The Hundreds is a pioneer in the streetwear game. But who would have thought its founder, Bobby Hundreds, initially planned to get into law? For one of his recent blog entries, Bobby offers an intimate account of the story behind the brand. After a successful start—he finished his first year of school at the top of his class—he got the opportunity to intern for Los Angeles Superior Court judge Abram Edelman. It was while working for Edelman that he learned crucial life lessons that would lay the basis for the brand.
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"He looked upwards and said, “Bobby, you’re gonna have it all, man! The cars, the houses, the girls. You’re about to make a TON of money…”
“Awesome. Totally! Crazy!!,” I could only muster, as visions of dollar signs and Maseratis danced through my head.
Then Abe drew a deep breath, returned his gaze to me, and with a bold tone, proclaimed, “…but you should NEVER be an attorney.”
This is me being stunned. Wait. What?
“Bobby. Look at me,” he motioned to the alien fixtures surgically bound to his waist, “I’m 40 years old, man, and I’m gonna die.” Tears welled up, not out of sadness, but anger. Abe was pissed. This cancer was robbing him of a perfectly good life, without explanation and without prejudice. ”Do you want to die at 40 and realize you spent your life doing something you weren’t passionate about? At least I can say I did something I cared about and loved. You don’t love being a lawyer. You’re not passionate about this. You’re passionate about The Hundreds. I see it in you, I see how you talk about it, it’s all you ever think about, man. Do The Hundreds. Life’s too short –” and the rest was lost between broken sobs."
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