Despite what he’d have you believe, Big Sean, in fact, did not invent the snapback. No, this casual style of cap has been known to sports fans well before Sean Michael Leonard Anderson came into this world on March 25, 1988. Many variations of the style exist and despite its fairly literal name, the term “snapback” is often used to describe hats featuring velcro and belt-like closures, mainly because saying “velcroback” and “strapback” make you sound like an even bigger idiot. These days, the snapback has become a pillar of streetwear and is a crucial accessory to those with even the most oddly shaped noggins. Cop one or two or ten and tell summer’s blistering glare to go fuck itself.

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