Chicago Cubs: Top 5 essentials for every Cubs fan

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Chicago Cubs: Since 1957, is owned by most Cubs fans

5. The Chicago Cubs Baseball Hat (and any jersey or Cubs clothing)

If there is one item that sums up a Chicago Cubs fan, it has to be the blue baseball cap with the red ‘C’ above the bill. While Cubs fans undoubtedly own several different types and styles of Cubs hats, the classic iconic blue team hat has been the official hat since around 1957.

The Cubs hat has been a prop featured in movies like the original “About Last Night,” starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore and has become a part of Chicago-fashion.

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For me, the classic ’57 ‘ C’ is the choice with just about every outfit I own. Whether it’s casual or even semi-dress and going out to the movies, I wear my Cubs cap. Ladies tend to like something other than the classic for some reason. Many ladies will wear the classic C but in all pink. Others go for the Cubs alternate logo, especially the 1979-1993 one, with the cute bear.

In the ’80s, fans blamed the hat, saying the C represented cursed, which many fans believed the Cubs were.  These days fans have no problem telling anyone who might not know that the C stands for Chicago and Champions.

Cubs fans also have a plethora of jerseys to choose from between great Hall of Famers like Ernie Banks and Billy Williams or current players like Cubs shortstop Javier Baez. There are also dozens of great tee shirts with former Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s, Maddonisms like, “Try not to suck.” The Cubs also have great historic tee shirts like, “No lights in Wrigley.” These days fans can be found in Hawaiian shirts and straw Cubs hats. No matter which way you “look” at it, Cubs fashion is essential for a Cubs fan.