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November’s Monthly Top 5

A little late, but better late then never.  Here are the top 5 monthly New Era picks for 2013’s month of November. We take you back to the dinosaur age with the Giza team exclusive from Japan, the Felon 59Fifty by Flawless, a graffiti artists dream with the Dissizit x 123 Klan collaborative and a special Mighty Ducks 20th anniversary 59Fifty that will quickly find its home in many collectors collections. Check the jump to see what landed in top spot. Stay tuned for our top 20 caps of 2013!


October’s Top 5 Monthly New Era’s

This October’s Monthly top 5 New Era hats are in and we think that you’ll be happy with the selection!  This month was heisted by Japanese collaborations, Minor League fitteds and a superhero you’ve probably never heard of?!?!? A Bathing Aape has really increased its visibility in the hat world this year and one of our favorite releases from them was the 24karats collaborative. Remember the pandemonium with the OnePiece New Era collaborations back in 2011? Well you had a second chance at redeeming yourself, did you capitalize? Click the jump to see who made it to number 1!


JANUARY’S TOP 5 Monthly Picks

WE ALL love food, have played the original Super Mario Brothers, want to see custom NFL colorways next season, have ill ideas and sometimes do the inverse of things. January’s monthly TOP 5 is here with some of our non bias picks of the month. Check the jump to see which one ended up in number 1.


November’s Top 5 Monthly Picks

Here we are with our second official Monthly Top 5″ segment for November 2012. Again for the second month in a row we had to get opinions from a few people due to all the sick releases dropping for the holiday season. Although three of the top 5 are collaborative efforts, they certainly deserve to be there. See this months ranking after the jump and check out what you missed in October here. …more

May 2014 Top 5 New Era Caps

For the past few months, our monthly Top 5 pieces have been wild and and wacky, with caps featuring: mutant blue fur; fur straight outta Moscow; bacon; a baseball bat-wielding, smiling Asparagus Man; a baseball bat-wielding, smiling #SockMan; and caps from a galaxy, far, far away, to name a few. However, May was all about caps with honor: honoring a legendary baseball player, honoring the struggle to gain civil rights that we now take for granted, and honoring troops who fight for our freedom. On a lighter note, there was also a cap honoring the Gotham City Police Force and all the hard work they do to help Batman fight crime. Not sure where this cap lies in the honor department, but there’s also 59FIFTY that features a baseball bat-wielding, smiling Tadpole. Make sure to check out this month’s Top 5 to see what made #1!


Duck Down New Era Skull Knit

Founded in 1995, Duck Down Music is a New York city based record label that’s no stranger to our monthly top 5 segment. The record company has just added a Duck Down New Era skull knit beanie in black with the running man logo embroidered on the front. Now available via Duck Down Records.


September’s Top 5 New Era Caps

Decisions, decisions! This month for September’s TOP 5 New Era hats we decided to focus on pieces that you cant get everyday or at a local lids. Rarity coupled with limited production in any economic setting will always create a demand, even with baseball caps. This monthly TOP 5 to us felt as though creativity was a common theme with some never before seen designs and some harder than usual to acquire pieces. See who got to the #1 spot, do you agree?

…See Who Reached #1 Here

Top 5 August New Era Releases

Nectalk’s monthly top 5 for August 2013 New Era releases are in and it’s an international affair featuring caps with roots from California, Canada, Paris, Japan and the Middle East. With alot of quality and creativity, this past months releases touch on topics like a new store, a hip hop group, god’s favorite DJ, the cali republic and fashion designer Kenzo Takada. Don’t be foolish and check out #1 under the lid!

…Click Here For #1

July Top 5 New Era’s

July 2013 Top 5 is in and it’s a global affair with some hot releases from Japan, Canada, Hawaii and Europe. July is one of the hottest months in the cap world so you can imagine all the other fly pieces that didn’t make the cut. We felt that the “Keep it real”, “Bonjour”, “hi”, “October’s Very Own” & the “Duck Boots” had some all around hype so hit the jump to see who made the top monthly spot.

…Who Made #1?

TOP 5 June 2013 Releases

June 2013’s TOP 5 monthly New Era’s are in and diversity is a factor in this months selection! From Canada to Japan and MMA Fighting to Blowing Smoke this past month hits up many different styles for all types of fans. This past month was highlighted with some great team customs, superhero fitteds and some streetwear gems but when push came to shove we selected the following top 5. Check who made #1.

