Built-In Feature – The Inner Design of Baseball Caps

Published On: April 1, 2024    By: chen hui

Built-In Feature – The Inner Design of Baseball Caps

Embroidery is a very special craft. The embroidered threads go through the fabric and on the back of the fabric you can see the embroidered stitches and threads. Different brands have different ways of handling. Here, we, Aung Crown, a professional hat manufacturer, will introduce the embroidered feature of baseball caps from 4 different brands.

baseball caps from 4 brands

1.    47BRAND

47BRAND is a privately held American apparel brand founded in 1947 by twin Italian immigrant brothers, Henry and Arthur D’Angelo. 47BRAND’s main baseball caps are for the 5 major professional sports leagues in the United States, MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA. Embroidery is the main way to display sports teams and there may be two or three embroidered patterns on a baseball cap. Therefore, there are stitches and threads on the back of embroidered logos. Although these stitches and threads can touch the skin directly, they don’t affect the wearing experience. That’s why many brands don’t address this issue. The baseball caps from 47BRAND are for American sports fans and the main feature is cost effectiveness. The cost of covering the stitches and threads of embroidery is quite high, so as a cost-effective brand, 47BRAND doesn’t have to do that.

47BRAND baseball caps

2.    NEW ERA

New ERA, the New Era Cap Company, is an American headwear company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. The company was founded in 1920 by Ehrhardt Koch. New Era has over 500 different licenses in its portfolio. Since 1993, they have been the exclusive supplier of baseball caps to Major League Baseball (MLB). In addition to the same hat market in the United States as 47BRAND, New Era has also co-branded with other brands. Therefore, when dealing with the stitches and threads of embroidery, the New Era has a better way of dealing with this problem.

Taking the NFL cap below as an example, there are no stitches or threads on the back of the embroidery. This is because the New Era applies the embroidery first and sews the lining later. That’s why the lining can cover the stitches and threads on the back of the embroidery. You see only the lining, not the stitches and threads of the embroidery. That is why New Era is better than 47BRAND because of the detailed treatment of this cap.

New ERA baseball caps

3.    Nike

Nike, Inc. is an American athletic footwear and apparel company headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, United States. It is the world’s largest provider of athletic footwear and apparel and a major manufacturer of sporting goods, with revenues of more than $46 billion in fiscal year 2022. The way Nike handles the stitches and threads of embroidery is popular with most brands. Once there is the embroidered logo on the front panel, then Nike will choose an inner lining for the front panel to cover the stitches and threads of embroidery. Not only to pursue a better look for the overall appearance but also to provide a better wearing experience for wearers.

Nike baseball caps


There is another way to cover the stitches and threads of the embroidery – the entire lining for the inner crown. There is a difference between luxury brands and ordinary brands, which can increase the cost of the cap. BALENCIAGA baseball caps have individual linings for each inner panel. So, there are 6 linings for a 6-panel baseball cap, which is more complex than one lining. Because it has a more precise requirement for lining size and sewing machine. However, luxury brands have more brand premiums. Therefore, they need to choose a higher exquisite craftsmanship for their products.

BALENCIAGA baseball caps

In the End

There are 4 ways to deal with the stitches and threads of the embroidery. By comparing the differences and the ways that these 4 brands handle such a problem. The shares are ended here and we hope all the people can enjoy this short blog. If you’re interested in our content, please bookmark our blog site. We will continue to post from time to time.