MIX AND MESH

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?

For the first time since the age of Humphrey Bogart movies, art students in New York City and bartenders in Dearborn, Mich., are wearing the same hat. This time around, it's the mesh baseball cap, and it's usually worn high on the head, for a hardy agrarian look, or sideways, for a dash of urban knowingness. Pontiac, John Deere and their industrial brethren had been planting logos on the caps for years when in the late '90s aspiring rock musicians in such hip neighborhoods as the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, N.Y., started wearing them as a tribute to Rust and Farm...

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