The Baseball Cap

The baseball cap is a genuine piece of American sportswear, which also happens to be the world’s most popular hat.  Baseball caps are made in wool, cotton, polyester, blends and even mesh in the back half of the cap (which is used in so-called trucker caps). Baseball caps can be fitted, or one-size-fits-all with an adjustable buckle, Velcro, elastic or a plastic size fastener.  They can be plain or multi-colored and can include the logo of a team or advertising for a company or event.


The early form of the baseball hat, with its soft skullcap and short, flexible bill was first worn by baseball players in the mid-19th century.  In the 1940s, the cap developed a more structured shape and latex stiffening was added to the 19th century bonnet-style curved bill, which further shaded players’ eyes from the sun.  Today, Major League Baseball players wear a fitted wool or cotton cap with their team’s logo embroidered on the front made by the company 59Fifty.

Nowadays, the baseball cap is not only part of baseball players’ uniforms, but also an element of the uniform of the US armed forces, outdoor workers, police units, restaurant workers and retailers.  It is considered a comfortable and practical fashion statement, worn forward, backwards (as baseball catchers wear it), at other angles, and with long hair pulled through the opening in the back.  In America, almost every type of person, at any age can be seen wearing a baseball cap, even people who hate baseball!

The New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are the most popular Major League Baseball team caps, both in the US and worldwide.

________________________________________________________________AMERICANA Classic Vintage has the best selection of baseball caps, trucker caps and all other kinds of caps anywhere around & they’re always only 40 kr.

Shop for them at our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm!

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