Colorado-based by way of The Bronx, NYC, New Era enthusiast Paul Rodriguez’s collection started off with humble beginnings that many of us can relate to – a few Yankees caps back in 2001. Today, his collection has grown to almost 300 hats! Paul’s hat stash has a lot of variety and includes team licensed, character/comic and streetwear hats. Make sure to check out our Cap Talk interview with Paul Rodriguez – AKA STPaulNY – to find out what inspired him to start collecting, some of his gems and his thoughts on the New Era cap enthusiast community. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com.
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For this week’s Cap Talk interview we link up with Nottingham, UK-based cap collector Jason Shepherd. Jason connected with us so he could share his collection and passion for the New Era brand with fellow New Era enthusiasts. But he also did so for another reason; to raise awareness for Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects his daughter Mia. Jason and his daughter were overjoyed by the support that they received from the New Era cap cap collecting community in helping to raise awareness for the disease. Check out our interview with Jason to find out about his collection, and also to learn more about Moebius Syndrome, and how Jason plans to raise awareness for this condition in the future. Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
As New Era cap collectors, most of us have that one special cap that inspired us to start collecting. For New Era enthusiast Chris Keogh, and like many of us, it was a classic New York Yankees wool On-Field 59FIFTY cap back when he was a kid. Chris has been collecting for 23 years, and has amassed over 500 caps! As a self-professed “huge sports” fan, Chris’ collection consists of mainly sports headwear. Check out our Cap Talk interview with Chris Keogh to find out what his favorite team caps are to wear, how he felt about the release Spike Lee series and Derek Jeter caps, what fitteds he’s looking forward to adding to his collection this year, and more! Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com
For Edinburgh, Scotland-based New Era enthusiast Pawel Sendak AKA Klaq, collecting caps isn’t just a hobby – New Era is part of his life! Through his love for the New Era brand, Pawel has made friends, picked up a knack for photography and has amassed an impressive collection of caps from all around the world! Check out our #CommittedToTheKlaq Cap Talk interview to find out what inspired him to start collecting, hear about the time he met up with fellow collector Macall84, learn a bit more about his “French Army” of caps and more! What’s on your mind? Want to Show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our latest edition of Cap Talk, we connect with Chicago-based New Era enthusiast Jeff Townley – AKA #Geoffrey. Jeff has been collecting since 2010, and currently has over 400 caps! His collection features a wide variety of hats, including sports licensed headwear and character-themed caps. Make sure to check out our interview with Jeff Towley to find out about what inspired him to start collecting, some of his favorite caps, how he feels about the New Era cap collecting community and more! What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com.
Well respected retailer, Fitted Hawaii, has been making its mark globally in the headwear game since 2005. Through their clothing the brand focuses on teaching youth that their is a great importance and rich Hawaiian culture that must be embraced and protected. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been covering Fitted Hawaii’s releases since day one, and if you’ve been following us since day one then you’re already familiar with the Mua, Kamehameha and H Pride custom New Era exclusives. JJ Parkz takes the time out of his busy design schedule to go in depth on the brands history, designs and touches base on his three favorite releases. Make sure you hit the jump and check out the entire Fitted Hawaii interview!
For our latest edition of Cap Talk, we connect with Adelaide, Australia-based New Era enthusiast Lewis Averillo-Singh, who has been collecting New Era caps since 2012. His first fitted was the “Monster Mouth” 59FIFTY, a cap that Lewis feels is “the definition of my style,” and the “gateway drug into the terror that is cap addiction.” In the short period of time that Lewis has been collecting, he has amassed almost 50 New Era caps, in a wide variety of licenses, designs, and styles. Hit the jump and check out our interview with Lewis Singh to find out about his favorite caps in his collection, his dream New Era collaborations, and the one cap that has “constantly evaded” him since he started collecting. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two of the top-selling styles of New Era caps are professional sports licensed caps, followed by comic character-themed hats. Germany-based collector Benjamin Hickisch – AKA NEHectorius – started off purchasing pro sports caps but now only exclusively collects character-inspired caps, and he’s amassed quite an impressive collection – over 200 caps and counting! Now that’s how you #FlyYourOwnSuperhero proud. Benjamin lives with his girlfriend, who knows – Women Can Wear Caps Too! She shares in his passion for caps and has quite a few gems herself. Be sure to check out our Cap Talk interview with Benjamin to find out more about the rare caps in his collection, what inspired him to start collecting and where he picks up his caps in Germany. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com.
For this week’s Cap Talk we link up with New Era enthusiast/Yankees fan Luis Mendoza Jr – AKA Tanxican – one of the four original founders of the #CachuchaCrew of New Era collectors. Tanxican is a passionate cap collector that will go to great lengths to network with people to find the hat he’s looking for. He also goes out of his way to help others find the caps they are searching for to add to their collections. He’s also such a big Yankees fan, he named his son after his favorite team! Make sure to check out our interview with Luis Mendoza Jr to find out what sparked his interest in cap collecting, discover how many caps he has in his collection, hear about the friendships he’s made in the New Era cap collecting community, and more! What’s on your mind? What to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
John Chapman from Mississauga, Ontario stays fresh on a daily basis with his deep New Era collection. Mr. Chapman has a few rules he stands by 1) never wear the same fitted in the same week and 2) absolutely with no exceptions should you ever wear the same hat twice in a row. If you ever see John around make sure you don’t touch or remove the hat off of his head, it’s one of his pet peeves. Don’t worry John, it’s one of ours too. Hit the jump and make sure you read Johns interview. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com.
