The new Stick Vega Signature baseball caps are in. I am selling them for $35.
A friend of mine said, "Man those are cool, but way to expensive". I am transparent with my work, process and costs. So, in that regard, here is the true cost of my signature caps.
$5 All cotton Alternative Apparel Cap with adjustable strap
$10 Embroidery (done locally)
$1 Vector Art and Set Up (It is my signature)
$0 Freight (I drove to K Printing in Mc Farland to pick them up. It was raining, but a nice trip. Renee came with me. And the owner, Jason, was there. He is a cool guy.)
$3 Gunpowder replenishment fund. I blow up a lot of art. I use a lot of gunpowder.
$3 Fuse replenishment fund. I use a lot of fuses, too!
$4 Stick Vega marketing and branding. This goes into the fund I use to grow the brand. I would like to be recognized as easily as Polo or Burberry. But, I create these in small quantities. For this batch I only made 24 hats. So, I have a long, long way to go.
$4 Blast Factory Beer fund. Sorry, we like to drink beer. And if you come to the studio I will have a cold one ready for you!
$5 Shipping. I am not sure that is enough to cover all the USPS or UPS charges and packaging. But, it is a number I can remember.
$35 Total. Boom!
Next, I did some comparison shopping. A cool Rag and Bone baseball cap costs $125. Gents makes some hip caps. Each of them is $48. And the Polo classic is $35. All of these are plus shipping! Sure, you can find some for less, but you will never find one as unique as mine.
This hat is the classic. I hope to have them available for many years. They support my art and build my brand. By buying one, you support my art and my brand.
Buy one! Boom!