As the first half of 2021 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on this blog's growth since it began ten years ago. And what I mean by growth is the sheer amount of "firsts" I'm able to recognize in posts over the past few months.
I had never written about an NBA team before last week and the two Buffalo Bills caps from the beginning of the year were the first NFL hats that I've featured on the blog but I think the "branching out" trend began in earnest with the Slide Sox hat from Christmas Day.
I didn't mention it at the time but I believe that Slide Sox hat was my first ever "non-sports related" cap to get the Fresh Fitted Friday honors and this week's Acapulco Gold "Ghost Army" hat marks the second time in the blog's history that this has happened.
|I admit that I bought this cap years ago because I thought the logo was cool but not too long after that I learned that the design originated from the Ghost Army, which was a tactical deception unit in the US Army during World War II|
|I'm not too crazy about having the text embroidered like this on the back but I suppose if it really bothered me, I could take a seam ripper to it and the problem would be solved, right?|
Besides having a unique and distinctive logo, I love that this cap pays tribute to a legendary military squad like the Ghost Army. It's only fitting that it gets the spotlight a few days after Memorial Day and on the Friday before the 77th anniversary of D-Day, which is this coming Sunday.
This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is not going on the Trading Block however please don't hesitate to reach out if you want any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.