We are thrilled to share that N1Fan Store has now become an official e-tailer of the New Era® range. This means that our customers can now get their hands on the iconic range of 9Forty Caps, and New Era® t-shirts and hoodies - without breaking a sweat!
New Era® is a leading headwear provider that has been providing official, quality caps and hats since 1920. New Era® is the official on-field and on-court cap provider for the NFL, NBA and MLB, and its merchandise ranges from classic 9Forty caps to fashionable t-shirts, joggers, hoodies and more.
New Era® - an iconic brand in American headwear
New Era® turned 100 years old in 2020 and this milestone marked an incredible journey of success for the company.
In 1920, Ehrhardt Koch pursued the American Dream and made it come true. With only two loans – one from his sister Rose and one from a co-worker, Joe - he launched the proudly family-owned "E. Koch Cap Company" in Buffalo, New York with 14 passionate employees to produce 60,000 caps that year!
In 1934, New Era® proudly began its journey in Major League Baseball by manufacturing caps for the Cleveland Indians. By 1954, Harold Koch modernised their fitted pro cap and named it the 59Fifty or "Brooklyn Style".
Over time word about these quality products spread across MLB teams - such that by 1965 around half of them were supported with headwear from New Era®!
Championing Headwear in American sports and across the globe
In 1993, Major League Baseball made a historic decision when they granted New Era® exclusive licence to produce on-field baseball caps for all teams. This marked the first time any headwear company had ever been granted such a privilege, and would go on to firmly establish New Era®'s place as an iconic brand in the world of sports apparel.
In 2001, Chris Koch was appointed CEO of New Era® - and it marked the start of a landmark era for the iconic brand. With his passion, determination, and vision to make New Era® synonymous with excellence in sports apparel, Koch quickly set to work diversifying the company's reach into football and other sports leagues.
In 2012 this decision was vindicated when New Era® acquired full exclusive sideline rights for the National Football League (NFL), becoming their official cap provider. This was followed by another groundbreaking deal in 2013 with Australian Cricket's Big Bash League and a further partnership with Manchester United in 2015.
But it was in 2017 that the CEO's ambitions truly paid dividends – as New Era® signed an exclusive agreement granting them on-court product rights for the NBA – making them the first headwear company to have exclusive rights for MLB, NFL and NBA simultaneously!
Today, thanks to their long-standing commitment to quality, style, and innovation New Era® continues to be one of the most trusted names in sports apparel.
The New Era® Range
With an extensive selection of headwear, hoodies, t-shirts and more to choose from, you are sure to find a style that suits your taste.
With the New Era® 9FORTY adjustable caps, sports fans around the world can show their team spirit with stylish flair. These iconic hats have also become a canvas for renowned artists and designers to express themselves—and they’re always bringing fresh styles through collaborations with influential icons from music, fashion, and culture.
The legendary New Era® 9FORTY baseball cap is the perfect accessory for any look. With its adjustable closure, curved visor, and low, contoured crown design, you can find a comfortable fit in any of the range of colours available.
New Era® not only has a long standing history of creating superior sports apparel but also an array of proudly fashionable garments. New Era® is renowned for championing self-expression through creativity and innovation, making it perfect for those looking for a distinctive way to express themselves. Get your New Era® official merchandise today.