Fashion, Padres

Capshot: San Diego Padres ’69 Ultimate Patch 59Fifty

In their effort to “make fitteds great again”, Lids has come out with a series of caps known as the Ultimate Patch collection. While some of the Padres selections leave something to be desired, I’d consider the collection an overall success; most of the designs are well done and don’t feel as recycled as others (though I don’t need more ’92 and ’78 ASG caps, thanks). This cap is a selection from the Ultimate Patch collection and one of two to feature a fan-favorite uniform look:

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Pinstripe cream/brown crown
Brown brim, squatcho, eyelets, and New Era flag logo
Yellow interlocking ’69 era SD w/brown border

This is a good looking cap! Brown pinstripes (though never worn alongside the ’69 logo) make up the crown of this cap. As a big proponent of the Bring Back The Brown movement, there’s a lot to like on this cap. Note the sticker: caps in the Ultimate Patch collection have an added circle around the standard size sticker. Now, where’s that patch?

IMG_4997Here it is, on the wearer’s right (cap left) of the cap.

IMG_4998And here’s a closer look at the patch. Though any sort of extra embroidery done on the side of a cap is generally called a “patch” in collecting terms, this is a true patch in that it is an extra piece of fabric sewn along its borders into the cap. This patch is a somewhat common fashion patch that refers to San Diego Stadium, which of course we know better as The Murph.

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The MLB Batterman logo is done up in white, brown and gold.

IMG_5001Completing this cap is a classic green underbrim and black sweatband.

Cap Availability Status: Common

This iteration of the Ultimate Patch collection just released within the last week or so and should still be widely available via Lids. Stay tuned; you’ll see the second of the pinstripe models very soon.

 

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