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Flat Visor Caps?


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Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I will ask because I am curious:

What do they mean by a "flat visor" cap?

I personally like to "roll" and bend the bill of my baseball caps so they have that nice, subtle arch to it. Do these "flat visor" caps not allow for that? Does this mean I am too old and unhip to wear baseball caps anymore?

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I think there are caps specifically marketed as "flat-visor" caps and they may be made in a way that makes them more comfortable to wear with the brim flat. I don't wear caps but any time I've tried them on, they were never comfortable nor fit right (center of brim pressing against forehead, little gaps in the corners, etc.) unless I curved the brim. "Flat-visor" caps may be shaped a little differently. I could be totally wrong though.

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I get the feeling that a lot of people think that the brims on New Era's 59FIFTY caps are permanently flat. While they come like that new, you can bend them and curve them to your own liking and they hold their shape fine. I'm pretty sure you can even peel the size stickers off those hats as well.

I personally don't see how anyone can keep a flat brim. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it's just not very practical, as the glare from the sun is not blocked coming in from the sides. Even just a slight curve of the brim will take care of that.

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New Era 59Fifty hats are by far the most popular flat-brim hats, even though they're meant to be curved. Like Trevell said, they just come flat so you can bend it to your preference. A lot of other companies now produce hats that are only supposed to be flat, I believe. I'm not so sure how well curving the brim on those would work. Personally I don't like flat brims, but to each their own...

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59fiftys come flat in order for the customer to curve them to his liking, like the baseball players do. There's not a standard curve set for uniformity. I prefer a slight-to-3/4 bend in mine, because flat is just uncomfortable. And please, for the love of God, take the stickers off either way...

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I get the feeling that a lot of people think that the brims on New Era's 59FIFTY caps are permanently flat. While they come like that new, you can bend them and curve them to your own liking and they hold their shape fine. I'm pretty sure you can even peel the size stickers off those hats as well.

I personally don't see how anyone can keep a flat brim. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it's just not very practical, as the glare from the sun is not blocked coming in from the sides. Even just a slight curve of the brim will take care of that.

maybe it's just me, but i never understood the extreme curving of caps either. i've never had problems keeping the sun out of my eyes with a flat brim (but i have always done that pulling the hat lower on my head). i find curved brims uncomfortable but i wonder if this is the function of having a size 8 head. i have a big head, but not in kevin mench territory thankfully.

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I get the feeling that a lot of people think that the brims on New Era's 59FIFTY caps are permanently flat. While they come like that new, you can bend them and curve them to your own liking and they hold their shape fine. I'm pretty sure you can even peel the size stickers off those hats as well.

I personally don't see how anyone can keep a flat brim. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it's just not very practical, as the glare from the sun is not blocked coming in from the sides. Even just a slight curve of the brim will take care of that.

maybe it's just me, but i never understood the extreme curving of caps either. i've never had problems keeping the sun out of my eyes with a flat brim (but i have always done that pulling the hat lower on my head). i find curved brims uncomfortable but i wonder if this is the function of having a size 8 head. i have a big head, but not in kevin mench territory thankfully.

I have one flat bill, and it is the new all Carolina blue UNC 59fifty with the white NC. It's fairly comfortable, but not like owning all three of my Braves 59fiftys, which are all bent. The bent bills in my opinion, feel much better on the head.

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