A lot of people are looking for Starter strapbacks these days. Unfortunately for them though, only a fraction of 90s Starter hats featured the leather strap, as opposed to the plastic snap. So you’ve got to be pretty lucky to get hold of a LA Kings Starter Strapback like this…
Advocated by 2pac, on screen and off, the Blockhead cap was American Needle’s greatest accomplishment. This batch, manufactured in ’92 shows off the series’ best colorways. The red crown Georgetown snapback is as good as they come.
We have Mighty Ducks, Sharks, Kings and Georgetown. We also have Oakland A’s in the sister range “Colorz.”
American Needle have been digging deeper and deeper into the vintage snapback vault, for their “original snapback” line of throwback hats. This time the MLB licensed headwear manufacturers have been cloning old Twins designs. Of course the re-make isn’t a patch on the original hats which we just got in stock.
Frankly though, if American Needle were the “original” snapback hat makers, then they shouldn’t need to borrow designs from other 1990s manufacturers. Their most popular throwback series is the Sports Specialties Shadow re-make…which kinda tells you what you need to know. Stick with the blockhead remakes really. Plus now American Needle have started putting stickers on the bill of the hat, like New Era…not cool.