I’ve been a hat collector for a few years now, and one of the things I keep kicking myself over is that I never took care of the hats I bought years ago. I just used to wear them and not care how they looked. I didn’t even clean them when they got dirty. I was fine with that until New Era stopped making wool fitteds and I couldn’t buy them anymore. Once that happened I started to clean and maintain my wool fitteds so that they could last me as long as possible. Thankfully New Era never forgot about wool fitted collectors and has released wool fitteds consistently, though in limited runs.
The wool fitted that I’m showcasing here is part of their Heritage Series collection. The hats are 100% wool and are made similar to the classic MLB hats from the mid 90’s with 3D embroidery, a flat MLB logo, and a grey underbrim. A nice detail about this fitted is the return of the white sweatband; a feature that I used to hate (it’s funny how you miss something when you don’t have it anymore). My only complaint about this collection is the inclusion of the New Era logo on the left side. Other than that this is a beautiful hat that reminds me of the greatness of those 90’s fitteds, and I am delighted that I can now wear one with the current Blue Jays logo.
Brand: New Era
Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Style: 59Fifty, Fitted, Heritage Series
Additional: Made in China, 100% Wool, New Era logo on the side, White Sweatband