SNAP UP THESE 2017 CAP TRENDS

Top off your style with a throwback to the 90s that’s making headlines on the runway and on the streets. This year’s roundup is garnering attention by taking a quintessential revival approach, setting the pace for 2017. These cap trends are going for a repeat win and will no doubt be on your list of wholesale essentials.

News of another year of “devil-may-care” cap style paired with an equally nonchalant outfit will be music to the ears of your wallet. Cheap-chic is back in the game this year, and the influencers of the fashion world are capitalising on this cool-kid trend. Borrowing from the stereotypically “unfashionable” is all the rage among contemporary fashion obsessions and retailers are now following suit.

Deconstructed Flat Peaks

“THE SNAPBACK GETS ITS NAME FROM AN ADJUSTABLE STRAP OR “SNAP” AT ITS BACK, WHICH MEANS YOU CAN ADJUST THE ADJUSTABLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS WITH A CUSTOMISED DESIGN.”

A new-wave approach to the flat-peak cap is heavily infiltrating the global fashion landscape, with celebrities and influencers sporting this look – Its variations are known as the “camper hat” or “snapback“. This deconstructed flat-peak is a 5-panel cap with a rounded crown and stiff peak. A casualversatile way to add interest to your ensemble; the deconstructed flat-peak boasts confidence and edge for the seasoned hat-wearer. The snapback gets its name from an adjustable strap or “snap” at its back, which means you can adjust the adjustable to meet your needs with a customised design. Let your new-wave snapback be a true reflection of your personality and style as there is no wrong way to go about this multifaceted cap. 2017 is all about the blasé approach, so opt for fabrics such as cottontwill and canvas to achieve a worn, vintage look.

Dad Hats

“THIS CULTURALLY UBIQUITOUS CAP IS MORE LOW-KEY THAN THE DECONSTRUCTED FLAT PEAK – BUT ITS FORMER WRAP OFFERS A NEWFANGLED MARKETING OPPORTUNITY IN 2017.”

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Who would’ve thought you’d be accepting style advice from your Dad? While dads everywhere have donned this seemingly run-of-the-mill topper, the dad hat has become a bit of a status symbol in recent times. Curved brims and embroidered logo designs have inconspicuously infiltrated fashion merchandisers everywhere. This culturally ubiquitous cap is more low-key than the deconstructed flat peak – but its former wrap offers a newfangled marketing opportunity in 2017. This unisex hat is a comparatively choicy option for retailers because of its easy customisation and wearability. Personalise the dad hat with custom hat manufacturing.

Sailor Caps

“SAY BONJOUR TO LUXURIOUS TEXTURES SUCH AS WOOL, TWEED OR CORDUROY THAT WILL TAKE YOUR OFF-DUTY UNIFORM TO THE NEXT LEVEL.”

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Ahoy! We hope you kept your sailor cap from the early 2000s because they’re back this year in a big way. The peaked sailor cap, otherwise known as the “newsboy cap“, is a quirky way to add a playful dynamic to an otherwise sophisticated look. Say bonjour to luxurious textures such as wooltweed or corduroy that will take your off-duty uniform to the next level. Consider a statement piece such as the sailor cap for your next wholesale purchase. Give Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist a nautical makeover without going overboard (pardon the pun).

Truckers

“TYPICALLY MADE OF NYLON, THESE CAPS ARE AN EXCEPTIONALLY COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO MEET YOUR WHOLESALE NEEDS.”

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A-listers and headwear aficionados are truly embracing blue-collar culture with the trucker hat craze. Oozing with comfort and practicality, it’s no wonder retailers are gravitating towards this dependable symbol of austerity. This petrol station/runway collaboration sports a foam front, a breathable mesh backing and an adjustable closure. Like baseball caps, truckers can be customised as a 5 panel or 6 panel cap, depending on your design. Typically made of nylon, these caps are an exceptionally cost-effective way to meet your wholesale needs. It seems as though a resurgence of working class anti-fashion is in for the long haul when it comes to this year’s custom cap trends.

Custom Embellishments

Cap off your look by personalising your on-trend headwear. Custom embroideryprintingsublimation printsappliqué patches and metal badging are a neat way to brand your cap. A minimalist approach to your design is the best way to have an impact on your camper cap or dad hat – think bold, tight lines.

Now is the perfect time to order this year’s essentials for your business. Mitchell’s Cap Co. can customise a wide range of wholesale hats and caps to keep your business on-trend. Call us today on (+61) 07 5593 5155 or fill out an online enquiry form.