Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets
Ebbets Field Flannels just announced these stunning sweater-jackets. They’re based on a vintage model from the 1930s found in a thrift shop, and they’re totally amazing. Ebbets only made six of each size, and my hometown team (the San Francisco Seals) is already completely sold out. Above is the New York Black Yankees. Find what’s left here.

Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

Ebbets Field Flannels just announced these stunning sweater-jackets. They’re based on a vintage model from the 1930s found in a thrift shop, and they’re totally amazing. Ebbets only made six of each size, and my hometown team (the San Francisco Seals) is already completely sold out. Above is the New York Black Yankees. Find what’s left here.

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

Do I want one of these new Ebbets Field Flannels satin warmup jackets a little too much?
Yeah.
Let’s call it a hangover from my burning childhood desire for one of these.

Do I want one of these new Ebbets Field Flannels satin warmup jackets a little too much?

Yeah.

Let’s call it a hangover from my burning childhood desire for one of these.

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.

You might not have guessed it from reading this blog, but I love baseball caps. That said, I’m pretty picky about them. The hard-crown, made-in-China version that passes for pro wear today won’t cut it for me. I used to be a partisan of Cooperstown Ballcaps, but they recently shut down. I was pretty bummed about that, and you’ll still find Cooperstown caps in eBay roundups from time to time, but my wife has renewed my faith in what I’d consider the single most distinctively American garment.

She recently gave me a San Francisco Missions hat by Ebbets Field Flannels. It doesn’t have a few of the features I loved about Cooperstown Ballcaps - leather sweatbands and low crowns among them - but it’s really a very good-looking piece. It’s made in the USA, has a bill with a green satin underside, and has a nice soft crown.

I was quite the baseball nerd in my youth, and even went to a few Society for American Baseball Research conferences as a teenager, but I didn’t know the history of the Missions. They were also known as the Monks or the Mission Reds, and played as a second San Francisco team (after the Seals) from 1926-1937.

What genuinely blew my mind is that while starting in 1931 they shared Seals Stadium (which was in Potrero Hill, where the San Francisco Autocenter used to be, and where there’s now a Ross, a Lane Bryant and a Boston Market, among other shitty businesses) with the Seals, they also played in a stadium called Recreation Park. It occupied the site of what’s now the housing project Valencia Gardens, right in the heart of the Mission.

Not only did I grow up in the Mission, but I grew up half a block from where the ballpark once was. Of course, I knew the block as the site of various childhood traumas (an assault or two, a lot of crack-selling, gunshots at night). It’s kind of magical for me to imagine that place transformed into a ballpark for a team named after my home neighborhood. An added advantage is that I can wear it to rep my home town here in LA without getting beaten into a coma.