While I’m really not that big of a baseball fan, I do like the nostalgia of an old baseball cap, and that’s what drew me to Ebbet’s Field Flannels. Baseball used to be about community; each town had a team, and those teams played against other teams within the region. Over the last several decades, Baseball’s communal feel has been reserved primarily for only the largest cities and markets in America, and teams compete across much further distances. I like the idea of community that old baseball leagues and teams generated, and the old cap is a representation of those sentiments.
The company makes uses a vintage-style flannel fabric to create high-quality replicas of old baseball caps and jerseys. For their hats, they start with researching how the hat was designed during a given year of a team’s existence, then recreates the hat to match the details. The hat you see here is a 1950s replica of the hats that the Buffalo Bisons wore over 60 years ago.
From the outside, you’ll notice the soft felt and bright-white embroidery. That said, the details can best be seen from the inside, where the company uses green satin under the brim. The taping is a soft, white satin. My favorite detail is the goat-hair crown, which gives the hat structure, but allows the hat to move and bend in a more natural way than what you see on most caps today.
|Green Satin Brim|
|Profile view – Notice how the crown is pliable but sturdy.|
|Made right here in America (In Seattle, to be precise)|