Ralph Lauren’s classic chino sports cap is one of the fathers of dad hats. People wore this classic in a mass trend way before there ever was a “Dad cap” trend.

The origins of the strap back hat go all the way back to the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s but the commercialized fashion strap back came to market in a major way starting with american original brands like Ralph Lauren,  who made strap back hats in various colors that were early-on found on the average prepster.

The influence of RL runs deep in todays culture and trends and in this case we see it with the return of the strap back hat but also details like the stitched logo in the front of the cap which once again takes from times of old.

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Hat: Ralph Lauren

Denim Shirt: Gap

T-Shirt: Nirvana

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