In 1920, a man by the name of Ehrhardt Koch created a cap company out of a small back room in a building on a rented property in New York. This company, now known as New Era, had only 14 employees at the time but dreamed of revolutionizing the headwear industry. New Era first created a line of men’s casual and uniform caps, but few sporting goods products until the 1930’s.

Now almost a century later, New Era leads the field of sports caps and boasts partnerships with multiple major sporting leagues, including the NFL and MLB. After years of innovation, which started with the signature fitted 59FIFTY cap, New Era now offers a line of six hats in all of your favorite team’s colors. If you like fitted, snapbacks, flat, or curved brims, New Era has what you need. Take a look at our breakdown of the six different New Era cap styles and what they offer.

59FIFTY: Want to look like a pro whether you are turning double plays in the infield or cheering on your team from home? You can do it all with the classic styling of the 59FIFTY cap.

  • True fitted: Closed back style available in true fitted sizing.
  • Structured cap: Front panel structure for stability and classic cap shape.
  • Full crown: Tall and broad profile of the original fitted cap.
  • Flat visor: Designed to be flat, but can curve as desired.

59FIFTY Low Profile: If the low-key look and sharp style of the classic 59FIFTY is what you’re after, the low profile version is the cap for you.

  • True fitted: Closed back style available in true fitted sizing.
  • Structured cap: Front panel structure for stability and classic cap shape.
  • Contoured Crown: Rounded profile creating a streamlined look from front to back .
  • Curved visor: Pre-curved visor for a traditional feel.

9FIFTY: If your go to is the popular snapback look, then the 9FIFTY is the hat for you. Rock it frontwards or backwards in your favorite teams colors.

  • Snapback: Open back style with adjustable snapback closure.
  • Structured cap: Front panel structure for stability and classic cap shape.
  • Full crown: Tall and broad profile to mimic fitted 59Fifty.
  • Flat visor: Designed to be flat, but can be curved as desired.

39THIRTY: Whether you wear hats daily or just during the big game, having a stretch fit is always a comfort bonus for your head, and a feature you get with this cap.

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  • Stretch-fit: Closed back style with patented stretch sweatband providing ideal fit and comfort.
  • Structured cap: Front panel structure for stability and classic cap shape.
  • Contoured crown: Rounded profile creating a streamlined look from front to back.
  • Full curved visor: Ready to wear, with no “break-in” needed.

9FORTY: Want to be able to adjust the size of your cap with ease? Then the throwback VELCRO® brand fastener adjustable look of the 9FORTY is the right one for you.

  • Adjustable: Open back style with a VELCRO® brand fastener closure.
  • Structured cap: Front panel structure for stability and classic cap shape.
  • Contoured Crown: Rounded profile creating a streamlined look from front to back.
  • Full curved visor: Ready to wear, no “break in” needed.

9TWENTY: Adjustable and unstructured, the “dad hat” is a popular style that many hat collectors have to own.

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  • Adjustable: Open back style with adjustable closure.
  • Unstructured Cap: Relaxed front panels for a casual, well-worn shape.
  • Full curved visor: Ready to wear, no “break-in” needed.

As New Era prepares for its 100th year anniversary in 2020, they can celebrate knowing how far they have brought their casual style hat — which now has branched into several styles of performance caps found regularly on sidelines, in the stands, and on the field. No matter how or when you wear your hat, New Era has the cap that will fit you perfectly. For all of your New Era team headwear needs for game day, or a night out, check out the selection at Eastbay.com.