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Custom Supreme. Rare Yeezys, & Rabid Hypebeasts. This Was SneakerCon NYC.

The New York edition of the traveling sneaker convention SneakerCon is the show’s flagship. With upwards of 20,000 people expected to pass through the event’s entry lines, it’s now a cultural staple. It’s come a long way from its 2009 launch in a 2,000 square foot Times Square space that only hosted 600 attendees. Now, the convention boasts 13 shows a year in cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale domestically. This year’s NYC flagship event was expected to be even bigger than it’s 20,000 turn-out anticipation. It appeared as such. I attended this years event with Set Art Director and partner in childish horse shit/my Irish brother Drew McCarver, screenwriter and Wanderset guest latin culture contributor Jonathan “JayLee” Jordan, Armand “the Funeral Director” DeLuca and my old homie Mikey Nicholson, devout Liverpool fan, true hiphop head, man of the people, and the proud belt holder of “Street wear OG…

Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, Or Broke & Dangerous. CROOKS & CASTLES Is Back.

Crooks and Castles was started in the mean streets of Los Angeles in the early 2000’s. 2002 to be exact, and that makes them somewhat of an OG heritage narrative as far as the Methylphenidate fueled conveyor belt of street wear is concerned. All hail the return of the great man in the castle, we say. Napoleon has returned from his castoff island. The once championed street kings, who were the toast of Mac Miller, Diddy, Ceelo, Drake, and assorted sponsored skateboarders everywhere have reemerged with the new year’s vigor. You should have kept their seat at the cool kids lunch table warm, O ye of little faith. C&C was one of the first streetwear lines to consciously embrace a narrative and soul, a story in every capsule, and create from a place that was equal parts street and polish. In fact, founders Dennis Calvero and Rob Panlilio issued this statement on…

Sasha Grey Says DRINK THIS MILK. Not The Kool-Aide.

Fashion is so broad these days that even anti-fashion is an actual genre. Brands like Bow3ry, Surf Is Dead, and For Those Who Sin embrace that high class low life, that Sid Vicious taking a piss in a Hotel sink, zooted out of his tree, surrounded by Dutch models from the Warhol factory. They also shake their balls at the luxe-ification of street culture that’s been cascading since 2014 or so. Enter Drink This Milk, a brand a one time who called themselves DESIGNERDRUGS.  Dismayed with the gap like the French Revolution, they decided to erect their own guillotine pour l’industrie. They teamed up with former porn star turned sub culture art culturatti Sasha Grey, they spoofed Nike, they replaced the iconic crying Jordan with the stupidly stoned Jordan, and they fucking love dairy products- for some (not so) strange reason. They view fashion as living art, where the consumer is…

Wanderset’s COMPLEXCON Invasion 17 Recap

The Insanity that was COMPLEXCON 17 has been recapped. It’s around mid-afternoon in West Hollywood right now, and it’s finally quiet. It’s finally much, much calmer. Off the balcony, I can hear the low panned din below of the Sunset strip, dipping into the weight of it’s own peaks and valleys, in underwater Dolby surround sound. The last weekend just kicked the shit out of (Wanderset Art Director) Drew McCarver and I. But the internet never sleeps. Some cat flew back to Seoul and already uploaded some trill ass images of his cops from ComplexCon 17, and now, we have to run thru miles of content, flicks, clips, and all types of names and numbers to piece together this hot mess neon maze that was more Wonka Factory than shopping experience. We copped a bunch of exclusives only avaiable at the event, and now, only available on Wanderset. Thru out…

PUBLISH Vs. PRINCE Capsule Serves Up A Raquet On Wanderset.

https://vimeo.com/239198354 PUBLISH, Huntington Beach based contemporary streetwear line has just teamed up with tennis giant PRINCE to drop a vibrantly dope, lime green laden capsule that’s contemporary athliesure at it’s finest. With the New Jersey based raquet sports brand carrying the banner for the sport and culture since 1970, Publish has found a partner that brings them coast to coast. This capsule features almost 80’s-esque lime vibrancy with mod minimalism that serves us well. Here’s the top 5 pieces from this awesome drop. 5. VINTAGE OG “ACE FACE” LONG SLEEVE T  In the 80’s, Prince used this icon on select premium tennis product and called it “The Ace Face”. Now the legend is back. Rad. 4. VERSUS COURT SS T Limited edition black and lime PxP in minimalist tennis court grid. 3. VERSUS P CAP The classic 80’s duck bill cap. From a distance, you’d believe it…

Dystopian Future Anti-Hero Now Has A Uniform. This Is BOMB Clothing.

