The Hill-Side 2014 Fall/Winter Accessories Collection

Based in Brooklyn, The Hill-Side is well-known for collections of classic, workwear-inspired accessories and its new Fall/Winter 2014 range is no exception. Consisting of items like wallets, bags and sneakers, the Corsillo brothers’ latest offering features their signature use of top-notch fabrics and construction, including this season’s focus on Japanese herringbone tweeds and cottons. Notable pieces from the range include the Heavy-Duty Tote Bag in a variety of rugged, durable fabrics, as well as a Japanese herringbone tweed wallet with Italian cowhide leather construction — all of which are perfect for hauling one’s daily carry this season. Rounding out the collection is a variety of Japanese-made sneakers that feature classic silhouettes, natural rubber soles and hearty materials like Donegal tweed and herringbone twill, making for a seasonal range that combines style and quality in equal parts. Look for a selection from The Hill-Side’s Fall/Winter 2014 accessories collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Uber & Spotify Set to Partner Up for a New Cab Ride Experience

On-demand cab service company Uber is expected to announce a new partnership with music streaming giant Spotify, The New York Times reports. The deal would allow passengers to listen to their own playlists during their car ride. Allegedly, users will be able to access Spotify via Uber’s mobile app upon ordering a ride. While most details are expected to be unveiled today November 17, one thing is for certain: passengers must have a Spotify account to stream music during their ride.

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Penfield x Saucony 2014 Fall/Winter “60/40″ Pack Preview

Saucony Originals went back to their roots with the Fall/Winter 2014 “60/40” Pack, joining forces with fellow Boston-based outdoor brand Penfield. Together, they created three new interpretations of Saucony’s Shadow Original, all paying homage to “The City On A Hill.” Taking cues from Penfield’s deep outdoor heritage, the “60/40” Pack utilizes durable, high quality fabrics, and a timeless silhouette for a look that can do double duty on the trails of New England and the streets of Boston without missing a beat. Look for the collection to hit stores November 29, and make its way online December 2.

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GPPR 2014 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Hailing from Scandinavia by way of Los Angeles, California, it’s no wonder that burgeoning street label GPPR manifests beautiful contradictions. The Fall/Winter 2014 collection from the label picks up the brand’s very charming contemporary, military-inspired aesthetic where the last collection left off, showcasing a wider variety of long-sleeved options. GPPR splits its attentions between boisterous pieces – leopard-printed button-ups and weighted canvas camouflage jackets – and vintage rack-ready screened T-shirts or modern-cut beige trenches. It’s the balance of these opposites that make the latest from GPPR so entertaining, and keep us looking for more. Enjoy a look here, then head over to the brand site to peruse your favorites.

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Uniforms For The Dedicated “Mr. Day & Mr. Night” 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Yet another strong showing from the Nordic countries comes courtesy of Uniforms For The Dedicated. The Stockholm-based label has just unveiled its lookbook for Fall/Winter 2014, a dramatic, dark affair dubbed "Mr. Day & Mr. Night." The photoset is cast in monochrome to underline the brand’s focus on texture; Uniforms For The Dedicated makes use of rich melton and soft lambswool on outerwear and distinct indigo jacquard chino for trousers. Elsewhere, crisply tailored oxford shirts and merino wool raglan knits add a sense of modern class to this simple, wearable collection. Enjoy this look at Uniforms For The Dedicated’s latest and head over to the brand site to purchase your favorite pieces.

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Nike Free Inneva Tech

Following the recent release of the Free Inneva Woven sneakers, Nike introduces the latest version of the premium silhouette in two fresh colorways of beige and khaki green, dubbed the Free Inneva Tech. The sneaker features a hand-interlaced woven upper, which Nike Free Inneva Tech utilizes reflective hues to highlight its intricate design. The nylon webbing of the weave also allows each strand to form to the foot, providing unparalleled support, flexibility, and breathability. Additional details include the Nike Free tooling and a dynamic lacing system. The Nike Free Inneva Tech will be available online at select NikeLab locations and online at NikeLab from November 26.

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George Condo “Double Heads and Black Paintings/Abstractions” Exhibition

New York-based contemporary artist George Condo continues his exploration of portraiture with his latest exhibition at Skarstedt. In his most recent selection of works, Condo has adopted Harold Rosenberg’s notion of "action painting" – a term used to describe the performative and energetic exercised by Abstract Expressionist painters – to create his own action portraits. Through the lengthy processes of layering, erasure and reconstruction, the shattered images of faces and bodies emerge from and interact within a field of abstract forms. The "Double Heads and Black Paintings/Abstractions" exhibition runs through until December 20, so make sure to check out the exhibition if you’re in the area.
Skarstedt 
550 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

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Banksy in New York Book Release

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Released back in August, Banksy in New York is writer and photographer Ray Mock’s chronicle of Banksy’s notorious month-long residency on the streets of the Big Apple. Now on hardcover, this edition of the book features a preface from Brooklyn Street Art founders Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, with over 140 photos and illustrations capturing not only the British artist’s artwork in the city, but also the reactions it elicited from the public and media. In addition to the visuals, Mock, in his own words, details the residency with his personal narrative, and offers his perspective on the impact of Banksy’s work. The new Banksy in New York will officially hit stores on December 5. Pre-orders can currently be placed at Amazon.com, which will have the book out on December 10, and at Carnage.

