The Put This On Ballcap Returns

Some months ago, we debuted the first iteration of the Put This On ballcap, designed to be simple, handsome and wearable. Now we’re back with two brand-new designs. As with our last cap, these are made in the US of A of premium materials, with fitted leather bands and satin-taped seams.

The gray and blue is a traditional mid-century style, with a slightly lower than modern crown and a six-panel format. We think the P stands for Put This On, but you can claim it stands for whatever you like. We are not naughty by nature, and are not down with other people’s P.

Our forest green cap features a vintage gold stag. This one’s an 8-panel model with a low crown, closer to what you’d find on a ballplayer of the 1930s.

Quantities are very limited, caps are $49 each. Shipping is $6 per cap, with a ten-dollar additional charge for international.

Order your cap now.

Update: these are about half gone, with some sizes starting to sell out. They won’t be restocked, so if you want one for Christmas or what-have-you, grab it now.

Packing for a One-Week Trip to the UK
I’m headed to the UK later today to do a few comedy shows. Folks are always emailing for examples on how to pack a decent wardrobe, so I thought I’d share what I’m bringing. All of this fits comfortably a carry-on bag (or on my back), along with socks, underwear, a dopp kit and a couple of soft white t-shirts to sleep in.
I’ll be casually dressed in the UK, and while the weather’s pleasantly warm in London at the moment, it’s still a bit cool and damp at night; in my other destination, Edinburgh, it’s actually a bit cold. I won’t be doing laundry on this trip.
All the pieces above go together and can be switched out for each other or layered, and the shoes are comfortable for walking. Those, along with “fits in luggage” are my main criteria when packing for a trip.
Coats
I’m bringing a leather A-1 jacket and a workwear-ish cotton blazer. The leather’s fine in actual cold, especially layered, and the blazer I can wear whenever it’s not actually hot hot.
Shirts
I brought two t-shirts and five oxfords. I love oxfords for travel because they look great right out of my suitcase - slightly rumpled is their natural state. The t-shirts will be great if there are particularly warm days.
Trousers
I brought two pairs of jeans, though I often bring only one, simply because I had the room. I also brought a pair of khakis for warmer days or days when I want to look a bit more put-together.
Shoes
I ended up bringing two pairs of sneakers on the trip. It’s always a good idea to have backup shoes in case of soaking or blisters or what-have-you, and canvas sneakers aren’t too heavy. If it weren’t summer, I’d likely bring a pair of boots and a pair of sneakers.
Etc.
I grabbed an Ebbets Field Flannels 8-panel cap, which is soft and packs easily, along with a favorite gray sweatshirt (for layering) and a white silk scarf that will keep me warm on the way to my 11PM gig in Edinburgh. Hopefully.

Packing for a One-Week Trip to the UK

I’m headed to the UK later today to do a few comedy shows. Folks are always emailing for examples on how to pack a decent wardrobe, so I thought I’d share what I’m bringing. All of this fits comfortably a carry-on bag (or on my back), along with socks, underwear, a dopp kit and a couple of soft white t-shirts to sleep in.

I’ll be casually dressed in the UK, and while the weather’s pleasantly warm in London at the moment, it’s still a bit cool and damp at night; in my other destination, Edinburgh, it’s actually a bit cold. I won’t be doing laundry on this trip.

All the pieces above go together and can be switched out for each other or layered, and the shoes are comfortable for walking. Those, along with “fits in luggage” are my main criteria when packing for a trip.

Coats

I’m bringing a leather A-1 jacket and a workwear-ish cotton blazer. The leather’s fine in actual cold, especially layered, and the blazer I can wear whenever it’s not actually hot hot.

Shirts

I brought two t-shirts and five oxfords. I love oxfords for travel because they look great right out of my suitcase - slightly rumpled is their natural state. The t-shirts will be great if there are particularly warm days.

Trousers

I brought two pairs of jeans, though I often bring only one, simply because I had the room. I also brought a pair of khakis for warmer days or days when I want to look a bit more put-together.

