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Tuesday
Apr272010

Inside Label: Tim McAuliffe, Sandy Koufax Brooklyn Dodgers Unique Mesh Fitted Cap

On October 4, 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in the seventh game of the World Series. It would be the first and only World Series title seen by the Dodger faithful within the Brooklyn borrows. The memorable season penned by the Brooklyn Dodgers overshadowed the importance of the youthful potential of Sandy Koufax, the Dodgers left handed throwing bonus baby. A Brooklyn native and a college student, Sandy Koufax inked his first professional contract at the age of eighteen. Koufax would win two games for the 1955 Dodgers but his dominance within the game would begin during his years in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. Koufax would help the Dodgers win the 1959 World Series as they played their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum. As baseball moved through the expansion decade, Koufax dominated the National League by throwing four perfect games in the span of four seasons. The last of his no-hitters was a perfect game.

Koufax’s presence within the game of baseball also served as an influence within the social binds of America. Koufax, who is of the Jewish faith, elected not to pitch the first game of the 1965 World Series due to it falling on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for those of the Jewish belief. Despite his absence in game one, Koufax pitched a three hit shutout in game seven on just two days rest. His gutsy performance helped the Dodgers win the World Series. It would be the fourth and final World Series title won by Koufax.

In 1966, Koufax won 27 games and helped the Dodgers win the pennant. However, it would be the constant pain in his arm that would cause him to retire after the 1966 season at the age of 30. Five years later Koufax would be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This uniquely styled royal mesh fitted hat was worn by Sandy Koufax at the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The hat was constructed by Boston's Tim McAuliffe Cap Company, whose tag is stitched into the headband. The stylized Brooklyn B crosses the front two panels of the hat. The white threaded B is directly embroidered onto the mesh material. The under-visor is lined in green cloth. Koufax’s retired number 32 is etched in black ink atop the green cloth. A royal covered metal button rests at the top of the crown. This rare, historical piece is currently being auctioned off by Robert Edwards Auctions.

Images: Robert Edwards Auctions
Text: J.Wheeler

Tuesday
Apr132010

ELM Company Spring/Summer 2010 Headwear

Below is a look at some new headwear pieces from ELM Company's Spring/Summer 2010 offering.  Starting off with the Three Stripe fitted cap, this style is made with waxed duck canvas and features three striped stitch-down application and ELM embroidery on the side panel. The three stripe fitted cap is also offered in mustard.  Next up, ELM brings out more 5-Panels constructed out of different plaid fabrics and made to connect to their apparel line.  All pieces are now available through official ELM dealers.

Images: ELM Company

Tuesday
Mar302010

Stadium 2010 4th Collection New Era Fitted Caps

Stadium has just released their latest, in-house branded, fitted caps done up with New Era.  This new, 4th collection consist of their primary S logo on wool, which is offered in black, royal, red, and navy all with contrast white stitch and eyelets. The under visors are laced in kelly green and Stadium wordmark embroidered on the back.  Stadium also brings out two extra options, one in gold/black two-tone and a second cap in standard camouflage fabric. All caps are available now through the Stadium online shop and Shibuya store.

Images: Stadium/Lafayette

Wednesday
Mar242010

Mr.Hsieh Classic Logo Fitted Caps

Below are the premier Mr.Hsieh fitted caps produced in connection with ELM Company.  The Classic Logo styles feature Hammer X Uzi logo in raised embroidery and brand word mark on the back panels.  Mr.Hsieh offers this design in either grey tweed or SF black/orange wool with printed under visors. Produced in limited runs of 50... cop yours at the official Mr.Hsieh Market.

Images: Mr.Hsieh

Saturday
Mar202010

Hall Of Fame x Mitchell & Ness 'Upside Down' Fitted Caps

Hall Of Fame continues their stream of new styles, this time re-connecting with Mitchell & Ness to literally “flip-shit” with the Upside Down fitted caps in NFL Throwbacks, NBA Hardwood Classics, and NHL Vintage.  This collection features the NY Giants, LA Raiders, and SF 49ers for NFL, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic for NBA, plus the LA Kings for some hockey representation. Each cap is made in standard wool and features league logos on the back panels plus custom Hall Of Fame script embroidered on the under visors.  The Upside Down fitteds released today and will definitely be moving fast.  Check their Fairfax location for quick access or hit them up online.

Tuesday
Mar022010

Quintin 'Tap The Rockies' FItted Preview

Team Quintin gives us a preview into their upcoming "Tap The Rockies' fitted styles dropping this Spring.  Coming out bold, Quintin brews up a custom script on wool crowns in thick embroidery.  For now Quintin shows off the standard silver/red and gold/purple color ways with more to come, stay posted.

Image: Quintin

Monday
Feb152010

Adidas 2010 NBA All-Star Game Fitted & 210 Caps

Adidas was all over one the best NBA All-Star Games played last night in front of a record crowd.  Below are just some of the headwear styles available throughout Jam Session week leading into the game and inside Cowboys Stadium. First up is the ASG Dallas logo fitted offered in navy, red, and slate gray.  Next are the official word mark fitted caps inspired by the West/East jerseys.  Both options feature patterned under visors and off-set printed stars as seen on the uniforms.  The last cap is a Hardwood Classics piece in core colors royal, red, and white from the 1986 game.  This cap is made using 210 Fitted technology, felt front applique, 3-Stripe visor hit, and inside satin lining.  All caps can still be found throughout the Dallas area plus NBA.com.