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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The TRVR riding team is not a typical road racing team. We have gathered to enjoy riding on beautiful and adventurous routes unknown to most riders. We are not only concerned with riding, but creating inspiring films and pictures, projecting sports into art. We believe that our projects are all about communicating with people through sports. Shared emotion through projects could help us taste at least some happiness and satisfaction in our lives
TRVR also has a line of beautifully made knitwear, bags and caps. See the TRVR website for more:
In 2010, two 26-year-old friends, Seo Ji Eun and Jung Ji Yoon (together the “MISCHIEF MAKERS”), found a new Apparel/Goods label called ‘MISCHIEF’.
Mischief continues to focus on expressing its brand name originality through the analogue sensibility of ‘VINTAGE ATHLETIC CASUAL’ based on 90s golden era culture.
Mischief values participating wide range of cultural activities, not only limited in the fashion industry, but also in collaborative work with other various brands and supporting local artists. Starting in fall 2012, Mischief will launch its own clothing line and develop its career through new design projects in various fields.