The Ultimate Guide to Wearing a Snapback

The Ultimate Guide to Wearing a Snapback

September 26, 2023

The snapback is the ultimate effortlessly cool accessory. Learn more about its history and how to incorporate it into your wardrobe here.

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, some trends come and go, while others stand the test of time, becoming iconic pieces that transcend generations. One such iconic statement that has not only weathered the years but also experienced a remarkable resurgence is the snapback cap. Originally conceived as a functional accessory in the world of baseball during the 1950s, the snapback has journeyed through time to firmly establish itself as a symbol of style and self-expression.

From classic baseball caps for men to fashion-forward baseball caps for women, here are some ideas on how to wear a snapback with style.

The Anatomy of a Snapback

Before we dive into styling, it's crucial to understand the basic components of a snapback:


The crown of a snapback is its defining feature. This is the part that sits atop your head, and it comes in various shapes and sizes. Some snapbacks have a high crown, which offers a more traditional, boxy look, while others sport a lower, more fitted crown for a sleeker appearance. 


The visor, also known as the bill or brim, serves both form and function. It provides shade for your eyes on sunny days while contributing to the cap's style. Visors can be flat, slightly curved, or completely curved, depending on the look you're aiming for. 

Snap Closure

Located at the back of the cap, the snap closure is an adjustable strap equipped with plastic snaps that allow you to customize the fit. This is where you can achieve that perfect level of snugness to keep your snapback comfortably in place throughout the day. 


Branding makes snapbacks truly unique. Logos, patches, and embroidery on the sides, front, or back of the cap add character to your hat, whether it’s your favorite sports team or simply a brand or emblem you resonate with.

Choosing the Right Snapback for Your Face Shape 

When it comes to snapbacks, there are no hard and fast rules, only suggestions to help you look your best. Your face shape plays a role in how different styles may complement your features, but remember, fashion is about self-expression. Feel free to break the mold and choose what feels right for you. 

  • Round Face: Structured snapbacks with a higher crown can help create the illusion of sharper angles and definition.

  • Oval Face: You have the advantage of versatility; almost any snapback style will complement your balanced features.

  • Square Face: To soften the strong angles, choose snapbacks with a rounded crown. This style adds a touch of gentleness to your look.

  • Heart-Shaped Face: Opt for medium-depth snapbacks to balance a wider forehead and narrower chin, avoiding tall crown styles that can accentuate the forehead.

  • Long Face: Choose snapbacks that sit lower on the head. Avoid high crowns, as they can further elongate your face's appearance.

Brixton Snapbacks Fall 2023

Brixton Snapbacks: Timeless Classic Design

What truly sets Brixton's snapbacks apart is our timeless design. Each snapback is a testament to the power of classic aesthetics, ensuring that it complements any outfit, whether you're striding down city streets or venturing into the great outdoors. 

We take the classic shape of a snapback and modernize it for today’s world. Our brims are made with discarded fishing nets that have been transformed into plastic pellets, all to help prevent harmful plastic pollution from lingering in our oceans.  

We also source the finest cotton, wool blends, and novelty materials to guarantee durability and the highest quality so you can enjoy your snapback cap for years to come. 

Snapback Looks for All Occasions

Weekend Warrior

For the urbanite looking to stay comfortable yet stylish, pair your snapback with Chelsea boots, tailored trousers, and crisp tees.

Retro Sport

Juxtapose the vintage sport vibe with clean, minimalistic fashion by pairing a Brixton snapback with sweatpants, sneakers, and an understated hoodie.

Coastal Getaway

Planning a sun-soaked getaway? Embrace the beach vibes by pairing your snapback with a vacation camp collar shirt, slides, and sunglasses. 

Choose Brixton for Timeless Headwear

Browse our range of functional, stylish snapbacks for men and women online.

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