It’s considered a fashion item as well as protective item against the elements, but what is the history of the trusty baseball cap? Let’s find out!
The first baseball caps were worn in the 1860s by the Brooklyn Excelsiors. This was an amateur baseball team that was founded 6 years earlier. The baseball cap they wore became known as the “Brooklyn-style” baseball cap. It became popular in the mainstream around the turn of the century. The modern baseball cap came about in the 1940s. The brim was stiffened with a latex rubber and the hat had more structure, overall. From the 1970s onwards, baseball caps stopped being sold in hat size measurements and became available in a one-size adjustable cap.
Types Of Baseball Caps
Nowadays, there are many different types and styles of baseball cap. Obviously, they’re still used for baseball, but they are also used for the sole purpose of fashion too. Let’s have a look at the 4 most popular types of baseball cap:
Adjustable hat – this is an unstructured hat with a low profile. It is adjustable and has a curved brim. It is adjustable with Velcro.
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