As a buyer and seller of vintage snapbacks, Snag & Stitch is always looking towards pop culture and fashion icons for inspiration and ideas for custom hats.
While there is plenty of inspiration to be found today, we can’t help but look back at the ’90s and some of the icons of that era that had impeccable taste for vintage snapbacks. And also, one very special musician with a more recent impression on our lives.
Pay no attention to the order of this list as we believe all of these characters had an impeccable taste for style and retro lids. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not this list is filled out or not. So if you think you know someone - an athlete, musician, or actor - with a library of fire vintage snaps, let us know.
1. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
What happens when you put a West Philly character like the Fresh Prince in a Los Angeles neighborhood? Among other hijinks and shenanigans, you get a stylistic fusion of a dude who knows how to rock vintage snapbacks and have a good time.
Most of us grew up on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and remember it as one of our all-time favorite TV shows. One of Snag & Stitch’s favorite part about the show? Will’s flawless taste for fresh vintage snapbacks and his “why not?” attitude towards life.
Let’s all take a moment to salute the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and his effortless style and contribution to so many of our childhoods.
2. Beastie Boys
The bad-boys of Brooklyn to Manhattan, making noise everywhere they go - The Beastie Boys are one of our personal favorites on this list of vintage snapback all-stars.
From left-to-right: Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA
Just like their music, The Beastie Boys’ sense of style was loud and in your face. Unapologetic and incredibly authentic, these 3 New York natives walked the walk and talked the talk in all aspects of the Hip-Hop Game. From their threads to the vintage snapbacks they were often seen wearing, everything about The Beastie Boys was unique and one of a kind.
We are especially hyped for the new Beastie Boys documentary being directed by Spike Jonze to come out this April. Catch it in IMAX and on Apple TV+ this April.
3. Billy & Sydney - White Men Can’t Jump
If you haven’t seen the movie White Men Can’t Jump, what you’re going to need to do next is exit out of this blog, and either find the movie online or stop by your nearest Blockbuster.
And if you do happen to find a Blockbuster, try to buy a vintage snapback off an employee (and a VHS copy of Ghostbusters 2). If you get these two items, hit us up, we may or may not have a proposition for you.
If you have seen this movie, we hope you loved it as much as we did. It resonated Los Angeles street basketball culture and the fashion trends present at the time perfectly. Plus, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson were a duo that was absolutely untouchable.
A poet, actor, musician, activist, style icon, and much more, Tupac was a prolific individual in the history of all things hip-hop and pop-culture.
Whether it was a bandana or a vintage snapback, Tupac was always rocking something fresh on his dome.
5. Michael Jordan
Ok, this one is a little bit of a jip because MJ won so many championships that he had plenty of fire vintage snapbacks to commemorate them. But still, MJ balled on and off the court.
As we said, you’ve got to dress the part. Jordan had drip and that’s part of the reason he’s a household name. Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of vintage snapbacks that you could have easily found in MJ’s closet. Check them out here.
6. Mac Miller
From Blue Slide Park to Circles, Mac Miller has attacked the rap scene from every angle of production and lyrical composition. And the entire time he was doing that he was simultaneously destroying the hat game. If you were touched by his art at any time in your life, you might have also appreciated the vintage snapbacks and retro lids he wore from time to time.
It goes without saying that Malcolm James McCormick had an undeniable style and an impeccable taste that mimicked his talent as an artist.
It’s been said that when you dress a certain way, it shifts your internal self to pursue certain ambitions. A banker might wear a suit and tie that makes himself feel more serious or concentrated. And I’m sure when a Buddhist Shaman adorns himself with beads and a gown, he may be able to tap into things a little better too. And we think Mac probably did the same, not for attention, not for endorsements, but to feel a little bit more like himself.
At Snag & Stitch, we couldn’t agree with him more. If it makes you feel good and gives you a little more pep in your step than that’s all that matters. Mac made music because it made him happy. We trade, sell, and buy vintage snapbacks because it makes us happy.
So come check out our shop and if you dig anything or you’re interested in collaborating on a custom design, hit us up.