New Era’s storied history has spanned 85 years in which it has been the quintessence of the fitted cap. Of those 85 years, Major League Baseball has had the honor o representing New Era 59Fifty caps for seventy of those years. Over time, New Era’s prominence has extended past the ball diamond to also focus on the lifestyle aspect of fitted caps. Here’s a look at some of New Era’s recent releases as part of the October and November release schedule. The Brown Tooth and Jumble caps are available this month while the Cue, Dabu Front Fur and the 80s Wordmark will drop next month. Check your local New Era dealer or select flagship stores around the world such as the London New Era Store.
Swedish label Tretron has teamed up with American brand Opening Ceremony based on the theme "US vs. Sweden". Using the Tretorn T-56 template, this remodelled version is created without the special toe cap. The sneakers will also match the Opening Ceremony Fall shirts. Look for these to hit the Opening Ceremony flagship stores in LA and NYC later this month.
Medicom Toy has just unveiled their latest Bearbrick collaborations for the upcoming Holiday season. Among the crossovers include the Sex Pistols (400% & 1000%), David Flores/XLarge (100% & 400%), MACKDADDY (100%), Japanese hip-hop group Nitro Microphone Underground (100% & 400%), Marimekko (50% key chain), Fossil Watches (100%), Plaza London (100%) and AG Stars (100% & 400%). The first batch of these will hit stores next month.
Sports giant Nike is set to swoop in for a takeover of English brand Umbro. Umbro is best known for their commitment to football and their sponsorship of the English National Team. The move by Nike improves their position within certain key growth markets and the credibility associated with the long heritage of Umbro. Unfortunately in recent times, the crown jewel of Umbro, the English NT has faltered on the European stage and face a difficult task in qualifying for the upcoming European Championships which has resulted in less then steallar sales. The deal rumored to be worth £285m GBP (approximately $580m USD). An article was written by the BBC regarding this venture.
Puma has recently released their latest styles of the Suede. The Puma Suede has had a strong run as of late featuring on the 2nd Collection of the MTV Yo! Raps series. The two pack includes a mustard yellow with blue formstripe colorway as well as a beige with light beige formstripe colorway. The sneakers are currently available at Mita.