New brand Downtown NY bring to the table a range of classic 5 panel camp caps, from the man behind statement headwear brand Skulls.
Previously we have seen Ivan Jimenez champion bold colours and prints with Skulls, a style that definitively rose in popularity over the last 12 months. In this instance we see Downtown NY using a much more understated aesthetic in the colour and design across the variations of 5 panel, including ‘Red Bamboo’, ‘Greenery’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Forest’. With the addition of the ‘1977’ piece taking on a role perhaps as the statement piece of this small collection, it undeniably harks back to early camp caps from the likes of RL Polo Sport in it’s aesthetic, something we also see from fellow New Yorkers Only NY. In my opinion they have done a pretty decent job here – the caps look good, the colours work well and the designs aren’t too overt. I also like the logo which was something I wasn’t overly keen on with on the Skulls caps.