DON'T THINK TWICE Strapback - $ 44.00
It's a classic looking patch at first glance, but like most Ampal designs, there's a bit more to it. I drew that wiley character in the early 50's style, and the rocket's not Acme. Its signature markings mirror the atomic bomb, Major "King" Kong rides out of the plane in the end of Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Also, its not misspelled, that's the correct title to the famous Bob Dylan song.
The overall design was inspired by a good friend Wills, "Wiley," who's no longer with us. He was truly an adventurous spirit - I went on my first surftrip with as a grom etc. My favorite Wiley story is from one of his first extended trips to Bali. He had worked odd jobs in San Diego saving up enough for a long period of shallow reef waves but the lengthy stay was possible only by really bootstrapping it. While he was staying on the Bukit (Bali), he heard Desert Point (Lombok) was going to be firing, but he couldn't afford the ferry to Lombok and then the second boat around the island to DP. So he took his rental moped on the inter-island ferry, slept on the overnight crossing, then fueled by indonesian Red Bulls, he rode his moped 17 hrs. straight on mostly unpaved third world roads with a surfboard on the side rack and gear in a backpack (probably in sandals). But he scored and got really barrelled.
Sometimes the "worst" ideas are the best ideas and as someone who often overthinks things, I have to remind myself not too. Hope you've enjoyed a quick jaunt down the Ampal rabbit hole.
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I love this hat. As someone who wears a hat daily and finds it impossible to find the perfect hat (been searching for 6mnths or more) this hat is the shit! Just a great quality product overall. Materials feel premium, sits well, and just looks nice. Can't wait to break it in. Thanks
The wile e coyote x bob dylan design haunted me for over a year now, and I finally decided to jump on it last month. The fit is great. I was worried it would be too deep, but the crushable top allows you to mold it, giving it either a 5-panel or fifty-nine fifty baseball cap look. Very customizable. My only complaint is the buckle is a bit big in the back, and digs in if resting against the back of a chair, etc. Still, very high quality material, I'm super stoked.
You can see and feel the quality right out of the box. I can’t rock a lot of snapbacks - they either have a massive crown, a huge bill, or both - but this one hits both just right for me. It’s now a staple and statement to any outfit I throw together. You won’t regret it.
It’s well made, comfortable, and looks nice.