Sunday, August 19

10E2024: Caps For Sale | Ball and Buck + 10engines


 

New release; Ball and Buck + 10engines. Made in the USA five panel hat; headliner-scraping crown, mesh back, old time "USA" molded snap, doubled canvas duck front, and pony boy gold rope stitching. Visor lined with Ball and Buck's signature 8oz camo.

Back story: Last year I approached the Boston store Ball and Buck simply to get some manufacturing info and we ended up working together to create a product that reflects both our sensibilities. One of the guys is also my neighbor... so a lot of porch-rocking discussions. They will release this along with some heavier-weight products at an in-store event next Thursday; RSVP.

Be great to see people at the in-store do, but you may also buy a hat online through their shop - use code 10engines for $3 off and free shipping thus $25 shipped. (code expires after event date 8/23/12)



Seems unbelievable but it is hard to find good old, no-frills seed hats manufactured in the USA now. K-Products were a storied brand (did a run with them here) but taken over by Staples in 2008, and then the caps no longer manufactured domestically...  

"In 1998, [Swingster] bought K-Products, the company later changed its name to American Identity. [They infact kept K-Products going as a parallel company -ed.]
In 2007, Staples Corp. acquired American Identity. The business name was changed once again, this time to Staples Promotional Products in 2008." -via Chief Marketer 



6 comments:

wholelarderlove.com said...

I tried buying it on that site using Paypal....it didn't want to play well....:-(

james at 10engines said...

@WLL i'll hold one for you. shipping to OZ is tough... J

dontdothemath@twitter.com said...

Ordered one from Ball and Buck and everything seemed fine. Hopes it comes in this week, love everything about it.

james at 10engines said...

@dontdo they are now in stock so should ship anytime... thx.

rock.and.roll said...

What brand hats are these? Stumbles across your site while trying to find made in USA hats.

james at 10engines said...

@rocknroll - specifically made in a factory in texas. Classic Caps http://classicce.com/