If you’ve been following the fashion scene past few years you must have not missed 5-panel caps. So many streetwear brands have their own line and small businesses pop up. Korea’s own Monkids has been around for quite a few years already and starting to get more and more recognition outside Korea as well.
As a cap enthusiasts wearing them from morning until night Monkids wanted to start making their own in 2009. The first one was a 3-color wool 5-panel cap, simple and minimal design as they prefer themselves. Since then Monkids has always focused on the great mix of colors and patterns. Caps are made in Itaewon (the multicultural neighborhood in Seoul) and they joke that this is why Monkids looks like an international brand.
Currently Monkids is mainly known for their 5-panel caps, but their products include baseball caps, beanies, t-shirts and jackets as well. In the future they wish to grow to a lifestyle brand making not only clothing but bags, watches, perhaps even furniture.
Monkids is available in Seoul and Busan, but international online store is in the making. Meanwhile you can contact Monkids for mail order.
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