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Lauryn Hill At The Electric Factory This Weekend

Ms. Lauryn Hill will be performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia this Saturday, November 15 performing renditions of her classic records. Her appearance at Bonnaroo this year gave fans a taste of her music with a new twist, pulling on her reggae, hip-hop and R&B influences.

Coming to Philly this weekend, alternative hip-hop artist Kuf Knotz and the lyrically elite Talib Kweli will join Ms. Hill for a high energy show. You won’t want to miss this one, so be sure to grab a friend and head down for what’s sure to be an epic show.

 

Ms. Lauryn Hill
When: Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Where: The Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
Cost: $59.50-$100
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BIOGRAPHY

Call Ms. Lauryn Hill the mother of hip-hop invention; with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees’ most vocal member not only established herself as creative force on her own, but also broke new ground by successfully integrating rap, soul, reggae, and R&B into her own sound.

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s first solo effort, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), established her as a major talent in her own right. The album sold more than 12 million copies and earned the singer-songwriter five Grammys, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Award, a Soul Train Award and an MTV Music Award.

After an extended hiatus, Hill returned in 2002 with MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a recording of her two-hour acoustic performance on the popular series MTV Unplugged. In October 2005, Hill performed two songs at the Take Back TV concert launching Al Gore’s CurrentTV. An unofficial compilation of her recent material appeared under the title Khulani Phase (2010).

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A Continuous Lean looks at The Surprisingly Stylish Side of Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner is one of those rare individuals that appears to exist in a universe all his own. Sure, there’s the physical “universe” of the Mansion, the Bunnies, and the never-ending party that is Playboy, but there’s also something much deeper. Hefner has made a career out of the sort of images that you wouldn’t want your boss, girlfriend, mother, or fellow straphanger to catch you looking at, and yet, Hef still manages to come across as a gentleman at every turn. Of course, there is something slightly off about a nearly-ninety year old man that wears robes in public and is married to a women sixty years his junior, which is why we prefer to remember Hef for his younger, more presentable years.

 

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Inside Access: Jordan x “SLAM DUNK” COMIC IN EPIC COLLABORATION

During the ‘90s, the game of basketball experienced rapid globalization. Basketball fans around the world tuned in to watch the top talent in the game. Michael Jordan became the face of the basketball surge, rising to global super-stardom and inspiring a legion of fans — including Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue.

ENTER SAKURAGI

In 1990, Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi – the protagonist in his popular “Slam Dunk” manga series. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan.

“I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan’s game, as well as his attitude. It’s been a great honor to have this opportunity,” said Inoue. “At first, he was someone from a different planet — he could stay in the air longer than anybody else. Then I began to see him as someone who always encourages you to set a vision and challenge yourself to achieve it.” 

IN THE DETAILS 

Inoue focused on details to continue the narrative of Sakuragi’s story, which hasn’t been in development since 1996. When readers last saw Sakuragi, he was sidelined with injuries. During the past 18 years, Inoue has said he’d imagine Sakuragi was still alive somewhere, recovering from injury and working out while continuing to think of himself as “the genius” he once was in high school basketball. Those days inspired the illustration — which will never be published — on the Jordan Super.Fly 3, part of a new Jordan Brand collection created in partnership with Inoue.

The number 10 is present throughout the collection, replacing the standard 23. The number is a nod to Sakuragi’s player number and establishes the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk collaboration as the character’s very own player-exclusive line.

“Using a legacy shoe like the iconic Air Jordan VI, as well as our latest performance model in the Jordan Super.Fly 3, served as the perfect vehicle to highlight the past and present — both in the product and the manga storyline,” said Gemo Wong, Energy Director for Jordan Brand.

AIR JORDAN VI

The limited Slam Dunk edition has an interesting take on the iconic silhouette. An all-red upper features the iconic imagery fans of the 31-volumed manga series have grown to love. The images highlight moments from the series, paying tribute to the legacy of Sakuragi’s personal growth and on-court talent.

JORDAN SUPER.FLY 3

The Jordan Brand’s latest performance model — the Jordan Super.Fly 3 — is the canvas for the new sketches of the “Slam Dunk” world. The all-black upper provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the continued on-court legacy of Sakuragi. Even the shoebox serves as an additional platform to tell Sakuragi’s continued story.

APPAREL

The collection also includes a red T-shirt with Sakuragi’s player number 10 in large elephant-print numerals and a white T-shirt with a sketch of the player and a nod to his fictional high school, Shohoku. Rounding out the line is a black hat with an embroidered “10” on the front, “Shohoku” on the back and a sketch from “Slam Dunk” under the bill.

The Slam Dunk collection will launch in select Asian markets on Oct. 18, followed by a global release on Nov. 1. Visit Jordan.com for more information.

 

Kobe Bryant Agrees to a Minutes Restriction

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has convinced Superstar Kobe Bryant to agree to reduced minutes for the 36-year old.

Kobe has played 30 minutes or more in 14 of his 18 NBA seasons, the lowest of those being just under 34 a night during the 2010-‘11 campaign.

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