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New Era Unveils Cap Collection Made From Deconstructed Nautica Jackets


New Era has announced its first-ever collaboration with classic American sportswear brand Nautica and if you’re into vintage sportswear you’re going to want to read on. 

The brands have come together for several collections but what’s most striking are the limited-edition hats created from deconstructed vintage Nautica jackets. Each hat is unique and will offer striking details like patches, labels, pockets, zippers, and hardware from the jackets that built them.

As part of the New Era Cap x Nautica collaboration, more extensive collections — inspired by the classic Nautica Hydro Race, Scuba, and Color Block jackets — will be fleshed out.

“We are excited to collaborate with the New Era team on this limited-edition capsule collection,” said Steve McSween, VP of Global Design at Nautica, in a statement. “Our teams selected unique relics from our Nautica archive and New Era created fresh, collectible pieces. I’m excited that this partnership produced true one of a kind hats that celebrate our two iconic brands.”

The New Era x Nautica collections drop on August 24. Here’s a breakdown:

New Era cap x nautica hydro race collection

The New Era x Nautica Hydro Race Collection will flaunt bold primary colors, racing stripes, and the Nautica Hydro Race logo on the classic fitted 59FIFTY cap and New Era adjustable styles including the 9FORTY, 9TWENTY, and Visor. Prices range from $40-$75 and will be available exclusively at nautica.com.


The New Era x Nautica Scuba Collection features the famous diver from Nautica’s ’90s garments. The hats will come in turquoise, yellow, orange, and blue on New Era adjustable styles 9FORTY, 9TWENTY, and Runner, as well as the fitted 59FIFTY. Prices range from $40-$75 and will be available exclusively at nautica.com.


Finally, the New Era x Nautica Color Block Collection is inspired by the late-80s and sports primary colors and pinwheel motifs, according to New Era. Cap styles include the fitted 59FIFTY, Bucket, and adjustable 9FORTY, 9TWENTY, 9FIFTY, and runner. They will be priced between $40-$75 and available exclusively at JimmyJazz.com and select Jimmy Jazz stores.

What do you think about these New Era x Nautica collections? Can New Era bring some strength back to this sportswear brand? Let us know in the comments.

new era nautica hydro race hats
New Era x Nautica Hydro Race
New era nautica scuba hats
New Era x Nautica Scuba
new era nautica colorblock
New Era x Nautica Color Block


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