Reach your peak with the hottest lid right now
By Nabeel Allie
West Coast rap is at one of its peaks and while Jay-Z made a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, none of New York’s finest can stem the tide of what is coming from the home of Eazy-E, Snoop, and hip-hop’s new crown prince, Kendrick Lamar.
Akin to the message Jay professed in his ode to his city that rappers made the cap more famous than the team – the Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom the cap was made, haven’t won a World Series since 1988 – you should know that it’s not because of a love of baseball that this lid has gained such prominence in the streets of South Africa. The come up of Vince Staples, YG, Ty Dollar $ign, Kung-Fu Kenny and others have undeniably paved the way for this cap to continue to stretch out its feelers on contemporary streetwear. Even by the odd chance that you may not be a fan of the hip-hop – are you unwell? – wearing this stylish cap doesn’t necessarily throw you into the narrative pulpit of ‘I’m on this team’. The cap may have roots of repping your city or your affiliations in the land of the free, but here the rules are undoubtedly looser.
Having stepped into streetwear, the cap naturally comes in a number of colourways, however the white lettering on a plain navy blue canvas stands out as a classic and the most striking of them all. Navy and white – or alternatively, silver and light greys – is a colour combination that flourishes everywhere, from striped shirts to the BMW M3 from Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It’s a cap that goes with anything and would be your ideal signature spring-companion. Whether you’re in jeans, track-pants, shorts or swimwear, it’ll always compliment your look.