1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Baseball caps

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Gihad, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior member

    Messages:
    675
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    J. Crew has some plain, all-cotton ball caps in a bunch of different colors http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/a...3407/43407.jsp Are there any companies that make quality ball caps, preferably not made-in-China? I know ball caps are considered a sartorial no-no around here, but there are certain times when I'd like to wear a plain one
     
  2. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

    Messages:
    2,813
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Why hasn't anyone mentioned Ebbet's Field? J.Crew Has them, Inventory did a big feature on them in their latest issue. They make vintage caps of old teams with vintage construction.

    I personally like 5-panel hats when I can find them. Most of those get into hype-beasty territory but they fit my head better than any baseball caps.
     
  3. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

    Messages:
    975
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Why hasn't anyone mentioned Ebbet's Field? J.Crew Has them, Inventory did a big feature on them in their latest issue. They make vintage caps of old teams with vintage construction.

    Avoid J. Crew and their markups.
    Ebbets sells them directly and some at 60 percent off.
     
  4. coldforge

    coldforge Senior member

    Messages:
    335
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    I have no interest in baseball, or in baseball caps—but with summer approaching and the ICC starting up I'm sorely tempted to order myself a baggy cricket cap. [​IMG]
     
  5. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

    Messages:
    2,813
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    When I do wear a hat, 5-panels like these from Norse Projects are good. Simple, clean, slightly different than most caps you see...and the 5 panel construction conforms to your head without the rigid front panel that sticks up on hats like New Era. (hate the look of New Era fitted caps). It's also possible to remove the mesh lining in New Era caps so that the front panel where the team logo sits is soft instead of popping up. I did this with my SF Giants cap for baseball season. There are tutorials online.

    http://www.norseprojects.com/categor...11/accessories
     
  6. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,038
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
    J. Crew has some plain, all-cotton ball caps in a bunch of different colors

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/a...3407/43407.jsp


    Are there any companies that make quality ball caps, preferably not made-in-China? I know ball caps are considered a sartorial no-no around here, but there are certain times when I'd like to wear a plain one



    those are REALLY ugly.

    When I do wear a hat, 5-panels like these from Norse Projects are good. Simple, clean, slightly different than most caps you see...and the 5 panel construction conforms to your head without the rigid front panel that sticks up on hats like New Era. (hate the look of New Era fitted caps). It's also possible to remove the mesh lining in New Era caps so that the front panel where the team logo sits is soft instead of popping up. I did this with my SF Giants cap for baseball season. There are tutorials online.

    http://www.norseprojects.com/categor...11/accessories


    these are dope
     
  7. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

    Messages:
    4,058
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Location:
    Palm Beach Florida, Caribbean
    I have some Ebbets Field, Cuban League Caps (my favorites) and vintage Atlanta Braves Hats (Milwaukee, Boston, etc)

    Also have a fitted Braves hat for practice or when I play sandlot ball
     
  8. anothergreenworld

    anothergreenworld Senior member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco & East Bay
    Cooperstown Ball Cap closed.[​IMG] I want to find a decent flannel cap without a logo, but no luck so far.
    Cooperstown Ballcaps didn't quite close... they're transforming under Ideal Cap Co. Email Will: will@ballcap.com for custom orders or a catalog. Also, Ebbets will totally make a plain cap at their custom price ($48)... So will Cooperstown Ballcap.
     
  9. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    hardly wear them. I have two I do wear when I need to. A blue Paul Smith baseball hat I bought about 8 years ago when I was doing some travelling and needed something. Also bought a Filson hat...I was in Portland and it was raining and I wanted a hat that was water resistant (waxed cotton or canvas or whatever). The filson was really nice, I was doing yardwork at my parents house and it kept me pretty warm actually. both have very small logos/stamps on them. EDIT: Oh wait, I do have a Billabong Trucker hat. I use it when I go to the beach. [​IMG]
     
  10. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    The Vintage Wool Portland Beavers baseball cap at Winn Perry is quite nice.

    http://winnperry.com/

    YIKES! they're closing?
     
  11. RSS

    RSS Senior member

    Messages:
    10,042
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Location:
    No.1 Nonsuch Place
    Unless one is playing baseball, they do look a bit juvenile when worn by adults ... at least those over 29.
     
  12. UrbanAesthetics

    UrbanAesthetics Senior member

    Messages:
    128
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Of course I still rock mines from time to time. When paired correctly, it never subtracts any style points from my outfits. But clearly there's bad taste in baseball hats here...
     
  13. slack tide

    slack tide Senior member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Hattans can improve an outfit if worn properly. But so many just tend to look awkward/weekend dad.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    and of course my guy harvey fishing cap (that blew off my head last weekend and i just got another on eBay for 14 bucks FTW!)
    [​IMG]
    40's paneled repros are the way to go if you want to rock a hat irl. ebbets field flannels have this weird little fold at the top of every one i've tried on. I was at a place that had a ton of them in every color and logo and every size and I was deadset on finding the perfect one with this huge array in front of me (and being a fan of hats..). But alas everyone didn't look right sitting on my head...the top little thing I mentioned..
     
  14. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,285
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
    Ordered an Ebbets (taking forever to ship), will see what you mean
     
  15. slack tide

    slack tide Senior member

    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Ordered an Ebbets (taking forever to ship), will see what you mean

    Hopefully just me and my head. I've seen people wearing them and they look good...
     
  16. thatguymj

    thatguymj Senior member

    Messages:
    489
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Ordered an Ebbets (taking forever to ship), will see what you mean

    Me too.

    I placed an order for a SF Seals hat before the damn baseball season started. I finally got an email from the shop yesterday saying they had come in last week and should be shipped in the next week or so.. I'm not holding my breath, tho
     
  17. ice86x

    ice86x Senior member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Location:
    New York City
    I wear my Yankees baseball cap to games and comes off as soon as I exit the stadium.
     
  18. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

    Messages:
    4,234
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    West Coast is back for all you suckas
    +1 on the, only at baseball games.
     
  19. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

    Messages:
    10,210
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    You better believe I wear my SF Giants World Champions outside of AT&T park and sports bars.
     
  20. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior member

    Messages:
    590
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Location:
    A Blues Igloo
    I have an ebbets hat that i picked up from their store here in seattle. it was incorrectly made (inaccurate color is all), so i got it for $10. i like baseball, and have a braves hat made by new era. new era hats are HUGE on my head, and i've never been happy with it. too much volume up front, if that makes sense. the ebbets field hat is much better and low profile.

    but i do know what slack tide is referring to, the top of mine has some folds in it, but it doesn't bother me
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by