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Its worlds colliding for this writer. The Hundreds and The Grateful Dead collaborating on a collection together? I mean am I dreaming? I have loved the jam music scene for years and spent many of them traveling around seeing bands like Phish and STS9. I was never fortunate enough to see the Grateful Dead with Jerry but have seen iterations of them over the years. Now add to that one of my favorite labels in streetwear? Seriously grate stuff! This is a collection that kind of came out of nowhere as not many people would put streetwear and The Grateful Dead in the same discussion but Bobby Hundreds did a great job describing it on their blog so I will let his words speak for themselves:

A timeless American brand, rife with legacy and cultural history, amassing a devout niche following by encouraging grassroots awareness and community. We could be talking about The Hundreds, but we could also be referencing the Grateful Dead.

In 1965, the Northern California rock band set off on a long, strange trip, infusing psychadelia, space rock, jazz, and blues into a hypnotic concoction of music that converted followers around the world. A large part of this cult fandom was by way of the Grateful Dead’s mailing list, by which the band maintained direct communication with their base, disseminating tour information, band happenings, and release dates (not unlike how The Hundreds utilizes the web to speak to our customer); the Grateful Dead were social networkers before the technology or ideology was even imaginable.

Furthermore, the band not only embraced, but supported the live taping of their shows, prompting a subculture to foment around the procurement and trade of this underground music network––Just as, you may think, The Hundreds fans value the brand’s exclusive offerings. The Hundreds partners up with the Grateful Dead in a perhaps unexpected and unpredictable collaboration range of apparel this Spring, but it’s also not hard to see how similarly both creative projects are composed. As with the Grateful Dead, The Hundreds puts the people before the product, drawing our own lines, and pioneering our own subcultural marketplace beyond the traditional path.

Sounds good to me Bobby! This collection has a little something for everyone with both loud tie dye items and more toned down colors with the focus on graphics like the Hundreds has become known for over the years. Some of my personal favorites from the preview are the black dancing bears T with a TH twist (reminiscent of their take on Disney’s The Lost Boys) and the Steal Your Face/Adam Bomb tanks. Take a look at the preview of the items below and look for these to release in the Hundreds retail locations on 4/20 and their online store 4/22. Will you be grabbing anything from the collection? Let me know in the comments below.

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Today we take a look at not 1 shoe but a collection of shoes that just DROPPED for the Spring/Summer season from California brand The Hundreds. The Hundreds is a personal favorite of mine in the clothing realm and their footwear is getting better and better with each season. The first DROP of their spring/summer collection features several well known lifestyle models such as the classic Johnson mid and lows, Riley low, and the Valenzuela low and high as well as two of their newer running shoe inspired models the Scully and Hoya. A couple of the standouts of the well known models for me are the Chambray Johnson mid and the Chambray Johnson low. Both shoes feature a chambray upper sitting atop an all white vulcanized midsole for a clean look. The mid version is a grey chambray and the low is a sweet baby blue. The shoes feature red liners as well as a red “bomb” logo hit on the back for a little bit of pop to an otherwise toned down palette. Also in the DROP, as mentioned, are a Scully and 2 Hoya silhouettes. The Hoyas are part of what they are calling the “Marble Pack” and come in both a khaki and black upper sitting atop brightly colored ‘marbled’ midsoles that I personally feel have a little too much going on but are sure to be popular in the right circles. Their leather and mesh combo uppers are comparable to something we would see from a runner out of that company up in Beaverton. The last shoe I am mentioning is the super star of the whole DROP to me, the Scully in an Infrared makeup. Featuring an almost all infrared leather upper with 3M and black detailing these shoes standout to say the least. As you can see in the picture above they look great and can you really ever go wrong with a grey/black/infrared combo? You can purchase the entire spring/summer drop HERE or at your favorite The Hundreds retailer nationwide. Plan to pick up one or several from this line? Let us know in the comments below!

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My Fit 12-31-11 NIGHT: The Hundreds Stacks Shirt, WESC Marwin Raw Denim, Jordan XI Retro Concord, TRUE Era in Purple & Grey, Casio G-Shock

Posted: December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
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My Fit 12-31-11 DAYTIME: Levis 504 Khakis (loving these), LRG Tshirt circa 2008, Insight Windbreaker, Casio G-Shock, GCC Charlotte Hornets Snapper, The Hundreds Johnson Low 

My Fit 12-30-11: The Hundreds Adam Crew, Levis 504 Khakis, Chicago Custom New Era, Jordan III Retro 2011 Black Cement, Casio G-Shock GA110C-7A White

Today we take a look at a collaboration that IMO was a long time coming. The Hundreds just completed a capsule with the forever remember gross out trading cards Garbage Pail Kids. Any kid of the early to mid 80s probably remembers the trading cards that were a gross out play on Cabbage Patch Kid dolls. I personally had a giant stack of the cards before my mom actually looked at them and proceeded to throw them in the garbage (get it?). I have never quite gotten over that by this collection may help. Featuring tees, crewneck sweatshirts, a hat, and key chains the collection has something for everyone. Each character is a play on one of the extended Hundreds family and their characteristics. I think my personal favorite other than Adam Bomb is Bloggy Bobby since I am a tech junky myself. Check out a few images below and head over to The Hundreds for the full collection.

In continuing the #myfit series we take a look at my fit from last night’s dinner date. I went with the Alpha Flannel in Blue/Black by The Hundreds, The Hundreds Adams slim fit denim in indigo, Nike Air Trainer SC II in Infrared, and a Benny Gold Varsity Snapper in Blue/Black. Back to work this week so watch for the next #myfit DROP after a few.