Don C's customized snakeskin hats.
Courtesy of R.S.V.P Gallery
How bonkers is the "Otis" video? Could Jay-Z and Kanye West appear to be having more fun? The gorgeous sky, the saturated Old Glory backdrop, the overhauled Maybach, the leggy models, the Balmain—EVERY frame seizes you by the guts and BREAKS YOUR FACE with jaw-clenching envy because there is just so much to want. Namely, hi, um, Jay-Z, sir, are you wearing a python overlain, lambskin Yankees snapback with a GOLD buckle?
We, like anyone who feeds and eats the internet all day long, know that the limited-edition $400 JUST DON x Mitchell & Ness hats sold out instantly since Monday's on-sale date, but we talked to Kanye West cohort, G.O.O.D. music A&R, founder of the boutique R.S.V.P. Gallery, and the brains behind the eponymous JUST DON, Don C, to get all the deets on Jay's hat and even discovered when they'll next be made available (!!!!).
Jay-Z at Glastonbury 2011 and Kanye West at the Adam Kimel Paris menswear show.
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How can we get our mitts on Jay's snapback?
"The Yankee cap I made for Jay is not available...that was just for Hov."
MEOW. Fine. Python's a fascinating choice. What are the challenges or merits of working with it as a material from a construction standpoint?
"Python skins vary. I love that even a skin that appears to be the same as another is not. Every cap is distinctively unique."
So even if Jay and Kanye's individual caps aren't available, how can we get the look?
"The caps that were released August 8 are currently sold out but will be made available again by the 23rd. They're available exclusively at RSVP Gallery, in-store, online, or by phone."