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Saturday
May142011

Saint Alfred "S" Fitteds & STA Snapbacks

Saint Alfred just released their latest STA designs on solid fitteds & 2 Tone snapbacks. The fitted caps bring forth just the capital S reflected on either Red or Black while the snaps rock the full STA initials. Both snapbacks have front pinch panels. All caps are now available through St.Alfred Online and select retailers.

Images: Saint Alfred

Thursday
May122011

IMKING 'Oscar' New Era Fitted Caps

IMKING is back with new, solid, Red & Black Oscar fitted caps for Spring/Summer. This limited run of red & black caps feature full front embroidery and branding back hits. Perfect for everyday use, you can purchase both caps through the IMKING Shop site.

Images & Video: IMKING

Thursday
May122011

The Ampal Creative: New ALOHA Snapback Caps

Aloha! A simple greeting brings about thoughts of sandy beaches, palm trees and tropical weather. If the name of this dynamic line from The Ampal Creative doesn't teleport you to Waikiki, the prints emblazoned on the cap should more than suffice. The first one, dubbed Apocalypse WOW, is a dark version of paradise when the sun ain't out. The second cap, Seven Seas, is made with reissued 50’s print from the Hoffman Archives. All fabrics are hand picked and fully customized. Both caps utilize the 6 panel construction with long horizontal front panel and natural cotton rope across the top part of the brim adding a nice touch. These two snapbacks, feature standard AC woven labels on the front and can be found on The Ampal Creative online.

Images: The Ampal Creative

Tuesday
May032011

Inside Label: 2004 Chicago Stadium / Blackhawks "Remember The Roar" Snapback Cap

In 1926, Col. Frederic McLaughlin was granted permission by the NHL to establish an expansion franchise within the city bounds of Chicago. The team was named the Blackhawks, a tribute to the army battalion in which McLaughlin served. The Black Hawks rounded off the Original Six hockey clubs.
Chicago Stadium was one of six barn yard style arenas in which hockey action was played out. “The Madhouse on Madison,” opened its gates on March 28, 1929. The seating capacity rose just above the 17,000 mark. The small seating mark allowed the fans to become personal to the fast paced action of the Canadian past time, as well as the beloved players in which the fans so passionately followed. In 1967, the year in which the NHL began to expand, the NBA Chicago Bulls joined the Black Hawks as tenants of the historic Chicago Stadium. They both would remain strong to the end of the 1994 season, before both clubs moved across the street to the United Center.
In 1994, the NHL dissolved two of the original six barn yard style stadiums. The Leafs sadly parted from Maple Leafs Garden, an arena which owned a large majority of hockey history. The Chicago Blackhawks fought their way into the playoffs to keep the roar of Chicago Stadium going as long as they could.
Yupoong constructed this piece in honor of the Blackhawks and their contribution to hockey history inside the legendary Chicago Stadium. Yupoong created this cap by using a white, poly-cotton blend. The brim is in black fabric as the under visor is in a traditional green. The front two panels feature an image of Chicago Stadium resting behind the timeless Blackhawks logo. The logo is outlined in red embroidered thread with Chicago Stadium balancing the top and bottom of the circle. Riding across the front of the logo is a gold threaded banner which is outlined in black stitch. The banner dates the hockey palace, honoring the history of an original franchise and the history within the echoes of Chicago Stadium. The cap was created in a snapback style. Arched across the back of the cap is the famous phrase “Remember the Roar.” The team logo is embroidered in black thread as are the eyelets and button top. Chicago Stadium will forever be remembered as one of the palaces within the sporting world. Its historic stance captured the memories of both the Bulls of the NBA and the Original Six member, Blackhawks.

Wednesday
Apr272011

2011 NFL Draft Caps by Reebok

Below is the NFL's official team cap for their annual Draft Day event, which took place last week. Produced by Reebok, this is the official cap a team's top draft pick wears at the press conference. For 2011, the Draft Cap is back in a structured, flexfit construction made of a nylon/cotton mix. The cap features laser-cut panels on the crown and visor and highlighted with a NFL Equipment, woven label back hit. All teams are now available through NFL.com plus various team shops.

Tuesday
Apr262011

Acapulco Gold 'Dead Presidents' Fitted Caps

Acapulco Gold has started shipping their Dead Presidents fitted caps produced by New Era. Inspired by Nas' famous line from The World Is Yours song, these caps feature the portraits of Washington & Lincoln taken from the $1 and $5 bills dye-sublimated on the embroidery for a nice effect. The caps remain classy all-around with solid navy or black bodies and green under visors. You can cop yours now through AG Online and official dealers.

Images: Acapulco Gold

Sunday
Apr242011

The NBA Finals Snapback Collection by Mitchell & Ness

With the playoffs in full effect, Mitchell & Ness has released the official throwback NBA Finals snapback collection. These exclusive pieces highlight various NBA Finals logos between 1996 and 2003. Each year is represented with two separate color ways or fabrics, such the 1996 Finals in either all black wool or a 2 tone version in duck canvas. The 2000 Finals cap is represented in an all white cotton option or a 2tone cream with black visor. All caps feature secondary trophy hits on the back plus Mitchell & Ness branding on the side panels. These snapbacks were released a few weeks ago and can still be found at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship store, Mitchellandness.com and official dealers nationwide.