Capshot: San Diego Padres New Era x Wilson Team Colorway 59Fifty

The second of the New Era x Wilson caps┬áis 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…

IMG_5395Navy crown and New Era logo
White brim, squatcho, eyelets, and Wilson embroidery
White/navy/leather logo

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.

IMG_5396Here’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.

IMG_5397In 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.

IMG_5398The rear of the cap shows a leather-less MLB Batterman logo.

IMG_5399The 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.

IMG_5400A 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.


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