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First, let’s talk about baseball cap jargon. We developed an exclusive vernacular to help you understand and apply the proper hat mechanics, styling, and positioning to maximize your flair and swagger. Without a doubt, our jargon and styling apply to both genders. In addition, the rules include all fashion types from casual, casual-sexy, semi-professional, and professional. Hatlook provides product reviews and purchasing recommendations for cool baseball caps, hats, and fedoras. Read below for styling techniques.
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Baseball Cap Brands & Types
New Era Cap
59FIFTY is characterized by a High Crown and Flat brim hat. The 59FIFTY sizes range between 6 3/4 and 8 and are not adjustable. Consequently, they are known as fitted hats or fitted caps (typical baseball cap jargon) because you must purchase them in a specific size. Furthermore, the 59FIFTY is the official on-field hat of Major League Baseball and Minor League baseball and is manufactured by New Era Cap company based out of Buffalo, New York.
39THIRTY is a Low Crown and Curved brim stretch fit hat. This hat is not a snapback and one size will not fit all. Sizes range from small-medium to large – X-large. Best of all, the cap is engineered to stretch for optimal fit and comfort. The 39THIRTY serves as the NFL sideline hat and the Major League Baseball on-field hat. The 39THIRTY is manufactured by New Era Cap company based out of Buffalo, New York. If 59FIFTY is the king then 39THIRTY is the prince.
Fitted Hat sizes range between 6 3/4 and 8 and are not adjustable. Aesthetically, these types of hats have a High Crown and a Flat brim. Many brands such as Mitchell & Ness and Forty Seven offer a full line of fitted hats. Nevertheless, the 59FIFTY produced by New Era is the most prominent. Also, it is the official on-field hat of Major League Baseball and Minor League baseball.
Mitchell & Ness
Snapback hats are adjustable and considered one size fits all. Hence, the rear plastic strap adjusts and makes a snapping sound. Snapbacks screams nostalgia. Without a doubt, nostalgia is “Mitchell and Ness”. Mitchell and Ness Co. offers vintage and authentic apparel and hats for the NFL, NBA, and the MLB. Snapback hats are also offered for sale by New Era and Forty-Seven.
Hat Mechanics (baseball cap jargon)
A cover = the entire crown
B cover = top of visor or brim
C cover = bottom of visor or brim
D cover = inside of the crown
Squatchee = the fabric covered button on top of the A cover
Grommets = metal or fabric attached to the top of each six sections of fabric to provide ventilation
Hat Position (baseball cap jargon)
Orthodox = Hat on straight, brim facing forward
Southpaw = Hat to the back, brim facing backward
Pac Style = Hat to the back, mash down, tilt to the side (In honor of the late great)