Should You Get Snapbacks Or Fitted Caps?

Posted on June 05 2019

Now there's a question for the ages: snapbacks or fitted caps? It is, of course, a matter of personal preference. But how do you choose? How do you know which one you personally prefer? Let's take a look at both of these styles of caps so that you can make an educated decision.

Should You Get Snapbacks Or Fitted Caps?

Snapbacks and Fitted Caps

In a head to head battle (or hat to hat), though they have their differences, these are undoubtedly two of the coolest hat styles in existence. Hat collectors love them over all others. These awesome accessories, though appearing at first glance very similar, have specific differences which we will now explore.

The Snapback Cap

Yes, snapbacks are cool, but there’s so much more. For hat lovers of all kinds, these caps come in a huge variety of styles. A big trend back in the 90s were the fitted caps that we will discuss next. But snapbacks stole the spotlight, in fact, the entire show, once the 2000's rolled around. What's the biggest advantage about this kind of cap? Clearly, the feature that makes this particular cap so attractive and popular is the fact that it is adjustable to most any head size. You can customize the fit with just a few snaps on the back – ergo, the name. So, when compared to the fitted cap, this hat is simply more versatile.

That adjustable strap at the back is what makes this hat more conducive to heads that are harder to fit. It can be worn by dad, and then by his teenage son, and then dad again. Mom might even throw it on her head on occasion, with a ponytail sticking through the hole in the back.

Who rocks this hat? Rocking it, and rocking it well, have been megastars like Tupac and Michael Jordan. Of all street fashions, this is one of the most popular.

The Fitted Cap

This hat comes in many styles, sizes, and colors. Some have curved, softbills, while others have bills that are flat. Different manufacturers and brands come up with different designs of varying levels of interest. But sports teams always have been, and still, remain the most popular choices. The back of this cap is its most distinguishable feature. As opposed to the snapback, described above, there is no adjustable back. These hats are designed to fit snugly on your head, which is why they are referred to as fitted. Those who prefer this type of hat show them off proudly. They are worn backward by many fitted cap enthusiasts.

Some believe that because this hat does not fasten at the back, it is more conducive to custom designs, having a much cleaner crown. As we all know, custom designs are what give many of the hats today their edge.

And, by the way, if there is a gold (or metallic looking) sticker on your fitted cap, don't remove it! Where fitted hat aficionados are concerned, removing the sticker devalues the hat.

This, of course, just touches on the major differences between these two caps. Try one. Live with it for a while. Then try on the other style and live with that for a while. It shouldn't take long to decide which you prefer. You may even want a few of both!

At Hat Heaven, we carry fitted caps, snapbacks, NFL, NBA, and more. We have a wide array of choices that will appeal to every member of your household. Check out our selection today.


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