Shoes

I ended up bringing two pairs of sneakers on the trip. It’s always a good idea to have backup shoes in case of soaking or blisters or what-have-you, and canvas sneakers aren’t too heavy. If it weren’t summer, I’d likely bring a pair of boots and a pair of sneakers.

Etc.

I grabbed an Ebbets Field Flannels 8-panel cap, which is soft and packs easily, along with a favorite gray sweatshirt (for layering) and a white silk scarf that will keep me warm on the way to my 11PM gig in Edinburgh. Hopefully.

Ebbets Field Flannels custom models
Fortunately for those of us who like to wear ballcaps but don’t care for the synthetic fabrics and full crowns of the imported pro model caps, makers like Ebbets Field Flannels and Ideal Cap Co offer lots of well-built and handsome options. Assuming you missed out on the Put This On Cooperstown Ballcap (and even if you have one of those, who can’t use another cap?), Ebbets is a great option—whether you want a plain cap, a custom cap, or a choice from dozens of college, independent league, Negro League, or other organizational design. I’ve compiled a (not exhaustive) list of the custom Ebbets-made caps I’ve seen for sale this season.
Ebbets, the best source for historically accurate caps.
J. Crew. Adjustable. Nashville Vols, Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Eagles.
Stussy. Adjustable. Custom “S” design.
YMC. Adjustable. Several custom designs including Liberty fabrics and leopard.
The Knottery. Adjustable. Custom “#” hashtag design.
Imogene + Willie. Adjustable. Custom “+” design.
BAPE. Yep. Fitted. Leather letters.
Inventory. Adjustable and fitted. Several custom, no-logo makeups.
Teranishi. Adjustable camp cap with Horween chromexcel strap. (Unfortunately sold out at the moment.)
Oi Polloi. Adjustable and fitted. Several custom, no-logo makeups.
Independence Chicago. Fitted. Custom “I” design.
The Classroom, Houston. Adjustable. Custom “H” design.
Dam and Sire (pictured). Adjustable. Several custom designs.
Del Toro. Adjustable. Del Toro logo.
Brooklyn Circus. Adjustable. B/elephant logo.
Nothing Major. Fitted or adjustable. Several styles.
Only NY. Fitted. Script “O” (on sale).
-Pete

Ebbets Field Flannels custom models

Fortunately for those of us who like to wear ballcaps but don’t care for the synthetic fabrics and full crowns of the imported pro model caps, makers like Ebbets Field Flannels and Ideal Cap Co offer lots of well-built and handsome options. Assuming you missed out on the Put This On Cooperstown Ballcap (and even if you have one of those, who can’t use another cap?), Ebbets is a great option—whether you want a plain cap, a custom cap, or a choice from dozens of college, independent league, Negro League, or other organizational design. I’ve compiled a (not exhaustive) list of the custom Ebbets-made caps I’ve seen for sale this season.

  • Ebbets, the best source for historically accurate caps.
  • J. Crew. Adjustable. Nashville Vols, Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Eagles.
  • Stussy. Adjustable. Custom “S” design.
  • YMC. Adjustable. Several custom designs including Liberty fabrics and leopard.
  • The Knottery. Adjustable. Custom “#” hashtag design.
  • Imogene + Willie. Adjustable. Custom “+” design.
  • BAPE. Yep. Fitted. Leather letters.
  • Inventory. Adjustable and fitted. Several custom, no-logo makeups.
  • Teranishi. Adjustable camp cap with Horween chromexcel strap. (Unfortunately sold out at the moment.)
  • Oi Polloi. Adjustable and fitted. Several custom, no-logo makeups.
  • Independence Chicago. Fitted. Custom “I” design.
  • The Classroom, Houston. Adjustable. Custom “H” design.
  • Dam and Sire (pictured). Adjustable. Several custom designs.
  • Del Toro. Adjustable. Del Toro logo.
  • Brooklyn Circus. Adjustable. B/elephant logo.
  • Nothing Major. Fitted or adjustable. Several styles.
  • Only NY. Fitted. Script “O” (on sale).