Thanks to collecting basketball cards, Tyler Hunsaker, has been a sports fan his whole life and wears his allegiance to the Atlanta Braves. Tyler has a passion for many things but the three that stick out the most are his watch, shoe, and hat collections. With over 150+ hats his collection has reached a place that is diverse and unique, especially with the addition of his custom 3D New Era 59Fifty sign. Need we say more? Check out his collection after the jump and peep what’s on his mind. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. …Read the Interview
Our next Cap Talk is with cap collector Simon Treese all the way from Germany. Simon, A.K.A hathunter09, has a collection of 120 fitteds deep and features a sleek assortment of headwear including some team fitteds, superhero New Era hats and even his own custom 59Fifty cap design. He shares with us some funny stories about the lengths he’s gone through to get a few New Era pieces that weren’t available near him. Which include a stranger from Condom Shack?!?!? What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at email@example.com.
We recently had a chance to connect with female cap collector Malissa A.Miller for a quick chat about her hat game. Originally from Seoul Korea, Malissa has been living in Lansing, Michigan since 1985. She started gathering hats in 2004 and things its one of the most awesome accessories in her wardrobe. Hit the jump and see how Malissa “Fly’s her own flag”. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org …more
For our latest Cap Talk interview, we link up with BayArea-based New Era enthusiast/die-hard San Francisco Giants fan Ernesto Dominguez, AKA Rockin_NewEra84. He has been collecting caps since 2001, and is well-known for his signature hand gesture and, also, his On-Field collection. Something you may not know about Ernesto is that his collection isn’t just limited to On-Field caps, he once witnessed a 59FIFTY giving birth, and he has a degree is psychology! In his interview, Ernesto discusses how he became such a big Giants fan, and lets us in on some of the unique caps in his collection. Also, he sheds some light on the #CachuchaCrew of New Era enthusiasts, which he is part of and, as he does have a degree in psychology, Ernesto gives us his opinion of whether us cap collectors are obsessed, addicted, or just simply passionate about collecting hats! Find out more of what’s on Rockin_NewEra84’s mind after the jump. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your cap collection? Hit us up at email@example.com
Straight from London, England we had the pleasure of connecting with Matthew Powling to chop up caps. Through our conversation with Matt we got to learn how he got started out in collecting New Era hats, some of his holy grails and even what his favorite brands are. Check the jump to see what other interest facts Mr. Powling talks about. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org …more
We recently had a chance to connect with well established retailer Sports Zone Elite based out of the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. How established you ask? They’ve been supporting the area with the flyest gear since 1985. Lucky for us they’ve also been supplying New Era product since the beginning of that era so you can rest assured that they know the fitted and snapback game quite well having seen the many different cycles of the industry. This is one interview you won’t want to miss. Pop the hood to see what’s new at Sports Zone Elite. …Continue Reading
Its a privileged to connect with New Era Cap collector Dennis L. from New York City. Not only does his collection run “Deep”, he brings his talents to the headwear industry as lead designer for a “little” brand you might know of. Dennis displays his streetwear credit while laying down the law with his knowledge of being around the game. Oh, and by the way he has a few gems you might want to peep after the jump. So flip the lid and check out your boys Dennis collection once and for all. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your cap collection? Hit us up at email@example.com. …Read Interview Here
With a collection that features some true gems, fellow cap collector, Kevin Megens is one dude that deserves some credit and maybe even a New Era “Care Package”… Connecting with us all the way from the Netherlands, the superhero New Era fitted hats Kevin stacks in his collection are some pieces we’d all pay top dollar for. “Whoosh” through like Superman and click the jump to read what Kevin has to say. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your cap collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. …Read Interview Here
Arizona’s Mason Stoffey has stacks on stacks of New Era fitted hats but the art of collecting caps was passed on from his father to him. His father’s collection consisted of minor league hats but Mason will add any hat that he feels stands out to him like the New Era 59Fifty Anniversary collection. Mason hopes to one day pass on the legacy of caps to his younger brother and possibly one day his own son. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your collection – hit us up at email@example.com. …Continue Reading
SFGrippy is a mysterious character in the cap-collecting community. Known for being a die-hard SF Giants fan and for his signature shot, where he shows off his caps, revealing only part of his face. (Except for those few times when he has shown his whole face….perhaps that wasn’t really him?) We tracked SFGrippy down at his secret Bay-Area hideout for a Cap Talk interview, where he decided to shed the mask and reveal more of his identity. Alex Mitchell, AKA SFGrippy, is San Francisco – born and raised, a craft beer drinker, baseball nut, Bay Area music playlist curator, and a New Era cap enthusiast. He has a degree in marketing, likes to walk his dog, eat delicious sandwiches, and BBQ meat for large groups of people. In his interview, Alex discusses why he decided to reveal more of his identity, how he became such a big SF Giants fan, what inspires his New Era cap collection, and more! Find out all that’s on SFGrippy’s mind after the jump. What’s on your mind? Want to show off your cap collection? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org