Thursday, August 28, 2014
How to Wear a Ball Cap
Part A - the cap (sometimes referred to as the lid or the beanie). The primary role of the cap is to cover the head.
Part B - The visor (sometimes referred to as the rim, or the brim). The primary role of the visor is to protect the eyes (and face) from foreign matter and offer protection from the sun.
The figure to the right also illustrates the proper way to wear a ball cap. In fact, it's the only proper way to wear a ball cap.
Somewhere along the way, someone decided to wear the ball cap with the visor at the back of the head. I don't know why, the expression "eyes on the back of your head" is merely a figure of speech and does not imply that there are actual eyes there that need the level of protection offered by the visor of a ball cap. In fact, wearing the visor at the back of the head also leaves your actual eyes and the rest of your face vulnerable to the elements one might wear a ball cap to protect them from. Also, wearing a ball cap with the visor at the back of your head does not look good, it makes you look less smart, less intellectual and far less fashionable that you may actually be.
Please, wear your ball cap properly or don't wear it at all. This has been a public service announcement.