August 4, 2023
The trucker cap, with its distinctive mesh panels, has a long history. Despite this, these hats do not look dated.
The origin of the Trucker Cap
From the 1920s to the 1960s, American truckers usually wore peaked mechanics’ hats that tended to carry the logo of the trucking company. By the 1970s, trucker caps with five panels and mesh were more popular. They were given away at truck stops by companies including Budweiser, Shell, and John Deere, and had company logos printed on them for advertising.
Feed and farming companies also gave branded trucker caps away to farmers and rural workers, and this increased their popularity. Subsequently, they were adopted by non-truckers and farmers.
The traditional trucker cap is a panelled cap made from cotton with two mesh panels. The visor is foam and the crown is taller than that of many baseball caps. A plastic fitting at the back makes the cap fit all head sizes.
The Flexfit trucker hat follows these design principles. Available in a number of classic colours and camouflage patterns, the caps are made from a blend of cotton, polyester and nylon. This is a strong and flexible fabric that feels extremely comfortable when worn.
Making the trucker cap trendy and up to date
In the early 2000s, the American hip-hop and skateboard cultures adopted the trucker cap as their chosen headwear. In recent years, celebrities such as Pharrell Williams and Ashton Kutcher were seen wearing trucker hats and this made them more popular. Justin Timberlake has been wearing trucker hats since the age of 17.
The Flexfit Trucker Hat may be a classic style, but is by no means regarded as old-fashioned.
One major difference between the Flexfit trucker hat and those made decades ago is their quality. Trucker hats were given away to truckers and farmers because they were cheap to produce. Flexfit truckers, while not expensive, are not cheap quality. We use manufacturing processes that make sure all hats are produced to a high standard and will last a long time. Quality stitching means that the panels stay together. Though many wearers take great care of their Flexfit trucker hat, they can withstand rough treatment and keep their shape if handled without care.
Branding the trucker hat
Flexfit trucker hats are ideal for branding with a logo or slogan, and the Flexfit Custom Program produces caps that are branded in a number of ways. Images and text can be printed on the caps or embroidered. Logos can be placed on the visor or the crown, either centrally or on either side.
Talk to a member of the Custom Program team for assistance on designing the graphics for branding, and any other help you might need to create a unique range of caps. You can also purchase blank Flexfit trucker hats wholesale for you to arrange your own branding.
If you appreciate a classic style of baseball cap bought up to date, the Flexfit trucker hat is an excellent choice.