Remember Neon Souvenir Trucker Hats From The 1980's?
Gecko Hawaii tried to find a way to replicate them -- to bring back the full nostalgia of taking a trip to the islands in the 1980's -- or living the style for the first time if you weren't alive back then! This is your chance to get a small little piece of the late 1980's (early 90's) fashion that was new, loud -- and WILD -- in the decade where the beach ruled fashion.
They also match with our new neon tees! It's a perfect combo for an outfit to be seen in!
Bottom line -- these hats are a lot of fun, use bright, retro & unique colorways, use the retro Gecko logo, and are built the same way as the early trucker caps of the 1980's -- ON PURPOSE.
- Extremely bright neon colors!
- Original 1980's mesh (the hard gritty kind that you break in after multiple wears to that eventually shapes to your head.
- Original 1980s "foam" strip sweat band -- like, the kind they use on the tongues of "retro" shoes.
- Snap back fastener
Trucker hats became fun and ironic in the late 90’s and early 2000’s — but prior to that — they were just one of the "standard" hats that were available. However, in places like Oahu and Venice beach, you'd be stoked -- finding trucker hats with so much neon color, they looked like a neon sign!
These were not “well built” hats the way they are today — the mesh was real mesh — the “sweat line” used a little piece of foam (the kind of foam that is now used to show off retro “shoe tongues” — the back “snap” fasteners were all the same (some closed better than others) — but if you were lucky, you either found one that fit you well, or you would mold it to fit you right by placing it in the dishwasher and then popping it on your head the second it was done — or, using steel wool to soften the mesh.
Bottom line -- these hats are a lot of fun, unique colorways, use the retro Gecko logo, and are built the same way as the early trucker caps of the 1980's -- ON PURPOSE.