A while back, I got an interesting email to the website. A girl linked us to an eBay auction, in which the Seller had bought, and was subsequently peddling, a “thehundredsishuge.com” domain name for a ridiculous amount of cash. But the interesting part was the description, in which the eBay seller stipulated that if Ben or I were watching the auction, he would hand the website domain over for FREE to us in exchange for a quick interview.
Next thing you know, the seller (aka Chris) was flying out from Winnipeg, Canada for a day to Q&A our brains out. I didn’t have a moment to catch up with Chris until later tonight where we met up on Sawtelle for some ‘berry. Fire away.
Chris came prepared, and in fact, asked some of the most meaningful and insightful questions I’ve been asked to date. It’s refreshing to dialogue with someone who’s got a young appreciation and wonderment for streetwear. Sometimes I lose sight of my own passion for true street culture, and the very things that inspired me to involve myself and invest into this world. It’s people like Chris, and his hungry infatuation, who help me to regain that perspective, amidst all the bloody politics and business miasma.. the distractions that cloud that ambitious curiosity and pure creativity which built the house of The Hundreds.
So we got our domain name. And Chris got his interview. Good job, buddy, the blackmail worked. The rest of you, don’t get any funny ideas.
Vito and Pat take a break and hit the rooftop for a morning lurk session. Patrick’s from Canada, I like making him say the word “magazine.” It comes out sounding like “mehgazine.” Emphasis on the “Eh.”
Umi, Lil’ Mike, and Iron Mike have got the Holiday 2 line ready and set for you at THLA. Go.
Tony‘s taking a moment away from THSF, settling into his desk job here as Vice President of Mumbling. Huh?? What?
The past couple weeks Yoshi‘s been in Japan, he’s been guaranteeing us that once he was Stateside, he’d participate on our secret spot. So last night, he, Benjie, and Vito made good on that promise and hit the wall for an hour sesh.
The first half of The Hundreds Holiday 2008 range has been at THLA, THSF, and our Online Shop over the past couple weeks (just click above), and this Thursday morning, the second chapter of the line will premiere at THLA and THSF (online hits Monday).
Here’s just a taste of some of the tops (tees, jackets, knits, outerwear) that you’ll have access to in The Hundreds Holiday 2.
photography by Paul Sun and The Social Trust by bobbyhundreds
Our good friends Hasty and John have a chocolate boutique right around the way in Beverly HIlls, Madame Chocolat.
Hasty is the Chocolatier, Madame Chocolat herself, and followed her passions in opening up her own chocolate factory. Although she worked in the financial industry for 6 years, she graduated from culinary school, worked for Master Pastry Chef/Chocolatier Jacques Torres in New York, and imagines delectable confections for a living.
She had just dreamt up some of these “tubes of radness” when we got there. They’re like taquitos, instead of rolled shredded beef, it’s injected with sweet fudge, and instead of a tortilla, a frosting-laced wafer. So basically, not like a taquito at all.
I guess you could consider Johnny the Willy Wonka of the operations.
You might have caught him on the season-opener for The Girls Next Door. John smothered the Playboy girls’ “muffins” in dark chocolate, and then poured fudge all over their “bon-bons” and made milk chocolate molds out of their “vaginas.”
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
You may have also seen John in his recurring role on Family Guy.
I thought this fixie thing had blown outta control over 2 years ago. But the brakeless craze just keeps skidding along. Ben and I were up in Hollywood today when Boss pulled up. My favorite thing about fixed-gear bicycles is how you have to dry-hump your handlebars to make ‘em stop. The facial expression is optional.
Boss was complaining how all the other fixie snobs in the city diss his simpleton setup. The TH stickers can only help so much.
We were on the doorstep of this important piece of real estate, which is set to open its doors in L.A. very soon. It’s not my place to spill the beans, but it’s kinduva big deal.
Up on the next block, our friends Josh and Oren invited us to drop in on a private shoot for their magazine, L.A. Direct. Introducing next month’s cover girl: Audrina Patridge (MTV’S The Hills).
Oren, Audrina. Audrina, Oren.
Lionel Deluy handled the photography. This Frenchman’s got an impressive repertoire, having extensively shot some of the most recognizable celebrities and musicians in the world.
His work is only overshadowed by his rambunctious personality. Between rattling off profanities, questioning his assistant’s sexuality out loud, and telling Audrina to keep thinking of her ex-boyfriend in this shot, he’s pretty much the champion of the universe.
As the surrounding counties burned in firestorms, Los Angeles convened on the garage of the Koreatown Galleria Mall this afternoon for the Rail Jam sponsored by Xtreme Boardshop (shouts to Kym, Chris, and Jay).
Of course, The Hundreds snowboard team riders convened for the occasion.
Jake pieces together one of our new Forum x The Hundreds snowboards.
For our readers worldwide, this is going on RIGHT NOW around Southern California. Keep your thoughts and prayers for the residents of Yorba Linda / Corona and Sylmar as fires rage throughout the Southland, mansions and trailer parks alike are reduced to rubble, major freeways are shut down, and heroic firefighters work through the night.