The Ampal Creative - The Lone Surfer Strapback

The Ampal Creative

THE LONE SURFER Strapback

- Wool Blend Upper
- Vtg. Style Printed Felt Patch
- Unstructured Vtg. Style Crushable Upper
- Deadstock Bedford Cloth Underbrim / Front Lining

 

    The Lone Surfer - alone but never lonely.

    Like the Don't Think Twice patch, this one has a lot of influences.  The original Surfer Magazine "Murphy" grom by a young Rick Griffin.  The idea of a "lone wolf" out in the water, conceptualized through the classic hot rod wolf, which may have originally been a Roth or Roberts design, but like all classics has been bastardized over time.  There was also a play on the Jack Nietzsche "The Lonely Surfer" element, but thats going to be its own hat.  Shout out to J.Brother who identified the classic red board iconography's roots with Eddie Aikau, must have been so deep down the rabbit hole of my mind, that I failed to connect that dot...

     

    Made in Los Angeles, CA. USA

    The Ampal Creative : Made in the

    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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