Spanning several generations of wear, fitted caps have long been the go-to staple for casual headwear. Transitioning from the heads of professional baseball players into the context of lifestyle and fanatical team supporters, fitteds enjoyed even stronger growth on the development of so-called streetwear into a large segment. As fitteds grew in tandem and virtually every brand secured an opportunity to have a New Era-produced cap, the focus in recent times has shifted towards the fitted’s little brother, the snapback.
Offering a one-size-fits-all solution, store owners have struggled to keep their stocks topped off as it has become one of the defining pieces of late. The general versatility and the changing of styles has seen snapbacks and its older brother the fitted walk down varied paths of association in fashion. But on the flipside, old heritage brands have also reemerged including Ebbets Field Flannels who aim to offer options focused on quality and history.
So it leads us to the question, which do you prefer – the more casual nature of the snapback or the more widespread and established appeal of the fitted cap?
The results of last week’s poll had 610 people disagree with the notion that hybrids contribute to sneaker culture while 432 agreed.