I know it’s “just a hat” to you but this symbolizes much more than that to me. John Gotty, the man behind The Smoking Section, has been a constant force behind me for the last couple of years. From when I was doing my streetwear blog thing, to now as I try to turn H1GHER LEARNING into a Non-Profit Organization, he’s always been there—allowing me to bend his ear and fill his inbox which the most random questions and the most insane of ideals.
Being in the South (outside of Atlanta and Miami) there aren’t many creatives in the unnamed lifestyle that combines hip-hop with fashion, sneakers, art, and whatever else cool kids are into that I can look up to. I’m glad that at least one of the few is a personal friend.
This hat is not available for retail but was given out by Gotty and his team as a “friends only” gift.