The Hundreds Spring 2011 begins rolling out this Thursday, February 3rd, at THLA, THSF, and THNY. Here’s a look at some of the key pieces you’ll be seeing throughout the season’s deliveries. Time to put winter to rest and chase the sun: Snow to waves.
Monthly Archives: January 2011
While the rest of the world only gets one crack at the new year, the Chinese get a second chance at fulfilling resolutions in February for the Chinese New Year. I think this year it falls on Thursday, but the weeks leading up to it and virtually the entire month of February, are spent celebrating. Here in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay’s fair started tonight, so we headed over to be jostled by vacation-drunk locals.
It is also the year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. No revisions to their horoscope, or extra signs added. Mainly because they can’t come up with another animal that’s cooler than a Dragon.
First stop are these Chinese treats. It’s like spun sugar wrapped in a tortilla, — a diabetes burrito.
This booth is pushing the first 3-D porno. That’s actually not a joke, that’s what’s going on here.
It’s not fair of me to talk about the porno and juxtapose that with this squad of shiny happy Chinese girls.
Actually, these girls were really sweet and for a generous donation, you could buy a star-shaped balloon, write a message on it, and send ‘em off in the sky to choke a pelican out. My buddy Poon grabbed my camera and took over docu-duties while I signed mine.
I didn’t have much to say so..
Every other booth was selling something Angry Birds-related. These birds were everywhere, like a mysterious government-created end-of-the-world phenomenon conspiracy.
This girl had the great idea to handmake iPhone-button pillows. Apple’s gonna sue the suspenders off her!
There’s other stuff here also, like flowers. Very cool bro.
Hong Kong life is so fast and so furious.
Can you spot Pat in the subway? He’s like the girl in the red dress in the Matrix : Ravishingly beautiful.
Chinese food. Or as they call it out here: “Food.”
Sometimes life comes together to present serendipitous moments like these. Or maybe this is just an ad for the Smurfs movie.
This is what it looks like in my brain all the time. That’s why I’m so agitated.
Pounding the pavement at the open market for fabrics in Sham Shui Po. Eugene and Louis at Hypebeast actually followed us around for the day filming an upcoming video on our apparel design process.
Speaking of Eugene, he and Season took us to Chunking Mansions last night, which has quite a history here in Hong Kong. Years ago, it was considered the most diverse location in the world because of amount of international visitors and residents swarming around this building. Wong Kar-Wai shot movies here, and it’s SUPER seedy.
Oh so yeah, the guys took us to an amazing Indian restaurant upstairs. The ambience wasn’t the best, it felt like we were in a gigantic bathroom stall with tile floors, walls, ceilings, and shower curtains for window drapes. But the quality of the food offset that by miles.
Afterwards, we headed to a rooftop bar/club and made fun of Eugene a lot and how he dresses like a Chinese mountainman. Actually, that’s what all youth fashion’s looking like nowadays, so I guess I can’t really say much. All you boots-clad kids in your hiking vests, should we start making The Hundreds pickaxes for you to throw over your shoulder?
There’s graffiti out here, not a ton of wheat-pasting, but this dude gets UP. Anyone have any info on him (or her)?
Nothing very Hong Kong about this photograph. The rest of the world does have water.
Primary colors are never secondary.
Ok, more from Hong Kong on the way…
There’s this understanding — I mean, I didn’t say it — that the girls in Hong Kong are not quite up to par as far as appearances go. They’re lovely women, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that you’d figure in a colony of 7 million people, the odds would be better that you’d come across some quality rubbernecking material. The explanation for this, as it’s been broken down to me, is that 1,000 years ago, the Chinese monarch grazed the entire nation for the foxiest babes and hauled them all off to Beijing, leaving the rest of China (including Hong Kong) with the more unfortunate gene pool. So after generations upon generations of localized inter-breeding, Beijing’s become a hotbed for sugarpie honeybabies while Hong Kong has decomposed into a cesspool for the chromosomally challenged. Was that offensive enough?
That being said, Alicia’s from Vancouver.
So it’s becoming a tradition now that everytime we’re in Hong Kong, we go to this local favorite restaurant. I have no idea what it’s called but the name is right there on the sign for you.
