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Old 11-13-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Just to look hip or cool in that casual way. It's not as new as many younger guys may think though. I first saw it during the early 1970's.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Just to look hip or cool in that casual way. It's not as new as many younger guys may think though. I first saw it during the early 1970's.
JD Salinger described his main character doing that in The Catcher in the Rye in 1950. Not a baseball cap, but a hunter's cap with side flaps. (Search on Images of "Holden Caulfield" to see what I mean).
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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I heard that it is considered to be cool to wear that for older generation? (40 above).
Or maybe it has no purpose; they just like it that way...
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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The folks who wear their cap backwards think they look cool.

They don't.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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The folks who wear their cap backwards think they look cool.

They don't.

in your eyes they don't.

I could care less.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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If the person is younger than 7 years old, then it looks cute. Older than that, and it just looks weird.
Weird and stupid.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:59 AM
 
Location: China
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I guess it is to protect you from the sun. But someone do think it is cool to wear a baseball cap backwards.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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Either way is better than this, IMO.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:28 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I'm a painting contractor (and female) and when I'm painting ceilings or anything up high, I turn my baseball cap backwards because otherwise the bill impedes my vision.
So that's one practical reason.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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What is the purpose of a tie? And why do tie widths change every couple of years? What is the purpose in that? Does it change the "functionality" of the tie in any way?
To keep consumers out there buying the latest fashion trend.
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