Caps, billed caps and baseball caps are typically a rounded cap with a stiff brim in front.
Sometimes the crown can have a slightly boxier shape than rounded but they are made to be snug to the head.
Sometimes the brims are short as in a driving cap but other times the brims are much longer as in baseball caps or Yeddo caps.
A baseball cap is usually made of cloth and has a large front brim to shade eyes from the sun. The brim can be straight or have a slight curve. Has an adjustable strap at the back usually plastic, elastic or velcro to help fit securely to the wearers head.
Originally worn by baseball players sporting their teams logos but now worn as a general leisure hat.
The New York Knickerbockers wore baseball’s first official uniform in 1849, which included a straw cap.
The Brooklyn Excelsiors introduced the more modern, rounded crown baseball cap in 1860. The Brooklyn-style cap, with a long visor and a button on top, became popular in 1900. Another version of the antique cap featured a flat pillbox-style crown, but it was not popular for long.
Now the large front crown is often used to advertise businesses, sports team logos, silly graphics and slogans or can be plain.
They are a unisex cap and can be worn by all ages from toddlers to seniors.
Written by TheVintageFashionGuild