Theo: I wanted another copy of a cap that I bought in SF that fit really well but was a hideous orange color.
VCB: What is your process like? How long does it take to make one of your hats?
Theo: Cut (7 pieces) - print - make stripe - sew leather into brim fabric - make body - sew brim to body. It would take about 3h from start to finish to do one if I already have the screen made. About 5h to make a new screen. The stripes take the most time.
VCB: How long have you been on Hup?
Theo: Hmmm. 6 yrs on and off. Last 2 for real.
VCB: How did you join Hup?
Theo: Worked with the Godfather (Hup United Founder Zac Daab) at Seven Cycles during college and all the cool kids were doing it.
VCB: Where does the inspiration for your caps come from?
Theo: Vintage cycling posters and 70's blazers.
VCB: What is your favorite type of riding?
Theo: Mountain Biking on my cross bike.
VCB: Beer or coffee?
Theo: Bourbon - but if that is not available then beer.
VCB: Do you embro?
Theo: No, but I am curious.
VCB: worst day on a bike?
Theo: 60 mph sustained headwind in Iceland on an extended touring trip with my gf. It was a sunny hurricane. Had to walk at 1.5 mph down the road into a fiord that was 10mi long. We could see the town on the other side of the fiord less than 1 mile away for 5 hours. My ears rang for 2 days because the wind was so loud. The real bitch of it - because the exchange rate was so bad we got to enjoy $15 corona and a $70 pizza for dinner (no joke).
VCB: best day on a bike?
Theo: Riding through the Sumner tunnel on a chopper at 4am with 25 other chopper riding crazies.