"This was the very first hat I ever owned. It was a birthday gift from an old girlfriend. It was straight off the shelf , stiff as a board, wide brimmed, black, with a tiny opal pinned on the side. It was beautiful but was lacking something.
After we'd broken up, I took this hat and burned it! I ripped it and cut holes in it. I threw it in the ocean, poured paint and spilt mezcal all over it. I ran over it on my chopper, I stitched it back together, then burned it some more. I gave it some scars, some character, some life.
A friend of mine saw me wearing it days later and asked if I would do the same to his...BXMBXM/bambam was born- Unique, purpose built hats for uncommon people.
The environment around me, the materials I find in recycled vintage shops, speaking to people and asking them about their lives, play a huge part in the creation process. Im inspired by making something completely by hand, something that no one has ever seen before. Something that gives the wearer a real sense of confidence and pride in how they look and feel.
Anybody can wear a hat, but only a certain person can wear a BxmBxm hat.