You may or may not know this about me, but I'm a hat guy. Currently, I'm all about my guys at BrandedBills.com and their Minnesota/USA themed leather patchwork hats, You probably won't see me out and about without one on.
So when I hear that New Era has a new line of hats come out it peaks my interest. That's what happened yesterday when the hat company unveiled their new "Elements" collection.
It's a really cool looking lid. Stripped down logos, cool crisp looking cap. And then I got down to the Vikings ones and completely hated them for two main reasons.
I get that the Vikings colors are purple and yellow, but purple and yellow kinda stink when it comes to a hat color. They could have rocked black, they could have chosen gray or white, but they chose bright Barney the dinosaur purple and bright canary yellow.
Secondly, all the logos they chose for other teams look tough, crisp, and sleek. Stripping away certain elements of those logos even accentuate those attributes. Then you get to the Vikings and it looks cartooney. I don't know if this is a New Era problem or a Vikings need a new alternate Viktor logo or something.
Either way, I was really excited when I saw the first couple of these hats, but I have no interest in the Vikings options.
What do you think?