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The snapback story

by Torsten Ritscher on March 28, 2020
The snapback story:
 
Perhaps the snapback is the only headdress in which you don't look ostentatious and you complete your outfit. What's the story of this accessory? Of course, this is America's favorite game - baseball. There are many types of baseball caps that you can find in online and offline stores today: snapback caps, trucker caps, FlexFit caps, adjustable caps, and whatever you want.
 
In 1958, the Brooklyn Excelsiors baseball team wore one of their first snapbacks. It was a simple design with a round crown and a short, flat brim. Later, in May 1989, Michael Jordan shot his legendary shot and hit the Cavilers. In the post-game interview, he put on his Gatorade snapback. After that incident, a fake cap filled the sportswear market. So much culture and individuals can influence fashion. Little by little, fashion began to spread, because at all times sports celebrities had a great influence on the younger generation. But the snapback also gained popularity because of its practicality, the adjustable push button in the back (and here is the secret of the name).
The snapbacks as we know them today come from the hip-hop culture of the 1990s. The east and west coasts can be seen as the birthplace of a modern snapback. The trendsetters were rap groups like Mobb Deep from New York and NWA from LA. Both bands were prominent representatives of their home region, which was expressed in both work and style. As fashion changed for each decade in the 2000s, the snapback hype grew quieter and matching hats began to emerge instead. But over the next decade, which began in 2011, snapbacks became a fashion icon again when Chris Brown and Tyga recorded their viral song and music video, "Snapbacks Back".
 
In the first half of 2010, hip hop culture is at the forefront of popularizing snapbacks. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Kanye West, Jay-Z were informal ambassadors for the snapbacks. Will Smith pushed the boundaries of this hat into pop culture by wearing snapbacks on the TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and that became an iconic teenage look.
 
In the last few years fashion has developed very quickly, every season we hide in the closet many things that we have made crazy in previous seasons. And today the snapback is something more than just a sports or hip-hop attribute. You can make it into different styles and combine it with different fabrics and it will look cool. If you like to play with textures, you can create a relaxed, casual outfit with leather pants, cotton shirt and snapback, whereby you can choose the shoes according to your mood - sneakers or classic shoes depending on your current mood. Girls can make a snapback a focal point of the outfit by choosing unusual textures such as (fake) fur or leather and wearing it with skirts and t-shirts or hoodies (with this outfit you are sure to be a star in street style).
 
And don't be afraid to experiment. This is the only way you can find yourself and change the future!
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