Posted on February 04 2021
We know, better than most, that there are endless kinds of baseball style hats from which to choose. Today, we at Hat Heaven, would like to introduce you to our Kids Batman Black New Era K59Fifty Fitted cap. But first, here's some history and information regarding the New Era Company – well-known manufacturers of this kids’ cap.
New Era Cap Company
Before the word "fitted" became a noun, and prior to "America's Pastime" being designated as baseball, a family embarked on a mission: Revolutionize the headwear industry. More accurately – redefine it altogether. No small task!
A 37-year-old skilled craftsman and German immigrant, Ehrhardt Koch, saw an opportunity and embarked on a journey to redesign fashion headwear quality – including the process used to manufacture it. His dream came to its fruition in 1920 when, after borrowing money from his sister, Rose, he founded the New Era Cap Company. His open-mindedness and expertise led to his company – in their first year alone – producing Gatsby style caps. How many hats? No less than 60,000!
- Debuting in the 1940s, New Era introduced adjustable, elastic-backed caps.
- It takes 22 pairs of hands and no less than 22 steps to create the 59Fifty cap – considered by some to be the perfect hat.
- New Era’s first manufacturing plant – which remained so until 1932 – was located in a Buffalo, New York, in a rented back room on Genesee Street.
- In reference to New Era’s embroidery, Val Koch, at some point during the 1960s, coined the term "painting with thread”.
- In a publication known as the Sporting News, on-field caps were offered to fans for the very first time in 1980 through a mail order ad.
- With the introduction of the "flag" logo, in 1997, New Era launched its new identity.
- By 1974, with 20 professional Major League Baseball teams, New Era had established deals. (At the time, teams in the league numbered 24.)
- In 2002, David Koch passed away after battling courageously with cancer. In honor of his memory, UPMC's "David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center" provides cancer patients the medical care and treatment they require.
- Continuing their long history of giving back to the community, the New Era Foundation was established in 2016.
Introducing the Kids Batman Black New Era K59Fifty Fitted
The following are specs for the Kids Batman Black New Era K59Fifty Fitted cap:
- New Era flag: Black
- Front logo: Black/white
- Under visor: Gray
- Button: Black
- Visor: Black
- Crown: Black
- Hat material: 100% wool
The Batman logo we've all come to know and love appears on the front of this hat.
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Here at Hat Heaven (established in 1986), the way we tackle the designing process of premium headwear design is pretty cut and dried: Pursue both traditional and new colorways with innovative materials that are ever-changing.
But we don't stop there! We strive to reflect both future and current trends in fashion. The influences we draw from include streetwear, pop-culture, footwear, and more. At Hat Heaven, you are guaranteed an enjoyable retail experience as well as exemplary customer service.Check out our kid’s selection today before the next holiday, birthday, or other special occasion sneaks up on you. Contained within this collection, you will find hats representing the MLB, NFL, NBA, cartoon characters, and more.