As I transition from a young, twenty-something, party going, video game playing male, who could give a ferk less – To an older, twenty-something, email savvy, budget conscious, beginning to give a ferk type of individual (too many commas? Was never superb at grammar, and know this is an ridiculous run-on sentence), I’ve begun to appreciate a more defined sense of design, craftsmanship and quality as I age.
I’ll be the first to admit, furniture has never been an interest of mine. I was always bummed when my Mom drug me to Saturday garage sales in search of the prefect piece to finish the living room, instead of taking me to laser tag. Turns out, I learned a thing or two while tagging along to with her. First, I learned to hustle kids out of their Playstation games at three dollars a pop (pre xbox era). And two, learned to bundle Goosebump book collections with rare baseball cards (American Pickers would’ve been proud), while going through a very influential stage of my life (main reason I’m cheap as shit).
All that aside, I remember passing up unique pieces that people were disregarding at the edge of their driveways for mere dollars. At the time, I could have given two shits less, but looking back, I now realize how important/valuable some of those items were. Shops are popping up all over the place selling throwback furniture for thousands of dollars. Not that I’d ever drop that cash on something like that, but, I’ve become fond of the quality and timelessness of such items.
Last year Ben and Bobby Hundreds went head to head in the Hoya Design Battle Royale. When I was visiting their warehouse in LA this April, I grabbed a random box of shoes on my way out. It wasn’t until this week when I stumbled upon an unopened box of shoes in my closet that I had actually swiped the last pair of Bobby’s Hoya. I’m not exactly the “Sneaker Freak” type of guy, but was pretty hyped on this come up. I’ve definitely found worse cleaning out closets. 100/100 from The Hundreds. Big question is… to wear or not to wear?