Official 5 Panels/ Camp Caps Thread

May 26, 2013 @ 03:29
http://www.gold-hats.com/

This site is legit/actually quality? I have some hat ideas and I like how nothing seems to be out of their ability, but after reading that USA-New Zealand-China chart, I'm worried about ordering from outside of the USA.

Everything from that site is made in Vietnam and their minimum order is 50 pieces. I don't wanna be either stuck with 50 shitty quality hats or have to push and sell 50 shitty quality hats and give people a bad taste of the brand.

Anyone got advice or experience with this vendor?

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May 26, 2013 @ 11:48

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May 26, 2013 @ 22:36
http://www.gold-hats.com/

This site is legit/actually quality? I have some hat ideas and I like how nothing seems to be out of their ability, but after reading that USA-New Zealand-China chart, I'm worried about ordering from outside of the USA.

Everything from that site is made in Vietnam and their minimum order is 50 pieces. I don't wanna be either stuck with 50 shitty quality hats or have to push and sell 50 shitty quality hats and give people a bad taste of the brand.

Anyone got advice or experience with this vendor?
Hello,

I'm Victor, co-founder of Gold Hats. I believe that I'm the best person to answer your post.

First, unlike most self-called manufacturers out there, we're on site both in Europe (Paris) and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam where most of our production is done. Being on site is a must when dealing with cut & sew manufacturing. We're not a middleman, we're a manufacturer.

Are we reliable? I believe that the few pictures we show on our site talk for themselves; if you want more pictures, just drop us an email (info@gold-hats.com) and we'll show you what you want.
If you want references or if you want to get in touch with brands we've worked with, just tell us.

Of course we only offer the best quality available. Why would it be "50 shitty quality hats "? As a company claiming and producing high quality products only, it would be irrational not to reach our goal by making shitty caps. Also it would be extremely risky for our image as people would know it very quickly thanks to forums like this one.

Concerning the "chart", I highly discourage you to follow a paint-made scribble which we believe was done as a joke.
It's too simplistic to classify everything that's made outside the USA or Europe as crap. Nowdays, Asia is the heart of the world when it comes to manufacturing. As with everything, you'll find both excellent quality and awful crap made in Asia; in the end, it all depends on levels of requirements and control.

Also, it's important not to forget that Asia is an immense continent and Vietnam is not the same as China just as much as USA is not the same as Mexico. This comparison is a bit far-fetched but you'll understand the meaning.

Thank you for reading through this looonnnggg post, sorry by the way but we felt that it was necessary.

PS: there're a lot of useful information on the Internet. Unfortunately, it's also fulled of bullshit concerning manufacturing. You would be surprised by the amount of requests we receive from American and European clients who want tear-off country of origins labels; it's not hard to guess what their plan is... But this is out of our business. All that to say that it's not a matter of black and white, even big names mentioned as references on this topic use this method to relabel their products into USA made. For some of them, it's the only way to justify very high prices.

Cheers!
May 28, 2013 @ 15:33
have anyone tried washing their camp caps before? i wanna wash mine but afraid that the cap might lose it's shape....
Why do you care so much if your hat 'looses shape'? If you actually wear it on your head then your head will fill the space and hold shape.
probably one of them turds who wears his hat perched lightly on top of his head 
May 28, 2013 @ 16:20






3rd camo hat had potential.

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May 29, 2013 @ 06:38
thoughts?


May 29, 2013 @ 07:20
thoughts?


Raised by Wolves is my favorite brand for camp caps. They all fit perfectly and are very comfortable.
May 29, 2013 @ 12:13
which brand's 5 panels do you think fit best and have the best fit?

i personally think raised by wolves make pretty nice 5 panels
May 29, 2013 @ 13:49
Best fits are Maiden Noir and Supreme for me. Like my DQM a lot too.

Unsurprisingly, they're all made in the same factory.
May 29, 2013 @ 14:09
i love supreme camps but i do think they're a bit shallow
May 29, 2013 @ 14:11
thoughts?


is this something thats already been released? or a future drop?
May 29, 2013 @ 23:53
found a 5 panel i thought i lost at the bottom of my backpack, how do i reshape and harden a canvas cap
May 30, 2013 @ 18:09
found a 5 panel i thought i lost at the bottom of my backpack, how do i reshape and harden a canvas cap
Try stuffing it with undershirts for a couple of days. Then, i know this is going to sound weird,but try leaving it in your freezer for a couple of hours to harden the fabric. 
May 30, 2013 @ 18:11
Anyone on here really like ripndip anymore? seems as though they have been selling much slower the last couple seasons and theres not much talk on their hats anymore, even on their thread. More the bags and buttondowns etc

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May 30, 2013 @ 18:15
^I have 2 caps from them. A mint suede and a green paisley cap. Good quality and fit on both. 
May 30, 2013 @ 18:22
^I have 2 caps from them. A mint suede and a green paisley cap. Good quality and fit on both. 
same, I have the grey floral from a few seasons ago, the aztec, monir paisley and wolf from last season and the mayan from this season, got multiples of some. since I have started following them the talk on them has slowly disappeared though and their items have slowly stopped selling out quick atall. just trying to figure out the change besides manufacturing more, because then it would still be being talked about

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May 30, 2013 @ 20:35
^ that Flatspot camp is real nice
May 30, 2013 @ 21:13
Flatspot camps are underrated man, they sell out too quick though
May 30, 2013 @ 21:29
Anyone else see this list?

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/best-5-panel-hats-out-right-now/

Bunch of crap on there.

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May 30, 2013 @ 21:42


another camp came in the mail today, figured I'd post a pic.

pooping in the atx, fs; http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/197942

May 30, 2013 @ 21:43
Anyone else see this list?

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/best-5-panel-hats-out-right-now/

Bunch of crap on there.
#48 is nice tho

they actually get worse as it gets higher
May 31, 2013 @ 00:22
Anyone else see this list?

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/best-5-panel-hats-out-right-now/

Bunch of crap on there.
#48 is nice tho

they actually get worse as it gets higher
#48 is nice... out of 50 lol
Complex needs to step their game up,
or someone needs to make some sicker 5 panels.

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May 31, 2013 @ 02:04
http://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/best-5-panel-hats-out-right-now/#48 is nice tho

they actually get worse as it gets higher
#48 is nice... out of 50 lol
Complex needs to step their game up,
or someone needs to make some sicker 5 panels.
#49 makes me want to punch a baby
May 31, 2013 @ 03:08
Anyone else see this list?

http://www.complex.com/style/2013/05/best-5-panel-hats-out-right-now/

Bunch of crap on there.
is this person kidding?!

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May 31, 2013 @ 06:43
Is the decades manufactured in the u.s.? Wanna cop the regatta camp so bas
May 31, 2013 @ 08:24
does anyone have that quiet life pineapple 5 panel they'd be willing to sell?

EDIT: wampum not quiet life
May 31, 2013 @ 08:33
nevermind i'm being stupid
May 31, 2013 @ 17:17
^^^ yer they definitely still have it in stock. did you get it?

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May 31, 2013 @ 17:21
Is the decades manufactured in the u.s.? Wanna cop the regatta camp so bas
Wherever they are made, they fit differently every release, I gave up on them after 3 releases of very unusual fitting hats, not sure about these ones though, I heard these are made quite well. The cloth strapback hats they make seem to be their best ones from what I hear, or so I have been told.

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May 31, 2013 @ 19:00

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