Inspired by the Golden Years of American motorcycling, we continued this series of hats based on the old water-slide decals of the 30s-60s. We picked some more of our favorites, redrew them by hand and printed them vintage style on felt. This one was inspired by an "Indian Motorcycles" ad from the 70s when the name was bought to brand imported small dirt bikes.
The hat also has another layer of meaning. In the 70's my mom had an accessories line called "KILROY" - they were stuffed pillows of Kilroy, the basis of the guy used in the Indian Motorcycle ad.
Made in Los Angeles, CA. USA
Durable Handmade in USA hats & caps for the discerning surfer/skater.
Driven by a headwear market that seemed limited and stale at the time, The Ampal Creative launched its first full collection in 2007. Over the last 13 years we have developed a diverse following and become known for quality and attention to detail.
Since 2010, all Ampal hats, socks, beanies patches - everything - have been exclusively Made in USA. We search local jobbers and manufacturers for premium textiles and unique prints. Often, we find a single roll of deadstock material and make as many hats as we can from it. Being 100% hands on in all stages of development, for each hat, allows us to ensure the highest level of quality.
"Made Like They Used To" is more than just a saying for us. Its how we try to make every product that we release. "Back in the day" clothing & most products were built to last, not disposable purchases that don't make it a year. We have a personal collection of Ampal hats that have seen years of adventures & abuse - they all have a great worn character, like a great old pair of jeans, but still have a few more years of sun protection in them.
Distinguished Goods for Lovers of the Outdoors & Roads Less Traveled.
Made Like They Used To in Los Angeles, CA. USA
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