BOMB Clothing, the brainchild of Canadian designer Devon Mehle has dropped from the future. The entire line feels like if Aeon Flux, Ghost In The Shell, or Bladerunner had a mysteriously ingenious baby with anyone on OVO Sound. It’s long slim fits, utilitarian futura aesthetic, and Pavlovian techcore graphics lend themselves to wardrobe as much as style, but its’t that where streetwear, as a culture, is going? We selected the 5 hottest items from our north of the border bros, and you don’t even need to wait until 2045 to cop them. Gents, this is BOMB. Take shelter. 5. BOMB GREEN SQUAD JERSEY HOODIE Futura grid text, awesome use of sleeve mapping, and a deep militant shade of green makes this one a roster pick. 4. UTOPIA LONG FITTED T Available in both beige and black. 3. BOMB BLACK GRID HOODIE 80’s Tron signed it’s soul to Majid…

Copenhagen’s WOOD WOOD Is Fall Fire.

WoodWood, the contemporary lifestyle brand founded in 2002 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark has been silently becoming the American streetwear aficionados pick of choice in the past year. In-The-Know circles have jocked the brand, and quite honestly, some suspect rips from mall chains have confirmed their vision in the space. Their vintage athletic meets progressive european minimalism has struck a perfect chord.  Dope flagship stores in Berlin, Aarhus, and Copenhagen embody and reflect the brilliant nordic minimalism thing, while still feeling a bit rebellious, a bit more haute couture, and a bit smarter than the anti-everything street lines. Wood Wood has a vision, and sticks to it’s guns- as it is still creative directed by co-founders Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen. As a sub-cultural founded lifestyle brand, its founders grew up with street sports, graffiti, punk, and street culture in the 1990s. They mix high-end fashion, sports and streetwear with…

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…

The Future Of Commerce Is Narrative : Welcome To Wanderset

Since the beginning of time, humanity has progressed on the back of storytelling. Although craft and culture have morphed as humanity has, storytelling, as a concept, has not – we just find new ways to tell the story. We have lately been telling stories through technology – social platforms, content sites and now through e-commerce. Whether or not you happen to be in the digital or fashion space professionally, we are all at least peripherally aware that the traditional brick and mortar marketplace is in decline, while e-commerce continues to grow at an extravagant clip. “Despite the over $1 trillion in apparel sales transacted annually online and through mobile. Apparel e-commerce is still projected to grow globally by 40% over the next 3 years.” Fashion Industry Statistics, www.fashionunited.com, accessed on 11/13/16. What sort of new e-commerce sites will emerge to fill this space, to provide consumers with more than just…

Street Vs. Sport Apparel Capsules Are The Wave. Make The Team With These Essentials.

This fall, the street, the vintage, and the athletic come together in new and exciting ways. Hockey themed fashion really takes the focus as Profound Aesthetic, MR. COMPLETELY, Kappa, and Anwar Carrots all drop really cool exclusives for fall here on Wanderset. Lace up your skates, and avoid the penalty box with these expertly made pieces. PROFOUND AESTHETIC HOCKEY MESH  Just in time for the puck to drop in preseason practice, Jersey creatives Profound Aesthetic goes vintage meets skate (not the ice kind) to touch several genres and still keep it PA as hell. I kinda wish this was a real team. MR. COMPLETELY:  NY ANGER PUCK JERSEY100% Cotton Woven Hockey Sweater. Twill Di-Cut Patches. Elbow Reinforcement. And a VERY accurate flip and take on the NY Ranger franchise. The Big Apple has never been known for it’s cultural kindness, and as a Ranger fan, I feel “Anger” come every playoff…