There are a select few labels here in the UK that are growing at an alarming rate. I don't mean like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors (because that would be mental) but I'm talking about a small handful of brands that are gaining more and more attention for all the right reasons. Dope Chef is definitely in that category. The guys at D.C have clearly been putting protein powder in the water down there, as they've beefed up their following existentially. There's plenty of water to be had as well because their store is set up on a canal boat in North London.
With an already popular collection consisting mostly of tees and sweats, Dope Chef have decided to branch out, stepping into the already crowded concrete jungle that is the snapback cap game. Many try and fail, but if the early preview pictures are anything to go by, I get the impression that these hats are going to be a big success. The drop consists of four different styles, embroidered on black Starter caps. The designs look really fresh with some familiar Dope Chef iconography making an appearance. My only criticism is that it would have been nice to see a couple of different coloured caps other than black, but having said that the accenting does look really vivid, creating a bolder image.
The hats aren't due for release until 6th April, but you can pre-order now from the Dope Chef site, priced £30.