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1992 USA Basketball AJD Snapback Cap 

The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games introduced the play of professional athletes. The most vivid example was in the game of basketball and the formation of The Dream Team, one of the most dominating teams ever assembled. The members of this team all held contracts with NBA teams. Their electric play packed the building. Fans of the game pinched in every cuby hole of the arena, seeing the buzz around the game and the interest in its pro athletes.
Their dominating trail to the gold medal globalized the game of basketball. They began to reach parts of the world that had no sense of the fast past, team oriented game. Their opponents were more than just that, they were fans.
The Dream Team showed the world the fun within the game of basketball. The names of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan became familiar nouns in rounds of conversation all throughout the world. The impact of the Dream Team helped the game flourish overseas, making it a universal game as well as expanded the development of Olympic procedures.
This cap was constructed by AJD, a prominent fixture in snapback headwear. It is structured in a six panel off white crown format. A scarlet button rests at the top and the eyelits are stitched with white thread. Another key feature is a thick mesh, which is stitched inside the buckram of the hat.
Directly embroidered on the front two panels is the USA Basketball logo, which was designed for the Barcelona Olympics. The logo uses navy, white and scarlet thread to accent a star shaped path. This is clearly one of the most notable logos that came out of the 1990’s.
Both the under visor and the top brim are wrapped in a scarlet cotton based fabric. The top brim features the facsimile signatures of 10 members on the 12 man roster. The signatures are white and are spread throughout the brim. They are applied to the brim with a heat seal flock method.
Nine of the ten signatures are members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. These are the men who put basketball on the world stage, allowing for it to develop and grow throughout the world.

Text: J.Wheeler


Raised By Wolves New Spring 2011 Snapback & 5 Panel Caps

From Raised by Wolves, for Spring 2011, are these earth toned caps produced by Quintin company. The first caps are made in soft washed linen, 6 panel crowns with full, flat visors. The backs feature adjustable plastic backstraps and 100% Furious motto on the back. RAISED BY WOLVES is embroidered on the front of the caps in satin stitch embroidery. This feels like a throw back to the 90's backpacker era, Nike ACG's, Columbia Sportswear, and Timberlands. Next up are 5 panel caps also in earth toned, soft, washed linen. These caps feature laser-engraved, leather patches on the front with RBW branding. The visors are  slightly curved, with one size fits all fabric backstraps. All caps are now available through Raised By Wolves.

Images: Highsnobiety  /  Text: J.Villarin


Stampd'LA x The Ampal Creative 'Dope' Snapback Cap

Stampd'LA connected with The Ampal Creative on a quick run of DOPE snapback caps for their DOPE accessories collection. These are 6-panel caps with split front panel construction. The caps are made with solid black wool and feature the DOPE script word mark in raised embroidery. Behind the front panel, is a hidden pocket for your personal stash. The under brims are blessed with kelly green twill for a classic look. The original run of 50 black/white pcs sold out in 6 hours. A second color way is set to release next month, stand by on that one. If you want to be placed on the waiting list email, type "Dope Hat" to

Images: The Ampal Creative


5th Column Snapback Cap by Quintin Co.

Earlier this year 5th Column released their People's Army 5-Panel adjustable cap by Quintin Co. Now, set for Spring 2011 release, 5th Column reconnects with Quintin on a clean flat-brim snapback cap. Made with gray wool, the cap features 5th's invaluable Methods logo on the front in raised embroidery and wordmark on the back. Stay posted to 5th Column's online shop or here on UA for more details.

Image: Quintin Co.


Quintin Co. "Skateboard Hockey" Snapback Caps

Ottawa based, Norml Clothing store has just received a tight shipment of Quintin's hockey inspired, skateboard snapback caps. Each cap features Quebec's, Vancouver and Pittsburgh's hockey team logos updated with a skateboard touch. The 2-Tone, team based caps also feature Quintin's loop label by the plastic snap. Call Norml for more information.

184 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 5X6

Images: Norml/Quintin


Def Grip x Quintin Co. Grey Chambray Snapback Cap

BMX lifestyle/community blog, Def Grip has connected with Quintin Co. for a limited run of snapback caps now on sale through Quintin's webstore. These snapback caps are composed with grey chambray fabric and black embroidery for the front and rear. Also featured on the rear is a Quintin loop label along the strap seam. All caps are handmade in Downtime LA. Another round of caps will go up for sale at Def Grip's webstore next week.

Image: Quintin Co.


New Styles from ONLY: Vintage Hat Series

ONLY is back with new cap additions to their Vintage Hat Series, which went live today. The three styles below continue to expand ONLY's hat game of unique pieces produced in limited supply and Made in the USA. Setting it off are the Chains snapback hats made with soft wool and limited to 40 pcs. Behind that, ONLY brings out the 1960's Plaid hats limited to 14 pcs and made with lightweight deadstock, linen fabric. The under visors are khaki while the backs feature leather adjustable straps. Finishing off this release are the Field Plaid hats, limited to 5 pcs. These gems are made with mid-weight plaid corduroy and also feature leather strap closures. Get yours now, stricly through ONLY NY Store.

Images: ONLY NY