Surprise thunderstorms roll in and out of New York City as the second day of our International Sales Meeting convenes in a downtown loft.
In the same space where Neil Young shot his Rolling Stonecover, The Hundreds’ worldwide distributors and representatives come together to go over The Hundreds 2013 – from product, to marketing campaigns, upcoming collaborations, branding ideologies, and so on. Our Sales Director Scotty leads the charge.
Mahtab aka Moombahtab and Ashley bring the marketing directives.
Dennis reps Germany. Vangelis reps Greece. EK holds us down in the Midwest.
Next to EK is Jesse who represents The Hundreds in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (the same ones responsible for the Freshcotton Valenzuela collaboration.) Our Senior Apparel Designer Patrick in the back presented our upcoming cut-n-sew seasons. Niclas is a former hardcore kid like me, it’s what initially drew him to The Hundreds actually. He handles Norway for The Hundreds. Cooper manages sales for our footwear program…
Team Canada. Frank’s in charge of Quebec, Mitch with the west side of Canada, and Carlos with Ontario:
Andreas and Per are responsible for The Hundreds in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Julio is The Hundreds Spain. Steve and Yoshi are The Hundreds in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, respectively.
Ross is The Hundreds out in the United Kingdom. And Poyan works with Jesse out in Amsterdam.
This is The Hundreds’ global family. This is our crew…!
G-Shock ripper, Nigel Sylvester is back at it again. In this episode of “Get Sylvester,” Ralphy Ramos takes Nigel Sylvester on a guided tour of his home country: the Dominican Republic. Their experiences range from plush ocean-side living to gritty street riding to glimpses of the extreme poverty that’s so pervasive there. The whole thing proves to be more than just another BMX trip; it’s an inspiration. Directed by Harrison Boyce.
The Dominican Republic sounds like one of the most unlikely places you would think to travel to for a BMX trip but Nigel Sylvester and G-Shock prove it to be a undiscovered gem in their first visual release of 2012. Between all the hustle and bustle, crowded city streets, DR offers incredible riding spots and energy which Nigel uses as fuel to handle his bike in a form and fashion that only he knows how to.
HUF Footwear team rider Josh Matthews and the rest of the Think Skateboards team recently took a trip up north to Vancouver at the end of their Business in the Pacific Northwest Tour. Check out a video recap of the trip below, by Concrete Skateboarding.
10.Deep has released a video lookbook previewing the new Summer 2012 line. Of course, the usual 10.Deep tees and snapbacks are present, but the video also reveals the line’s abundance of all-over prints like camouflage and leopard, cast against the backgrounds that inspired them.
With nearly maniacal glee we premiere the final installment of Room 205 with special guests Blouse. To accompany the down tempo lilt and shuffle of “Ghost Dream,” director/editor Paul Stec employs the strangely attractive alchemy of CGI animation to plop a fitting final exclamation point on an already befuddling bender of an episode. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Charlie, Patrick, Paul and Misty of Blouse for making this episode of Room 205 possible. It is a great joy to work with such adventurous friends. Thanks also to director Paul Stec, set designer Tamarra Younis, engineer J. Clark, DP Conor Simpson, producer Arlie Carstens, and web czar Marcel Appelman. You weirdos and wizards make the impossible possible.
Room 205 will be back soon with new episodes featuring some of our favorite artists. In the meantime, be sure to check out our SoundCloud page, featuring streaming tracks of live performances recorded in Room 205.