Whilst most of the Papa’s caps are manufactured by John Lofgren & Co. in Japan, we also carry a limited number of caps made in collaboration with other selected brands. Papa Nui x Troy O’Shea Handmade is one such example of this.
Troy O’Shea specialises in painstakingly reproducing baseball caps from the 20s, 30s and 40s, in small numbers from his workshop in Australia. The collaboration with Papa Nui came about after a chance meeting and recognising each other from Instagram.
On the collaboration, John says, “we have done hundreds of caps. It’s an awesome arrangement as Troy allows me the flexibility to do small batch concepts that the major factories in Japan would never touch. Not only that, Troy is perhaps one of the finest cap makers on the planet. His passion for recreating vintage baseball caps means that the techniques he uses are second to none.“
The caps the Papa produces in collaboration with Troy O’Shea Handmade are therefore special releases and are only usually available direct or through a commission. The small range of caps we carry don’t come along often and once they’re gone, they’re gone.