Mitchell & Ness is set to introduce their latest ABA (American Basketball Association) headwear collection for Fall 2011. This cap collection hopes to re-ignite ABA history to a whole new generation of sport consumers that might not know much about the league founded in 1967. To set it off, Mitchell & Ness brings out the official ABA Red/White/Blue Basketball fitted caps, offered in either solid Blue or Red wool with contrasting button and eyelets. The Red/White/Blue basketball was the main symbol of the ABA, established by the league's first commissioner George Mikan. The ball colors represented a more patriotic feel and easier visibility for fans watching in the stands or on TV. Another nice detail to these caps are the full embroidered red and white pin stripes on the undervisors. The stripes were inspired by the referee's uniform worn during games, which also sported the ball on the left chest. These ABA caps are due to release in September through Mitchell & Ness.com and very select retailers. Stay posted for more of the Mitchell & Ness Fall 2011 ABA cap collection.
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With the playoffs in full effect, Mitchell & Ness has released the official throwback NBA Finals snapback collection. These exclusive pieces highlight various NBA Finals logos between 1996 and 2003. Each year is represented with two separate color ways or fabrics, such the 1996 Finals in either all black wool or a 2 tone version in duck canvas. The 2000 Finals cap is represented in an all white cotton option or a 2tone cream with black visor. All caps feature secondary trophy hits on the back plus Mitchell & Ness branding on the side panels. These snapbacks were released a few weeks ago and can still be found at the Mitchell & Ness Flagship store, Mitchellandness.com and official dealers nationwide.
Mitchell & Ness comes through in a big way for the start of Spring 2011 with a nice refresher to their XL Logo, fitted cap series. The new XL Logo is made in a notable, heather grey wool and accented with black. The only hint of team color affiliation is the outer outline around the logos and the under brims. Another quick detail is the black metal eyelets around the crown. Available in both NBA & NFL teams through Mitchell & Ness.com and other select retailers this month.
Mitchell & Ness enters the 60th NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles with a tight collection of caps paying homage to the 1983 All-Star Game played in The Forum, Inglewood California 28 years ago. Starting off the collection are the West/East fitted caps featuring the jersey wordmarks from the 83 game jerseys in raised embroidery. A nice highlight on these rather simple caps are the raised embroidered stars over the eyelets in alternating blue, red or white. Both caps also feature NBA branding on the back and embroidered history note on the inside sweatband. Next up is the follow up to last year's 1986 fitted cap. Drawing high demand for that cap, Mitchell & Ness serves up the 1983 fitted cap inspired by the NBA yearbook font from that year. Black wool and accented with a green under visor, this cap runs a white sweatband with embroidered history note. The last style of the collection is a foam mesh trucker cap featuring the original graphic art from the 1983 game. The graphic is printed on the front panel. All caps are now available through Mitchell & Ness.com and select retailers.
The Hustle Barbershop has released their official Fitted Cap collection debut for Q1 of 2011.
Founded in 2005, The Hustle Barbershop owner C. Hustle has established a strong following in Queens, NY as a premier destination for sharp haircuts. To provide sharp headwear alongside the sharp cuts, The Hustle is proud to introduce a premier cap line produced exclusively by Mitchell & Ness. Representing their hairstyling expertise and influenced by barbershop culture, the caps also commemorate the launch of The Hustle brand.
Leading off is The Hustle Logo cap which features the barbershop's official logo on solid black. Following up, a baby blue two-tone cap and brandishes the shop's wordmark and "No Hustle, No Profit" motto on the undervisor. Third in the line-up is the shop's official HNY softball team fitted. Worn both on field and in the shop, the cap embodies that New York Hustle attitude as well as the shop's loyalty and affection for sports. The bold ligature logo features tight, raised embroidery on the front and The Hustle wordmark in black and white thread on the side. Finishing it off, the cap is solidified by a classic green under.
All styles come with Mitchell & Ness branding on the back and are made with 100% wool.
Stay posted for more from The Hustle and future releases on the come up, here at UA. The fitted caps featured below are currently available for purchase on-site at the Barbershop, or via The Hustle Online. Phone orders are also accepted.
The Hustle Barbershop
134-11 Hillside Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418 / map
Mitchell & Ness has just released a nice and tight collection based around the University of Nevada Las Vegas, better known as UNLV. The collection consists of three fitteds and three snapback caps all featuring the classic Runnin’ Rebels logo worn by Larry Johnson & Co during their championship run in 1989-90. For fitteds, Mitchell & Ness offers two solid caps in red or black plus a third option in 2-tone. On the snapback end, M&N brings out their standard arch with logo along with the Panel Down and a white front with alternate visor style. All caps are made in wool and feature Mitchell & Ness branding on the back. All styles can be found through any of the following: Mitchell & Ness.com, Hatclub.com or Lids.com.
Onspotz in-house brand, Loweres, collaborates with Mitchell & Ness on their "L" Learn From Yesterday fitted cap. This black, wool-based cap features thick, front embroidery of the Loweres L logo. Side panels feature Loweres seal on right and Mitchell & Ness script branding on the left. The back is finalized with a clean Loweres red box logo. Another highlight worth mentioning is the under visor laced with Loweres quote embroidered in gold metallic thread. The Loweres x M&N L fitted is now available through OnSpotz.com.