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That Fitted Is Hot, Son: Inaugural Edition

This may, or may not, become a regular feature on the new Mr. I. As much as Jamie loves fashion, I’m sure you’ll be reading more about clothing and hair care products than you really want to. I, however, enjoy the more “gangster” (or is it “gangsta”) things in life, such as driving to the store when it’s a block away, and playing tennis in basketball shorts.

Even though I’m just that hood, I can’t even get away with rockin’ some of the fitted hats that are in circulation now. I’m not sure where the madness stops, but here are two examples from my favorites teams that clearly cross some sort of imaginary line between bad and horrible taste.

With this example, we have an O’s hat that is inexplicable neon green. You can do a lot of ugly shit with hats, but changing the team colors completely is not allowed. Changing them to anything neon/glow in the dark is worse.

Next, we have a Nats hat that enters a new realm in the world of fitted lids: Combining two different logos into one. Maybe I’m just really white (that’s a big maybe), but I’ve never seen anything like it:

Keep in mind that Jamie has a birthday coming up on September 1, wink, wink.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Jamie Mottram

    July 25, 2007 at 9:53 PM

    Neither of these is as horrid as my black No Fear hat with the plaid bill. The early ’90s was a terrible time.

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  3. Unsilent Majority

    July 26, 2007 at 10:48 AM

    Major is the greatest thing to happen to fitted hats. The guys have a pre-existing relationship with New Era so they can get pretty much whatever they desire.
    Here’s all the New Era they’ve put up on their blog.

  4. Chris Mottram

    July 26, 2007 at 12:19 PM

    My best good friend just copped this one from Major about a week ago:

    It’s surprisingly not ugly.

  5. mookiefl

    July 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Exactly when did the brims on fitted hats become almost completely circular? They look atrocious.


    July 26, 2007 at 12:39 PM

    For what it’s worth, I’m voting “YES’ for this becoming a regular feature on the new Mr. I.

    My collection of New Era caps is borderline obsessive, but none of my caps are team hats with some obscure color/design. (Okay maybe one, I have a grey Twinkies hat with a blue ‘M’ on it, but that’s just to match my military blue Jordan IV’s) 90% of them have an ‘M’ on it (for meech!) or a ‘P’ (for Philly!) but most New Eras nowadays are unwearable.

    As a matter of fact, one of my first posts as an official blogger was explaining how to perform “surgery” on a 59FIFTY.

    And btw, it’s Gangsta.
    Love the new design, welcome to WordPress.

  7. twoeightnine

    July 26, 2007 at 9:12 PM

    As a matter of fact, one of my first posts as an official blogger was explaining how to perform “surgery” on a 59FIFTY.

    That is so not gangsta.


    July 26, 2007 at 11:40 PM

    DISCLAIMER: If the surgery has de-thugged your fitted too much, you can always put the sticker back on the brim.

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