Introducing Different Type of Headwear

Keep your cool during the summertime by wearing one of our customized hats! Custom hats are a very popular and in-demand customized items in the summer. It’s a great way to rep your sports teams, a company during a charity event, and so much more. One of the first things a company looks into when purchasing a customized hat is the style. There are numerous options that you can choose from much as what kind of profile you would like, how many panels, and if you want it to be structured or unstructured. To help you with your decision, here is a little introduction to the different types of headwear:

Intro to Different Types of Headwear from NYFifth

Low Profile

Anvil Brushed Twill Cap from NYFifth

If you’re looking for a more relaxed fit, then we suggest looking for a low-profile hat! Associated with a sport or golf style hat, a low profile means that the has a less steep slant to the front of the hat and has an unstructured crown (the part of the cap that sits on your forehead, or where the you can have your team logo embroidered).  Low profile hats fit lower on your head, making it more of a relaxed fit than the other types of profiles.

Anvil 156 Twill 6-Panel Low-Profile Cap from NYFifth

At NYFifth, we offer a wide variety of low profile hats that are perfect for summer from brands like New Era, Port Authority and more. Here are some of our best selling low profile caps:

Mid Profile

Mid Profile Headwear from NYFifth

The mid-profile hat is associated with what baseball players would wear. This type of hat has a crown an inch or 2 taller than a low profile hat, giving it more of a deeper fit. The wearer can wear the hat lower on the head, as there is more material and room because of the higher crown.

If you’re planning on joining a sports team and are in need of hats, this type of styles is perfect! We offer an array of mid-profile hats that can be embroidered or imprinted:

High Profile

High Profile Hats from NYFifth

Synonymous for a “trucker” style hat, the high profile hat is made with a straight up slant to the front of the hat. These stylish hats are the perfect hat to wear when doing charity events with your company! They’re fashionable, lightweight, and can be customized to include your company’s name or logo right in the front.

Some of our customer favorites include:


5 Panel

5 Panel Caps from NYFifth

This is the single panel of fabric which is folded to match the shape of the rest of the cap, leaving a small line of stitching to the top of the cap. These caps are great for large printed logos or small detailed embroidered designs.  Our Yupoong 5 Panel Flat Bill Cap (pictured above), is a perfect example of the 5-panel styled hat. At NYFifth, we offer this type of hat in a variety of brands, colors and patterns that are perfect for the summer:

6 Panel

Big Accessories BX017 6-Panel Structured Mesh Baseball Cap from NYFifth

The difference between the 5 and 6 panel is that the 6 panel hats have a seam coming down from the crown to the bill. the extra panel created from the stem gives a more rounded finish to the cap and a cleaner look to the front of the cap. Some of our best sellers include:


Structured Hats from NYFifth

The structured caps are reinforced in the front part segments of the hat. The two front panels of the hat are supported by a stiffer fabric called the “Buckram”  which helps to maintain the shape of the hat. Typically all “fitted” hats are structured and round out a bit in front to provide more space.


Adjustable Headwear from NYFifth

Adjustable hats have the ability to be adjusted to fit anyone’s head. They’re usually made “One Size Fits All”, but have different types of closure systems such as plastic snaps, buckles and more.

At NYFifth, we offer a wide range of adjustable hats! From regular baseball caps to visors, all our adjustable hats features a closure that can be adjusted to fit almost anyone’s head perfectly and snug:

Now that you know a little more about the different types and makes of headwear, which one will you be sporting this summer? Comment below and let us know!