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The D.o.A. Camo Snapback in Grey.
The D.o.A. Camo Snapback in Olive.
Union Standard Camp Hat Ranch Brown
Shot by Taylor S. Dunfee
Designers Linda of Love+Made and Andrew of Ampal Creative have collaborated on a hat capsule featuring a medley of classic prints and the iconic Yin Yang symbol. The exterior features a bandana pattern at the brim and a heart-shaped yin yang patch and heart shaped polka dot upper for that Love+Made signature touch. The hat is lined on the interior with a timeless gingham print. All fabrics, trims and patches sourced in Downtown Los Angeles / Made with Love in USA.
We had been a big fan of Lovemade for a while, from their top notch collaborations to their message, so when we started thinking about working with a women’s brand, Linda was at the top of our list. Around the same time I found a deadstock roll of Marc Jacobs polka dot/heart print fabric and I knew it would be the perfect foundation for an Ampal x Lovemade project.
Shot by Heather Gildroy
Over a year ago I met Kosuke of Sunrise Cycles. A bike he built had caught my eye, and when I found out the Sunrise shop was just down Sunset Blvd. I got in contact with him. When I pulled up in the back of an un-assuming alley in Silverlake, my jaw dropped at the lineup of vehicles – an OG knuckle that looked fresh out of a barn, a beautiful candycoated molded out dual carb swingarm panhead, a bitchin’ panel shop truck (now replaced by an even cooler Impala wagon) and a lineup of other rad choppers. Over the course of many visits, the ever evolving quiver of 2 wheeled glory would always delay my departure another 5-10 minutes.
Growing up, my dad’s one man, custom cabinetry shop was always an exercise in space management; however, I would always be surprised when I’d help load up half a house’s worth of new cabinets that had been stacked floor to ceiling. Another facet is the old tools, some are 60+ years old, but aside from replacing a part here and there they are still running strong. With this being said I had an immediate appreciation and respect for Kosuke’s workspace. The shot above was taken awhile ago, and the every inch of space is covered in interesting bits of motorcycles and Americana.
I have a ton of respect for Kosuke’s approach to building bikes (read more here) and I think we share an appreciation for quality and what some might call a micromanagement issue (I see it more as a refusal to compromise quality). We eventually started talking about making a hat for Sunrise Cycles.
Kosuke’s first request was that the hat be plastic free, which became a design inspiration for the cap. The cap above took form with the following details:
A black 100% cotton canvas upper – it’s a time tested workwear material that looks better as it wears.
The brim has no plastic piece – the entire hat can be stuffed in your pocket or backpack while you ride.
An elastic sharpie/tool/smoke holder – never lose your work pen again.
Chopper Fever Vintage Linen Lining with stash pocket – stash your ID, nugs, zingers, zongers.
We’re really stoked with the result. Only 72 were made. Half available through CHOPPER FEVER and half through our webstore HERE.
Check out the entire CHOPPER FEVER range.
“Chopper Fever was born and bred in Los Angeles, California. Tired of the lack of clothes that couldn’t handle the abuse of oil and sweat while looking sharp, Chopper Fever was created to fill the void. Products made in America and influenced by a culture of innovation, freedom and tradition.”
Chopper Fever is about as real as it gets. Stop by their booth at Born Free and pick up a T-shirt.
PS you can win this chopper at the show this Saturday. In typical Sunrise fashion, Kosuke has made everything on the bike from the frame to the rims and rumor has it, thats a custom fabricated inverted from end.
All photos (c) Jon Dragonette
SHOT BY TAYLOR DUNFEE ON LOCATION IN CALIFORNIA
Available in our webstore and the fine stockists to the right.
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We just released a few new camp hats inspired by some of our sold out snapbacks. Marina del Rey was the perfect backdrop to feature them, so we headed out on the “BELLA FIGA” for an afternoon of sun on the water. The SEVEN SEAS III Camp hat is shown above with a rugged khaki twill upper and Seven Seas print brim.
The AUGUSTA II Camp hat, made from deadstock rose print, is lined in a premium blue and white striped woven cotton.
The REVERSE II Camp is the camp version of last summers REVERSE snap back with a contrast brown wool brim.
Available in our webstore, the fine boutiques listed on the right hand side of the site and Karmaloop for our international tribe.
“The Gorbals is a spot for new and diverse ideas. For tasty, oddball food that is there for anyone who is willing to eat something that does not fall into a category. It is not an Italian restaurant, or an Indian restaurant, or a Scottish restaurant, or a Los Angeles restaurant, nor is it new age, traditional, old school, fusion, pretentious or plain. It is simply The Gorbals. ”
Our favorite restaurant happens to be a few blocks up the street. Over many a meal and beers at the Gorbal’s kitchen counter – its like being in Kitchen Stadium – we got front row input from Ilan, Manny and Lizi on the ultimate chef’s hat.
The upper is made from 100% cotton canvas. Its tough, breathable, and at home in the kitchen. On the right side we added elastic slots for holding a meat thermometer and Sharpie. The brim is made from industrial vinyl, so if you have to adjust your hat with greasy hands, you can wipe it off later. We sourced a special vinyl backed diamond knit sweatband to keep it cool in the heat of the kitchen.
Its all black because its Ampal for the Gorbals and Ilan is from NY.
Limited to 60 pieces to the public. The rest are for the Gorbals’ chefs – if they sell out, maybe you can start washing dishes.
Gorbals available here.
Thanks to the director, the talented Eric Ulbrich.