There’s a lot of big clothing companies around these days (seems like a new one pops up every 30min.) but few of them have attained the success or garnered the respect that The Hundreds has. They do things their way no matter what’s cool, or what’s not. They’re usually on the “setting” end of trends. When Streetwear goes right, they go left and vice versa. They’re one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to Four The Taking and our goals in that creative realm. The man behind the scenes that does most of the inspiring (for me anyways) is Bobby Hundreds - one half of the founding team of The Hundreds. Bobby is an awesome designer, creative director, photographer, writer, and from what I’ve heard he’s a good dude. These are all things I enjoy doing (on a much smaller level - for now) and I aspire to be on Bobby’s level one day and then take it further.
Bobby wrote a piece about the passing of Adam Yauch that contained a line that held a special meaning to me. He said that MCA, “taught him to think for himself, while also thinking of others.” Well in turn Bobby has had that kind of effect on me. I’m not worried about success, fame, or money. I’m worried about creativity, originality, respect, and the people I love. My good friend Steven Garnica got this autograph for me from Zumiez 100K. Short and sweet, Bobby said “thanks”. I’ve been wearing The Hundreds for 6-7yrs now so I think I owe him a bigger one. And also thanks to Steven for taking time out to get this for me, it means a lot.
I hope everyone who reads this can find their inspirations and work to achieve what it is they aspire to do.
Don’t emulate, don’t imitate, don’t duplicate… Motivate.