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    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.

    Made in Los Angeles, CA. USA

    - Brushed 100% Cotton Twill Upper
    - Vtg. Style Felt Patch
    - Leather Adj. Strapback
    - Unstructured Vtg. Style Crushable Upper
    - Cotton Micro-herringbone Under Brim & Inside Lining

    Ampal Unstructured Fit - unstructured like a vintage baseball cap but deep like a trucker or fitted hat.

    Domestic First Class Orders

    - $7 Domestic First Class

    Free domestic shipping threshold - $75 cart value

    International Orders

    - $30 International First Class

    - $55 International Priority

    The Ampal Creative proudly offers Route Package Protection and tracking as an option on all orders. Add package protection at checkout and rest assured you'll be covered in case your orders get lost, damaged, or stolen in transit.

    Returns / Refunds

    We are happy to offer an exchange on all brand new and unused products. Please be aware that fragrances, colognes and hair care products can permanently stain or mar products. Please contact store@theampalcreative.com with your order number and the product you'd like to exchange for and our team will be in touch to help. The Ampal Creative does not offer refunds on orders, and all sale items are final sale. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    Harry Fitts
    High Tier Quality, Great Shape

    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.

    Max Power
    Good Hat

    It’s well made, comfortable, and looks nice.

    J C
    It's fine.

    Is it worth the $51 I paid for the hat + shipping? I guess I am thinking twice about that...

    Fantastic one of a kind style

    I now have 5 hats from Ample Creative and they are all unique and well received. I have one minor complaint and that is that when I wear glasses the bucket is so deep on these hats that it pushes the eyeglass frame into the tops of my ears which after a while gets rather annoying. I also have short hair, so I can place some of the blame on myself. Overall very very satisfied and continue to order new ones.

    Andrew Shane Chilibeck

    Get one sucka