Wants & Desires | America, Fuck Yeah

As you all well know, the esteemed Mister Mort is always a natty dresser. Last week we met up to go see some vintage airplanes on Long Island and Mister Mort showed up in the most amazing hat from Supreme’s SS09 collection. I have been on the look out for a good mesh back hat (if you can believe it), ever since a few months ago when I was reminded of the great looking blue hat that Mr. Levon Helm rocked in The Last Waltz. Tongue in cheek patriotism at its finest (in the title) and below.




Comments on “Wants & Desires | America, Fuck Yeah

    JP on May 26, 2009 9:47 AM:

    That’s a great hat, and even greater sentiment.

    james fox on May 26, 2009 9:48 AM:

    absolutely no reason not to have a quality mesh back “gimme hat”. Something like this. made in usa natch’.

    aTreasuryOf on May 26, 2009 10:56 AM:

    James Fox-

    The Carhartt hat you linked to is perfect!


    Shaun @ TWGA on May 26, 2009 11:18 AM:

    I’ve had my fair share of mesh back hats, and I will have to say that nothing beats a good ol’ canvas hat. I’ve have one from my Freshman year of college that I can’t seem to veer away from.

    Sam Jacobs on May 26, 2009 11:20 AM:

    Ah, mesh hats…no.

    Andrew H on May 26, 2009 12:37 PM:

    This is the only acceptable mesh hat I have seen in a while. I rocked a nice High Life one I found at a thrift store back in high school, and then every D-bag and their mom (and the guys from Backstreet Boys) started wearing ones from Hollister and Abercrombie. Once the kid on the OC started making fun of them, I knew they a had really jumped off.
    But I could see myself wearing this during yard work and post-yard work beers; it fucking rocks.

    SS on May 26, 2009 12:53 PM:

    Rad. I’d wear it. Wish I had it yesterday.

    Chris on May 26, 2009 1:09 PM:

    This could be a very interesting experiment MW. The start of the 3rd or 4th trucker hat incarnation. The timing for a low-key, mesh style trucker seems right considering all the Ed hardy eye sores that grace our streets today.

    bobs your uncle on May 26, 2009 1:37 PM:

    lest we forget the disgrace that was (is?) von dutch.
    to quote a very wise man: John “Vicki” Johnson, from the renaissance film So I Married an Axe Murder, “And one night in a jealous rage Kelly took a make-shift knife or “shiv”, and cut out the bitch’s eyes. And as if this wasn’t enough retribution for Kelly, the next day he and four other inmates took turns pissing into the bitch’s ocular cavities. (short pause) This way to the cafeteria! ”
    I believe this inarguably romantic sentiment can be applied somehow to the “designers” of ed hardy and von dutch.
    no offense, well, some offense meant.

    r4 on May 26, 2009 2:01 PM:

    Firstly, can someone get a comment restraining order on crazy bob, holy hell.

    Secondly, the looks Levon Helm can pull off, playing and living up to his role as the only American member of the band, are perhaps better left appreciated rather than simulated.

    moldy on May 26, 2009 2:12 PM:

    I have a pretty cool collection of net back hats.
    One of my favorites is a vintage Oakland A’s. Also another one that gets some head time is a nice orange one that says “Farming is everyones bread and butter”
    Gotta represent for the peepz growing beets and corn.

    christopher on May 26, 2009 2:57 PM:

    Uhhh, what’s going on here? We’re not really there yet are we? Trucker hats?

    veronika on May 26, 2009 3:20 PM:


    drinkinanddronin on May 26, 2009 5:14 PM:

    Don’t know if I could pull off the mesh hat, but the patch is great. One Trip Pass has a great chore coat with naval patches on it with a huge embroidered ‘LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT’ on the back.

    Jay on May 26, 2009 6:59 PM:

    Tongue in cheek, huh?

    Troy on May 27, 2009 11:25 AM:

    My sister scored a back seat’s worth of mesh hats, or “netted nasties” as she termed them, at Goodwill a couple of years ago. Crucial.

    james on May 27, 2009 2:53 PM:

    Thumbs down to the patriotard cap.

    tylerbenz on May 29, 2009 12:56 AM:

    Thumbs up.

    John on June 1, 2009 12:31 AM:

    Is this hat available for purchase anywhere?

    Lou from Louisville on June 1, 2009 3:19 PM:

    It’s a safe bet that someone commenting on ACL has a penchant for classic/americana. I’m no exception. And street/skatewear is definitely not my style. However, Supreme is and always will be my favorite clothing/acc. brand. I’ve gotten a snap-back every season for the past couple of years, most recently, the “Highly Decorated Supreme”. The brand’s understated irony compliments any personal style you could contrive.

    Lou from Louisville on June 1, 2009 3:21 PM:

    …and to John, they have a store in SoHo and L.A. Also, check out supremenewyork.com for the online store. Not sure if that specific hat is on there, and most stuff sells out the day it drops.

    Brooke on June 2, 2009 10:50 PM:

    This, combined with a copy of the sorely under-appreciated Ed Anger book, would make a lovely gift to the ungrateful commie in one’s life.

    pete on June 3, 2009 3:07 PM:

    I live mesh caps cause it gets hot in LA. So long as you don’t have tigers fighting skulls eating dragons stitched on there I am good.
    Oh, and no rhinestones.
    Supreme is probably the only staple in my wardrobe besides J.Crew.

    sam on June 5, 2009 6:06 PM:

    I know ACL has covered them before but Pointer makes some nice caps, one that is mesh-backed (and a third that just looks bad).

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