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1 hour ago, jp1409 said:

 

Bangladesh it is... Feels like wearing a hat made of cardboard and paper.

 

Thats because it pretty much is. 

 

Also, this isn’t Hat Club’s fault. They’re at the mercy of the whims of the real offenders here. New Era. 

 

My hat buying days are basically over. I’ll grab the occasional custom from Hat Club, but as for league specific caps, its all garbage. 

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I'll just stick with '47 Brand and eBay, not that I buy much sports merch to being with anymore.

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4 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

It blows my mind that there's any native-born American over the age of 10 that wouldn't recognize the shape of California.  It's one of the 'iconic' state shapes, like Texas and Florida.  IMO New Jersey is also in that category, but that might be influenced by my local bias.  Louisiana and Alaska might be on the list too.

 

 

As a substitute teacher I had a class of 6th graders who couldn’t even tell me what state Iowa was. Granted we live there but lord either they were pulling my leg or there are some issues with this group of kids 🙄

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Thats because it pretty much is. 

 

Also, this isn’t Hat Club’s fault. They’re at the mercy of the whims of the real offenders here. New Era. 

 

My hat buying days are basically over. I’ll grab the occasional custom from Hat Club, but as for league specific caps, its all garbage. 


Being at their mercy, while also upcharging doesn’t leave me very sympathetic to their supply issues. 
 

They now charge $42. We were paying $38 for USA made last year. They want to say it’s tariffs or whatever else they can throw blame at. For me, it’s just a common theme to overcharge customers and raise prices. 
 

Even with import tariffs increasing, they closed Derby down for a reason. The $38 msrp could’ve stayed with overseas taking over. Or find a way to raise them to $42 and stay in the USA. Instead they double dipped, closed up American production, and raised prices for inferior products. And to think it’s new eras 100th birthday this year. 

 

The standard ‘crappy’ Chinese mickeys place customs, or ecap city, or myfitteds caps are actually quite superior to the new breed of Bangladesh caps. HC is by far the highest prices outlet right now pushing sugar skulls and WWE more than anything else. 

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On 1/20/2020 at 3:09 AM, Andrew_Gamer_NZP said:

I think they mean like the road uniforms they used in the '80s.

 

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And I found this mockup from April 2018:

 

Is that better?

i dont think so.

 

what do  you think?

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7 hours ago, WBeltz said:

As a substitute teacher I had a class of 6th graders who couldn’t even tell me what state Iowa was. Granted we live there but lord either they were pulling my leg or there are some issues with this group of kids 🙄


As a former social studies teacher, I can relate to this. I always started the year with remedial geography because A) I felt it was important to understand where the things we’d be talking about took place, and B ) it was sorely needed. 
 

States most students could point out on a map: Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, and Illinois (where we lived). 

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13 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

The quality of the material really went down last year; nearly all imported hats were bad. In prior years you had hats made in the US with imported materials, and they were decent...but last year just sucked. I'd like to get a Padres cap and maybe a couple others...but I don't want to spend $35-$40 for more garbage.

 

Just received some Clubhouse 39thirty (stretchfit) hats today...and 80% (yes I buy in bulk then return the :censored:ty ones) look like they were sewn together by inebriated penguins. The brims all angled 20 degrees to the right. One hat was perfect...but then the batterman on the back was crooked. The waffle mesh material is nice, though, and I don't mind the rubber logos for novelty hats. 

 

this made my morning

 

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Something I miss from Lids, that was lost after Fanatics bought them, was the ability to see all the items in a given collection. Lids did a great job grouping items together and you could see how all of the teams compared to each other. Underrated feature of their former site.

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1 hour ago, Brandon9485 said:

Something I miss from Lids, that was lost after Fanatics bought them, was the ability to see all the items in a given collection. Lids did a great job grouping items together and you could see how all of the teams compared to each other. Underrated feature of their former site.

 

Lids website was incredibly easy to use, Fanatics clowns are ruining everything they touch... Everything about them sucks...

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23 hours ago, axiom20xx said:

 

...no Padres hat.

 

this has been the worst new uniform rollout i've ever seen. you can't buy the jerseys and there's one damn hat. figure it out Padres.

You've got to be patient: 

 

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:00 PM, LA_Angels said:

Well the rest of the spring training apparel drops feb 4th. Just remember; Spring Training should be fun!

 

Obviously, I'm curious how my own favorite team (the Mets) would execute the new ST/BP template, especially considering their unwillingness to use anything except the 'NY' on those caps since 2016. I'm going to hate this, aren't I?

 

Also, new jerseys for everyone, too? Or just caps?

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Per a report, Pirates are getting new roads and new black uniforms. They'll have the late 80s thru mid 90s script on them. 

 

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I'm still curious if the White Sox will be unveiling a new alternate that uses the "White Sox" script that was used around the park and on promotional material last season. SoxFest is this coming weekend so you'd think if an unveiling was coming, they'd start teasing it very soon. 

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25 minutes ago, Griffinmarlins said:

Per a report, Pirates are getting new roads and new black uniforms. They'll have the late 80s thru mid 90s script on them. 

 

 

The cursive script didn't and still wouldn't fit with the rest of their identity, but MAN I still love it. But why do they need two black alternates?

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That Pittsburgh script is fantastic. That news makes my day. 

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8 minutes ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

 

The cursive script didn't and still wouldn't fit with the rest of their identity, but MAN I still love it. But why do they need two black alternates?

Because Bob Nutting needs to get as much money as possible without spending it on making the team better. 

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It’s got enough “jaggedy” bits to fit with the number font.

 

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It beats having the super-squished display font that doesn’t match the home word mark entirely.

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31 minutes ago, Griffinmarlins said:

Per a report, Pirates are getting new roads and new black uniforms. They'll have the late 80s thru mid 90s script on them. 

 

Does this mean that the camo jerseys are gone‽ I'm guessing not, but one can hope.

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