Summer 14

We continue to focus on premium quality and handpicked vintage fabrics for our Summer 14 collection.  The snap backs, 5 panel camp hats & custom patches reflect our 4th generation California roots.

Designed & Crafted in Los Angeles, CA. USA

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Webstore Orders will Ship at the End of the Week

Hi we are in Las Vegas for the Project Tradeshow – see below – please note all orders will go out by friday when we return.

thanks for understanding!

PROJECT 10 Tradeshow

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We’ll be debuting our S/S Collection as one of ten featured brands @ PROJECT 10.

We are honored to be showing alongside two brands we’ve respected since day 1 – FUCT and SSUR.

Come by, we’re at the entrance of the SLATE show at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
For appointments: Courtney – sales (at) theampalcreative (dot) com


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*Disclaimer – Sorry to be a dick, there are a lot of biters out there these days.


This short by Jeff Scher for American Royalty is an audio/visual treat. The animation flows fluidly with the song, and its refreshing to see an art music video. The song is great, and its exciting to see the AR lads develop into such shredding rockers and talented musicians. Their new EP is out on vinyl (ROOTS) 2/7 and digitally 2/14, and if you haven’t yet GO SEE THEM LIVE.

Waves ≠ Raves v. 17

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“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.” – Tropicool, GDD/Mindtai


Waves ≠ Raves Vol. 17
• Salvatore Stallone – Heaven (Medellin Remix)
• Miami Horror – Summersun (Cadillac Remix)
• Jamiroquai – Runaway
• Mickey Moonlight – Close to Everything
• Zimmer – Looking At You
• Gigamesh – Red Light (Goldroom Remix)
• Anton Romezz – Marzipan World
• Cadillac – Make You Feel ft. Tesla Boy
• Yuksek – Always On the Run (Villa Remix)
• Walter Sobcek – Miami (Pharao Black Magic)
• Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
• Ben Browning – I Can’t Stay (Juan Maclean Remix)
• Late Nite Tuff Guy – Not In Love Anymore (LNTG Remix)
• Lou Teti – Talk About It
• Crazy P – Open For Service

All files zipped HERE

Curated by Tropicool

Art as always, by yours truly.

Garage Froth vol. 3

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Volume 3 of our Garage Rock mix tape series, curated by Neutral Features.


1. “Cestlamode” – Annie Philippe
2. “Only Seventeen” – The Beatle-ettes
3. “Venus” – Cold Coffee
4. “Somebody’s Girl” – The Deepest Blue
5. “Buenos Aires Beat” – La Barra De Chocolate
6. “Noite de luar” – Os Dramaticos
7. “I saw that Girl” – Os Ekos
8. “Kicks” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
9. “Hurtin’ All Over” – The Pleazers
10. “The Witch” – The Sonics
11. “Au Secours Aidez-Moi” – Sophie Mansart
12. “Moon Relay” – The Vistas
13. “I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy” – The What Four

This was what @NeutralFeatures said about this mix, and it is pretty much rock n roll/your teen years in a nut shell…

“There is no “musical theme” to this mix. This mix is based on a relationship I had about a year ago. This highs and lows. Each track embodies a different period of our time together.

“The Sonics can pretty much sum up our dalliance:

“Say there’s a girl
Who’s new in town Well,
you better watch out now
Or she´ll put you down
’cause she’s an evil chick
Say she’s the witch.

She got a long black hair
And a big black car
I know what you’re thinking
But you won’t get far
She gonna make you itch
’cause she’s the witch.

Welcome to Garage Froth Vol. 3

Sorry if that’s too cheesy.”

Garage Froth v.1
Garage Froth v.2


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The Legend, Prodigy, in a Camo Space Eyez Ampal Snapback.
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Shout out to @Qbutta for the shots.

The Gorpals & In a Perfect World

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Brainstorming some ideas with Ilan and Eric for a short on the Gorbal’s Chef’s hat.

Coming soon.

This song was in my head all morning.

Guttermouth show @ a Wherehouse Music with a mini pit and horrible POP signs everywhere!!


“After struggling to cope with the impact of the March 11 disasters last year, a burst of national pride has got Japan’s fishing industry off to a stirring start in 2012: A brand new all-time record price tag for a bumper bluefin tuna.

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“Weighing in at a hefty 269 kilograms, the fish, caught off the coast of northern Oma, Aomori prefecture, was sold for about Y56.5 million, or about $736,700, at the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s renowned Tsukiji fish market Thursday.

“The new record valued each kilogram of the prized fish worth at about Y210,000, or roughly $2,736, and blew away the previous one, set last year, by more than Y20 million.

“But the high price was more about national sentiment than tuna economics… The reason for the premium bid? What’s caught in Japan ought to be eaten in Japan, according to the man who runs the company.”

via WSJ

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BUT the overfishing of the Blue Fin Tuna is an alarming issue and extinction is a real threat -the commercial overfishing of these beautiful fish needs to be addressed. Find out more here

“Overfishing will wipe out the breeding population of Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean’s largest and fastest predators, in three years unless catches are dramatically reduced, conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

“As European fishing fleets prepare to begin the two-month Mediterranean fishing season on Wednesday, WWF said its analysis showed the bluefin tuna that spawn — those aged four years and older — will have disappeared by 2012 at current rates.”