Rad Dad Wednesday V15


Billy Hume, Marketing Manager for Volcom and Father to William James Hume (10 months)

Where are you from and where do you live now?

I’m originally from North Carolina. I now reside in New Jersey, via Venice, via a few other places before.

How has fatherhood changed you?

It’s definitely changed how I manage my time. And more importantly it’s changed my view on what matters most in this lifetime. It’s funny how things like the birth of a child will instantly make the world look like a different place than anything you’ve seen before. It’s great!


What’s your favorite thing about being a Dad?

Oh man, so many things. I guess it would have to be seeing the world through my son’s eyes. He’s only 10 months, so everything is new and interesting, and everyday he’s learning new things. Even watching him discover that he can use his hands to pick things up was the greatest thing ever to me. I imagine the list of favorite’s will continue to grow.

Describe your style.

I’m a fucking Pirate. No really though, I don’t even know? I guess I would have to say the surf and skateboarding culture really shaped my style. I’ve been in that world my whole life, so it’s really defined how I dress and what I do. And I’m a big fan of simplicity in dress.

Has becoming a Dad changed your style? How?

Not really. That may change as my son get’s older and starts being around peers, teachers, coaches, etc. I can’t look like a homeless guy when I’m showing up for my son’s soccer games, or whatever activities he chooses!

On a Friday night out, we might find you in?

A Dive Bar, wearing Chinos, Vans, and a zip sweatshirt with a Carhart Vest on top. Seems to be what I’ve been sporting as of lately with Fall upon us. Or maybe I would be with the wife sipping a fancy Martini down the road at 709, wearing denim, a flannel, and boots. Or at a bar in the Caribbean… barefoot, with cutoff corduroy shorts, and a stained t-shirt. Maybe I could be the A.D.D. chameleon of style. temp-post-imageOn a Sunday afternoon, we might find you in?

The ocean, wearing just a pair of boardshorts. If you surf, why wouldn’t you want to spend your Sunday afternoons this way! Of course afterwards, I would love to come in and hang out with my wife and son on the beach while sipping a cold beverage.

Where does your fashion inspiration come from?

I’d have to say predominately the surfing and skateboarding culture. But I’d have to credit my youth in North Carolina for the minimalist approach. Nothing too tacky, nothing too branded. Simple, functional, and comfortable!

Well Roger Dodger, we sure miss you and the Mrs. out here in Cali but it looks like you guys are getting it all figured out over there! Keep up the good work my dude and STAY RAD!!



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