A lot has changed since New Era created its first baseball cap for the Cleveland Indians. Now you can recapture some of that old-school style with these New Era Heritage Caps. Each cap in the collection is made with period-correct melton wool, and offers details like flat embroidery — which was used from the late 1930s all the way up through the mid-'90s — a leather sweatband, and a commemorative red cap box that resembles the ones New Era used to use to ship their caps to the teams. They're a little piece of history, recreated.
Keep a cool, dry head outdoors whether working or playing with the Coal x Otter Wax Thomson SE Cap ($40). This cap comes in a seven-panel silhouette with a leather fast-back adjuster, and comes in two outdoorsy colors, either dark olive or golden brown. As part of their partnership with Otter Wax, it includes a bar of heavy-duty fabric wax for waterproofing, helping this cap shed water in nasty conditions. Regardless of where you wear it — on the job or on a weekend trip — you'll stay comfortable and stylish.
With the final installment of Breaking Bad set to debut next month, devotees of the greatest show ever are all on edge, awaiting to find out how things will wrap up. Enter, "The One Who Knocks", aka Walter White, aka Heisenberg, and his signature pork-pie hat. This limited edition Goorin Bros. Heisenberg Set ($195) includes custom hat pins, an American-crafted hat box, and of course, the only wool felt lid worthy of any anti-hero. Only 1,895 of these sets will be made, so fire up the Aztek, and head to the Goorin Bros. hat shop in San Diego.
Never get caught without a hat again. This Crushable Baseball Cap ($70) is designed to hold its shape no matter where it's been crammed. Features include a plain front, round crown, a fabric-covered top button, a soft bill with an elastic interior band, and a mix of wool, nylon, and polyamide construction. Available in three colorways, its perfect for keeping in a bag, glove compartment, or even a pocket.
No more will you have to long for the release of a mustard yellow Red Sox cap, thanks to New Era By You ($60). This new service from the ubiquitous MLB hat maker lets you customize nearly every aspect of your hat, including the color of each panel, bill, logo, and stich, making it possible to create nearly any combination you desire. Warning: the building tool is Flash-only, so don't expect to be ordering your masterpiece from your iPad. [via]
You know the trouble with hats? It seems like all the cool ones come in a style that doesn't quite suit you. That shouldn't be a problem with Coal Headwear ($40-$60). Running the gamut from a short-brimmed baseball cap to a full-on fedora, these stylish bald spot covers are made from quality materials, and come in patterns that won't leave you feeling like you're wearing the top of someone else's head.
Based on design work from Plan B Branding and named after the sound of beer bottles hitting each other in celebration, The Clink Room One in One-Fifty Caps ($45) are limited-edition New Era baseball caps adorned with logos that are taken from the design process from Plan B's work on Major and Minor League baseball team identities. Each cap is limited to just 150 pieces, and are hand-numbered and signed by the project's designers. A great gift for the design and baseball fan in your household.