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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…

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…

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…