How to Wear a 59Fifty

by Jalisa Summerville ; Updated September 28, 2017

Wear your 59Fifty hat with your favorite jeans.

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The New Era Cap Company Inc., founded in 1920 is the official originator of the 59Fifty style cap, also known as the True Fitted. The company produces more than 30 million caps per year, including exclusive team emblem caps worn by major and minor league teams across the country. Whether you are sporting a 59Fifty cap to show your enthusiasm for your favorite baseball team or to coordinate with an outfit, wearing this cap is easy.

Measure the circumference of your head to determine your correct cap size. This is an important step since this style cap doesn't have an adjustable strap. Place measuring tape around the circumference of your head, about a 1/2 inch above your eyebrows. Make sure that the tape lies halfway on that little bump in the back of your head. Pull it gently across your forehead and note the circumference. For instance, if your head measures approximately 22 inches in circumference, you would need a size 7 to 7 1/8 fitted hat. (See Resources for more head measuring tips.)

Stand in front of a mirror and place the cap on your head with the visor facing outward. Position the hat slightly to the left or right, depending on your personal style.

Turn the cap with the visor facing backwards for a hipper look. You don't have to pull the cap all the way down over your ears. Let it sit slightly perched on top of your head. You can coordinate this style with your favorite team jersey and a pair of jeans or with a hooded sweatshirt and jeans.


  • If you don't have measuring tape, measure your head with a piece of string and place it against a ruler to determine your cap size. Choose the larger hat size if you are between sizes when measuring your head.

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About the Author

Jalisa Summerville is a social worker and former high school occupational English teacher who began writing in 2006. She has written grants for nonprofit organizations serving underprivileged children. Summerville holds a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University.