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Creating a Classic

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February 21, 2019 | Posted in: Featured

It’s hard to define what a classic is, but when you see it, hear it or taste it… you know. We’re humbled to have been tapped by adidas Originals to tell our story and lend our perspective on what makes a classic, a classic. Watch the film and check out our i-D write up here.

Kinfolk Presents: Above and Under by Patric Hanley

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September 5, 2018 | Posted in: Featured

     Patric Hanley, a New York based aspiring artist who has worked with Louis Vuitton as an Artisan. Hanley’s work is a formal dialogue between structure and how abstraction affects it. He references solid geometric shapes like half circles, wave-like motifs and shapes that reference the body as well as landscape; all while using…

Kinfolk x Fila Capsule Collection

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June 20, 2018 | Posted in: Featured

KINFOLK X FILA CAPSULE COLLECTION After the success of Kinfolk teaming up with Fila on their Mindblower footwear collection, the two come together once again for a special capsule paying homage to both companies. With the huge amount of popularity in the recent years with vintage tennis shoes, the Fila Original Fitness silhouette offers a wearable nostalgia for all. Using subtle…

Kinfolk presents: Kinetic

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May 21, 2018 | Posted in: Featured

        “Kinetic” is the momentous embodiment of New York City-based artists Meguru Yamaguchi and Yoon Hyup. A joint effort with new standalone works that pits Yoon’s vibrant line-and-dot paintings of cultural phenomena against Meguru’s three-dimensional brushstrokes using a technique in which the artist calls Cut & Paste. The creative cohorts have masterfully…

Kinfolk x Suntory Makers Mark (Japan Pictures)

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April 4, 2018 | Posted in: Featured

Kinfolk is known as ‘Good Times International’ – quinessential lifestyle. We carried that energy from Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and finally ended it with Tokyo Fashion Week. During our trip to Japan we collaborated with Suntoury’s Makers Mark to bring Kinfolk’s energy and New York experience to Tokyo. View the images below to…

New Year’s Flicks

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January 10, 2018 | Posted in: Featured

Kinfolk 90 and 94 was the place to be when the ball dropped! We rocked out into the New Year with two functions at the same damn time – aired captivated with lovers and friends. The Kinfolk family would like to give a shoutout to everyone who came and vibed out with us for New Years Eve. Even…

Reads Galore

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December 20, 2017 | Posted in: Featured

  The Kinfolk Store is your go-to retailer for rare and vintage reads. Through the years we have curated a specialized collection in magazines and books. Our selective gems makes the ideal gifts and  statement coffee table book(s). Our art books span from decades depicting iconic influencers, design, culture, art and much more. You can…

A Kinfolk New Year’s Eve

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December 12, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Kinfolk 90, Kinfolk 94

“Ain’t no party like a Kinfolk New Year’s Eve party, because a Kinfolk New Year’s Eve party don’t stop!” 2k18  is almost here and it’s coming in hot! Kinfolk 90 and Kinfolk 94 are the places to be before and after the ball drops – come through with the person(s) you’re gonna kiss at midnight….

Straight outta coffin

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October 25, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Kinfolk 90, Kinfolk 94

Halloween is creeping right around the corner so let’s have some skele-fun at Kinfolk?. What’s Halloween without some Kinfolk fun? All treats no tricks.  We’re going to be live at 90 and 94, so come through with your ghouls in your freshest costumes. Kinfolk is kicking off Halloween on the 28th with Brunch Battle II…

Converse x  Engineered Garments

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October 4, 2017 | Posted in: Featured

    What type of kicks are you wearing when you step onto the scene? These Converse x Engineered Garments limited edition Converse One Star just became ours and yours new go-tos. Crafted by the masterful founder and creative director of Engineered Garments, Daiki Suzuki, these street ready monochromatic colorways are the edge you’ve been…

Kinfolk x GAP Is Now Live

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September 26, 2017 | Posted in: Featured

The Kinfolk x GAP collaboration has officially launched. A few weeks ago we were stoked to share that Kinfolk was selected as one of GQ’s Coolest Designers On The Planet. Kinfolk held the torch for Brooklyn, while the other winners repped for Tokyo and Paris. The selected few created an exclusive mini-collection available at selected…

Kinfolk x Richie Quake host local artists at Kinfolk 90

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September 25, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Kinfolk 90, Venues

Written by Alex Eacker On Wednesday night, Kinfolk hosted a local art show series sponsored by Brooklyn DJ and musician Richie Quake, showcasing a cohort of local artists and their original and exclusive pieces. Quake, a DJ that hails from Carroll Gardens in South Brooklyn, curated the art section to best incapsulate the richest conversation that…

