How Big Is a Big Apple?
Newsboy pictured left/Big Apple pictured at right
One of the most common customer service issues we have has to do with the sheer bigness of a Big Apple-style cap. Customers will look at the 8-panel design and think that they’re getting a newsboy-style cap. What’s the difference? In a few words? The size of the cap.
The Big Apple is an oversized cap and made to look so. It has a floppy appearance and comes equipped with a stretchable elastic sweatband which allows it to fit anywhere from a Small to a XX-Large. The diameter across the top of the hat is much wider; as you can see in the picture below it’s about 12inches across.
The Newsboy cap is the more traditional, tapered look. If you are looking for a cap that can be dressed up or down then the newsboy is the way to go. The sweat band on a newsboy can vary by manufacturer, material and season. You will need to know your size for this cap. They can be sized small-XXL or individually sized depending on the manufacturer. The diameter of the newsboy can range from about 9 inches to 10 ½. See picture below. This is a picture of the Linen Newsboy and it has a standard width of 10 inches.
Take care to avoid the common mistake when ordering a Big Apple or a Newsboy. Know that the difference in size is significant and that, unless you’re looking for that exaggerated look, you want a newsboy.