Ebbets is a brand that has been around since 1988, but has been a part of the larger conversation within menswear for the last 4-5 years. Proudly made in the USA, in a 100 year old building in Seattle, the company was founded on the need to fill a gap they felt was missing in the market in terms of authentic, mid-Century American athletic garments. Ebbets has made hats for a number of shops around the world, worked with a selection of brands
In teaming up with J.Crew, Ebbets was commissioned to make a series of ball caps from the Canadian baseball league—Vancouver Mounties and Toronto Maple Leafs. Part of the Pacific Coast League, after the Oakland Oaks moved North in 1956, this Vancouver team went on to become the highest level Canadian team to date. The PCL had an "open" classification status which ranked them higher than the minor leagues.
This cap has a shiny green satin lining under the brim, white satin lined seams, leather adjustable tab at the back and made from the perfect navy wool. It's a comfortable fit as per usual from Ebbets and it's a nice lightweight wool, making it great year round. Currently available in all Canadian stores carrying men’s accessories.
• Pacific Coast League
• Authentic reproduction of the 1956 ballcap
• Navy wool broadcloth
• Standard Visor
• Horse hair buckram crown
• Satin taping
• Embroidered lettering
• Cotton sweatband
"In 1988, my search for an original, wool uniform led me to a warehouse containing baseball flannel dating from the 40's. I bought in one bolt at a time and we literally built our company on it."
— Jerry Cohen
Article & Photography by Darian Hocking
Adrienne Longhurst, Ebbets & J.Crew