December 15, 2009
You can forget about those Elmer Fudd caps, which are apparently now sooo 2008.
Today's suburban gangsters and food court fixtures are digging on New Era's new Fnitteds, a knitted accessory that "fits overtop of your favorite 59Fifty (baseball cap) and is an alternate way to winterize your caps." They cost $21.99 and are available at select stores.
Since a new 59Fifty will set you back more than $35, we're looking at almost $60 for a dog-eared way to show your baseball allegiance all year long. I don't exactly hate the idea of looking like a baseball-obsessed character from A Christmas Story, but since the New Era website only offers four selections — one of which is Los Angeles and none of which are Chicago, Minnesota, Cleveland or (insert cold city here) — I'm not fully sold on these makeshift Stormy Kromers. (Your warmest winter hats come with a knit ball on top anyway.)
Fashion Ump ruling: They're not for everyone, so let's call it a sacrifice fly