Pablo Escobar is undoubtedly the most powerful drug trafficker of the 80s and early 90s. He was head of The Medellín cartel and a well-known Colombian criminal who was born on 1st December 1949 in Rionegro, Colombia. A few of his nicknames were: “El Patrón” and “The king of Cocaine”.
In his youth he started his criminal career with selling illegal cigarettes and fake lottery tickets. Later in the early 1970s, he started working for drug criminals and kidnapped people for ransom. In 1976 Pablo Escobar started the Medellín Cartel. His cartel grew very quick and in the 1980s he already shipped about 75 tons of cocaine to the U.S. each month. At his best, the cartel smuggled 15 tons of cocaine to the U.S. every day.
Every day he took more risks which eventually led to his imprisonment and his death. Even after his death, Pablo Escobar remained well-known for more than 2 decades just like he was during his heyday as Medellín cartel’s head.
Escobar in Prison
Here we will remind the time when Pablo decided to go to prison in the year 1991. Even though he was one of the most notorious kingpins in history, he still has been an inspiration for numerous movies, books, and even in Netflix series as well recently.
However, when he went to prison the situation in Columbia was pretty tense and arresting Pablo was looking more like a political win for the governments of Columbia and the USA.
While the things were pretty interesting here because Pablo had a right to decide in which prison he wanted to go. That’s where he decided to build his own prison with some standards in mind. It looked like Pablo had been a great business analyst, because here he took advantage of loop holes of certain laws in which was described how the prison should look like. With these loop holes he demanded to make a prison of his own choice. When he entered prison his mugshot was taken while he was holding his prison number, 128482.
The wink in our products
We used this number on a few of our caps and hoodies with a wink to Pablo Escobar. We chose for the prison number, so the connection to the former Colombian drug lord wouldn’t be too obvious.
Our Brand Caps have a small flat embroidery with the number just above the strap. It is just a minor detail on the back of the cap, but it makes the cap a little more playful. You will find the number combination on all four of our Brand Caps and our Triple Cap.
Besides the caps, you will find “128482” on the edge of the hood our Brand Hoodies. We just added the number to make a little connection with Pablo Escobar, but not too obvious again. Hopefully you like the playfulness as much as we do.