Straight? Gently curved? Bent like a barrel? Multiple variations mark the way guys shape (or don’t) the brims of their baseball caps, and I’ve always been of the “gentle curve” persuasion.
Ten, maybe 15 years ago, there was a big movement to an exaggerated curve, almost as if the bill were wrapped around a beer can. Today, there’s a broad mix, including the blade-flat style that’s even more popular on the urban fashion scene than it is on the baseball diamond.
My friend Ed kindly pointed me to a great piece in The Plain Dealer of Cleveland in which Indians players explain their choices in shaping the bills of their caps.
As to how to orient the cap itself, readers of this blog probably won’t be surprised that I wear mine straight on, never cocked to the side. For guys of my generation, any cap bill that’s off center is straight out of the “Little Rascals.”
Buckwheat say, “No way!”
p.s.: My posts have been infrequent of late, as I’ve been distracted by a cross-country move, a new job and a few other associated details. I’ll crank up the frequency come July.