In 1954, New Era developed a piece of headwear that has stood out from the rest for the past 50 years, the New Era 59Fifty. Also known as a "Brooklyn style" cap, the 59Fifty was developed as uniform headwear for Major League Baseball players and has stood for authenticity, quality, allegiance, and identity. Familiarly referenced as a "Fitted," the 59Fifty set the benchmark by which baseball caps are made. There was a need for a carefully crafted fitted cap made of high quality, 100% worsted wool - one that would give baseball teams and players a distinct uniform look. The style to beat, the New Era 59Fifty, since 1994, has been the official cap of Major League Baseball, worn on the field of play by Major and Minor League Baseball players. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary the New Era 59Fifty remains the undisputed finest quality fitted cap in the world today. Product features·Material : 100% wool·Length of visor : 7 cm·Item no. : 31196 from New Era Baseball caps Brand information New Era It was an ethnic German emigrant by the name of Ehrhardt Koch who founded the New Era Cap Company in Buffalo, New York, in 1920. The product line of the American entreprise is characterized by innovative design and eye-catching colour effects. Since 1994, the style to beat, the New Era 59FIFTY, has been the official cap of Major League Baseball. Further licenses for NBA, NHL and different comics make the brand an unbeatable trendsetter when it comes to stylish baseball caps.