Kinfolk for Gap

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September 1, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, The Kinfolk Store, Venues

Every year, GQ scours the menswear landscape to find new designers to create a capsule collection for iconic American clothing brand Gap. And we are beyond stoked to have been included as part of their first ever global edition. GQ chronicled the whole thing, and you can watch Episode One below, when they reveal the…

Kinfolk Podcast #006: Club Paradise

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May 1, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Kinfolk 90, Venues

This Sunday night, 5/7, Club Paradise is back at Kinfolk 90 to bring some Miami flavor to Brooklyn. They’ve also created a mix exclusively for Kinfolk to help get you through the week! Listen below and be sure to come out Sunday night for the party!

Keith Abrams in Conversation with Master & Dynamic

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April 18, 2017 | Posted in: Featured

Kinfolk’s very own Keith Abrams recently sat down with Master & Dynamic to discuss his morning routine, personal aesthetic, and the problem with kids today. You can read the full story over on the Master & Dynamic site.

Converse x Neighborhood Drops 4/6

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April 4, 2017 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store, Venues

Following the success of the their collaboration with Stussy, Converse announces their second major collaboration of the year with iconic Japanese brand Neighborhood for a collaboration that takes masterpieces of Americana and channels it through Tokyo’s attention to detail. This is not the first time Converse taps a Japanese brand for collaboration – it’s not…

Kinfolk x Lane Crawford Pop Up

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February 23, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, The Kinfolk Store, Venues

Kinfolk flew out to Hong Kong for a special pop-up shop inside Lane Crawford’s Hong Kong and Shanghai locations, marking the first time Kinfolk has been available in the Greater China area. To recreate the unique experience of being at The Kinfolk Store, we partnered with our friends at Album, Powers, and Bleu de Paname…

Kinfolk x Lane Crawford

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February 15, 2017 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store, Venues

In anticipation of our first ever pop up in Hong Kong with Lane Crawford, Kinfolk Managing Director Keith Abrams and Creative Director Jey Perie spent a day with the luxury retailer to chat about the concept behind Kinfolk. The SS ’17 collection, entitled High Life Low Life, debuts exclusively at Lane Crawford on February 16, and will… What To Wear Right Now

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January 12, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Uncategorized

Kinfolk Creative Director Jey Perie recently sat down with one of our favorite publications, Playboy, to discuss his take on what’s at the forefront of menswear right now. It’s like having your own personal stylist. Read the full article here! And shop the full look below.

Kinfolk x Ink Rabbit Military Jacket

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December 27, 2016

A collaboration between Japanese-based brand Ink x Kinfolk, the Rabbit Military Jacket takes our classic embroidered bunny rabbit logo and stitches it on the back of military jackets. Made from vintage surplus American Army fabric, each one of these beauties features unique wear and markings; no two are exactly alike. Founded in the winter of…

Kinfolk x Levi’s Tailorshop Event

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December 12, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 90, Venues

On December 08, we celebrated the release of our exclusive collaboration with the Levi’s Tailorshop by throwing a party at Kinfolk 90, inviting all our friends, and getting them drunk! We’re so grateful to everyone who came out, it was a blast. Check out the photos below. We still have few pieces left of the…

New Year’s Eve at Kinfolk

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December 7, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 90, Kinfolk 94, Venues


Kinfolk x Levi’s Tailorshop

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December 6, 2016 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store, Venues

Photographer: Go Fukasawa Model: Hunter Chung In collaboration with the Levi’s Tailorshop, Kinfolk presents the Double Bunny Trucker Jacket. This limited edition collaboration marks the beginning of a larger partnership between the two brands and the arrival of Levi’s Made & Crafted in our Brooklyn boutique. Kinfolk Creative Director Jey Perie, on the design inspiration…

Kinfolk Collaborates With Cockpit USA on a Blue Sheepskin Bomber Jacket

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November 10, 2016 | Posted in: Uncategorized

    Every layered cake needs a cherry on top, and I felt our FW16 collection was missing that cherry. I was wrapping up design for FW16 and wanted to work on a shearling piece, but that’s not something we could produce at the highest level in small quantities, so my team and I started…

Kinfolk Collaborates With Converse For An Exclusive Piece

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November 2, 2016

Kinfolk is excited to collaborate with Converse Essentials for a limited edition sweater featuring the classic backwards “K” Kinfolk logo. For the launch of it’s new apparel collection, Converse selected 13 stores around the globe to be included in this project based on their personal connection to the unique style of their local community, and…

#Kinfolklife Podcast 004 Is Up!

