffery Lyons, one of the most respected film and theater critics alive. Ben’s…

Top 5 Tops from the New CROOKS & CASTLES Drop

Crooks is back. We at Wanderset are super excited about the fact that OG street wear leaders Crooks & Castles are now a part of the Set. It’s official, LA is the street wear king of 2017-18. For Those Who Sin and Mr. Completely have carried the mantle of that, in many ways, was started by CNC. Here’s 5 essentials tops from the CNC House for this season. They even recently started dropping “CNC Tykes”;  apparel for the younger Crook who seeks a Castle in his class room. School clothes for me used to be from Ames. Kids are lucky now. Crooks has reemerged with a vengeance this past year. Scroll down for the play CNC drew up. 5. CNC RED X ROYAL WINGS LS CREWNECK  Right on target for this era, the sleeve art sells the Atlanta Hawks looking logo even better. Everyone needs wings, bro. 4.…

Martavis Bryant Designs His Own Play Action Routes. And Clothes.

The Steelers are having a hell of a year. Right now, they sit firmly atop the AFC North, with the only red letter day on the schedule coming the 17th of this months against the rival Patriots. That will most likely decide the 1 seed in the AFC. A huge part of that is the “Killer B’s” – Pittsburg’s new regime that has replaced the old school, defense first, blue collar ground and pound 70’s “Steel Curtain” moniker. Ben (Rothelesberger- QB) Brown (Antonio- WR) Bell (Le’Veon Bell) and Bryant (Martavis-WR). The Steelers are flying high, and in no small part, is that due to the young man who lines up out wide, the last of the B’s, our man Martavis Bryant. Bryant hails from a sleepy southern town of under 2000 people that has only one stop light.  His high school shut down after his sophomore season and he was…

Visual Artist Cole Is Dr. Frankenstein Meets Warhol.

The hypebeast world is just a culture compendium. Maybe compendium is the wrong word. That word suggests it’s almost a collection of similar things. The hype beast world mashes different cultures, and is equal parts hiphop, street art, high art, skate culture, and more. It’s high class and low brow all at once. It’s both elite and open, but it all somehow works. It reflects subculture’s revolver picking up turnstile speed, launching into mainstream society. It’s convergence culture in a capsule that’s far more expansive than the term capsule suggests, and can be scumbag luxe TMZ fodder and Greenwich art show catered by Wolfgang and Mario all at once. Bringing all this together is what “streetwear” reflects. My homie Greg Selkoe calls it “Verge Culture” – crafted by the kids brought up on the internet, born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s – and progressed by it’s second wave…

Stalk The Scandinavian Streets With BLS Hafnia.

BLS HAFNIA is a Copenhagen-based clothing brand, established in 2011 by Besnik Miftari. 6 Years later it’s creeping into the western world’s periphery like a dark horse prowler set to win a title from the lowest seed in the Europa League. Maybe it’s because Norse/Scandinavian design, as a theology, lacks the loudness that come with all of the bells and whistles. They let Tokyo, Manhattan, LA and Hong Kong play Bladerunner, Krush Groove, Saved By The Bell, and Ex-Machina. They do the IKEA thing. The Steve Jobs 2.0 Apple thing. The less-is-way-more and sleek functionality over all else but God thing.  BLS is the latest in a long line of austere, almost industrial (without being “brutalism”) designers from the Nordic North. There is beauty and intelligence in clean bones. Valhalla has a long wooden communal table from IKEA for nightly feasts, that can fold into a computer desk in 5 seconds.…

Immoral Subculture’s Favorite Designer Is BOW3RY

BOW3RY is a direct reaction of the style and subculture we navigate.These are the things that mold us and our brothers and sisters, so that we truly stand out in a sea of over saturation. You are now a member of an immoral subculture. BOW3RY reflects the look and feel of B horror film posters of the 80’s, the first wave of punk and hardcore, 70’s porn, and the seedy garbage underbelly of Los Angeles, where sex for cash, dope needles, skateboarders on speed and pawn shop owners all hold the same cultural sway as the mayor. For the anti-everything DIY loving motherfucker, BOW3RY is the uniform. Here are some of the most rad pieces. YOUTH OF TODAY T The famous picture of Drew Barrymore as a possessed child who has the ability to start blazes with her mind in “Firestarter”, graces this pink t shirt in DIY “mall screen…

20 Brands You Need To Know On Wanderset

If you’re really entrenched in the section of culture where streetwear, luxury, and progressive, creative design exist, then you may know some of these brands. If you’re not – don’t stress. We’ve got your education below. We’ve selected only 20 of our over 100 brands, ones that we felt were still emerging, niche, or unique, that few places, physically or digitally, actually carry.  We showcased them in alphabetical order for a smooth read, and seek to introduce and elevate our readers. When we started, we didn’t want to re-do what so many other great fashion hubs already did. We wanted to Wander and bring back what we found on our adventures. With that said, Wanderset is dedicated to connecting all sections of convergence culture, and we champion the artisans and innovators. All the lines selected have expertly crafted narratives, use premium materials and don’t believe in dumbing it down. Neither…