Last week, Disney California Adventure held its annual merchandise preview showcase for Annual Passholders. With the grand opening of Cars Land looming, there is no surprise that a large concentration of the t-shirts, hats, posters, and various other collectibles were Cars–themed. There is a huge amount of merchandise that will be found at Cars Land and you can take a peek at some of it after the jump! Hats are an aristocratic phenomena and it’s the ladies of the higher gentry who generally flaunt their hats in public to show their fashion tastes in social gatherings. Men’s hats on the other hand depend on the occasion or the environmental reasons. Men’s hats have been symbolic in the past. Tall stiff top hats are a sign of wealth and aristocracy, while during the same time women were made to wear bonnets rather than hats! Women’s hats don’t have brims and require pins to stay affixed on their heads. Very hair-raising indeed! Hats in the present era are not meant to be worn by a particular level of society. Hats in the twentieth century have become more of a useful item than an item to flaunt. Hats keep the head warm during the winters. The popularity of hats like baseball caps have gone up immensely amongst both men and women! Young men like wearing them because of peer pressure and the need to fit into a particular social phenomenon, while older men tend to use caps to cover up their bald patches. Particular hats, like the hard hats for men are used for purposes which are symbolic in nature. For example, these hats are used by policemen or firemen and generally evoke authority and calls for respect. Some hats, like baseball or cowboy hats, have been found to be just to serve practical uses rather than symbolic ones. Generally it is used to protect them from the elements of weather as these are made for people who would require them for outdoor activities, open to the influence of environmental conditions. They’re also worn for aesthetic pleasure. You can check this original site for the CUSTOM LEATHER PATCH HATS. First, leather baseball caps are expensive compared to cotton, denim, wool or nylon caps. This is due to the higher costs for material and the additional work required to manufacture the caps. The machinery used to build standard caps are typically not suitable for leather caps because the sewing work involved is more difficult than for thinner, flimsier materials. While some of the machines used to make these caps can handle both, machines making the more standard caps are far more common. Due to this, leather hats are harder to locate. It is not uncommon to find hand tooled leather baseball hats, where it is very uncommon to find hand tooled caps made of the more common materials. In addition to this, it is less common for there to be embroidery for leather caps. While it can be done, adding embroidery to leather is often viewed as destructive for the cap, ruining its waterproofing and lowering its durability. It is strongly suggested that you avoid adding patches or embroidery to a good quality leather hat, as it causes the cap not to last as long. When purchasing leather baseball caps, it is important to remember that these hats are almost always fitted. Because leather is a stiffer material than cotton, wool or even denim, the caps do not mold to adjusters well. As this is the case, you will need to take your hat size so that you can purchase the best sized cap for you. When you take your measurement, you should make certain to use a flexible measuring tape, like the ones you would find in a sewing kit. These tapes take the best size, so that you can have the best fit possible. Make certain that you wear your hair the way you usually do when you wear caps so that your measurement takes into account the thickness of your hair. When you place your order for your leather baseball caps, you will need to decide on the type of lining that will go into the cap. Unlike standard caps, which do not typically require a lining, leather caps need a lining. You can choose a thin lining for summer use, or thicker linings for spring, fall and winter use. In most cases, you will want several caps to match the seasons, as a winter cap in the summer can cause your head to be exceptionally hot. Leather hats should be treated against water damage and cleaned seasonally so that the leather maintains its good color and health.
Tim Alcoser of Disneyland News Today attended the preview and took a ton of photos. Just below is the costume that Cast Members working in Cars Land will be wearing. Considering that the world of Cars came from the mind of John Lasseter, the staff shirts are appropriately inspired by his Hawaiian shirt wardrobe:
Here is a selection of merchandise making its way to Cars Land:
Make sure to head over to Disneyland News Today for many, many more photos from the event, which also featured merchandise coming to Buena Vista Street, California Adventure’s other big addition.
The grand opening of Cars Land is June 15, only a little more than a month away.