11.12.08 by Jeff

Hypebeast Essentials / Vancouver!

Hypebeast recently asked me to list five things I can’t live without as part of their Essentials series. The four of us who were asked are all currently involved in Vancouver’s street fashion scene. That’s me on the bottom left. To my right is Kenta, the creative genius behind Brknhome, and above me are my friends Matt and Vince (Finale Design).

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Read my five essentials, here. Feel free to list your five essentials in the comments!





  • http://www.welcometohr.com kurtis shhh

    haha, nice Jeff

    For me, in no order…

    1:Adidas Vintage / Originals Tracktop

    2:Old dear’s Chicken, Pasta and tomato sauce :) Not getitng enough of this

    3:The right underwear – Matching, heavy black socks, regardless of footwear, & fresh dark boxer shorts, Hugo Boss or CK (this 2?)

    4: Havanna 3/7 year and Coke with lime and ice. Weekend necessity :)

    5:Easy choice but music / tunes, of all variety. Gets me through work/ days/ weeks/ months/ good and bad.

  • http://re-definedope.blogspot.com rye

    i made a similar entry jeff hahaha but there is one key difference my awesome tv photos of you

  • Alexander

    Just curious, checked the post out where did u get those moccasins they look awsome :)

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    thanks ryan!

    good list kurtis, what’s Old Dears chicken?

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    the moccasins are from gastown, the maple syrup store across from subdivision.

  • http://www.welcometohr.com kurtis shhh

    Sorry Jeff

    Old dear = Mother, sorry, Scottish slang :)

    so my Mum’s Chicken Pasta

  • Chas Hymes

    1. Sneakers: My passion (lame? yes). Usually a nice Nike (preferably nothing too hyped). New Balance has been killing it recently also.

    2. My Nike SB backpack: keeps all my nerdy engineering books and gadgets. This is really the coolest looking and best bag I’ve ever had.

    3. Mobile gaming: PSP and DS. I love to game and I’m on the go all the time so these bad boys are a must.

    4. Rotring pen: It has a pencil, and two different colored pens all in one. You face the one you want up and that’s what comes out. Hard to explain without a picture. My dad got it for me when I was in 7th grade and I’ve been using it ever since. (About 11 years now)

    5. MacBook: So essential for school and looking at awesome design blogs and upcoming sneaker releases. Facebook is evil but has become a must.

    (I know no one really cares about my top five cuz I’m a nobody, but if freakin’ Jeff Hamada reads this that means a lot to me)

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    Rotring gonna put themselves outta business if their pens last 11 years haha

    Kurtis – thanks for the heads up, I was about to go searching for an Old Dears Chicken place..

  • http://zombierock.livejournal.com Riot!

    hahahaha! we pretty much eat the same cereal combo! i thought i was the only one. cornflakes and allbran, but with this other cluster esque granola we have here that’s a little bit more crunchy than the stuff they call “granola” around here.

  • Chas

    Its funny you say that because Rotring got bought out a little while back. They kept the name the same though. By the way since you mentioned the Wacom tablet in your piece I was wondering what model you use. Wacom seems to have a few different lines and I want to get the best one for my lady who is a graphic designer.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    I think the Intuos3 is the way to go, mine is an Intuos2 – the 3 didn’t exist when I bought mine.

  • http://www.theriffraffs.ca daylan

    About time HB did an Essentials feature on Vancouverites!

  • Chrissy Mac

    1:Converse: comfortable, and stylish! You can design them online too!
    2:My sketchbook: Always use the same type.
    3:Sharpies: Especially the pens, cause they don’t bleed through the paper.
    4:Milk: I swear I am a backwards cow. I drink so much in one day.
    5:Email: I don’t use Facebook, so having my email on hand at all times is important for communication