Victory Journal is a tabloid-sized quarterly magazine dedicated to the art and culture of sport. Justin Thomas Kay — a friend of ours from his days at The FADER whose artwork has graced the walls of our gallery space — is the Design Director, which has some pretty fortuitous aesthetic implications. The latest issue features an iconic photo spread of Muhammad Ali in his prime by Thomas Hoepker — part of a trilogy of features dedicated to the greatest of all time — along with a re-interpretation of Flip Schulke’s shoot of a young Cassius Clay swim-training session, shot by Chadwick Tyler, with Elsa Hosk standing in for Clay. The unsung journeymen get their day in the ring as well. A Tokyo Lunch follows Tokyo salary men surreptitiously swinging for the fences on lunch hour in the high-tech batting cages of the Jingu Batting Dome. The fourth edition of Victory Journal is now in rooms at Ace Hotel New York.
We’ve collaborated with Wings + Horns for our Ace NYC boxing robes, and their close cousin, the robe hoody, so partnering with them to create our Boxing Collection for Beams Japan was an inevitable next step. W+H founder Craig Atkinson shares our deep respect for Japanese fashion and traditions of craft quality. We both wanted to create something for Beams to give part of ourselves back to a culture, and a Japanese icon like Beams, that has given us so much inspiration.