A ‘New Era’ in holiday cheer - PHOTOS
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • November 13, 2012 @ 8:00am
Hoping to catch a peek at New Era’s winter offerings, S.J. and I made a visit to the New Era flagship store downtown to see what was new this season.
Expecting the usual wall of hats, we were surprised to find a bunch of new products that caught our attention as much as the classic caps. Not to mention a few lines inspired by the history of the company—a nice throwback with the EK collection.
Here are some of my favorite picks for holiday gift ideas, broken down by styles. And yes, we pretty much found something for everyone.
For the die-hard sports fan: No matter what our team’s record might be, this city refuses to put away the red-blue and blue-gold gear. With a huge selection of Sabres and Bills products—not to mention MLB and college items as well—New Era had all the bases covered in terms of unique offerings.
For the jet setter: The latest in New Era accessories, the Ruck Suck is a great gift for the world traveller. With a built-in cap protector at the top, this durable bag prevents any of your slick gear from getting crushed again. The Ruck Sack retails for $85.99 at the New Era store.
For the old-school baller: A throwback to the original hats designed by New Era back in the early years, the EK collection (a tribute to company founder Ehrhardt Koch) are the right choice for a classic individual. According to New Era, “These caps aren’t vintage, they’re our past reinvented.”
For the Queen City influencer: The New Era chicken wing cap is a perfect hat for those reppin’ the 716. With wings printed on the under visor and dripping blue cheese script along the front, this cap just screams “hometown glory.”
For the everyday champion: Probably one of my favorite caps in the whole store, this cap just screams confidence—and you better have some to rock this 59Fifty.
In addition to these picks, the store has a huge selection of apparel, caps and accessories we loved. For a full selection of New Era’s collection and their own personal holiday guide, head over to their website.
We’re supporting shopping locally again this year, too, and we encourage everyone to check out our newly launched ShopBuffalo.com Holiday Gift Guide.