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The history of baseball caps

Where does the baseball cap actually originate from? Why is it called "baseball" cap? And how come the cap has transformed from being a garment related to sports to a contemporary fashion accessory? In order to find out, we need to rewind the time a bit. Already in 1860, the amateur baseball team Brooklyn Excelsiors wore headwear with a visor in order to shade their eyes and obtain better vision in dazzling sunlight. These caps soon became popular in America, the country where baseball caps originate from. The modern version of caps was born during the 1940s, with added ventilation holes and longer brims for better shield from sunshine. The baseball cap hasn't changed its look much since mid 20th century, though people's attitudes towards it have indeed. As baseball...
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Why do baseball caps have a small button on top?

On all (or at least the vast majority of) baseball caps, there is a small button on the very top, which has led to speculations regarding the actual purpose of it. Some say it's functional, to keep the panels together. Other say it's just a matter of design. But what's actually the main purpose of it? Being located on top of the cap, where all the panels meet, the top button might be regarded as a functional detail, keeping the cap crown in one piece. Some say that historically, the button actually had that role. Though, in modern time, the button works as a cosmetic feature. The use of the button is to simply cover the joint point where the panels...
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Top 5 reasons to wear a cap

The cap is traditionally considered a functional garment providing your eyes comfortable shade from the sun, but it is also nowadays a fashion piece. If you don't wear a cap already, here are the best five reasons for you to start wearing caps.  1. Caps style you up You may want to wear a baseball cap to hide when you don't feel confident about your appearance. Though, the true charm of caps does not lie in hiding yourself, but the complete opposite - it's about showing yourself! You can easily match a well-designed cap with any kind of outfit. A cap could put your look together and add a great finishing touch. In short, styling becomes more interesting with a...
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