#FashionFriday: Meet DOPE

LIDS is the destination for more than just your fan gear. The fashion play is real on our shelves, and if you wait too long you’ll be behind trend. And that’s what #FashionFriday is here for, to bring you all of the latest trends and styles to make sure you are AHEAD in the hat game.


Meet DOPE. They’ve been in the game for a while and always bring strong Exclusive styles to LIDS. We are very happy to introduce you to their culture and what they stand for.


We also had a chance to sit down with Matte Fields, the owner of DOPE. Here is a live look into the DOPE scene.

LIDS: If you could describe DOPE in 1 sentence, what would it be?

Matte Fields: How about an acronym? I just came up with this one. D.R.E.A.M. Dope rules everything around me.

L: What inspired you to create the brand that is DOPE?

MF: The streetwear niche aligned with my interests as it was one part fashion one part skate one part hip hop. That’s what drew me in.

Also a quick story from Dope’s first point of inspiration: I saw Jay-Z rocking a Crooks tee and I loved the design. Three years later Jay was rocking a Dope shirt.

L: What sets these hats apart from anything else that is on shelves?

MF: One the quality is killing most headwear companies, two nobody can compete with the crazy designs we put out.

L: What are your dreams and goals for the brand?

MF: I want to see Dope continue to innovate in the headwear category and beyond along with maintaining healthy but not overly aggressive growth.

L: If you could say one thing to the fans of your hats, what would it be?

MF: Dope is for anyone that’s puts 100% into whatever they do. I know that’s you so keep it up because hard work eventually pays off.


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