Another official moment in WIP Caps history! As you may know, we started off this path into fashion apparel by creating tribute fan gear to two of the biggest rival Universities in the Philippines. 2008 is when we released our first and second products, Bird On the Wire and Hunter On the Storm. We're kicking off this year with a huge collab with but both schools, Ateneo and La Salle.
We've collaborated with the Baseball teams of both universities to come up with two styles of caps. One is the College boy caps which is a staple cap for any collegiate fan. The other is the official On-Field team uniform baseball cap. The fitted caps are available for sale in limited quantities. For more details, check at our online store.
A little bit of a slow start this year but to get things off the ground, here's what you might have missed during the last moments of 2011.
What you are looking at is the 2nd 'W' snapback prototype called the 'W concord'. This was a rush prototype that we made in conjunction with TITAN 22's Jordan 11 Concord release event held on December 23. There's a total of 10 of these badboys and you could expect the real thing with correct details like Patent Leather visor sometime this year.
Photo by King Krux. Rest of the set here
Another thing you might notice (especially if you've seen one of the W concord's up close) are some changes in the branding. We've slowly started rolling out a new logo a couple of months ago in snippets but this is the first time we're actually mentioning it. But for now we'll leave you with this photo.
We have three seasons here in the Philippines(our seasons are Dry, Wet and Hot). Although we don't have the most commonly known four seasons, we present a fitted cap that we feel is a Fall-Winter type deal.
Visual Treat: Eagle was visiting an old Vulture friend in Paris just recently. Here's a little video clip from that european vacay. Appréciez!
We're doing the Black Friday thing like everyone else but we took it a bit further. Read on to find out.
You've probably noticed the new banners up there ^. We're offering a special Holiday coupon code which you can enter in the shopping cart menu. This will entitle you to a 10% discount on all items. And to kick it up a notch, you may avail of this coupon code starting today until the end of the year. We're basically bringing Christmas to you a little earlier this year :) Coupon code is holiday2011
Also mentioned in one of the new banners is the new Phone-In-Order service. What it means for the Philippine customers is, you can now choose to call and place your order instead of going thru the shopping cart process. Just call our office at 8451304 between 11AM~5PM Monday's to Friday's and we'll get you all sorted out with easy ordering.
Hey folks! It's that time of the year again. A single day when the streets of Manila gets cleared of all traffic, the rebel forces in Mindanao take a day of R&R from warfare and urban crime has been reported to be non-existent. If only Manny could some how bottle his mystic captivating powers and export it all over the globe. The world will be a better place for sure. Anyway, all that aside, what it boils down to is another great show by the living legend and pride of the Philippines, as he faces-off with Juan Manuel Marquez for the 3rd time.
Now the wait is over!
The Pac-Q 'Hope' marks another milestone for WIP. This cap represents a lot of things and we want to share what they are. Hopefully you get the full weight of what this project means to us.
No. 1 - Pac-Q 'Hope' is the 11th edition of this design series. In the image bellow we have nine Pac-Q's from 2008 till present. What's not pictured is Pac-Q number 10 aka Pac-Q 'Sugar'.
No. 2 - This cap supports a great cause which is Gawad Kalinga. This is our second WIP Fundraiser for GK and a percentage of the sales goes to support GK's Youth Sports Programs. And to make it even sweeter, Manny announced his full support for GK prior to the Mosely fight. So, we're pretty stoked to be helping out GK along side the Champ. The Yellow and Black color way actually comes from GK as it is their signature color. It's also the color of Manny's gloves.
Watch Manny talk about GK at the Mosely pre-fight promo.
No. 3 - Snapback! Yep, we've switched-up from fitteds to snapback for this one. All ten releases prior to this were fitteds.
No. 4 - What really defines this cap aside from all the things mentioned above is this cap marks our official tie-up with Manny Pacquio. We've partnered-up with Manny's flagship store called the Team Pacquiao Store. We've gone from a fan tribute cap with no affiliation to finally being recognized as a Pacquiao product. How dope is that? And to commemorate this event, we've dropped the name 'Pac-Q' and are now calling this 'Pac-Man'. When you get yours you will see the name change indicated on the Certificate of Authenticity that comes with the cap.
If that wasn't enough, we added a tiny detail for the stocks available at the Team Pacquiao store. It makes it a little different and just a tad bit more special from the ones you'll get here at wipcaps.com or thru our partner stores. The Team Pacquiao or MP version includes the official Team MP logo tag on the sweatband. We told you it's official!
So that sums it up. We've come along way with this little guy and we HOPE to continue the legacy. Unbeknownst to most people, we've been soft selling the Pac-Man 'Hope' for the last couple of days. Some lucky folks get to rock it during the fight tomorrow. Sorry if you didn't know about it but everything's good as you should be able to order yours online starting tomorrow.
Knock em out Manny!
For the benefit of our loyal followers all over, here are some of the recent happenings WIP has been into lately, here in Manila Philippines.
First video is from the Christian Cabuay 'Ka' fitted launch at the Urban Athletics's Kings On Deck event.
Frank151 did a special issue on the Philippines and a party was thrown at Ronac. Filipino stylee!
And finally, as our little Halloween salute and teaser, the DIA DE LOS MUERTOS skull exhibit.
From all of us at WIP, we would like to apologize for the confusion that the recent price change of 2 of our products may have caused. It was not intended to be a "price increase" but to correct a price mistake on our end. We hope for your understanding and your continued patronage of WIP.
Have you been keeping up with the HeadStart releases? Coz we're back with another sick joint to invade your dome!
We're proud to introduce a collab thats been in the back burner for a good minute or two. Straight out of San Diego, California USA is Outsiders BMX, the purveyors and curators of all things BMX. What started-off as a tight crew of like-minded heads who were deep into old school BMXing, took the passion further and founded Outsiders.
The Outsiders BMX x WIP snapback will be available in San Diego in a couple of days but the Manila heads get to enjoy another HeadStart release. We'll have a booth at the YARD SALE event and FlipTop will be selling some at the Zoning battle. Both events happening on October 22 Saturday.