BaseBall Caps an American Sports Tradition

When you look at the sports that Americans love the most you would probably nominates 3 or 4 sports. Sports in America has always been different to the sports the rest of the world love to watch. In Europe, Asia, South America and Africa soccer or football reign supreme. Not in America. In the countries of the British commonwealth you also have cricket. Granted that tennis is as popular in America as the rest of the world but it is not the most popular sport anywhere. In America they have their own mix of sports which consist of;

  • American Football (NFL)
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA)
  • Ice Hockey (NHL)

Whilst basketball is also popular in Europe the quality of play is nowhere near the USA. With Hockey the only place it is more popular is in Canada.

Just as popular as all these sports is the humble baseball cap. Baseball caps are a clothing item which transcend all sports. You don’t see fans of all sports walking around wearing a football helmet. You don’t even see them walking around wearing a hockey mask, unless you are Michael Myers. What you do see is fans of all sorts of sports walking around wearing baseball caps. Baseball caps have become the headwear of choice for sports all around the world from soccer to tennis, and rugby to whatever you can think of. It is strange but the humble baseball came reigns supreme when it comes to sports attire. Visit a team store anywhere in the world and no matter what the sport is you will find baseball caps as part of the merchandising line up.

This is probably why the baseball caps is the most popular custom cap as well. When companies look at integrating custom caps into their promotional products list or as part of their corporate uniform they inevitable look at the baseball cap. That is because the baseball caps is the perfect headwear item. The popularity of the baseball caps isn’t just because its association with baseball itself, although I am sure it plays some part. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is the perfect kind of cap. It is not too big. It fits snuggly around the head. Due to its design it doesn’t get blown off the head easily during a windy day the way that a bucket hat or straw hat would. They are adjustable which means it is easy to have it as a one size fits all option. All these factors and more also explain why it is so popular as a custom cap. Indeed this is precisely why it could be call the best promotional caps and the best promotional products around. I challenge anyone to nominate a better item.


The Baseball Cap is an Endless Classic

When proper headwear is required, nothing beats a true classic like the American baseball cap. Our Ezycaps Impact Baseball Cap is a regular characteristic headwear and it features a five-panel structure which allows great printing and decorating options for your logo or marketing idea.

Great for outdoors, the Ezycaps Impact Baseball Cap is a soft cap with a stiff bill eye-shade in front and a rounded crown for all head sizes. The cap can effortlessly fit to the wearer’s head size, as the back side provides flexibility and it has a Velcro adjuster that may be modified to fit many different head sizes. The main promotional feature is that the baseball cap can also be used for printing any logos or pictures on the cap’s surface.

Typically containing sports team logos and baseball teams, the cap also utilizes logos for companies, businesses, and any other types of logos you wish to have printed on the side. The padded sweatband and 100% polyester material make sure the cap is durable and flexible enough for any wearer, while the five-structured panel design and Velcro fastener ensure stability and comfort. The peak is also pre-curved and the embroidered eyelets guarantee nothing but high-quality headwear.

Of course, the baseball cap is an essential part of a traditional baseball uniform worn by players, as a classic American pass-time. Nobody can resist its traditional look and feel. The brim shields the eyes from the sun and the cap is often seen as an essential part in everyday casual wear as well as sports uniforms.

Throughout history, the baseball cap has had its ups and downs and peak popularities in different eras. In 1860, the baseball legends Brooklyn Excelsior’s wore a typical prototype of the modern rounded-top baseball cap. It was later popularized as “The Brooklyn Style” cap around the beginning of the 20th century. Later, flexible material such as latex rubber was used for the stiffening texture for the inside of the cap around the 40s, and thus, the modern baseball cap has cemented its look and feel to this day.

For better eye protection and shading, the “bill” or “brim” was specially designed for the baseball players, ensuring shade from the pesky sunlight not to ruin their vision or concentration. Back in the early days of baseball, the brim was much shorter and throughout the ages the baseball cap became more complex and sturdy, as the structure has changed over the years.

It is still an important part of the modern day baseball uniform and, above all, it is a staple of recognition and symbol for a baseball team, as the logo was placed right on the cap, be it the mascot, or the main team’s symbol. Usually, the caps were painted in the original colors of a specific baseball team, but now, the basic shape, including the bill and backside, are similar to the 19th century versions of the cap. The Ezymugs Impact Baseball Cap is available in black colour.

Today, baseball caps are made of various materials, textures, and shapes, and are used for many different purposes. Golfing, fishing, trucking; all of these professions and hobbies are always in need of a high-quality baseball cap for many functions.

It is important to mention that major and minor league baseball players wear the classic version of the wool baseball caps, but they can sometimes utilize a more flexible material such as polyester to be used for their team’s logo and symbol.

The Ezycaps Impact Baseball Cap is absolutely perfect for gifting, and for your many promotional uses, as the prints will not fade away, ensuring your company’s or sports team’s logo will remain visible and recognizable by your clientele. If you are searching for the perfect cap for any promotional purpose or marketing and corporate use, look no further, for the Ezycaps Impact Baseball Cap offers nothing but sheer quality, durability, style, and a classic American look.


