4 Main Styles of Baseball Caps and How to Wear Them

4 Main Styles of Baseball Caps and How to Wear Them

Baseball hats have become a styling staple the world over. They are worn across all ages and in all styles people can creatively come up with. These fashion bad boys were born out of baseball fields when players would wear them to show loyalty to their teams.

Come the 90s and baseball caps would become a fashion hit. Since then, the baseball cap family has been growing and taking a firm grip in the fashion scene. You probably have one or two baseball caps in your closet thanks to their popularity. But this popularity does not mean we all know how to wear the baseball hat like it deserves. Look around and you will see someone committing a fashion crime by wearing these hats the wrong way.

We could not stand by and let people abuse this fashion icon. That is how this article was born. We are going to share 4 main styles to sport your baseball cap and leave the crowds admiring your sense of fashion. If your loyalty to these caps is anywhere near ours, keep reading and we promise you will not be disappointed.

Snapbacks

Snapbacks are one of the most loved variations of baseball hats. These hats have a snap as a closure at its back. The snap, usually plastic, allows the wearer to adjust the hat to fit them. Snapbacks have a flat brim and mostly a high profile. In the 90s, snapbacks were highly associated with hip-hop culture. Today, they are a stylish accessory that works perfectly with casual styles and anyone can rock them.

You can wear your snapback with the brim facing the front or the back, depending on the impression you want to make. The rim-facing-forward style results in a smart casual look. This style works excellently with a pair of jean trousers, a simple t-shirt, and sneakers. You can throw in a leather jacket to complete the look. If you choose to wear your snapback with the brim facing behind, be sure to keep things casual and relaxed. 

A lot of people are often spotted wearing their snapbacks facing sideways. For the love of fashion, keep off this temptation. Wear your snapback facing the front, and if you are feeling a little playful, you can wear it facing the back and remember to keep everything casual all the way to the feet.

Dad hats

Dad hats were popularized by middle-aged men back in the 90s. They have a soft crown and a slightly curved brim. Dad hats are usually 5-panel hats with a loose-fitting. They were mostly made to fit middle-aged men. If you want to look classy with your dad hat, go for one without logos. The front surface of the crown is usually minimal. They, therefore, do not work well with complicated and huge logos. A plain one is an excellent way to go. 

Dad hats work well with street outfits, gym wear, t-shirts, and jeans. You can also wear your dad cap with vintage outfits and leave everyone picking up their jaws off the floor. Be careful not to overdo your outfit and water down your hat statement.

Fitted hats

Fitted hats are a style of baseball hats. Unlike snapbacks, they are not adjustable. They are created for a perfect fit. So if you are going for a fitted cap, ensure that you get the right size. You do not want a hat that covers your entire head.

Fitted hats can either have a flat or curved brim. What matters most for the cap to be considered fitted is not having the feature to adjust the cap. It is weird to wear your fitted hat facing backward. This style works well with an adjustable hat. You may want to keep things simple with fitted hats by wearing them the ordinary and usual way. 

Trucker hats

Trucker hats came in to replace the mechanic hat, which was popular between the 1930 and the 1960s. The caps with the plastic mesh at the back were popular among truckers and farmers in the 1960s and 1970s. They were a popular giveaway item by companies. The companies used them to market and propel their brands. Their name was coined from their popularity among truckers. They become a loved fashion accessory after the 1970s. 

Trucker hats can be worn either facing the front or the back. They are one of the baseball hats that are popularly worn facing the rear. We recommend that you go with bold and bright colors when it comes to trucker hats. If you choose to wear it backward, ensure the brim faces down. A straight-back facing rim looks weird. Pulling the bill upwards is also a stylish and refreshing way to wear your trucker hat. 

Wrap-up

Baseball hats are a staple fashion accessory for any fashion-conscious person. You, however, have to know the different styles and variations of baseball hats. These hats keep evolving, with new techniques and changes coming up. They are distinct and will bring out a completely different impression. You have to know how to wear each of the styles of baseball caps. You do not have to follow fashion trends, but there are some hat rules that you have to follow.

Be sure to wear the correct style and to the right event. We hope we made your closet richer and the next time you go out, let your baseball cap ooze your sense of fashion.

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