Ball Cap Nation

Ball Cap Nation

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As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. And, as Jim Lilliefors reveals in his new book, that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of a€” indeed, what has transformed it into Americaa€™s National Hat. As fads go, ita€™s no longer even a fad, but a part of the national identity that, for better or worse, is a symbol of America. It feeds an illusion that Americans cherish a€” that despite their differences, and no matter what position they play a€” when wearing a baseball cap, theya€™re all part of the same team. Exploring every aspect of caps and their culture a€” including the history, manufacturing, and evolution of baseball caps; collecting and caring for caps; cap etiquette; and even cap urban legends a€” and packed with photos throughout, Ball Cap Nation is a delightful look at a uniquely American phenomenon.... hand-embroider a logo. No one was making vintage caps at the time. ... At first, he cut and sewed the caps himself, by hand, spending about six hours on each. His business was mail-order ... He used to save the tops of ice cream cups and redeem them for tickets to see the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. He played baseballanbsp;...

Title:Ball Cap Nation
Author: Jim Lilliefors
Publisher:Clerisy Press - 2013-10-09

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