What is the difference between a snapback and a baseball cap?

Flexfit baseball caps and snapbacks

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What’s the difference between a snapback and a baseball cap?

Baseball cap designs have come a long way since the early days.

There’s now a wide range of different styles and fits available with the technology used to design and create caps evolving all the time.

If you’re looking to purchase wholesale caps for your brand, then there are several choices you’ll need to make.

In addition to the choice of designs you’re opting for, there’s also the type of hat that you’d prefer.

Snapbacks and baseball caps are often confused.

While a baseball cap can be a snapback, it doesn’t always have to be…

What is a baseball cap?

Baseball caps are a fashion, sports and workplace staple and have been for decades.

They began life as part of the uniform for baseball players who wore them to keep the sun out of their eyes.

They have evolved over time, moving away from the sports field and onto the street and the catwalk.

They’re now used as part of workplace uniforms, and are frequently used to help promote companies and organisations.

Over the decades, the design and particular design elements have changed and developed too.

Baseball caps are well-fitted hats that are usually made from soft and flexible materials like cotton or acrylic.

Panels are stitched together to fit around the wearer’s crown, while a brim that extends from the front of the hat helps to keep the sun out of the wearer’s eyes.

There are three broad profile types of baseball hats, and these refer to the height of the crown on the wearer’s head.

The high profile has the highest crown, with mid-profile and low profile having the lowest.

Flexfit’s all-time best seller is the Flexfit Wooly Combed Cap.

This is a contemporary take on the classic baseball cap and combines effortlessness with versatility.

Joining a wool-like fabric with original Flexfit technology, it comes in a range of sizes and colour options.

The Flexfit Glen Check cap has a traditional check pattern and closed back.

Constructed from six panels, it’s a versatile cap that can be dressed up and down.

Our extensive range of industry-leading caps, designed with care and attention and manufactured with innovative technologies, is available on a wholesale basis.

Our blank cap programme provides plain caps that are ready to be freshly branded, either by embroidery, printing, patches, badges or other means.

If you’re looking for a wide choice of unbranded caps from a reliable, high-quality provider then contact our sales team at [email protected]

So what’s the difference between a baseball cap and a snapback cap?

What is a snapback cap?

A snapback is a type of baseball cap that has grown in popularity over recent decades.

It gets its name from the adjustable strap at the back of the cap that snaps together to keep the hat in place on your head.

It rose to prominence in the 1990s when it was the cap of choice for a number of prominent hip-hop artists.

What makes the snapback different from other types of baseball caps is the closure at the back of the baseball cap.

Snapback hat closures will usually be made from plastic, and these can be adjusted by snapping the buttons at the back – meaning that one size should fit most people.

Snapbacks will usually also feature a wide flat brim.

They are available in a wide range of sizes, styles and offer plenty of options when it comes to customisation.

There’s often plenty of space too for logos, embroidery, badges and other designs.

The YP Classics Curved Classic Snapback is a mid profile cap with a reinforced front and matching plastic closure.

Available in a range of colours, it has a six-panel structured design and manufacture.

For cool retro style in a robust one-size snapback, look no further than YP CLASSICS® Recycled Retro Trucker Cap.

Combining great vintage looks with recycled materials, you not only look good but also help to protect the environment.

Another great retro option is the YP CLASSICS® Premium Snapback Cap –2-Tone.

This structured cap is made with a premium wool blend fabric to create a stylish, classic cap with a snapback closure and a great fit.

YP CLASSICS® Retro Truck Cap – 2-Tone has a nostalgic, trucker shape that’s long since moved from the work environment onto the street.

Available in a range of two colour combinations, it’s a stylish and hard-wearing cap.

Get in touch

So, the crucial difference between the snapback and other types of baseball caps is that snapbacks come in one size because of their adjustable closure.

If you’re looking to place a simple order for a large number of wholesale caps, then one-size snapbacks may be the most practical option.

Our domestic programme makes high-quality custom snapback hats available to the maximum range of clients. With flexible order numbers, we provide whole range of caps for delivery in the UK and Europe.

With a speedy turnaround and a range of branding options available, you can offer your clients and customers high-quality snapback caps without the need to carry high volume numbers.

To find out more about our flexible UK and European programme, call +44 (0) 151 707 1148 or email [email protected] .

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