DIY companies weren’t supposed to happen, let alone thrive, but Blockhead’s growth was local, organic, and completely unplanned. Anthony Pappalardo chronicles the rise and fall of of Blockhead Skateboards.
“We were out to prove that you could have a solid company without pros riding for you—and it wasn’t all based on whose name was on your product.” We document the legacy of Acme Skateboards and its irreverent founder Jim Gray.
“We made statements, showed products, and laughed at ourselves and everyone else.” Brush up on your history of the original industry outlier who stayed steadfast to his values and pushed against the corporate skateboarding status quo.
“Decades later, having built The Hundreds off these principles, I realize I never took off that Acme and Blockhead philosophy… Introducing The Hundreds X Blockhead Skateboards and The Hundreds X Acme Skateboards.”
Palace Rolling Papers – Palace Skateboards takes a page out of Supreme’s playbook and releases an edgy lifestyle accessory. The London-based brand is making their own line of rolling papers; perfect for the old-school type who enjoys rolling up their own tobacco. Who are we kidding? The papers are for herb and Palace borrows visualization […]
The Hundreds’ all-new 2016 line of cut & sew apparel is here—tailor made for just about any occasion. This sporty collection contains the “Quin” long-sleeve polo shirt, made from 320gsm denim knit french terry, the stylish “Haze” hooded T-shirt made from soft 240gsm Cotton, and the classic looking 100% Cotton “Wellen” zip-up woven shirt. Our “tailor-made” 2016 […]
OVO x Jordan – It’s pretty entertaining to poke fun at a kid from Canada that loves to rap about his feelings, but let’s face it, Drake designs a nice pair of sandals. Amid the rumors of a Saturday release for the Jordan Retro 23, there is now an accompanying pair of matching slides. The theme remains […]
“It’s a rarity for me to hear something and suddenly feel so moved, overwhelmed, and compelled to write in praise of it.” Our Editorial Assistant Kat’s experience listening to Duckwrth’s gamechanging new album ‘I’m Uugly.’
“My dragon comes out when I perform.” We spend a thrilling day with rapper/artist Duckwrth in Highland Park discussing everything from the Chinese Zodiac to why creativity feels more “pure” in the Bay Area.
Anti Social Social Club Bar Soap – Besides cringeworthy T-shirts and hoodies, Anti Social Social Club is making soap with a healthy dose of teen angst. The latest drop from aZn boy wonder Neek is a scented soap made in collaboration with Aceite. The Los Angeles-based soap brand create the “Japanese Cherry Blossom” soap with […]
“Twenty years ago, I was that kid with a camera and huge dreams of shooting super heroes,” she captioned the pic on Instagram. “I’ve spent the last 48 hours shooting [LeBron James]. So to that kid with the big dreams, keep shooting for the stars.”
“Perhaps the ‘Tirade’ in its title is a reflection upon that sun up there looking down accusatorially at [Isaiah] Rashad in his exploits as a young man, trying to reconcile the directions of fame, family, friendship, and artistry.”
Supreme x UNDERCOVER – Supreme and UNDERCOVER have worked alongside each other before, but this is arguably one of the largest and most elaborate collaborations Supreme has committed to. In lieu of a focus on co-branded graphic T-shirts (there’s those, too) the collection focuses on a decadent overcoat and then moves right to a MA-1 […]
“That energy of the machine propels you.” An intensely inspiring conversation with synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani and lauded composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on their radiant collaborative project out on RVNG, ‘Sunergy.’
“As the lies in bed, an animation of his brain illuminates—he is pre-REM, lingering in the bizarre state between wake and dreams, when synapses are firing ideas and images we hope not to forget by morning.”
KITH x BAPE – Just when you thought KITH couldn’t get any bigger, head-honcho Ronnie Fieg creates KITHLAND and has lined up a collaboration with A Bathing Ape (BAPE). The latest project has the sneaker boutique working with the Japan’s streetwear godfather on a collection of co-branded graphic T-shirts and a custom model of the […]
In honor of our The Hundreds X Epitaph Records collection, we’re revisiting this epic blog post from Bobby Hundreds in 2012: The time he saw Refused live at The Glass House during their first insane reunion tour.
