New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection

07.24.14 5 years ago
The recent New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection offers up a tribute to one of the seminal moments in New Era’s 90-year history. Spike Lee‘s decision to wear a one of a kind red Yankees New Era cap to the 1996 World Series paved the way for a new way to look while supporting your team.

In ’96, Spike asked New Era’s CEO, Chris Koch, for the red cap. Until then, New Era had only produced caps in a team’s colors, and they had to get special permission from late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to produce the desired off-kilter look.

Requests for the new cap flooded New Era after Spike was seen sporting the incongruent color behind a Yankee’s insignia. To commemorate the fashion milestone, New Era and Spike Lee are releasing a five-piece capsule collection.

Each cap will have an embroidered side patch from the ’96 World Series. A red and navy version is available with genuine leather and 100 percent wool. A leather-only white option is also available. All caps come in a special New Era Series box with a commemorative booklet.

The wool options retail for $39.99 while the genuine leather options retail for $99.99.

The New Era Heritage Series: 1996 World Series Spike Lee Collection is now available at New Era retail locations, NewEraCap.com, and select fashion retailers.

Click for pics of the special Spike Lee commemorative caps…

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