-Pete

The Put This On Ballcap: Buy Yours Now
I’ve always been jealous of Yankees fans. Not only do they seem to buy their way into the World Series every year, but their hat goes with almost anything. Us Giants fans get a raw deal - orange and black goes with almost nothing, unless you happen to be a witch. Quite the quandary.
I created the Put This On ballcap to solve that problem. A simple icon and a classic color scheme; easy to wear every weekend. And it’s a collaboration with Cooperstown Ballcap, who make the finest caps in the world. That means gorgeous wool flannel and a durable, fitted leather sweatband. No plastic snapbacks or nylon mesh in our caps. And they’re made right here in the USA.
Quantities are very limited on this one, so if you want it, order now. Mine’s already seen some slow-pitch action, as you can see above.
SOLD OUT

The Put This On Ballcap: Buy Yours Now

I’ve always been jealous of Yankees fans. Not only do they seem to buy their way into the World Series every year, but their hat goes with almost anything. Us Giants fans get a raw deal - orange and black goes with almost nothing, unless you happen to be a witch. Quite the quandary.

I created the Put This On ballcap to solve that problem. A simple icon and a classic color scheme; easy to wear every weekend. And it’s a collaboration with Cooperstown Ballcap, who make the finest caps in the world. That means gorgeous wool flannel and a durable, fitted leather sweatband. No plastic snapbacks or nylon mesh in our caps. And they’re made right here in the USA.

Quantities are very limited on this one, so if you want it, order now. Mine’s already seen some slow-pitch action, as you can see above.

SOLD OUT

Coming soon: Put This On x Cooperstown Ballcap.
The good folks at Cooperstown Ballcap are putting the finishing touches on our first round of Put This On baseball caps. Here’s my sample after a hard-fought game.
We’ll have a very limited number available, most likely later this month. They will of course be announced and sold exclusively at Put This On. We’re proud to be working with Cooperstown Ballcap on this project - we consider them to be the finest capmakers in the world. Soft, 1950s-style all-wool flannel construction, with fitted leather sweatband. $49.

Coming soon: Put This On x Cooperstown Ballcap.

The good folks at Cooperstown Ballcap are putting the finishing touches on our first round of Put This On baseball caps. Here’s my sample after a hard-fought game.

We’ll have a very limited number available, most likely later this month. They will of course be announced and sold exclusively at Put This On. We’re proud to be working with Cooperstown Ballcap on this project - we consider them to be the finest capmakers in the world. Soft, 1950s-style all-wool flannel construction, with fitted leather sweatband. $49.

Regular Put This On readers know that I have a special place in my heart for the baseball cap. It’s rare that you’ll find me outdoors on weekends without one, and my favorite manufacturer, by far, is Cooperstown Ballcap Co.
Sadly, Cooperstown Ballcap lost its license to produce replica MLB caps, which was the core of their business. These days, they make 19th-century and international baseball hats, among other products, as Ideal Cap Co.
I’ve been corresponding with Cooperstown Ballcap’s owner, and we’re going to be making a very special product this spring: the PTO cap. My favorite ballclub is the San Francisco Giants, and their orange-and-black cap goes with almost nothing, so I’ve been looking for a high-quality, simple cap to wear for a decade or so. I finally decided to design one myself.
Our hats, which we’ll be offering in a very limited quantity this spring, feature a very simple design in a very wearable colorway. They have soft crowns, like the hats of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and their made of premium wool flannel with a leather sweatband. No snapback here. They’re the absolute best ballcap you can buy.
Look for our collaboration with Cooperstown Ballcap early in the baseball season… then wear it all summer.

Regular Put This On readers know that I have a special place in my heart for the baseball cap. It’s rare that you’ll find me outdoors on weekends without one, and my favorite manufacturer, by far, is Cooperstown Ballcap Co.

