US Tour Of Japan 1934 Vintage Ballcap
Monthly payments available on orders over $199 with Affirm
Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1934 US Tour Of Japan ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.
- Made in the USA
- Genuine navy wool broadcloth, embroidered "US"
- Standard visor with green satin under visor
- Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
- Satin taping with cotton sweatband
- Item #: UST34C
League: Independent League
History: In 1934 Connie Mack led a group of American League stars including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Lefty Gomez on a wildly successful month-long tour of Japan. Crowds lined the Ginza in Tokyo shouting "Banzai Babe Ruth!"
|7 1/8||22 3/8"|
|7 1/4||22 3/4"|
|7 3/8||23 1/8"|
|7 1/2||23 1/2"|
|7 5/8||23 7/8"|
|7 7/8||24 1/4"|
This has become my default hat! The wool fabric is soft and comfortable, and I love the clean style of the dark blue fabric with the bright US logo. This was my first purchase from Ebbetts Field, and I couldn't be more impressed.
The materials, construction, and historical accuracy of Ebbets Field Flannel caps are unparalleled in the sportswear industry. The second you remove the cap from the shipping box, you realize how superior it is to its mass-market counterparts. The authentic broadcloth wool feels far softer than the low quality (often viscose) wool and polyester (plastic) used by other companies. The satin underbrim and taping give the cap a classy, finished look. As far as comfort goes, no detail has been overlooked. Using a cotton sweatband eliminates the itchiness and irritation that is often caused by wearing a cap with the standard polyester sweatband for prolonged periods of time. The cap's crown is backed with haircloth, which gives it a natural look and fit straight out of the box. Mass-market cap crowns always strike me as far too stiff. All of this aside, the authenticity alone is reason enough to purchase from Ebbets Field Flannels. This cap, and all of the others that they sell, are a testament to the magnificent quality of American manufacturing and design.
The cap is incredibly good quality. The people over at Ebbets really know what they are doing when it comes to getting quality and authentic gear. Will definitely be returning to Ebbets in the future for other caps!
This is my first purchase from Ebbets. I’m really pleased with the quality of the work and overall feel of the cap. It’s a bit more expensive than your standard MLB on-field (which I typically wear) but they don’t make you wonder where the money went. Happy to support clothes made in the US! It matches my blue New Balance 990v5s and my North St. blue backpack. I’ve got IBEW union pins on it and it matches those colors perfectly as well. These caps are great for those of us who dress in a casual style but appreciate attention to detail.
You can tell it's truly a well-made, wool cap and the US Tour of Japan 1934 has a beautiful yet simple design. However, the hat does have slightly awkward fit (flat brim or curved, not sure which looks good yet...tbd). Overall, great US made hats!