Huf is making the news. No, Keith Hufnagel did not get arrested for weapons possession even if this cap is the bomb. His brand had a brilliant idea: creating a pattern made of what appear like a mix of newspapers and magazines cut offs. No wonder if you consider that this man that gave us in 2014 the collaboration capsule among Huf and Wu Tang is considered in skateboarding an untouchable for what concerns his roots but most of all his style.
He let his design team work with this technique that has a huge street appeal on a few pieces with such pattern including a shirt and the related socks. It’s a pattern that took me by surprise: its organized chaos brings a subtle humor to the table.
Nothing feels new and exciting like pairing random stuff like “te amo” close to a “ice cream ice cube” or “arrest youth headless body in topless bar” and “nobody digs power” to me. If you also throw in the mix Flushing Meadows globe and Huf Worldwide written with New Yorker font, it’s easy to say that inspiration is not lacking here, paying homage to Huf NYC roots that I told you above.
As you can see from these shots of Elena S the sublimated print is not only all over the cap but even under the visor. The closure on the back is a nylon webbed strap closure with plastic clasp complete with a little Huf woven label.
This Headlines Volley Hat is the typical cap once called 5 panel that nowadays is called “Volley” or “Camper”. A personal favorite of mine, this shape kind of “stayed on the side” when there were ups and down of headwear styles. Fitted? Bucket? Snapback? Dad Cap? This style didn’t play with the charts, never losing its cool aura. If you think you are losing your cool, this brand has several options to rescue your style. Look no further: your Huf online shopping is at Blakshop.
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Photos courtesy of Ema Nema