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ESPN Goes Inside New Era’s Buffalo, NY Factory

Having long provided the official on-field headwear for every Major League Baseball team, the New Era Cap Company prides itself on its American-made quality. Its Buffalo, New York factory employs over 350 workers with the vast majority focusing on one specific task in the 22-step, 20-minute process it takes to manufacture a single cap. Captured by FLOTO + WARNER earlier this year for an issue of ESPN The Magazine, the above images highlight the detailed craftsmanship that goes into the making of each New Era cap, from the first stages of cutting and bundling to one of that last steps in which each cap is placed on a wood stump to fit the fabric to its correct size.

Date: Oct 8, 2013  /  Views: 10858  /  Author: Robert Marshall  /  Source: ESPN
Category: Style  /  Tags: New era, Photography, Hats, Espn, Factories