Much like everything else around these digital parts, Video Daze will soon be getting a facelift of its own. While we continue giving some peeks from our soon-to-be-launched new format, we’d like to invite you to check out some of the radness going at VIDEO DAZE.
Things are changing here at thehundreds.com. Pretty soon, everything’s going to be one long stream of riveting information and original content without any of those sub-blogs you’ve come to love and follow but hate clicking away from the homepage to find. In the meantime, head on over to THE FEED to see what’s in store and new in stores, and check back next week for a brand spankin’ new format.
The next face of The Hundreds’ “Profiles” campaign is CRSL founder and friend Tal Cooperman. You probably recognize this handsome mug from literally years of being featured on our website in sleeveless shirts. Here he is repping the Phoenix from The Hundreds’ Winter 2013 eyewear collection.
Polka dots are for 50′s housewives and Abner Krill. Real men wear “Polka Bombs”. The Hundreds’ Winter 2013 collection continues the saga of the “Polka Bomb,” kicked off by the “Nettle” pocket T-shirt from Spring 2013, with new offerings available at our flagship locations and in the Online Shop.
In Los Angeles, there’s an unspoken rule that goes as follows: If Tommy B wasn’t there taking pictures, then it didn’t happen. And The Hundreds Ten Year Anniversary Party at Disneyland definitely happened. Tommy B was on site with his photobooth to capture fully-grown adults regressing into children. Here are a few of the magic moments captured by Tommy B — visit thetommyb.com for the full experience.
Bobby and Ben show us why it’s nicknamed the “The Happiest Place On Earth.” Photos and video from our 10-Year Anniversary Party at Disneyland coming soon. Infinite thanks to all who came out to experience the magic — here’s to the next decade!
Our friend Alyasha Owerka-Moore is an industry legend. In fact, he’s one of the few men Bobby Hundreds names as a mentor. As an early Streetwear pioneer, Alyasha’s had his gold-spinning hands in everything from Alphanumeric and Fiberops to the recently re-branded PF Flyers. Since we already know who he’s inspired (hint: everyone), in today’s TOP 5 he tells us about the players who’ve informed his career as a tastemaker and designer.
Like all great relationships, the story of The Hundreds and Jovell began on Instagram. After years of tracking his Alaskan adventures by way of a tiny, square digital portal, Bobby and Jovell finally met when Bobby visited Bethel, Alaska with Taco Bell. A talented documentarian and landscape photographer, we’re excited to bring Jovell on board as our intrepid Alaskan corespondent. As we embark on the next chapter of The Hundreds media, we hope you will join us in playing tourist and exploring the lesser seen but breathtakingly beautiful corners of the world.
Or in Jovell’s words: “When most people think of Alaska, the first things that come to mind are desolate landscapes, igloos, and folks running around in sealskin parkas trying to hunt. That may be a part of it, but we’re a lot more than what The Discovery Channel chooses to show. My goal is to show you the side of Alaska that I see everyday. The people, the art, the culture. Come along for the ride…”
*insert ethereal sitar melody here*
When you eat mushrooms surrounded by peers in a suite at the Downtown Standard Hotel the night before Thanksgiving, the people around you begin to look like toddlers swimming through a child’s care ball pit. Except instead of those colorful plastic balls, you’re surrounded by streetwear shirts, Tecate cans with cigarette ash on its mouthpiece and messy blonde hair atop of heroin chic girls that look like they do more drugs than they actually ever will. Last week, thanks to Spanto of Born X Raised, I found myself at a party in Downtown Los Angeles with my face melting off; without any worries of stardom or fame.
Through that night, my concerns of fame and success were replaced with the curiosity of what 2tone’s Shih Tzu sprawled out on the king size bed was thinking about me. My worries of how many albums I sold this month were swapped with the recollection of how many psilocybin caps I’d consumed. That constant obsession of connecting dots with peers in the “industry” was muted by wholesome conversations with homies I’ve lost touch with over the past few months.
For the average person pushing forward in this world, my drug induced catharsis may appear confused or delinquent. But, for he or she who take pride in their 24/7/365 obsessive work ethic, a temporary reprieve from climbing the ladder of success is nothing short of a vacation in the tropics.
*insert literary, philosophical and spiritual disapproval here*
Words and photos by Alexander Spit
Folks line up at The Hundreds Los Angeles and The Hundreds Santa Monica to make a Black Friday purchase, and win a pair of free tickets to “The Happiest Place On Earth” for our 10-Year Anniversary….
7909 Rosewood Ave. at midnight…
Meanwhile, down at The Hundreds Santa Monica…
Video by Taylor Scalise
Photos by Izzy Balderas