The second of the New Era x Wilson caps is a team colorway-inspired version with touches of genuine leather throughout. While this cap is a nice looking version of the collab, I find it much less wearable than the former featured cap for obvious reasons. Read on to find out…
Navy crown and New Era logo
White brim, squatcho, eyelets, and Wilson embroidery
Yes, that’s more white on a cap than I’m comfortable with. This version of the New Era x Wilson collab went with team colors and leather accents. Unfortunately for Padres fans, our team colors are currently navy and white…thus the overabundance of easily-stainable white on the cap. Outside of my general distaste for white the cap is a good look. Other teams got away with a much easier to wear version than the Padres did. Could you imagine this in brown? Me too.
Here’s a closer look at the logo and Wilson embroidery on the side. The logo is not overtly gaudy and the inclusion of leather is clean and unobtrusive.
In case you didn’t see the interlocking SD inside the circular logo it can also be found on the wearer’s right (cap left) as a full leather detail.
The rear of the cap shows a leather-less MLB Batterman logo.
The underbrim is the same custom dark green color as the previous collab cap. Inside you’ll see the standard black sweatband and special gold panel/stitch tape.
A tag designating this cap as a collaboration can be found alongside the usual size/brand tags. You may notice this example is a size smaller than my usual 5/8s. This is why I recommend trying hats on if you’re able to prior to purchase; this 1/2 size fit perfect. It was also the only size available in this cap, but I digress…
Cap Availability Status: Common
Should you want to add this cap to your collection you may find it at Lids. I highly recommend grabbing the waterproofing spray or a can of Crep Protect (found at most shoe retailers) for the brim if you want to preserve its whiteness as long as possible.