New Era makes amazing hats. However, since I first fell in love with their on-field 59fifty from the late 90’s, I decided that I only want to buy hats that resembled those glory days. Back then hats were 100% wool, made in the USA, had grey under brims, and didn’t include the New Era logo. So my reason for making this post isn’t so much to disrespect New Era by removing their logo, but rather it’s to customize my hat to look the way those older fitteds used to look.
In order to remove the logo, the first thing I recommend is to have lots of patience because this task takes lots of time, and concentration. You want to begin by using a sharp knife that gets under each thread and individually cuts them (while I have seem other customizers use a seam cutter to remove the thread I don’t recommend one because it can warp the wool material). As your cutting the threads, you also want to use tweezers to detach each thread. And finally you want to use some tape (I use painters tape) to clean off any excessive threads, which will also leave the wool spotless. Once you’re done your fitted should resemble a New Era fitted from the past.