Posted on January 08 2020
Back in 1920, hats worn by every Major League Baseball player came from a fresh hat company known as New Era. Today, Minor-League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Football League, and other professional sports league hats worldwide are all officially licensed headwear by New Era. More than one of the biggest names in sportswear, however, where the Hip-Hop culture and streetwear are concerned, New Era has become iconic.
New Era’s Best-Known Fitted Cap
This illustrious spot is held by New Era’s 59FIFTY fitted caps. An innovator of style and design, this hat surpasses nearly every other type of headwear. When a “true” fitted baseball cap is referred to, the originator was this cap. What has possibly become the most iconic part of this hat is the gold sizing sticker that is so well-known. Where fitted hats are concerned, it's simply the best.
The 59FIFTY hat has a visor that is flat with a structured high crown. Those with more squared off heads will find this hat to be a better fit. Or, if you simply relish the look of a high crown, this hat’s for you.
The 9FIFTY Snapback
Inspired by popular 1980s snapbacks, the retro style New Era Original Fit 9FIFTY Snapback hat has a tapered back opening and squared off visor. Much like its associate, the 59FIFTY, it has the same flat brim and structured crown. The big difference here is the back – it is adjustable and open. Though the snapback strap is usually made from retro style plastic, almost anything can be used as the back strap. There are three sizes to this hat, technically, including one-size-fits-most, medium/large, and small/medium. The one-size-fits-most is the most popularly carried.
59FIFTY Low-Profile Fitted Hat
This is perfect for those who enjoy the 59FIFTY but feel that their head shape isn't conducive to the high crown. This low-profile fitted hat simply has a lower profile design than its partner, but all of the other features of the 59FIFTY. With a slight curve in the visor, it has a low sloping crown. For many people, this means a closer fit.
9FORTY Adjustable Hat
Mix the New Era 9FIFTY and the 39FIFTY together and you come up with the adjustable 9FORTY hat. It has a pre-curved visor and a low-profile structured crown. It has a variety of closure types featured on its adjustable, open back, rather than a stretch band and closed back. Closure types include Velcro, strap back, and snap back. For bigger heads, this may not be the right hat.
39THIRTY Stretch Fit Adjustable Hat
A premier flex fit stretch-fit style hat, the New Era 39THIRTY hat has a fabricated shape that is specifically engineered to provide the best in caps classified as stretch-fit. The backs are still closed, and crowns structured, but these hats have an elastic spandex interior sweatband and a pre-curved visor. This specially designed sweatband allows the hat to fit on heads of multiple sizes.
But Wait, There’s More!
Other caps by New Era include their beanies and knit caps, of course, as well as the 19TWENTY, 29TWENTY adjustable hat, and the 9FORTY adjustable hat. However, New Era doesn't draw the line at baseball caps, knit caps, and beanies.
Also put out by New Era are quality fedoras, military hats, pillbox hats, visors, bucket hats, runner hats, and camper hats. With numerous styles, designs, patterns, and materials, New Era continues to be a trendsetter and leading innovator in headwear.
Are you looking for a New Era cap? Hat Heaven offers a wide variety of New Era hats, as well as other top brands. We have a vast array of baseball cap styles to choose from. Shop Hat Heaven today to find your new favorite cap.