Gosha Rubchinskiy x Reebok “Red Special” Collection – fragment Japan may have just been dethroned by Gosha Rubchinskiy with the laziest sneaker collaboration of the year. Gosha Rubchinskiy and Reebok work together to bring together two archival favorites, adding the subtlest change to drive fuccbois insane. The low-cut Workout Plus and the Ex-O-Fit Hi arrive in either […]
Toronto’s surrounding cities like Mississauga, Brampton, and Ajax are finally getting their shine in the music sphere and VNCHY is one of the rising artists on our radar. Check out his latest single “Unpredictable.”
Aunty Pua reminds the viewer, “…if you’re going to put our living history on the side of a building, then it’s not just what you do, it’s what you feel… so you are living what you are painting.” How’s that for the importance of art?!
Here at The Hundreds, we have a firm belief in passing it forward—whether it be through the distinct images emblazoned on our clothing, or the memories we have created with our stories. But with the evolution of the flow of information and ideas occurring rapidly before our eyes—we’ve realized that we must change, too. Enter […]
This morning, Fast Company published a piece on Gen-Z, their distrust of brands, and the celebration of individual. This echoes Bobby Hundreds’ sentiments on the future of branding as people. Have we come full circle?
“I think race never has to define what you do, but it’s still very important to value your culture and keep that alive.” Get familiar with Chris Yee and his impressive catalog of vibrant illustrations.
Noah Fall/Winter 2016 – As the former Creative Director of Supreme, Brendan Babenzian is never out of ideas. The Noah brand comes into the colder seasons with pieces that are inspired by military garb and feature heavy wool, athletic fleece, and an array of non-traditional headwear. The pieces have a nostalgic feel, but also convey […]
A.P.C. x Outdoor Voices – In an effort to prove that the French can be lazier than the Japanese when it comes to collaborations, we examine A.P.C.’s latest venture with Outdoor Voices. The French label teams up with the American athleisure company to create a few co-branded T-shirts and some VERY basic activewear. Using a […]
Artist Blue The Great has been following his dreams for most of his life. Eschewing the shackles of higher education and a boring 9-to-5, he’s taken his artwork above and beyond the scope of his imagination. Here’s his story.
The quality in the selection of accessories this year has been elevated across the board, including the “Semester” bag—which is made from 100% lamb leather, and the military-inspired “Deon” backpack, constructed from 1050 Denier ballistic nylon or 16 oz canvas.
Supreme x Timberland – This project between Supreme and Timberland has become a seasonal thing, and let’s congratulate the New York boutique. While most would shy away from the 3-Eye Lug shoe, Supreme goes all-in and updates it with embossed crocodile leather and offers it in four hood colors. The shoes are absolutely hideous, and will probably wind […]
Reintroducing #TheHundredsPanorama, our global community’s week in photos, curated by The Hundreds Staff and Raoul Laisina (@xaoux). This week is the series’ comeback after a 6 month hiatus. Tag us on IG for a chance to be featured.
“How much we are willing to consume and pay for culture? Are we buying the experience and solidifying memories through tour merch, or have we fallen victim to being monetized in exchange for social clout?”
The Hundreds is excited to announce the release of The Hundreds by Aaron Kai headwear, available now in limited quantities at The Hundreds flagship locations, select retailers, and in the Online Shop. Growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, Aaron Kai always used art as a form of escape. In class, he’d sketch out wave-like shapes to […]
“I’ve had a really weird journey. Every turn has involved a great amount of risk, but so far it’s all been worth it.” SOSUPERSAM on her anticipated upcoming release ‘Garden’ and what it took to realize herself.
Stray Rats Summer 2016 – One of the best kept secrets in streetwear is straight out of Miami. The veteran brand keeps a low-profile, but with ties to New York they bring with them a whole lot of East Coast flavor. Their summer collection is filled with sub-culture references to punk and rock and paired […]
Stance x NBA x Todd Francis – Stance has come a long way from just being socks for the streetwear crowd. They have since signed a big time deal with the NBA, but still find the time to be inventive and creative. Their latest project has them combining their lucrative contract with the NBA and […]
Watch last night’s episode of Having Said That* with guest-host Sophia Chang and special guests Abram Makowka & Tofer Chin, and Blue the Great, discussing the passion, patience, & perseverance it takes to pursue your dreams.