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The New Era Yankees Cap in Pendleton for Ace Hotel

Tinkering with NYC's most recognizable accessory

by Evan Orensten in Style on 17 January 2012

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The Ace Hotel has quickly become a beloved city hot spot, thanks in part to housing Opening Ceremony, the Breslin and Stumptown Coffee Roasters within its Roman and Williams-designed walls. Building on the tradition of channeling New York culture in their partnerships with respected brands, the Ace announced today a collaboration with Pendleton and New Era to restyle the classic fitted Yankees cap. The rich plaid hat succeeds in bringing a fresh (and perhaps controversial) look to the iconic symbol of the city.

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Composed of virgin wool imported from Pendleton's Oregon mills, the hat brings the two coasts together with the unmistakable intertwined NY logo on top. The plaid swatch was designed for Ace's NYC blankets, the signature fabric repurposed for headgear. As for the construction, the hatting savants at New Era stitched it together in Derby, NY.

The collaboration is part of a series that aligns Ace Hotel with the work that inspires the team. An icon of individual style, the fitted cap is a medium of expression and a show of solidarity all rolled into one and, depending on the wearer's personal lean, can embody looks from casual to clean cut.

The New Era 59FIFTY Yankees cap in Pendleton for Ace Hotel plaid is available from the Ace Hotel shop for $55.

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