The latest installation from our series of “5 Minutes With”, is Stussy Art Director Adam Jay Weissman. Also a founding member of the band Pollyn, Adam is also a profound musician and director having worked on various films, documentaries & music videos. Take a look at the answers from another influential and creative person.


SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite thing about where you live?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / I’m born and raised in LA, so my favorite thing about it is that it’s home.  My family and friends are here.

SLAMXHYPE / Your favourite store in your city?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Union.  Chris Gibbs kills it.  There’s not another clothing store in LA that comes close.  For non-clothing stuff, Family (on Fairfax), Amoeba, Meltdown Comics on Sunset, and A+R in Venice are all places I
go to on a regular basis.

SLAMXHYPE / What are three items you don’t leave home without?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Phone, Laptop, Wallet.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite holiday location?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Palm Springs.  I’ve been going there since I was a kid, it has a special place in my heart.

SLAMXHYPE / One place you really desire to visit?


SLAMXHYPE / What are the worst trends around today?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Not a huge fan of those pants that look like you’ve crapped your pant. Saggy butts are never fresh.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best thing to come out in 2011 to date?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Visvim Gabo Hi.  the return of the Air Flow. PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake, Tantum hats, Game of Thrones, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1, discovering the forgotten Real Deal Comix.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the must have item for you for FW2011?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Iphone 5 & a new office.

SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / I’m consistently reading the Walking Dead series, I just read #14 of the trade paperback (which is issues 79-84), I’m also reading The Deep Blue Good By by John D. MacDonald.

SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Anything on Analog Africa.  A lot of Prince & The Time. Shabazz Palaces.  Holy Other.  I have a bunch of new Blue Daisy stuff that’s pretty fresh. Washed Out album. Grimes, La Femme, Peaking Lights.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best film you have seen in the last year?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Animal Kingdom from last year was awesome.  I thought the Tribe documentary was very good too.

SLAMXHYPE / Your favourite websites?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / The Playlist, Twitch, Holy Warbles, Dlisted, Sci-Fi-O-Rama

SLAMXHYPE / What influences you on a daily basis?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Discovering new things, whether an old song I never heard, artist, film. Something that is fresh to me.

SLAMXHYPE / What will you do after this interview?

ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Boot Camp LA.  8am. Saturday.