How to Choose the Best Cap
Baseball caps refer to soft snug-fitting hats usually containing logos of sports teams. They are made using flexible materials like wool, cotton, polyester, or acrylic which can keep the wearers comfortable as they brave the sunlight to watch their favorite teams at play. The brim of the baseball caps protrudes from the front to keep the wearer buffered from the sun glare.
They are usually made by stitching together a few panels of fabric that fits neatly around the crown of the wearer’s head. The back of the cap might have a Velcro, plastic, or elastic adjuster which can cater to the wearer’s comfort needs. Initially, these caps were sported by baseball players as a part of their uniforms.
Nowadays, baseball caps have evolved into a popular choice of accessory which can keep your eyes and head out of the sun whether you are wearing it as a part of your athletic ensemble or casual wear. So, whether you’re wearing it as part of a casual ensemble or an athletic uniform. Here are fourteen various styles of baseball caps you can find.
Differences in Shape and Design
All baseball caps consist of two major parts – the crown or the part that covers the head, and the brim or visor that protrudes forward from the crown, shading your eyes. The crown can consist of 5, 6, or 7 panels stitched together. Eyelets along the top of the panel provide cooling. Buttons are often seen at the top, where the panels intersect.
Crowns can have an additional inner lining, differentiating caps into structured or unstructured. They can also be of different heights, meaning there are low-profile, mid-profile and high-profile baseball caps. The brim can be curved or flat. Baseball players would wear a 5- panel structured mid-profile snapcap with a curved brim. Go for the cap with the best fit, especially if you’ll be wearing it for longer periods.
Cotton is the preferred material in quality caps, especially replicas of official team gear. Cotton is breathable and easy on the skin, so provides for a comfy fit. Inner linings and headbands are also mostly cotton. Hardened cotton, known as buckram, form the brim. Older baseball caps were made entirely of wool, and wool is still used today, especially in the crown. Wool blends are seen in more expensive caps. Polyester and nylon feature in cheaper, loose-fitting caps like trucker and dad hats. Leather is seen in designer caps. Velcro is used in straps, and metal in quality buckles.
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