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The Jake - Grey

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This cap goes out to all the good “Jakes” out there. Originating in the early 20th century within Greater Boston, “Jake” serves as an affectionate slang for firefighters in New England. To be referred to as a “Good Jake” is the highest form of commendation among Boston area firefighters, signifying exceptional skill, bravery, and reliability. The term likely stems from “J-Key,” derived from the telegraph keys utilized in the first street-corner fire alarm box system, pioneered in Boston. World War One veterans-turned-firefighters, accustomed to military-issue telegraph keys, possibly coined the term “J-Keys,” which eventually morphed into “Jake.” This slang, originally denoting a firefighter adept at Morse code communication under pressure, gradually became a commonly used term for firefighters in general.

The Jake is a classic lightweight 8-panel cap with a red button, eyelets and brim, with interior red fabric and custom ‘Jake’ logo. As a nod to its legacy, this cap features the signature “J-Key” embroidered on the back side panel.

A portion of all proceeds of the sale of The Jake cap will go to The Boston Fire Cancer Foundation, a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that raises money to support members of the Boston Fire Department who are diagnosed with occupational cancer. The Boston Fire Cancer Foundation provides both emotional and financial support to firefighters and their families.

Style: 8-Panel

Color: Grey with red button, red eyelets, and red brim with red inside fabric featuring the Jake logo

Material: 100% Cotton

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