The official hat of Major League Baseball is celebrating its 59th anniversary in style. New Era has launched an exclusive set of 59FIFTY caps for each team in the league. The limited edition on-field anniversary collection features black-and-gold embroidered team logos on the front, a stitched New Era flag to its left, a 59 Years graphic to its right and an embroidered MLB logo on the rear. The brand has also designed a celebratory leather edition for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. In a recent interview with ballerstatus.com, New Era's Ben Ewy shed some light on the inspiration behind the commemorative collection.
"The 59FIFTY is our marquee product -- it's only fitting we celebrate it with special product." he told the lifestyle site. "We were inspired by the colors of our iconic visor sticker: black and gold. We wanted to make some really special products to celebrate our iconic cap, so we created a specific 59th Anniversary side patch, and used some premium materials, like cashmere and a fabric that we found in Paris that is woven with 22ct. gold. The caps made with real gold aren't for sale however. Those are gifted to long time friends of the brand that have supported us for many years including athletes, artists, musicians etc."
New Era 59th Anniversary 59FIFTY hats are available now via neweracap.com.