The folks at Junx Clothing in Great Yarmouth have taken a strong shipment of 5 Panels from New Zealand brand I Love Ugly.
Patterned 5 panels seem to be having a little moment right now. Several brands have added them to their collections, and whole new brands have been launched off the back of them. However, I find that most of them prioritise being garish and attention grabbing over being wearable and stylish. So, with this in mind, it’s nice to see I Love Ugly doing patterned 5 panels well. Even the Trout patterned cap has it’s charm, skirting on the edge of taking it a bit too wild. The strongest numbers for me have to be those based on traditional regal materials, as well as the all-Black cap with the pattern under the peak.
From the looks of things, these are well crafted and use good quality materials. The addition of a leather buckle at the back is a nice touch that helps set these appart from the likes of Norse Projects and Supreme. The branded tab on the front of the cap reads “I Love Ugly + Extra Large” … I’m not sure what it means exactly, but it does look good.
These are supposed to be exclusive to the I Love Ugly online store and physical store in Auckland, so it’s great to see a small UK boutique managing to persuade them to stock them over here. I wouldn’t expect to see them on the shelves for long though.
Priced at £50 a cap, head over to Junx Clothing to get your hands on one now.