Vintage patch on a vintage cap. We removed a torn patch from a Swingster denim snapback and matched it with a vintage Stihl patch.
We’ve decided to start selling vintage hats on our online store under our Hall Of Handsome Vintage line. 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 starch to get back their shape. It’s a long process but we enjoy bringing these caps back to life. This particular K-Products cap had old foam that was falling out. We carefully removed the old foam and got back its original shape back with several coats of hairspray – an old trick used by cap restorers.
K-Products vintage cap. K-Products was a huge producer of caps back in the 70's and 80's. In 1998 they merged with Swingster. They went out of business sometime in the early 2000's. K-Products and Swingster have an almost cult-like following among vintage clothing collectors. (Like us). John Deere K-Products caps can fetch hundreds of dollars.
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.