I am very excite to announce that PeppinoPeppino is going to change lay-out soon. I have been working on a few projects and I really hope to put them into place in the next few weeks. Keep on stopping by and on following me on Instagram to find out more.
But let’s go back to the subject of this post, a very special label, Troy O’Shea handmade caps.
I have never worn hats before last winter. Living in Berlin I had to, If I didn’t want my ears to get frozen.
Caps are underrated accessories. In reality they are very cool, especially the ones handmade by Troy.
I touched base with Troy last week and I found out that we both have a true passion for Japan (where he lived for three years), craftsmanship and workwear. Troy has always had an interest in clothing, design and manufacturing. In mid-2014 he came across some beautiful, handmade cycling caps in San Francisco. This inspired him to purchase a sewing machine and start out making cycling and work caps.
All the caps are handcrafted, from start to finish, by Troy in Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his wife, who is Japanese and help him out in sourcing the fabrics.
Troy uses only the finest materials that he gets exclusively in Japan (such as Collect Mill in Okayama, the same mill used by denim giants, such as Momotaro), Australia and US.
No need to say that I am in love with what Troy makes. All the caps have a beautiful, old-fashion heritage look, being inspired by authentic, vintage workwear. Check out this awesome 14oz pink selvedge denim work cap.
And what about these 8oz re-production WWII herringbone twill and 11oz indigo selvedge wabash duck canvas work caps? Just beautiful.