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GUIDE TO Baseball Caps

GUIDE TO Baseball Caps

Rich in sporting history, the earliest baseball caps were made of wool with a leather bill and were worn exclusively by baseball players in the mid to late 19th century. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that the baseball cap was worn off the field and has since evolved into a wardrobe staple. Our collection of baseball caps has been designed with a timeless ‘British’ aesthetic in mind and incorporates both heritage fabrics as well as contemporary technical fabrics, including UPF40.


What makes a baseball cap a baseball cap?

In the mid to late 19th century, the first baseball caps were only worn by baseball players and were made from wool with a leather bill. It was only in the late 1970s that the general public started wearing baseball caps and the style has since become a wardrobe staple. Our Lock & Co. baseball cap designs incorporate both heritage fabrics and contemporary technical fabrics like UPF40.

Would the size I wear for fedoras and trilbies be the same size that I wear for caps?

Visit our sizing page, measure your head and then choose an appropriate hat size. For each of our hats, you will find information in the description as to whether we recommend a larger or smaller size. So take a look at the product page of the hat you want to buy to make your decision.

How to clean baseball caps?

Dust and dirt can be removed with steam from a household kettle and a soft bristle hat brush. Short strokes are used to brush the cap. If it gets wet, it should be dried at room temperature rather than on top of a radiator. Shake off the water and set the cap aside to dry at room temperature.

What are baseball caps made of?

The earliest baseball caps were made of wool with a leather bill. Our baseball cap collection includes both traditional and modern technical fabrics, such as UPF40.


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