…Who Landed #1

TOP 5 May New Era Releases

May’s monthly Top 5 New Era’s all fall under the streetwear fashion category and see some top notch collaborative initiatives.  May saw Jeremy Scott 59Fifty’s release globally, Crooks & Castles collaborate with Monopoly, the Ro Spit fitted launch, the Stussy Contrast New Era and the Hundreds Clique series. This month was difficult to arrive at a top 1 but after alot of back and forth we have champ.

…See #1 Here

Top 5 April New Era Releases

April is always a great start to hat season! This monthly top 5 we saw many branded, superhero, team and even league New Era releases. One of our personal favorites among all the releases had to absolutely be the New Era Japan x Nintendo collaborative. If you’ve ever had the chance to play Super Mario on the NES you would quickly see how it’s success is what still makes it relevant today. See what made it to #1 and check out March 2013 Top 5, if you missed it.

…Who Landed #1?

Top 5 March New Era Releases

March 2013 monthly picks saw so many dope releases, SO MANY!  What do a writer, skull, gorilla, chief and rubber all have in common? The answer: the top 5 New Era Cap releases of March 2013. The list includes releases from a Friend of Poe, Tokidoki, The Hundreds, Secret Base, and Burn Rubber Detroit. Check who made the #1 spot this past March!

..Click Here For #1

Cap Talk – What’s On Your Mind: Featuring Marconi Calindas

Winner of New Era Introducing, Marconi Calindas, is a San Francisco-based artist who “is not afraid of colors,” and creates artwork that fosters ” kindness, equality and peace.” He recently displayed these qualities in his piece that took the top prize in 2012′s “New Era Introducing” – a contest where artists are given a blank cap to use as a canvas to make a statement of self-expression. The winner receives a $10,000 bursary to put towards furthering their artistic career.Calindas used his unique rendering style of black lines and colorful hues to create a piece that raises awareness about the issue of teen bullying, and the tragic loss of life due to suicide that often results from it.  His artwork subject matter ranges from “pop icons to triumphs of the human spirit,” and has been on display in places such as San Francisco City Hall. NecTalk caught up with Calindas for an interview to see what’s on his mind.


..See What’s On His Mind

Nectalk’s TOP 5 of February

January’s TOP 5 garnered alot of interest from our readers and apparently other site (s). Will February Match up? February is one of those months, where (1) you can’t stop thinking about going on a vacation or  (2) for summer to roll around. These top 5 monthly releases made those long winter months a heck of a whole lot better. See who landed in the number 1 spot in February 2013!


Answers to the Final Phase of NE Europe’s Q&A

Well, there you have it! All European flagship managers have officially been interviewed.The final stop to the New Era flagship manager Q&A will end with New Era’s Europe Online web marketing manager. Hit the jump as Richard provides some in depth details that shouldn’t be missed. We hope you enjoyed the input provided by these top New Era ambassadors as they displayed their in depth brand knowledge for you. A special thank you to all those involved. We have one more revelation lined up for you so keep checking back.  TIP: UTC+9.

…Read Answers Here

Ele-gant Bugs Bunny 9FIFTY

Bugs Bunnys latest release in my opinion is certainly of “monthly top 5 caliber“. This new 9Fifty snapback cap is looking Good with it’s use of darker tones and red accents. The Ele-gant is available in a wide range of characters and teams exclusively at New Era UK.


October’s Top 5 By Nectalk

Welcome to one of our new segments called “Monthly Top 5″. We will be featuring a monthly round up of Nectalk’s top five favorite pieces of each month. It’s an opportunity for you to stay ontop of your game and participate by providing your opinion on the top five caps selected.  It was a difficult task selecting this months round up due to such hot product releases. What we did was pick according to originality, rarity, design and use of materials. See this months ranking after the jump!

…See Top 5 Here

Avengers 9Fifty New Era

May 4th is a day that you’ll want to jot down in your monthly planner. Its the day that the new Avengers movie assembles and hits the big screen. Based on the official trailer it looks action packed similar to the 9Fifty displayed above. Marvel and New Era will be shortly releasing this Avengers 9Fifty New Era in black with character graphic at front. See this Avengers cap and trailer now via Fully Laced.


“THRASHER x MANIK” New Era Collabo

Founded in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher and Fausto Vitello, Thrasher skateboarding magazine has recently collaborated with Manik and New Era cap for their latest release. These caps feature each partnering entities logo design on the front and back of the 59Fifty, giving the items synchrony patterns. The magazine is published in English and French (Europe) so their is no excuse not to subscribe to their magazine on a monthly basis. You know these fitteds won’t last long, head on over to STLESS for yours!