Knoxville KNX Cap-Made for Felding Co by Ebbets Field Flannels
The story behind the Knoxville KNX cap is a story of Ebbets Field Flannels, the manufacturer of our cap.
Ebbets Field Flannels began in 1988 in a search for classic wool baseball uniform. The search was being conducted by Jerry Cohen, the Owner and Founder of Ebbets Field Flannels. Jerry had always had an interest in the vintage uniform of baseball players from the past. Growing up in Brooklyn near where the original Ebbets Field stood in Flatbush, he would collect baseball cards not for the players, but for the uniforms. Flash forward to 1987, and Jerry wanted a vintage style baseball jersey to wear while he played music with his band in Seattle.
Jerry became frustrated with his lack of options and all the polyester and made his own. When the popularity of his baseball jersey took off, he began making his coveted wool flannel jersey for the public. He focused on obscure baseball teams from yesteryear. Thus Ebetts Field Flannels was born. The brand continues to make all of their products stateside, hand-made, using classic materials.
When Felding Co was wanting to design a Knoxville cap, with a KNX abbreviation, Ebbets Field Flannels was our first choice. We went through Ebbet's thorough design process choosing the color of the vents and the interior headband material among many other design features. We are very happy with the quality of the KNX cap and it's understated and subtle design, feeling it represents our hometown well.