I’ve been a fan of The Hundreds, an LA-based clothing band and web magazine, for a long ass time now. Over the years, I’ve watched as they’ve carefully crafted a brand and product that constantly pushes the envelope in detail and quality. The two owners, Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar, finally got their long overdue recognition as #13 and #14, respectively, on Inc Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. Beating out a bunch of square-shaped pegs that think they’ve made a contribution to the world. Inc Reports:
What started as a blog and a simple T-shirt line produced by two law school classmates has become The Hundreds — a worldwide skateboarder lifestyle and apparel brand with an online magazine that attracts more than 1 million unique visitors a month. Kim and Shenassafar are the company’s sole owners, and they credit much of their success to their independence. “We’re not a corporate clothing company trying to sell down to you,” Kim says. “We’re ringing you up and sweeping the floors, and then going back to running a 30-person company. Our customers relate to it because we’re on their level.” Revenue is expected to hit $4 million in 2008.
You can vote for the guys here…The elusive Bobby Kim (photographer and blogger for the Hundreds, very rarely seen in his own photos) is way out in front with over 800 votes. Ah the power of internet streetwear stans.