PROCESS: Quintin Co. Custom 6 Panel Snapback

It’s quite possible that you are familiar with the Quintin Co. brand without even knowing it. Founded in 2009, the Los Angeles-based headwear manufacturer has experienced rapid growth in its three year existence having firmly solidified both its own in-house brand while simultaneously playing headwear tailor and manufacturer to a wide range of the industry’s most well-respected and recognized streetwear giants. Amidst the inundation of snapback hats these days, QuintinCo. has always managed to separate itself from the pack by keeping a close focus on not only the final aesthetics of each of its products, but also paying strict attention to the details during each step within the creative progression. For our latest PROCESS feature, Quintin Co. invited our Senior Editor Luis Ruano for a visit to the factory in which the production takes place, to hand select the textiles, colors and individual elements for a special make-up custom hat. For the feature, the team mints a custom all-black-everything 6-panel snapback hat, featuring a melton wool crown, cordura visor, croc leather top panel and suede under visor, capped off by an orange plastic clasp offering just enough contrast.

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It’s quite possible that you are familiar with the Quintin Co. brand without even knowing it. Founded in 2009, the Los Angeles-based headwear manufacturer has experienced rapid growth in its three-year existence having firmly solidified both its own in-house brand while simultaneously playing headwear tailor and manufacturer to a wide range of the industry’s most well-respected and recognized streetwear giants. Amidst the inundation of snapback hats these days, Quintin Co. has always managed to separate itself from the pack by keeping a close focus on not only the final aesthetics of each of its products, but also paying strict attention to the details during each step within the creative progression. For our latest PROCESS feature, Quintin Co. invited our Senior Editor Luis Ruano to design a hat at the factory in which the production takes place, hand-selecting textiles, colors and individual elements for a special one-time piece. For the feature, the team mints a custom all-black-everything 6-panel snapback hat, featuring a melton wool crown, Cordura visor, croc leather top panel and suede under visor, capped off by an orange plastic clasp offering just enough contrast.

Crafted in a limited run of only six pieces, in conjunction with the PROCESS: Quintin Co. piece, we are giving away a free hat to six random winners. All you have to do is “Like” this post with the Facebook button below and leave us a comment about the hat in the comment section below. On Monday, June 11, we’ll select the six winners and update this feature with the winners’ names!

Congrats to DENNIS ERESH, Rude Etiquette, averyg, jcalanis, burntvision, and domingodean who are the 6 winners of a custom Quintin Co. 6-panel snapback! Email us to contest@hypebeast.com with your full name and mailing address within 7 days to claim your prize.

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

Step 1 / Design Process
Completed Tech Pack.
Step 2 / Initial Cutting Process
Cutting pieces down from rolls of fabric to a workable size.
STEP 3 / Die Cutting
Die cutting of the fabrics that will be used for the panels of the hat.
Step 4 / Fusion
Serves to create a stiffer front panel that enables the hat to hold its structure best when completed.
Step 5 / The Pieces
All the pieces of the hat prior to sewing.
Step 6 / The Front Panels
Construction of the two anterior panels.
Step 7 / The Seam Opener
Allows the seam to be open so that taping can be laid down to construct the rest of the hat.
Step 8 / The Crown
Construction of the crown panels of the hat which includes sewing the rear panels to the side and front panels.
Step 9 / The Visor
Construction of the visor.
Step 10 / The Buttons
Constructing the Button.
Step 11 / Button Placement
Attaching the button to the crown of the hat.
Step 12 / Combine
Attaching the visor and the crown.
Step 13 / The Snapback
Attaching the plastic snap to the back of the hat.
Step 14 / Steam Process
Steam blocking of the entire hat to give it its structure.
Step 15 / The Final Product
A finished, custom Quintin Co. all-black-everything hat.
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