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History of the Baseball Cap

The baseball cap has been an integral part of the modern sports uniform since 1858, but wearing the hat outside the field wasn’t socially acceptable until the late 1970s. The iconic brimmed silhouette has now evolved into a staple in most wardrobes.

In a piece by Troy Patterson for The New York Times, he explains how the baseball cap went from the ball fields to a symbol of personal style on the streets.

“Eight factors contributed to the cap’s increased legitimacy, including the explosion of television sports, the maturation of the first generation of Little League retirees and the relative suavity of the Detroit Tigers cap worn by Tom Selleck as the title character of “Magnum P.I.”: “It made sporting a ball cap seem cool rather than quirky; and it created an interest in authentic M.L.B. caps,” wrote James Lilliefors in his book Ball Cap Nation.

New Era began producing the six panel 59Fifty, which players still wear today, in 1954. But, it wasn’t until the 1996 World Series when Spike Lee requested a red version of the iconic Yankees cap, that the idea that hats could go beyond team colors and traditional materials came about. Now, the different options represent a way for people to communicate their personal style, whether it’s crisp and clean or dirty and broken down.

To learn more about the history of the iconic cap, head over to The New York Times website.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAT EMBROIDERY FOR BRAND PROMOTION?

It’s 2017 and you want to make your brand stand out more than ever before. Promotional custom hats can help you billboard your employees and brand supporters in a very affordable and effective way. By having your custom hats embroidered with your business logo, you can expand your brand awareness through personalized promotional marketing.

Why hat/headwear embroidery is a good business investment.

Hat embroidery is a great business investment for 2018 promotional marketing because custom hats can be used as uniform attire, promotional gifts for customers & weather protective gear while making a great fashion statement. Hat embroidery is popularly used for corporate gifting, contests, and tradeshow promotions. Best of all, custom hats can be worn all year round by men, women, babies and children.

All you really need for custom hat embroidery is a great brand message because custom hats complement well with other promotional marketing products such as printed apparel. Your brand is special and there’s no better way to let your customers and employees know that your brand is special than suiting them up with stylish apparel that advertises your business brand.

Any type of logo or text can be embroidered on custom hats. This type of embroidery is incredibly useful for commercial purposes. We offer standard or 3d /Puff for your embroidered headwear. The promotional hats are durable and you will never experience warping or unevenness with high quality hat embroidery services.

Embroidery is a threading process where custom promotional products are stitched. You can have custom jackets, custom hats and golf shirts embroidered for your corporate apparel usage.  It’s truly the best solution for utmost professionalism.

For more information about our custom hats and beanies, browse our website and have a look at samples of our embroidery and custom hats designs or contact us at 206.575.5555

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