Louis Vuitton snapback 1980’s hat

05/03/2011 § 3 Comments

We are all familiar with the ubiquitous vintage MCM monogram snapback hat. The iconic hip hop status symbol is not in a league of its own. In the 1980’s the houses of Gucci, Fendi and even Louis Vuitton all had monogram snapback hat replicas made in their honor.

I’ve had them all at one point or another but they usually fly right out of my hands and into those of stoked clients. It’s safe to say there aren’t many of these still around. Sometimes they end up in creative hands that have the ability to emphasize their unique character:

This bootleg niche of vintage hip hop fashion is not that easy to explain so I’ll make it a point to explore the topic in-depth sometime in the near future. The LV version of the monogram snapback hat is definitely the most uncommon version of the pack. I’m glad I finally took the extra time to archive this and share it with you.

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§ 3 Responses to Louis Vuitton snapback 1980’s hat

  • […] If you are a thrift sifter, retro lover or vintage clothes hound you are most likely familiar with the infamous vintage MCM monogram snapback hat. “Been there, done that”, you say? Well, the iconic hip hop status symbol is not alone. During the 1980′s the Fashion houses of Gucci, Fendi and Louis Vuitton had “replicas” monogram snapback floating around the market, much to their displeasure. Out of the group, this faux LV piece is the most uncommon of the pack. There is definitely a collectible market for these rare bootleg items. Stylist, artist, and purveyor of urban treasures, BRAIN PROCELL recently shared this find with us. For more details and a great read, visit his blog, blog https://brianprocell.wordpress.com […]

  • Moyo says:

    dude i need to start making my own from these old louis bags i found

  • Tyler says:

    Hey whats up brian i was interested where you get your fendi snapbacks? also will you sell one ? thanks so much in advance

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