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October 6, 2016 | Posted in: Uncategorized

The latest edition of the #Kinfolklife podcast is up, featuring a mix from Ladymonix! Listen below.

Whitney Mallett Chats With The Editors of Alt_Esc For Kinfolk

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September 28, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94

  By Whitney Mallett Alt + Esc is a keyboard shortcut offering the possibility of switching between browser windows. That idea of navigating new windows and alternative perspectives is what prompted Alison Sirico and Irina V. Makarova to name their curatorial platform and editorial archive after the key command. Marrying their respective backgrounds in Brooklyn’s…

Jey Perie Talks to Eric Elms About His New Fashion Label, POWERS

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September 28, 2016 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store, Uncategorized

Kinfolk’s friendship with artist Eric Elms goes way back. The Brooklyn based visual artist has a long history of bringing his playful and offbeat designs to streetwear brands, and is responsible for some of our favorite collaborations, including Brain Dead, Supreme, and Vans. So when we learned that he was launching his own label, POWERS, we were…

Listen to #Kinfolklife Podcast 003 Featuring A Digital Needle

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September 27, 2016

Our latest edition of #Kinfolklife Podcast is out now, featuring an exclusive mix by Toronto’s A Digital Needle, purveyors of disco music, a style that encompasses a raw and eclectic mix of funk, soul, jazz, boogie & proto-house. Their music is self-described as “a good mix of something to dance to, but something for your…

Hold On Tight, Love at Myrtle Beach

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September 20, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94

Tonight, Kinfolk 94 hosts the book release for “Hold on Tight, Love at Myrtle Beach”, with photography by Ben Rosenzweig, and creative direction by Twin Bro Bro. We wanted to show the other side of what the festival is really about, human connections, love and respect. The aim of this book is to show shared moments…

Listen: Kinfolk’s Keith Abrams on Highsnobiety’s Conversations Podcast

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September 6, 2016

Kinfolk’s very own Keith Abrams took a break from a busy trip to Magic, Las Vegas to chat with Jian Deleon of Highsnobiety for Episode 13 of their podcast Conversations. With the rise of the internet, the traditional tradeshow’s place in the grand scheme of retail & fashion has inevitably changed. On part 2 of…

Sammy Bananas Debuts the Kinfolklife Podcast 001

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September 2, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 90

Kinfolk resident and Fool’s Gold Records’ OG Sammy Bananas is the first contributor to the #kinfolklife podcast. He’ll be playing at Kinfolk 90 tonight 9/2. Doors at 10pm. As a bonus, check out Sammy’s 5 ‘Timeless’ Records below.  

Exclusive Mix: Two Years of Tears

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September 1, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94

Kinfolk 94’s Sade Night turns 2 today! Celebrate ‘Two Years of Tears’ with an exclusive mix by John McSwain aka @vacationsnyc. And join us tonight for a special celebration! View event details!

Fabrick by Erin Garcia

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August 29, 2016 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store

The latest addition to The Kinfolk Store, Fabrick, is a textile brand which emerged as an extension of Japan’s famed toy company Medicom Toy with a single goal – to “make your life happy”. Their mission is simple, to deliver high-quality original fabrics designed by a curated selection of the world’s leading artist and designers that share in…

The Flourish Presents Cam St. Claire

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August 17, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94

We recently sat down with Fredrick, Maryland born artist and photographer Cam Saint Claire at Kinfolk 94 as she took a break from prepping for her upcoming show. She shared with us how she found her love for the camera, taking photos in the caribbean and more. Cam’s work will be on display at the upcoming…

In Conversation: Barnzley Armitage & Jey Perie

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August 11, 2016

Barnzley Armitage and the Lost Art of Streetwear by Jey Perie   I began this year with a new resolution. Since I am always on the road meeting new people and looking for stories, I asked myself, “why not start sharing these stories?” So, I started by going to London and tracking down the infamous Barnzley…

Blood, Sweat, and Xanax

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July 20, 2016

We’re sports fanatics here at Kinfolk, but we especially love fútbol (soccer, for American fans). Soccer hasn’t quite reached the level of popularity in America that it has around the globe, but with roots and ties to Asia, Europe and the US, it makes sense that our crew of New Internationalists would gravitate to the sport….

