How to wear your Cap?

Posted by Larissa Lane on

Flat peak v’s Curved Peak.

Now the trusty baseball cap is an everyday fashion staple, but it first hit the diamond in the mid 1800s, when a New York baseball team ran them as part of their team apparel.  The design and style of baseball caps hasn’t changed much since then, and today they’re worn by professional players of every sport, and cool families alike.

A Twist on Design

The new trend in baseball caps hit the streets over a decade ago, it started with rap artists and worked out into the mainstream from there: the flat peak cap.  The flat-billed baseball cap is a commonplace item these days, but not everyone is sure they can pull it off.  No doubt there is a debate between flat peak cap lovers and curved peak caps lovers, many have a preference, but what if you're confused?

The flat peak look seems to be preferred by the younger crowd, and it’s a look that sometimes the more mature could be hard pressed to pull off unless you have that extra swagger.   Flat peak caps can be seen out on professional sports players everywhere these days, with each player seeming to have a preference for just how curvy or flat their cap should be. The fact that the pros have embraced this trend is a good indication that the look probably isn’t going to fade out any time soon.

A Timeless Classic

Like your favourite pair of blue jeans, the curve bill baseball cap is a timeless classic that isn’t looking to be replaced.  As long as the back half isn’t made of vinyl mesh, you really can’t go wrong with a classic baseball cap.

Pick your letter, a word to inspire, the logo of your favourite brands or organization you support, and you’ve got yourself a hat you can live in 365. 

Safe Middle Ground

You can always bend your bill.

The shape of your baseball cap bills is not set in stone, so it’s not like you’re making a decision for life when you purchase a hat.   It’s easier to go curvier than it is to go in the other direction, so when in doubt, go with the flatter of two options, which serves as a safe middle ground.

1).  CURVING IT UP.  Just grab a large elastic band and wrap it around a baseball, a bowl or something with the perfect arc to frame your face.  You’ll get that perfect custom classic look. 

2).  STRAIGNTEN IN OUT.  Adding a little steam can help and pop the peak under a couple of books to straighten out that kink.  Work it out by hand you can't really go wrong.

If you find a logo you love, but the curve of the hat is not exactly right, go ahead and know you have the means to make it the perfect for your style.

Just bend your flat peak bill to curve more, or work it out flatter if you need to.  BUDDY + BIGGIE CAPS all come with a flat peak, but now you know how curving it up is easy as!   


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