My Nephew Says This Mets Hat is the Bomb

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User Rating: 2.57 (6 votes)

I need a new baseball cap; my old Mets hats were worn out and gross and have been donated to charity. So I’m in the market for one. My nephew says the above Mets cap is “the bomb.” It’s called the New York Mets Nike Royal L91 Alpha Swoosh Relaxed Flex Hat. If you like it, click on the hat and it will take you to Amazon to buy it (a tiny portion of the price goes toward keeping this site running).

Since my nephew is an incredibly gifted graphic designer, I trust his creative eye. However, I’m not sure this hat is “me” since I’m more old-school in style. Though I’ll consider this cap, I’ll keep looking — and periodically post what I find.

What’s your thought? Do you like this cap? Do you know someone who might? Are you into these fancy styled modern hats or prefer the traditional ones that resemble those worn on the field? Why or why not?

My Nephew Says This Mets Hat is the Bomb
July 5, 2012
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My nephew is a graphic arts whiz, an alum of UARTS in Philadelphia and he says this Mets cap is "the bomb." It's called the New York Mets Nike Royal L91 Alpha Swoosh Relaxed Flex Hat.
8.5 Review Score
"Da Bomb!"

My nephew is a graphic arts whiz, an alum of UARTS in Philadelphia and he says this Mets cap is "the bomb." It's called the New York Mets Nike Royal L91 Alpha Swoosh Relaxed Flex Hat.

User Rating: 2.57 (6 votes)

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  1. Dan July 5, 2012 at 10:10 am
  2. Frank July 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    that hat is ugly
  3. NormE July 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Kind of over the top, but it definitely makes a statement.
    I like mine a little bit more classic/subdued.
  4. DaveSchneck July 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Joe,
    I’m with Dan. Stay away from it unless you plan to leave the tag on, flatten the bill and wear it crooked.
    • Joe Janish July 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm
      LOL!

      As others have commented, it’s a little too bold / over the top for me. I’m more about understatement.

    • Joe Janish July 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm
      Thanks!

      I used to really like those soft-style hats, but for some reason — not sure if the design has changed or what — the ones I’ve tried on look ridiculously flat on my head. I don’t *think* I’m a flathead, and don’t like my hats looking like wilted pancakes on my head. They look a lot better in the picture, for whatever reason.