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Post Posted: 03/28/18 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I personally supplied pictures to the designer at NE who made these. Dude still messed up half the batterman colorways. I gave him up close pictures of a dozen or so. Iím not sure if they were too far along the production process when he asked but it was in February sometime.
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Post Posted: 04/01/18 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hat Guru wrote:
Dinsmore16 wrote:
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jy2k2 wrote:
soxkrazy wrote:
The Red Sox TATC is now part of this line. Up in Lids now.



are these Lids hats china made??


Affirmative.


Every cap I've seen so far has been Vietnam. My assumption is that it will be a mix, or Lids is worse than my imagination and had the entire run made in Vietnam.


If by "mix" you mean a mix of Chinese and Vietnamese then you are on to something.

Who knows, maybe you will luck out and get a slick Bangladeshi made one!

I'm giddy with excitement at the prospect of scoring Bangladeshi Gold


Also, I had a chance to try on a Mariners TATC, Vietnam made. The fit was most comparable to a standard Chinese cap. Boxy, but manageable after considerable work I'd assume.
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Post Posted: 06/08/18 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
What the hell is this?
https://www.lids.com/new-era/style_mlb-retro-diamond-59fifty-cap?page=1

So many wasted resources for these.

They actually have the correct M size for the twins. Go figure.
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Post Posted: 06/08/18 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wallyhopp wrote:
What the hell is this?
https://www.lids.com/new-era/style_mlb-retro-diamond-59fifty-cap?page=1

So many wasted resources for these.

They actually have the correct M size for the twins. Go figure.


They make so many f**kin' stupid hats.
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Post Posted: 06/08/18 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I own three of their retro classics. So much wasted resources when they could be dropping antoher set of retro classics. There are quite a few one offs that even HC hasn't done. But that would take a dedicated effort. I'm Just shocked. I never knew of anyone who would want the retro classic diamond logo on the side of their cap ( and they had to include the ne flag). Atleast use the real diamond collection logo and not some made up rendering.
I didn't even know the retro classic collection lineup had an official colorway. Their lineup actually held a bit of moral and honor before this. But this loses any positive points going their way.
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Post Posted: 06/08/18 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Those are terrible. I hope they are all imported and they didn't waste US manufacturing on that trash.
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Post Posted: 06/09/18 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
WhoTF are those for!? Who asked for that?
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Post Posted: 06/09/18 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
wallyhopp wrote:
So many wasted resources for these.

This. The amount of caps that Lids offers that deserve to go straight to the dumpster is appalling.

People wonder why HC gets respect from so many on here while Lids constantly gets sh*t on? I have never seen a single ultra high-quality Lids custom. Not one. There is always something wrong with their releases and often many things wrong: incorrect logo, incorrect squatchee, incorrect colors, hideous batterman, inferior material, stiff Chino crown, ugly-ass patch, it goes on and on. HC on the other hand will frequently release multiple must-own caps on the same freaking day and their mistakes are notable because they occur so infrequently. The priorities of the two companies could not be more transparent.
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Post Posted: 06/10/18 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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They make so many f**kin' stupid hats.


Thant's because someone as stupid as they are buy these
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Post Posted: 12/03/18 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
These two arrived today. I finally saw my size repopulate and I took advantage.

Anything look off? Logo is right shape and size. It's not constructed too too bad either but the color is the worst I've ever seen.

Super disappointed. I wouldn't even call it dark Navy. I think they went black here

The cap is supposed to be light Navy.
Comparison with some Mickey's place customs.


They basically went super dark green too.

Comparison with a 2016 tbtc on field


The original of course looks like this
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5aYAAOSwi-dbu4d6/s-l1000.jpg

I never learn. Both will get returned this week.

Sadly I have two other Cooperstown collection made in China MB caps that appear closer to the real thing than this attempt by lids on a retro classic. Just thought I'd share this sad attempt.
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Post Posted: 12/03/18 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wallyhopp wrote:
These two arrived today. I finally saw my size repopulate and I took advantage.

Anything look off? Logo is right shape and size. It's not constructed too too bad either but the color is the worst I've ever seen.

Super disappointed. I wouldn't even call it dark Navy. I think they went black here

The cap is supposed to be light Navy.
Comparison with some Mickey's place customs.


They basically went super dark green too.

Comparison with a 2016 tbtc on field


The original of course looks like this
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5aYAAOSwi-dbu4d6/s-l1000.jpg

I never learn. Both will get returned this week.

Sadly I have two other Cooperstown collection made in China MB caps that appear closer to the real thing than this attempt by lids on a retro classic. Just thought I'd share this sad attempt.



This does reek. Sorry to see, wally. I always hate to be disappointed in this way, but these disappointments are inevitable.

Must be some bad mojo with this Brew Crew cap. I went through 3 (yes 3!) of these TBTC hats. All 3 had the logo stitched on crooked -- I mean, very noticeably crooked. I returned the first one, sold its replacement on ebay, and wound up keeping the 3rd one. I imagine I'll eventually sell it, too.

Somebody at Derby was having a bad day.
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Post Posted: 12/04/18 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That two-tone Brewers cap looks to have the same colors as one of my Devil Rays custom from HC and that one is supposed to be black and dark green. Sorry Lids and NE let you down, wally.
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Post Posted: 12/04/18 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah. Maybe I'm overreacting a touch. But upon opening, I'm instantly drawn to say it looks like your 2001-2007 era Tampa Bay rays. Good call. It has no semblance of ever really being a Milwaukee Brewers cap.

You know who doesn't let me down? I got the last sz 8 of HCs custom of this cap.

A few more comparison shots before they get returned today

HC custom vs retro classic.


Chinese custom vs retro classic.

The green is actually darker with the rc. Unbelievable. It does appear to be dark Navy though.

Chinese custom Ms vs RC

The Chinese customs aren't without their faults. Both feature dark Navy uppers. Both should be light Navy. So in some sense, these two match the Retro classics to make this 'what if set. The saving grace for the two Chinese customs is that they appear to use a seafoam type green stitching. Almost aqua. That falls more in line with the original. The retro classic is more of a lime green. Lime green, dark Navy, and gold do not work too well together.

The product page has a CGI image so I should've known. I also purchased the white Ms cap last year and returned it. That one was also dark Navy with a much larger M that it should be.

If anyone wants the size 8s, they should repopulate on their website within a day or two
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Post Posted: 12/07/18 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Damn near all the retro classic hat Lids put out were wrong in one way or another. From too large logos, fat embroidery when it should have been flat, poor quality, and wrong colors they ran the gambit of terrible. They put out the old mesh BP hats and the Astros one was supposed to be dark navy but it is straight up black. Complained to Lids on Facebook and they said the BP line was supposed to be inspired by the originals not exact copies of the originals. This was just Lids speak for we fucked up but don't give a crap. Hell LidzMarkie their fitted buyer blocked me on Instagram for calling them out on their f up.
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Post Posted: 12/07/18 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Hell LidzMarkie their fitted buyer blocked me on Instagram for calling them out on their f up.


Welcome to the club.

That list is long and storied. Laughing
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