The New Internationalists

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June 6, 2016

The June issue of The Culture Crush asks “Where have all the Bohemians gone?”. The answer, of course, is Kinfolk. The Culture Crush creative director Debra Scherer sat down with Ryan Carney, Jey Perie, Keith Abrams, Salah Mason, and Maceo Eagle to talk about track bikes, the concept of an international creative community, and meaningful…

The Origins of Karaoke

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June 1, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94

Karaoke originated in Kobe, Japan in the early 1970’s, and the first karaoke machine is credited to Daisuke Inoue. Providing musical entertainment at parties had long been a Japanese custom, and the karaoke machine allowed everyone to participate in this custom through the use of an instrumental track of popular songs with the vocals removed,…

Listen To Jey Perie on The Culture Crush Podcast

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May 27, 2016

Converse x Missoni

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May 25, 2016

For SS16, iconic footwear brand Converse continues their partnership with premium Italian knitwear company Missoni to produce a pack of Chuck Taylor All Star 1970’s. Made with authentic Missoni fabrics, well-known for quality knitwear in bold, vibrant patterns, the shoes use a space dyed, knitted, open weave cotton and loose lined mesh interior to provide…

Kinfolk Introduces Japanese Denim

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May 5, 2016

  Kinfolk is excited to announce the arrival of our first-ever denim collection! The roots of Kinfolk are firmly planted in Japan, so it’s only natural that we would go back to produce our first denim pieces. Specifically, we went to Okayama, which is world renowned for producing the highest quality of denim. The collection consists of classic five-pocket…

Top Must-Haves for Traveling to Japan

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April 19, 2016

Beside’s being the go-to spot for some of Japan’s most coveted brands in Brooklyn, Kinfolk has deeper connections to the vibrant country than many may think. Tokyo is where it all began and Nakameguro, a neighborhood in Tokyo, is home to the original Kinfolk bar. Tokyo has become like a second home to many of the…

Introducing President’s

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April 13, 2016 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store

Photo: Alessandro Simonetti   A brand with history President’s was first founded in Florence in 1957, but it wasn’t until 2010 when creative director and third generation family member Guido Biondi brought the brand to the market. After attending one of Italy’s most prestigious fashion institutes, Biondi took over his grandfathers manufacturing business, and built President’s…

Buy This One of One Bedwin & The Heartbreakers Reversible Jacket

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March 25, 2016

There’s an old trick you can use to convince yourself to close on big ticket reversible outerwear and it’s that you’re actually buying two jackets! And while you’re most certainly purchasing two different looks, how often is it the case that both sides get the same amount of wear? Rare is the fully reversible jacket that one treats as fully…

Maiden Noir and Victory Sportswear Collaborate for Running Shoe

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March 21, 2016

In a landmark collaboration of fashion and sport, the Seattle-based Maiden Noir has come together with Massachusetts-based Victory Sportswear to bring us the 3M Trail Runner. The shoe, available in 3 colors,  features stitched tonal suede and mesh accented with 3M reflective tape. Victory Sportswear shoes are created in the tradition of the original handmade running shoe…

Planet K Release Recap

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March 16, 2016 | Posted in: Kinfolk 94, Planet K

Kinfolk SS 2016 Release Kinfolk released their highly anticipated SS 2016 collection Thursday. Inspired by the limelight of the 70’s and 80’s and Tokyo nightlife, Planet K features a new, vibrant color palette and some speciality pieces you won’t want to miss.     The Fam Kinfolk men Maceo, Salah, Keith, & Brandon  

Kinfolk Presents Planet K

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March 10, 2016

Planet K is a place engineered from the metafuturist aesthetic of Tokyo in the 70’s and 80’s and features references to popular American iconography, eastern design and the dialect of philosophy. The collection continues to break new ground for Kinfolk, including first time productions of anoraks, a tailored collaborative summer suit and the most highly…

Jey Perie for Breaks Magazine

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March 9, 2016

  “When it comes to silhouettes and pattern, I want to stay true to my long term vision for the brand, but this season I added more flashy color to the collection. Everybody else is doing black, navy and ecru. I wanted to bring more pastel colors that I couldn’t really find anywhere else in…

Kinfolk Featured in Pop-In@Nordstrom

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February 25, 2016 | Posted in: The Kinfolk Store

Kinfolk is excited to be featured in this month’s Pop-In@Nordstrom, Heartbreakers II—a showcase of evolving men’s style featuring limited-edition, carefully considered clothing and products by upcoming, need-to-know designers, alongside our good friends Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, Maiden Noir, and TSPTR.   Head over to one of the participating stores below, or, to get your hands…

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