Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 16: Bobby & Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds

For the first time on ‘BoH,’ we hear two co-founders discuss their finely-balanced partnership.

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Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 16: Bobby & Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds
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Business of HYPE is a weekly series brought to you by HYPEBEAST Radio and hosted by jeffstaple. It’s a show about creatives, brand-builders and entrepreneurs and the realities behind the dreams they’ve built. For episode 16,  Bobby and Ben Hundreds of The Hundreds dive into their brand’s origin story, one many revere as the first streetwear brand born on the internet.

A self-described “2-part project that houses a Classic Californian Streetwear brand and media platform dedicated to Global Street Culture,” The Hundreds have served as a blueprint of success for much of this new, globalized generation of urban youth-minded brands. While the early days of The Hundreds are fairly well-documented, often from the perspective of its own inanimate self, we seldom hear the full story from Bobby and Ben, starting all the way back to before they befriended one another in law school. As a result, we learn much more about the intricacies of a partnership, one that finds the rare balance between the “creative guy” and the “business guy.”

In addition to detailing their brand’s history, from their first run of shirts, to their first employee and first tradeshow, Bobby and Ben tackle outside investment, using Supreme as a case study. The two then talk about industry misconceptions, maintaining relevancy and much more.

Enjoy the episode, then be sure to like and subscribe to HYPEBEAST Radio and Business of HYPE on Apple PodcastsSoundcloudStitcher, Overcast or wherever else podcasts are found, and please, don’t forget to leave a review. Additionally, feel free to hit Jeff on Twitter, @jeffstaple, or via email at questions@businessofhype.com and he may pick your question to answer at the end of next Sunday’s show.

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