Welcome To NORWOOD CHAPTERS: The Exclusive Ali Saint Q Interview.

Ali Saint Q is en route to becoming the guy Dos XX should cast as the next “Most Interesting Man In The World”. His line, Norwood Chapters, is the insiders hottest ticket. The way every rappers favorite rapper is secretly Royce Da 5’9, is the way Norwood is positioned for those in the streetwear bubble. Norwood first got noticed for using the Ikea bag in the most sartorial ways possible. Then, other big dogs jacked the concept. But the cool thing about the internet is that it comes with time stamps on posts. Anyone can say what they want, my man Ali did it first. First matters. Ali and I spoke on the phone for damn near an hour the first time we talked. It wasn’t an interview, it was a barbershop culture talk. I grew up in the north east, and he in So Cal, but we spoke an…

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.…