Find Quick Answers To Your Questions about Hat Terms below:
What does Structured or Unstructured mean?
- Structured means that the two front panels of the hat are supported by a stiffer fabric called "buckram" —it helps to maintain the shape of the hat.
- Unstructured means that the two front panels of the hat are not supported —the hat is designed so that the two front panels "flop" flat when you set it on a table.
What does Low, Mid or High Profile mean?
Profile has to do with the slant of the front of the hat:
- Low-Profile - this is the least steep slant to the front of the hat and is normally associated with a sport or golf style hat
- Mid-Profile - this is a bit steeper slant to the front of the hat and is normally associated with what a baseball player would wear. Additionally, this style hat tends to be a bit of a deeper fit
- High-Profile - this is almost a straight up slant to the front of the hat and normally associated with a "trucker" style hat
How does washed or unwashed cotton look?
- A washed hat will have a duller look and softer feel to the fabric
- An unwashed hat will have a more brilliant fabric color and normally the fabric has a smooth finish
What are the different closures?
- Plastic Snap - two plastic tabs at the back of the hat that snap together to adjust your hat fit
- Velcro - two fabric straps at the back of the hat that Velcro together to adjust your hat fit
- Metal Buckle / Antique Brass Buckle - two fabric straps at the back of the hat where you feed one strap through a square style buckle that clamps down to adjust your hat fit
- Slide Buckle - two fabric straps at the back of the hat where you feed both straps through a buckle that slides to adjust your hat fit
Is one hat closure better than another?
It is strictly personal preference —most men prefer either velcro or one of the buckle styles; most ladies prefer the slide buckle as their hair will get caught in the Velcro