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    • DON'T THINK TWICE Wool Strapback
    • DON'T THINK TWICE Wool Strapback

    DON'T THINK TWICE Wool Strapback -  $ 48.00

    We redid one of your favorite hats in wool, enjoy.

      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

      - Wool Blend Upper
      - Vtg. Style Printed Felt Patch
      - Unstructured Vtg. Style Crushable Upper
      - 100% Cotton Micro-herringbone Under Brim & Inside Lining
      - This hat fits smaller than our normal hat due to the fabric

      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 5 reviews

      This hat is great and it’s a quality hat for sure. Quality wise, it’s by far the most well built hat I’ve bought in a long time. So don’t think twice if you’re considering purchasing this hat.

      Chelsie Horner
      Favorite Hat

      I go through a lot of hats and it’s hard to find one I’ll buy more than once. I’m on my third one of these and I still love it. It’s great quality and I get a lot of compliments. Also, their customer service is the best!

      Travis Gibbons
      Love it

      I love hats and have a lot of them, but this is my new favorite go-to.

      Matthew Edgington
      Quality meets creativity

      Love this hat and all of the comments that come with it. The intention was never to “flex” wearing this, but more about what makes me happy. I like buying things that I care about and have a connection with. And this brand/hat fits the “bill”. Thank you.


      Incredible quality. My go to cap!