Solid Color Caps -
Soutache is narrow flat decorative braid often used to conceal a seam. The wide variety in 19th century baseball caps, especially the elaborate ones of the 1880ís used it extensively. With the advent of the 8 panel cap in the Brooklyn style and the Philadelphia style, by 1910 soutache had taken over. Later viewed as old-fashioned, it disappeared entirely by 1940 in favor of 3 color braid. It was revived in 1976 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National League.
A standard early 20th century round, soft-crown, wool flannel cap. Each seam has a braid of contrasting color. Inside, is a horsehair front backing and leather sweat band. The 2Ē visor is flexible so that it folds in your pocket and has a dark green wool flannel under visor.