Stone with black LvMI logo and sandwhich bill with black trim.
The Mises Institute cap is distinctively beautiful and excellent quality in every way, with every detail chosen and dictated by our own staff members who are rightly fussy about such things.
It offers an adjustable self-material strap with brass buckle-closure for a more precise, comfortable fit. It features a six-panel unstructured crown and pre-curved visor. The visor on this 100% washed cotton twill cap "sandwiches" the contrast piping along the brim.
It is right that the Mises Institute should have a cap of this quality, for in the American clothing lexicon, the cap occupies a special place. Invented in the 19th century, for use in private sporting activity, the cap of this design spread rapidly to all walks of life and income levels.
You see caps at restaurants, in airports, colleges, parties, beaches—everywhere there is human activity, the cap is also there. Movie directors wear them. Even the Dalai Lama has been seen in one. They are worn by all people, no matter the age, sex, race, or class. It makes a universal statement.
When politicians want to appear as if they are part of the people doing their work, of course they wear a cap. This is for a reason!
This cap, then, is more than a piece of clothing. It is a work of art and a symbol of freedom itself.
The proper cap is made of cotton so that it can breathe and serve it's function of shielding the sun from view. In this sense, it symbolizes a very different function from the hats of the old world, which from the ancient world were designed to signal legal privilege and status. The American cap, in contrast, is a universal sign of the love of liberty, a hat for everyone.
And it is not just for Americans. Japanese Misesians love this hat. So do Misesians in England and Europe.
The cap is utterly customizable too, so that the insignia is to reveal personal attachments, not membership in a collective but a personal statement of subjective value. There are millions of designs out there. You can only wear one at a time, so what do you want it to say? What is really important to you?
This cap displays your deep attachment to the scholarship of liberty in the service of radical thought. It celebrates the great hero of the 20th century, and takes a step toward giving him his due.
It is smart and classic on its own terms, but it also provides an entryway to telling other people about Mises, both the man and the Institute that bears his name and continues his legacy. This hat, then, becomes as small part of a revolutionary project to uproot the central planners and meddlers who are robbing us of liberty.
Liberty gave us the sports and the leisure we love, and, in that way, it gave us the cap as a fitting testament to our unwillingness to give them up for any reason.
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