Copy of Powell Peralta Vato Rat Snapback Cap Black Hat

Copy of Powell Peralta Vato Rat Snapback Cap Black Hat

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Powell Peralta Vato Rat Snapback Cap Black Hat

Details

  • Black canvas hat with white embroidery and Black snapback
  • Small Triple P flag on matching black snapback.
  • 80% Acrylic 20% Wool
  • 6 Panel Classic Fit
  • Flat brim
  • One size fits most
The Vato Rat was created by artist Craig Stecyk. Coming from the Santa Monica Dogtown "Z-Boy" surf-skate scene of the 1970s, Stecyk was surrounded by Hispanic gang culture and graffiti. At the time he was airbrushing a lot of Zephyr surfboards and blended that influence into his work. The Vato Rat was one of the many symbols he used to decorate surfboards and generally mark territory at local surf spots. In 1983, Stacy Peralta decided to bring the Vato Rat back as a Powell-Peralta graphic. they called it "Rat Bones" and It was used in advertising, on decks, stickers, and T-shirts.