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FUCK STEREOTYPES. SET PRECEDENT. Freeman Plat Does It For The Culture.

In 1964, Bob Dylan released the legendary album “The Times They Are A-Changin”. Covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and racism, to Vietnam, to anti-establishment psychedelic culture, he spoke fluidly from the perspective of the vast gap between youth and leadership. Dylan’s capsule was highly reflective, raw, and revolutionary. Fast forward to 1971, when the late Marvin Gaye bookended the most turbulent decade when he released “What’s Goin On?” amidst the second wave of the Civil Rights struggle, the decay of a post Vietnam war American Dream, and his brilliant, haunting falsetto became the narration to an era. Since then there’s been “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” By NYC hiphop legends Public Enemy, “WAR” by U2 in the early 80’s that gave us anthems like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and equally as brilliant soundtracks to seasons of history from Bob Marley, 2Pac, and Rage Against The Machine. This is shit I know well.…

Celebrity Look Book & Style Guide : October Edition

We always look to the influencers. They wouldn’t even have that title if they’re juju didn’t somehow rub off. We are subconsciously influenced by them and their style “guides” more often than not, barring those who exclusively shop shop at WalMart. Even then, you may be influenced by Will Farrell in Talladega Nights. We at Wanderset knew that, and we aimed a bit higher. We created “Set Members” so the real influencer could be one on one with you, without their celebrity mannequins. We netted cats like Ariel G., Sneaker Steve, Andrew Weitz, and more. These guys are the reason you even see style trends emerge, or your favorite celebrity mannequins rocking what they do. We believe in the power of the man behind the curtain. For this article, we’re going back on that. We’re gunna be your plug to the middle man, the celebrity. Why? Cuz TMZ snatched the…

Heart X Sole : The Sneaker Steve Story

Sneaker Steve Patino is a very influential man in footwear. You may not know his name because it’s not on the actual sneaker like a certain basketball great, but you damn sure have seen his work, wore his vision, or proudly rocked an effort of his. He’s made some massive moves that have changed the way we view fashion in general, quarterbacked collaborative efforts between skaters, rappers, luxe designers and rock stars, and it really all began with a lot of passion, and a little bit of square footage in Elmhurst Queens, NY. Picture the late 80’s/early 90’s in the city that never sleeps. Rows and rows of squalid brick housing, Chopped Cheese selling Bodegas, (if you don’t know what Chopped Cheese is, find a noose pal.) boxy BMW’s weaving lanes blasting A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang, and Gangstarr. This was back in the era when all 8…

Galleria De Americana : We Hang With Miguel Garcia

Some people believe art exists well outside of frames. They believe that actual galleries are restricting, and restricted, by walls. Some people think art can only exist outside of a gallery, because the limitless expressionism flows between mediums, using raw material from the past to become the fabric of the future. Miguel Garcia is one of those people. Ironically he built a gallery too. Miguel Garcia is one of the leading fashion and culture minds and personalities in the nation. A true tastemaker with enough experience to actually appreciate taste, who dips his spoon in every bowl because the diversity of flavor is amazing-  so to speak. From streetwear, to vintage consignment, to toys, rare jewelry and more, Garcia has love for it all. But before we can arrive at who and what he is now, we need to know where he came from. He was a skateboarder put on…

Worst HipHop Album Covers Of All Time

We love design here at Wanderset. Aesthetic is everything. So when all of that is missing, we beg to disagree with the legendary Andy Warhol. Art is not “anything you can get away with”. Sometimes shit just sucks, and we love to laugh at it. Now is one of those times. Ladies and Gentleman of the internet, we present the worst hiphop album covers of all time. SWAMP DOGG “If I Ever Kiss It, He Can Kiss It Goodbye”  If Swamp Dog, (who appears to be a Pastor who only airs his sermons on BET at 3 am), ever kisses it, you can bet your sorry ass your girl is ghost. As you weep openly scrolling thru her Facebook pics, just know Swamp Dogg is skeeting all over her room. He is the captain now.  He will be surrounded by your girl’s mouth (see; above), and she will be…

Views From The Fest: OVO Fashion Pieces

The Weeknd. Rae Sremmurd. Migos. Travis Scott. Cardi B. Playboi Carti. Nelly. French Montana. An olive branch performance from former rival Tory Lanez.  Drake really pulled out all the stops this year. His stage was a smaller version of Toronto’s iconic CN Towers. His presence was even bigger. This year’s OVO Fest, Drake’s annual celebration of his label and his city’s sound and culture, wrapped up late last night in Toronto and we broke down 4 great pieces of fashion from the acts on stage, and show you exactly how to get the look, or the vibe, right here on Wanderset. The Majid Jordan Majid Jordan typically exists somewhere between Normcore and Lad Fashion. The track suits, baggy hoodies, plain fitted denim jackets and intricate, yet minimalist overall approach. At the show, a retro Kappa tracksuit featured. The Kappa tracksuit has been a really hot revivalist item lately, and…

Up Late With NIGHT:SHIFT

Wanderset Politics With The Visionaries Behind The Line You Ironically Can’t Sleep On. They don’t destroy waxed denim, they don’t drop exclusive kicks for the collectors in Japan, and they don’t even get invited any NYFW after parties, let alone get a showing. So why are we about to make the outrageous claim about how this small ass, out of nowhere indie endeavor from the Left Coast could change the way fashion, as an industry, thinks? Well, because it’s true. Because every now and then, someone sees whats missing, and creates a wildly out there, yet perfect answer to not only suit a need, but blaze a trail. Meet NIGHT:SHIFT. If you haven’t heard about them before, the hour glass sand is pouring. You will. They won’t be underground for long. NIGHT:SHIFT took the heart, soul and spirit of hiphop culture, trendy counterculture & street wear, and a good many…

The 20 Year Cycle Of Fashion + Culture.

Wanderset Breaks Down Why 2017 Feels Alot Like 92-97, And Explores The Theory That Everything Repeats Itself On A 20-25 Year Grid.  When I was 17 I used to skip class in New Haven, CT and go hang on the green or at pubs in the Arts District a ton. I used to have conversations with bums, doctors, gangsters and Yale students alike. It expanded me. To be honest, my class cutting adventures are probably the reason I do anything I do now. It was a period of huge growth. Ironically, the hobos would say the most expansive things. There was this one cat, who they called “Money” (the proverbial they stay giving out ironic names, I swear) who told me this theory about how culture in general was on a 20-25 year cycle. Music and fashion all took two decades to circle. Nothing proves Money was actually money on…