Jimmy Gorecki has lent his extensive skateboarding knowledge to Hood Hats, creating a five-cap collection inspired by storied skate spots across the US. Featuring classic script and done up in a colorway reminiscent of each city’s sports franchises, the hats are a nod to nexuses of skateboarding from the East Coast to the West Coast.
Washington DC’s Pulaski, Philadelphia’s Love Park, New York’s Brooklyn Banks, San Fransisco’s Embarcadero and Los Angeles’s Lockwood all receive acknowledgement. DC’s hat is done up in a Washington Bullets-inspired red and blue, Philly’s in a retroPhiladelphia Eaglesmix of green and white, NY’s in aNew York Yankeesnavy and white, SF’s in a San Fransisco Giants black and orange and LA’s in aLos Angeles Dodgersroyal and white. All are constructed of 100% merino wool, and each features a classic sports-style fit. Each is also modeled by a pioneer of skate who came up at the spot it represents:Reese Forbesproudly sports the Pulaski hat, while Rick Oyola reps Love Park.
For Gorecki — a former member ofPharrell‘sICECREAMskate team and the current head ofStandard Issue TeesandJSP— the collection is all about homage, as he states “We made it a point to honor the vets in skateboarding that brought life to each of these spots.”