For its project with headwear label New Era, Japanese retailer SHIPS JET BLUE searched through the design archive of the 80-year old company for inspiration. The result was a unique silhouette a short brim 6-panel cap.
Though it shares similarity in appearance with a cyclist cap, the SHIPS JET BLUE edition is actually from the baseball fields, as a plate umpire cap. Created through the same 59FIFTY method as any other New Era caps, the 505 Plate Umpire feature a 5 color blocks (on 6-panel) design. Mini-pinstripes in white dotted vertically in addition to large initials of “JB” embroidered on front, while the short brim allows umpires to place their protective facemask easily.
The SHIPS JET BLUE x New Era 505 Plate Umpire Cap is available exclusively through SHIPS JET BLUE’s online chapter within the ZOZOTOWN shopping network for a limited time only.
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