** December 2016 - See below - Update News for the Iconic 'Australian Baggy Green' & 'Pink Baggy Caps' by famous Australian global brand Kookaburra
Baggy Caps is a proudly 100% Australian owned and operated designer and manufacturer of cricket headwear. Whilst we manufacture and directly supply large quantities of baggy caps and cricket headwear all over the world, our base of operations has been and will always be in Australia.
Almost on a daily basis however and as a big rule, we point out that we do NOT commercially sell or supply the Australian “Baggy Green” cricket cap as worn by the Australian Test cricket team.
Over the last couple decades we have literally received 1000s of emails asking if we could sell the Australian Test Team Baggy Green cap with the Australian Coat of Arms but this is something that we would just never do.
This particular Baggy Green cap and the “legend” & aura that surrounds it is something that we at BaggyCaps.com are quite respectful of. We agree that it should remain in the domain of the Australian Test team so that it may continue to hold this special appeal in perpetuity.
There are no shortage of companies that try to replicate and sell the famous Australian Test “Baggy Green” and this is something that is not only ethically wrong but it is also now very illegal as the Australian Cricket Board (Cricket Australia now) has worldwide Trade Mark rights over “Baggy Green”.
The aura and legend of the “Baggy Green Cap” is often debated by players both past and present (see below) but what is absolutely certain is the fascinating history behind the “Baggy Green”.
Whilst BaggyCaps.com is presently compiling a manifest on the history of the Baggy Cap in terms of its worldwide historical sporting perspective (see History section) an absolute must read is Mike Coward & Michael Fahey’s “The Baggy Green”. This book is well researched, well written and offers an entertaining insight into the fascinating history of the Baggy Green legend.
To find out more about this book or to get a copy of it please visit the website below … if you’re a fan of cricket or sports in general it is an excellent read.
The “Baggy Green” …. Legendary & Iconic ... or not ?
There has been a bit of debate in the last few years from former cricketers who all espouse a passionate stance either FOR or AGAINST the legend of the “Baggy Green”
Some like Ian Chappell and the late legendary Richie Benaud OBE have every right to say that playing for Australia was never about the green woollen fabric on their head called a baggy cap. This is a position adopted and agreed by some other cricketers stating that their Number One treasure of playing for Australia was the memories and bonds of friendship they formed during their careers.
Others like Steve Waugh and Justin Langer hold the “Baggy Green” in sacrosanct stating their honour and guarding of the “Legend” is a way of showing their respect to those who wore it with pride before them.
In our opinion … there is no right or wrong in this debate. Yes a baggy cap is ultimately just 8 pieces of fabric sewn together to make an item of headwear … and we dont think any cricketer would ever replace the memories of their careers for a keepsake like a their Baggy.
Equally the tradition and legend of the Baggy Green is something that every young (or old) Australian cricketer has every right to cherish if they so choose as it is the dream of so many young Australian cricketers … and nobody on the opposing side of this debate c