Sadly, Cooperstown Ballcap lost its license to produce replica MLB caps, which was the core of their business. These days, they make 19th-century and international baseball hats, among other products, as Ideal Cap Co.

I’ve been corresponding with Cooperstown Ballcap’s owner, and we’re going to be making a very special product this spring: the PTO cap. My favorite ballclub is the San Francisco Giants, and their orange-and-black cap goes with almost nothing, so I’ve been looking for a high-quality, simple cap to wear for a decade or so. I finally decided to design one myself.

Our hats, which we’ll be offering in a very limited quantity this spring, feature a very simple design in a very wearable colorway. They have soft crowns, like the hats of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and their made of premium wool flannel with a leather sweatband. No snapback here. They’re the absolute best ballcap you can buy.

Look for our collaboration with Cooperstown Ballcap early in the baseball season… then wear it all summer.

I love pretty much everything Archival Clothing makes, and this is no exception. It’s just a waxed cotton baseball cap. Well-executed, high standards, simple, wearable, reasonably priced. Another home run.

I love pretty much everything Archival Clothing makes, and this is no exception. It’s just a waxed cotton baseball cap. Well-executed, high standards, simple, wearable, reasonably priced. Another home run.

Ebbets Field Flannels’ new round of caps includes this one, for the House of David, a legendary Jewish-themed barnstorming team from the first half of the 20th century. The club was famous for its long hair and full beards. The 1934 hat, reproduced here, is what’s called a “Cincinnati” style cap - with contrasting trim on the base of the cap and bill. Pretty neat, if you ask me. What’s more, it’s on sale.

Ebbets Field Flannels’ new round of caps includes this one, for the House of David, a legendary Jewish-themed barnstorming team from the first half of the 20th century. The club was famous for its long hair and full beards. The 1934 hat, reproduced here, is what’s called a “Cincinnati” style cap - with contrasting trim on the base of the cap and bill. Pretty neat, if you ask me. What’s more, it’s on sale.

It’s On Sale: Ebbets Field Flannels
Anyone who reads the eBay Roundups regularly has probably already surmised that I’m fond of Cooperstown Ballcap, a company (now defunct) that hand-made baseball caps in a broad variety of vintage styles. We’re left to trawl eBay for those gems, but at least we still have Ebbets Field Flannels.
Ebbets Field Flannels caps have a slightly more modern form - they have higher, stiffer crowns and fabric rather than leather headbands. Still, they’re quite beautiful, and have some wonderful details like green satin underbills. They’re also very reasonably priced, at $40 each.
Of course, when they’re on sale for 25% off, just in time for the All-Star Game, it’s downright unamerican not to buy one. They’re the perfect accessory for a summer afternoon in a t-shirt and jeans.
Use the code ALLSTAR.
(Above: the 1955 San Francisco Seals)

It’s On Sale: Ebbets Field Flannels

Anyone who reads the eBay Roundups regularly has probably already surmised that I’m fond of Cooperstown Ballcap, a company (now defunct) that hand-made baseball caps in a broad variety of vintage styles. We’re left to trawl eBay for those gems, but at least we still have Ebbets Field Flannels.

Ebbets Field Flannels caps have a slightly more modern form - they have higher, stiffer crowns and fabric rather than leather headbands. Still, they’re quite beautiful, and have some wonderful details like green satin underbills. They’re also very reasonably priced, at $40 each.

Of course, when they’re on sale for 25% off, just in time for the All-Star Game, it’s downright unamerican not to buy one. They’re the perfect accessory for a summer afternoon in a t-shirt and jeans.

Use the code ALLSTAR.

(Above: the 1955 San Francisco Seals)

joegannon:

TSxEF

These were my favorite single item on the floor at the StyleForum 10 vendor showcase. If they’d been fitted rather than adjustable (albeit with a nice leather strap), I’d have bought one on the spot.

joegannon:

TSxEF

These were my favorite single item on the floor at the StyleForum 10 vendor showcase. If they’d been fitted rather than adjustable (albeit with a nice leather strap), I’d have bought one on the spot.