Truckers Caps versus Baseball Caps for Promo

People often ask me what is the better cap for promo. Is it the truckers cap or baseball cap? To them I say it is like deciding which is my favourite child. I love all caps as they are comfortable to wear and are so popular people all over the word. They are such a versatile item of clothing that can be worn with any attire. Whether you are wearing a two thousand dollar suit or a pair of board short and singlet there is a cap for you. Whether it is a baseball cap or a truckers cap depends on the individual and their tastes.

In reality the truckers cap is a variant of a baseball cap. However because it is popular with truckers it tends to be associated with them. Whenever and wherever you have seen a trucker you have seen them wearing a truckers cap. Indeed if you go in to any truck stop you will see an assortment of truckers caps on display for purchase. They come in all sorts of colour combinations and sometimes even with logos. Indeed they are a great cap for custom logos and printing. Generally they are printed with a heat transfer as it allows for a colourful logo on a large surface. Also unlike the baseball cap they some with a mesh back which is great for keeping the head cool.

Baseball caps are no doubt a great cap to wear. The fact that they are so compact and easy to wear is why they have become such a popular fashion item. Baseball caps can be seen anywhere these days and they are not just found being worn by sporting personalities. Indeed they are found all over the place. You see them in the work place, at schools and as a general complement to any outfit. Just like the truckers cap the baseball cap is a great custom promotional product. Unlike the truckers cap they tend to be embroidered rather then printed. This is a great option for those looking to having a more durable placement for there logo or message. Also they can be thrown in the wash without worrying about the logo washing off.

So while there may be some minor difference between trucker and baseball caps it is not that great. The mesh backing and print area are the only real difference. Both are really cool caps for both casual wear and promotional purposes.

 


Promotional Headwear for Christmas

As we all know christmas is just around the corner. It is that time of the year where we have to rack our brains as to what we will be giving our friends and family for Christmas. Unfortunately what is true for them is also true for our customers. How to show you dearest customer that you have appreciated their support during the year? How find them the perfect gift. Well one way is to ask EzyCaps. We have a huge range of quality headwear which is perfect so this gift giving season. While it might not seem like the obvious choice one only need to think of the fact that our Christmas falls smack bang in the middle of summer which is the best time for giving promotional caps and custom headwear as a gift.

 

Whilst we have a huge range of custom caps from you to choose from people usually like to narrow down the choice. For example our most popular range of promotional caps is baseball caps. Baseball caps are a mainstay of the promotional products industry. Not only are they comfortable but they are s style of cap which all people are familiar with and are comfortable wearing. We have an expensive range of baseball caps which can be branded with your logo using quality embroider which will never rub off. Baseball caps have been a popular giveaway item for many years now and you will surely please your customers by giving them one. We also have a range to suit your budget so you give them to as many customers as you want. It will be great to know that not only are you protecting your customers but that your brand will be out there for all to see this summer season.

Another great option that many corporations go for during the holiday season is the straw hat. Straw hats are a fantastic way to say thank you to your customers whilst helping them our with some summer protection and giving your brand some added reach.  We have some brilliant straw hats for you to chose from which are sure to make your customer happy. You can even custom print the hat band with a logo or message whether it just be your corporate identity of some snazzy Christmas message. Either way you have great branding options with straw hats.

Now you don’t have to give only a cap or hat to your customers for Christmas. Why not bundle it up with other promotional products. EzyCaps is part of the EzyPromos network of promotional products so all you have to do is visit our main website for other promotional products ideas. We will surely find you a great combination of gift for the upcoming festive season.

As Santa would say, “Merry Christmas too all and too all a Merry Christmas!”


Baseball Caps Great for Promo

History of Baseball Caps

The history of baseball caps begins in 1860. At the time the Brooklyn Excelsiors were seen to wear the ancestor of the modern rounded-top baseball cap, which incorporated a long peak and a button on top. By 1900, this style of cap became know as the “Brooklyn style” cap. The baseball cap continued to evolve during the 20th century to include stiffening material inside the hat and the peak, which  protect player’s eyes from the sun. The hat has become more structured which made it more sturdy and durable. Cap were fashioned in the official team colours so they could be easily recognised on the sporting field. In the early days of sport there were no jumbo TV screens in the stadium so it was important for fans to be able to recognise their teams from afar.

Promotional Caps

The popularity of baseball caps in sports quickly transferred to the promotional products field. Baseball caps are comfortable and easy to wear. They are durable and have a egalitarian feel about them which transcend all classes and social groups. You are just as likely to see a baseball cap being worn by a corporate leader as you are by a factory worker. They are also very appealing as they have a large area for branding. There original use of making sporting teams identifiable easily translated to making place for corporate logos. Baseball caps have become one of the most popular promotional items for any promotional campaign. The two main branding  options for custom baseball caps are:

  • Embroidery
  • Transfer print

We have a huge selection of baseball caps to suit any promotional campaign. Call EzyCaps today for your next campaign or corporate event.