Monday, November 28, 2011

Low Profile On-Field Fitted



When it comes to the New Era 59Fifty style baseball cap, most if not all people have the assumption that they are the traditional Brooklyn style crown that they are famous for, however for years New Era has been in the production of similar Low Profile cap, and these low crown versions of the caps have a significantly smaller crown than their traditional counterparts.

These Low Profile hats are built the exact same way as the traditional On-Field Fitted, and the recent hats are made out of the same Performance Polyester Cool Base material as a regular cap, and they both contain the black underbrim. In a literal sense, these caps in a identical in every way except for the fact that the Low Profile has a much lower crown than the traditional.

Generally, these caps are not sold in stores, but they can rarely be found in locations such as Flagship Stores, and even then they may be unavailable. The Low Profile style is most famous with baseball players themselves, even though a small minority of the MLB population wears these style caps, they take up a majority of the New Era population who desires such style. Several Major League baseball players who do wear this style of cap can be some of the more famous players and you would have never thought that they'd be wearing a uniform different than their counterpart, some of the more famous players who prefer the lower crowns include Ichiro Suzuki, Chris Carpenter, and Derrek Lee.

Chris Carpenter
Brooklyn vs. Low Crown

The style of Low Crown caps has been becoming ever more popular with the fans who wear the New Era style, and the style of Low Crown has been becoming slightly easier to find online. I have been a Diamondbacks fan since their formation in 1998 and have been buying their New Era caps since then, and up until recently I have held back on purchasing a Low Crown cap because I didn't know what to expect with it.

Low Crown vs. Brooklyn Style


Both caps pictured above are brand new New Era caps, the one on the Right is the traditional 59Fifty and the cap on the Left is the Low Crown style. As you can see above there is a significant difference in regards to the shape of the front two panels and this leaves the crown with more of a slope to it instead of the near vertical slope of the traditional.

Brooklyn Style 59Fifty

Low Profile Style 59Fifty

Given the fact that these caps have a lower crown, they also sit lower on your head and give you more of a snug feel to them, and wearing this cap for several days was an extremely different sensation in regards to an original. The fact that these are so rare really adds an element of intrigue to it that a traditional would not, but the lack of availability keeps this style of cap in the darkness. Should New Era decide to promote this style of cap more, I believe that they would create another fan base which they currently lack, more casual fans who do not like the “Elmer Fudd” look to their caps. Given New Era's current obsession with their adjustable “Snapback” caps, I do not see the Low Crown style getting the attention it deserves any time soon.

13 comments:

  1. Great write up! Always love the in depth research of each article. Personally, I think the regular 59Fifty sits better on your head. Now that you have rocked the low crown for a bit, which one feels and fits better?

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  2. Today I wore the Brooklyn style cap for the first half of the day, then switched to the low crown for the second half of the day. When it's on my head, I can't tell the difference after the first 20 minutes, but in regards to the look when in the mirror, I still prefer the Brooklyn style cap.

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  4. Nice article. Gotta go with the high crown, myself. Low crowns remind me of a yamaka with a bill attached!

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  5. Great write up, i just recently bought a low profile hat or low crown not sure what they go by. having bought two of the regular 59fifty fit hats and found it irritiating with the higher crown. was considering switching to just wearing the 39thirty range, until i came across the low profile hats, such a better fit.

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  6. Just wish the childish look of the flat bill would fade out finally. Only a handful of proball players are immature enough to wear their hats like that. I blame fifty cent for this horrible fad.

    Low crown all the way. I bend my bill like a grown man should and high crowns make your ears stick
    out when bending your bill.

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  7. Just wish the childish look of the flat bill would fade out finally. Only a handful of proball players are immature enough to wear their hats like that. I blame fifty cent for this horrible fad.

    Low crown all the way. I bend my bill like a grown man should and high crowns make your ears stick
    out when bending your bill.

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    1. Rednecks should just shut up.....really.

      Surprised u know how to even use a computer, or the "innernet"

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  8. I just got myself a 47 brand NY giants cap from lids and its a low crown profile. cant wait to try it out after i get a haircut first! Lol

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  9. I ordered a low crown and I could barely get it on my head. the high crown actually gapped on the sides and overall too big. I'm going to go one size up on the low profile to see if that helps.

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  10. My question is this: How does Ichiro get his hat to fit so perfectly? It fits tight to his head and has the bill bent perfectly. Is his hat an actual 5950 Low Crown (Profile) or is it a wool 3930? Or does he have someone alter his caps? Would really like to find out one way or the other. I recently bought a Red Sox low profile, but it still kind of looks like a Brooklyn fit to me, as it does not fit tight to my head like a Franchise from 47 Brand does or the old school batting practice caps from 2005-2006 do. I hope that some is able to locate an answer to this question! Thank you!

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  12. The difference is that low crown/profile hats are made for people that actually play baseball, where as the other is made for people who conduct trains or are chefs apparently. If you buy a hat that isn't low profile I assume you are fashionista of some sort and want to look pretty in your straight brimmed hat, probably with the effin tag still on it.

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