A deadstock bomb just went off in the Agora warehouse. And just in time too.
Fashion Beans just blogged about the remarkable resurgence of the men’s sweatshirt. Its true; every streetwear brand out there is pumping out new designs each week of the classic wardrobe staple. Just as well that Agora Vintage just got in hundreds of deadstock printed sweatshirts as well as T-Shirts and tanks all USA made from 1990s with tags. We got a lot of new Mighty Ducks gear too!
For you London cats, lots of this gear will be available at the Blitz store on Hanbury lane.
Universal was one of the dopest 90s snapback hat brands. They were always kinda under the radar, never really competing with the big boys. And they never had a signature line per se – no one hat style you could associate with them – but their Prosona is one of Agora Vintage’s all time faves, by any brand.
While Universal made NBA snaps too, this line was purely NFL. The Prosona name came from mixing the words “professional” and “persona.” Each hat would come with its own unique hang tag, with a picture associated with the team (not unlike the Starter Image Collection premise.)
The type font on each hat looks similar, but each one is in fact tweaked to mirror the personality of the team. The Redskins for instance, has tribal style affections to the font face, and a feathered Native American headpiece attached to the R. The Seahawks has a spiky, beak-like edge to the font, while the Oilers font is assembled by what looks like piping.
The hats are neatly topped off with the contrast snap and threading on the air holes. Green under brim as standard. The Prosona line does not come with the universal logo on the back, which is a shame, because its dope. See the bulls pictured below.
Much love for the special starter joint we posted last week. The Starter Flame series was another big one in Glasgow Scotland. The hats were a made in short supply in the 90s, so to find a deadstock one today is something a bit special. They are certainly one of the more original Starter hats out there.