PlayHardLookDope Blog

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  • <img src="IMG_9033" alt="Male model wearing natural stone bracelets against a graffiti wall outside in Manhattan">
    Our stones are mined from quarries in Brazil, Russia, Turkey, and Canada, and are extracted using a high-speed wire cutting system that ensures care, accuracy, and quality. The resulting stone is then moved to a processing plant where it is cut into slabs. Afterward, gang saws are used to cut through the stone while water controls the resulting dust. This process takes approximately two days. 
    Benefits and Uses of Natural Stones

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    The Benefits and Uses of Natural Stones Those who love and understand natural stones are acutely aware that each stone has a set of properties that differentiates itself from others....

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  • interracial couple running together on the beach in Sarasota Florida female wearing pink bikini male wearing white shirt and pants
    The video you are about to watch is the Dopest Vacation Video Ever! We meant that. This video captures everything we wanted and so much more. It tells a beautiful story about love, teamwork, patience, dreams, and partnership. It gets very personal, then it shows a wild upside. Our Dopest friend Stephen created an incredible, emotional and fun story that takes you from the beginning to the end. ~ Welcome To Florida~
    W.T.F ( Welcome to Florida )

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    W.T.F ( Welcome to Florida ) "I wouldn't want to be on this journey with anyone else" It was early November, we were very stressed but hopeful with Holiday season...

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  • African American female with shaved hair style wearing a black crop top sweater from Zara and black ripped jeans from TopShop. Caucasian model wearing black hoodie with blue jeans from TrueReligion displaying an assortment of gold stainless steel chains
    We braved the cold and raced against natural daylight to get the ” perfect shots ”. Enjoy this Dope video Stephen created for us and be on the lookout for more Dopeness!
    Behind The Scenes In Chinatown

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    If you've been a part of the PHLD family, then you know we love coming up with new curated content for our Lifestyle Accessories Brand, newsletter and social media platforms...

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  • caucasian male model leaning against a graffiti wall with a purple cardigan on while displaying an assortment of men's jewelry accessories
    The Holidays are here and if you still don't have your wardrobe accessories for the season together yet, don't flip we've got you! Not all of us are fortunate enough enough to have that stylist eye, so we've come up with some tips on how to put together those themed looks that take you from Dull to Dope.
    From Dull To Dope In 3 Steps

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    Not all of us are fortunate enough to have that stylist eye, so we've come up with some tips on how to put together those themed looks that take you...

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  • PlayHardLookDope Top Grain Wallet Collection on display in brown, ocean blue and black
    Take a look at your belt, wallet or even your bracelet, chances are it probably says Genuine Leather and chances are you probably think it's of amazing quality, right? Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you but there's levels to the leather game. Don't worry, by the end of this you'll have a new love and appreciation for Top Grain Leather.
    Level Up and Learn About Top Grain Leather

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    Take a look at your belt, wallet or even your bracelet. Chances are it probably says Genuine Leather and chances are you probably think it' is of amazing quality, right?...

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  • <img src="jon-sitting in lounge"alt="Caucasian male model sitting in lounge chair with one hand on his chin wearing bracelets
    Needing something new, Jon chose to completely re-brand his company into a unique mix of sustainable lifestyle statement pieces! Based in Manhattan, New York, PHLD is now a diverse lifestyle accessories brand and sold in Hotels such as " The Four Seasons Silicon Valley East Palo Alto" 
    Meet The Brand Founder

    Tue, Jun 25, 19

    PHLD was founded in early 2017 by its CEO, Jon Nelsen. Jon's venture prior to PHLD was to start Our Name Is Mud and sell it a few years later....

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