Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Polyester Caps: My Opinion

Hey everyone and sorry again for the lack of updates, I have actually been working hard on articles for the blog but I have been waiting on responses and I'm still gathering more information on certain things.

Anyway, as most of us know, New Era introduced 100% Polyester on-field caps for MLB and MiLB in 2007. Many purists loathe these caps, but because I sometimes like to wear the latest caps for teams that I support, and I have purchased a few of them. Below are three example of caps that I have worn on a regular basis since 2010.


At first I was skeptical about polyester caps. My first purchase was a 2009 San Jose Giants cap (My home MiLB team) . I though it was cheap and felt like cardboard. However, with time and with the purchase of a few more, I learned to like them. My biggest pet-peeves I had with wool caps were gone-the white stains on the crown, the discoloration of the sweatband, and of course, the shrinking and fading. As a drummer in a hard rock band they are ideal. Not a drop of sweat reaches my brow during a long performance. They have held their shape relatively well and are easy to clean.

Sure, I love the classic wool caps and they are more aesthetically pleasing. I still wear them once and a while. If you want to show off, wear a wool cap. However, I recommend the polyester caps for daily use or if you plan on doing anything that's going to make you sweat. In my opinion, it's just more practical.

IN REGARDS TO COMMENTS

I messed with something on my Google account and for some reason I can't post in the comments section to respond to anything. If you are posting in the comments section to just make a comment about my blog post, by all means please do. However, if you have a question it is more practical to email me. You will get a faster response as well, since I don't receive any notifications when someone comments on a blog post.

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