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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

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