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In-depth dives on the brands, designers and names shaping fashion today

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The Intersection of Art and Streetwear: The Legacy of KAWS

Over the past decade, the gap between the art and fashion world has all but diminished....

By Marc Richardson April 15, 2019 9 Comments
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The Exclusive and Elusive History of Goyard

Few brands can boast such longevity, dedication to hand-craftsmanship, and iconic statu...

By Phil Levens April 08, 2019 8 Comments
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"The Shot": A History of the Air Jordan IV

A brief history of the Jordan IV

By Stephen Albertini February 19, 2019 8 Comments
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Cut from Italian Cloth: A Brief History of Barena Venezia

While Barena Venezia may not yet have the lineage of Italian juggernauts such as Loro P...

By Jacob Victorine February 18, 2019 4 Comments
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Checks Over Stripes: Drake's Fashion Evolution

Drake is not Pharrell Williams, nor is he Kanye West—he is not a style icon by any defi...

By Marc Richardson February 12, 2019 17 Comments
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Godfather of Streetwear: The Life and Legacy of Hiroshi Fujiwara

Japan’s preeminent tastemaker, Hiroshi Fujiwara is the pinnacle of Japanese streetwear....

By Rocky Li January 31, 2019 18 Comments
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The Reshuffled Culture of J.W. Anderson

In fashion, the ability to curate references and cultivate ideas from them reigns supre...

By Jacob Victorine January 21, 2019 3 Comments
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The Evolving Exchange Between America and Japan

The United States enjoys a special relationship with the United Kingdom that extends to...

By Marc Richardson January 17, 2019 6 Comments
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A New Blueprint: A History of the Air Max 95

Milton Glaser, legendary designer of “I Love New York” logo and the now-famous Bob Dyla...

By Stephen Albertini January 10, 2019 4 Comments
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From Mountain Trails To Runways: A Brief History of Salomon

Those who spent winters on the snowy slopes should be familiar with Salomon. The French...

By Marc Richardson January 08, 2019 5 Comments
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More Than Just a Man: A History of the adidas Stan Smith

It’s been 33 years since Stan Smith retired from the game of tennis, but you’d never kn...

By Stephen Albertini December 27, 2018 4 Comments
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One Brick At A Time: A Brief History of MediCom Toy

Endlessly fawning over clothes is exhausting. Eventually, every fashion-fanatic widens ...

By Gunner Park December 20, 2018 5 Comments
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Embrace the Fat Tongue: A Brief History of the Nike SB Dunk

The sneaker market was fundamentally different twenty years ago. At the turn of the cen...

By Marc Richardson December 17, 2018 6 Comments
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Reacting to Foam: A History of Nike React Technology

Back in February, Nike unveiled its [Epic React Flyknit sneaker](

By Gunner Park December 06, 2018 8 Comments
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Clarks' Cultural Footprint

With one of the most eclectic fanbases in footwear, [Clarks](

By Marc Richardson November 15, 2018 7 Comments
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A Guide to Arc’teryx: One Fossil, Many Forms

Few brands have as varied a fan base as Arc’teryx lays claim to. Mainstream brands like...

By Marc Richardson November 12, 2018 10 Comments