Soletron Exclusive: Premier Fits – Interview with the Newest Players in the Headwear Industry

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CapTracker TV: 5 & A Dime

During my Cali excursion, I also made a trip down to SoCal’s very own San Diego. While I was there, I made sure to visit one of the most unique shops I’ve ever seen. Very few shops look like 5 & A Dime. Fewer shops offer what they have to offer too. From the classic interior, to the brands, to the customer service, 5 & A Dime in San Diego, CA is a boutique that’s as original as it gets. To learn more about 5 & A Dime, check out the video above.

5 & A Dime
701 8th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
#: (619) 236-0364

     
 

CapTracker TV: Fatlace

As always, my recent trip to San Francisco was friggin’ awesome! While I was there, I dropped by Fatlace to make another episode of CapTracker TV. Located in beautiful Japantown, San Fran, this small boutique has worlds to offer. Fatlace has grown from the single shop in San Fran to a family of three shops across Cali. Check out the video for more info.

Fatlace
1630 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
#: (415) 409-3281

The Paddock / Fatlace Garage
800 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

illest
316 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 94402

     
 

Adapt


“Simplistic” and “clean” are two words that I can use to best describe Adapt Clothing. More often than not, those two words are synonymous with “empty” and “boring.” Not the case with Adapt. Adapt’s typographical, one-liner/single word tees and caps speak novels about the wearer. All it takes is the correct text placement with the appropriate color scheme to create something so meaningful and clever with so less. Representation of what one stands for and supports is an ongoing theme for Adapt. Check out all their designs at Adapt’s online store now.


Website/Blog: adaptclothing.com

Online shop: adaptadvancers.myshopify.com

Facebook: facebook.com/adaptclothing

Twitter: twitter.com/adaptadvancers

Myspace: myspace.com/adaptadvancers

(Images source: Adapt’s online shop)

     
 

CapTracker TV: Attic (Buena Park)

After a nice long vacation in California, I have finally come back home to the DC area. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing, really… I miss Cali already. California is an amazing escape for anyone who needs a break from the mundane routine of pop fashion brands. The underground brand scene in Cali is a booming industry and it continues to grow day after day. It seemed like almost every day I was there I would see a plethora of tees and caps not found on the east coast.

With that being said, I now give you the latest episode of CapTracker TV. The Attic (Buena Park) is one of Orange County’s most popular boutiques. It’s grand scale, as well as brand selection, make it an excellent staple store for any streetwear fanatic in SoCal. As well as carrying the brands the public knows and loves, they also give opportunities for the lesser known brands to shine. A good mixture of solid names and rising stars.

Check out the video and see for yourself.

Attic (Buena Park)
8010 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
#: (714) 220-3116

     
 

CapTracker TV: Episode 1 – PinoyHats.com

 

Ladies and gentlemen. I present to you the first episode of CapTracker TV. In this episode, I have a sit down with the crew of the online store, PinoyHats.com. Proud pinoys and pinays everywhere will find it even easier to represent with a cap from PinoyHats.com.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

10% of all proceeds go to The Flora Apalisok Free Children’s Clinic.

     
 

Cast Shadow


When having only one brand isn’t enough to express one’s ideals. Cast Shadow is a brand new headwear brand created by the guys over at Bloodbath to further testify their message to the world. Although new, from the looks of their very first lookbook, you can already see the quality put into every cap. Just as Bloodbath’s tees are something to keep a lookout for, Cast Shadow is also bound for the very same success. Keep an eye out for more from this company.

We stand by our actions, not by words or aesthetics. As our reputation grows, our shadows lengthen. The more light we receive, the larger our silhouette becomes.


Cast Shadow Website: cast-shadow.com
 

Bloodbath Website: bloodbathproject.com

Bloodbath Blog: ourblood.bloodbathproject.com

Bloodbath Stockists: bloodbathproject.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=54

     
 

Nice Kicks Store

The massively popular sneaker blog, Nice Kicks, has upgraded themselves from being a blog that only TALKS about shoes to a blog with a full on sneaker store that SELLS shoes. Yep, Nice Kicks now has their own store in Austin, TX, and the potential for this store to make it big is immense. People trust Nice Kicks as a source for some of the hottest sneaker news today. So what better bunch to run a sneaker store than the guys who know sneakers. Today is the opening day, so if you’re in the Austin area, stop by and show your support. Fellow sneaker lovers will have another place to call home after today. Follow up on NiceKicks.com for more sneaker news and the latest releases at the shop.Website: nicekicks.com

Address:
2815 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705
# (512) 320-8100

Nice Kicks Store Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Austin-Texas/Nice-Kicks-Shop/323841398591

Nice Kicks Facebook Group: facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=35648066102

     
 

Rock-n-Jocks

Rock-n-Jocks

Rock-N-Jocks www.rocknjocks.com out of Canton, Ohio is the spot to find all of your New Era Custom Exclusive Fitteds. Rock-N-Jocks store location started in 2004 and the online store launched in 2007. If you need to match some kicks or a fly outfit then this is your site. RNJ has got the color combination that you are striving for. Go visit Rock-N-Jocks if you are in Ohio. Address: 2735 Cleveland Ave. Canton, Oh 44709. Or if not go pick up some custom New Era fitteds at www.rocknjocks.com

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Website/Online Shop: rocknjocks.com

Address:
2735 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, Ohio 44709
#: (330) 456-8373

     
 

Jugrnaut

Jugrnaut

Jugrnaut Chicago is the premier home-grown Streetwear & Vintage Apparel Boutique in Chicago. The four owners combined efforts to establish themselves in the city’s South Loop neighborhood as the go-to spot for fashion kids, hip-hop heads, skaters, and anybody with an interest in any type of culture. The store began it’s quest for Midwestern domination in 2007 and has continued to bring their community the best in fashion, music, art and culture ever since. Jugrnaut is laying down the ground work to be the industry’s Unstoppable Force.

Inside Jugrnaut

Men Brands:
JUGRNAUT, Clientele, 10.Deep, Mishka, Crooks & Castles, Diamond Supply co., Mighty Healthy, IM King, DGK, Wild Leek, Remede

Womens Brands:

Stussy, Married to the MOB, Hellz, tokidoki, Dime Piece, Yours Truly

Website: jugrnaut.com

Address:
427 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605
#: (312) 435-4635
Fax: (312) 435-4645

Online Shop: jugrnaut.bigcartel.com

Twitter: twitter.com/jugrnaut

Facebook: facebook.com/jugrnaut