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How Big Is a Big Apple?

Submitted by on April 17, 2019 – 1:17 pm One Comment

Newsboy pictured left/Big Apple pictured at right








One of the most common customer service issues we have has to do with the sheer bigness of a Big Apple-style cap. Customers will look at the 8-panel design and think that they’re getting a newsboy-style cap. What’s the difference? In a few words? The size of the cap.

The Big Apple is an oversized cap and made to look so. It has a floppy appearance and comes equipped with a stretchable elastic sweatband which allows it to fit anywhere from a Small to a XX-Large. The diameter across the top of the hat is much wider; as you can see in the picture below it’s about 12 inches across.








The Newsboy cap is the more traditional, tapered look. If you are looking for a cap that can be dressed up or down then the newsboy is the way to go. The sweat band on a newsboy can vary by manufacturer, material and season. You will need to know your size for this cap. They can be sized small-XXL or individually sized depending on the manufacturer. The diameter of the newsboy can range from about 9 inches to 10 ›. See picture below. This is a picture of the Linen Newsboy and it has a standard width of 10 inches.

Take care to avoid the common mistake when ordering a Big Apple or a Newsboy. Know that the difference in size is significant and that, unless you’re looking for that exaggerated look, you want a newsboy.

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One Comment »


    Thank you very much . I’m a hat person . Old school.
    That is very educational…
    I personally wear a 6 3/4
    To a 6 7/8. It’s very difficult for me to get hats because most Hat stores
    Don’t carry my size . So I have to have them made . BECOMES EXPENSIVE.

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