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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…

How Virgil Abloh Painted Culture’s Sistine Chapel OFF-WHITE

37 year old Virgil Abloh is old enough to know better and young enough to still try that shit. It’s the process. His ancestory is as Ghanaian as our World Cup foe, but he’s also as Chi Town as they come, a native of Rockford Ill, he grew up in the shadows of the Windy City and then went to college at University of Wisconsin, where he got a degree in Architechture and civil engineering that more or less just affirmed he was a visionary. He’s using his degree. Even tho the laymen wouldn’t assume so. He’s the architect of civil engineering in culture. Period. Since 2011 he’s been building the cultural metro we operate in. In 2011 he was the creative mind behind Kanye and Jay Z’s seminal “Watch The Throne” – a record so big it defied genre and became somewhat of a rock opera, a “We Are…

The Hippest Show In Fashion Doesn’t Give A Shit About Hype.

The Hippest Show In Fashion Doesn’t Give A Shit About Your Hype, Excess, Or Rules. Wanderset Explores The Game Changer That Is The MAN/WOMAN Show. And Breaks Down What It Says About Culture As A Whole.  If Fashion Week in Paris and NYC were people, they’d be Diddy. They have a lot in common with the music mogul if personified, and it goes beyond his penchant for Monaco yacht parties and glossy music video production, where the star is always the excess over the individual. But the funny thing about excess is that as attractive and energetic as it is, in all its larger than life bravado and swank, it can get really, really draining. In the 80’s, excess as a way of life lead to a power suit wearing, cocaine fueled decade of hair metal and characters like Gordon Gecko. What came out of that excess was Grunge and…

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 worry. We’ve got your education below. We’ve selected only 20 of our over 40 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…