wow, so it looks like my dream might become reality. I've gotten into contact with a manufacturer (will not tell) and the price is really reasonable. now I'm in the process of picking out some fabrics to send their way for production to start. what I'm fairly firm on doing is 4 prints, (some of which you may have seen above) with brown (faux)suede brims and extremely limited runs, 5-6 each.
all I need now is a brand name. Don't think I'll be doing any advertising much other than forums and maybe a facebook + tumblr page. wow, can't believe this can actually happen for me.
Good luck man, i may support you if there a decent price and shipped to the uk and yeah brand names are hard to think of