Vintage K-Brand Snapback
K-Products (or K-Brand) was a huge producer of trucker caps back in the 70's and 80's. In 1998 they merged with Swingster. Swingster went out of business sometime in the early 2000's. (The K-Products brand was later purchased by Staples). K-Products have an almost cult-like following among vintage clothing collectors. Some rarer K-Products truckers can fetch hundreds of dollars.
Vintage Cap Restoration
Not all, but some of these vintage caps when they come in are dirty, wrinkled, worn, and out of shape. We like slightly worn, so we don’t worry about that. For the rest of the ailments, we give them a Megadeluxe spa treatment: shampoo bath, a steam, and several coatings of stiffener to get back their shape. It’s a long process but we enjoy bringing these caps back to life.
Our Vintage Pricing Methodology
For our 100% vintage caps we base most, but not all, of our pricing on comparable historical data from different sources including online auction sites. Other times pricing is based on our knowledge of this particular vintage market.