It’s all neighborhood blue-collar workers inside. Mostly tables of men after a long day’s work, splitting beers and getting rowdy. The food here is incredible, everyone’s ordering different dishes and loving life. We’re bordering on Chinese New Year, so everyone’s in a festive mood. Basically how it gets in the States around Christmastime. Bottoms up.
Pat, Micha and I ate with our Subcrew family. We’re making some big moves with them over the next few years into China. Kobe explained a lot about social networks in China. Their version of Twitter is called Wei Bo and The Hundreds has an active one going already. Facebook is blocked in mainland China, as is Google, and any other website that is so sizable, it’s considered a threat to the Chinese government. So I guess that means thehundreds.com is blocked too LULZZZ
And the main reason we come here… the Mantis shrimp. I explained my love affair with these animals a few years ago when we were here.
This is what I did on my 14 hour flight to Hong Kong:
Tried to figure out which one on the plane was a terrorist (It’s never who you think). Tried to ignore the guy’s exposed crusty feet next to me. Assumed only a terrorist would wear sandals on an international flight. Read an entire Chelsea Handler book and half of Lord of the Flies (no relation to Lord of the Rings) on my iPad. Considered the irony of Lord of the Flies being about a plane crashing on an island, everyone going barbaric and eating each other. Stared hungrily at the plump woman in front of me with tender veal-like fleshy arms. Watched Emerica’s Stay Gold on my iPad, 3 movies in my chair, 2 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and 1 episode of How to Make it in America that always reminds me of how Ben and I started The Hundreds. Poked the mystery meat they served for lunch and dinner and imagined the pilot getting on the intercom to announce that they accidentally served us cat food and they were very sorry. Tried to strike up a conversation with people in the bathroom line but everyone was (1) just trying to piss and (2) Chinese. Finally gave in to the pressure and checked the remaining time, convinced that we probably only had 20 minutes of the flight left. We had another 6 hours left. Started going crazy. Surprised myself by how loud I could fart without anyone hearing. Lost a match of Arm-rest Wars with Mr. Grape Stompers. Wait, I misread, we’ve only been flying for 6 hours!? So we have 8 hours left?! Started really going crazy. Tried all the beverages on the cart that people only drink on airplanes like Tomato Juice and Canada Dry. Read my Passport. Read it again. Froze to death. Hated everyone. Hated everything about my life that led me to that point. Lost all sensation in my lower half.
And then we landed.
As we gear up to launch The Hundreds Spring 2011 in our stores and authorized stockists, we brought in a special style consultant to help us hone in on some key pieces.
It is my honor to introduce to you… Bobby Bottleservice.
Also, New York heads, Bobby Bottleservice will be making his East Coast stop at a special in-store appearance at The Hundreds New York this Wednesday from 5-7. And tune in to see Nick Kroll‘s stand-up special “THANK YOU VERY COOL” on Comedy Central this weekend…
Godwilling… Rest in peace.
video by Danny Lee
So we have this thing called The Hundreds PhotobooTH in each of our stores, – a touchscreen Mac where you can take your photo and it immediately uploads to our website. The purpose of having this is to recognize the importance of a shared experience with everyone in The Hundreds’ community. Kinda like a reflection of how the website keeps everyone on the same page (literally/figuratively). That way, even if you’re in holed up in a cave in Nepal, you still know what’s going on at that very moment in our San Francisco store, or you can feel like you’re shopping right then at THNY. You can also high-five yourself because you got internet in a cave in Nepal.
The Maddens PhotobooTHed at The Hundreds NY: Joel, Josh, and Benji.
This guy also.
Just got back from an impromptu Spring 2011 lookbook shoot that ended up running later than expected. Down at The Social Trust… Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s going on this season for The Hundreds. Expect a broken-in Southern California vibe on the casual front, highlighted with some very fashion-forward, and relevant, detailing.
Micha and Natalia helped out plenty.
My old friend Flynn randomly stopped by the studio. Support your local independent musician!
And Paul shooting Max, who’s working his first modeling gig. How’d he do? Check back to find out…