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New Era's retro '90s Nautica hats are made from vintage jackets

Yes, clothing from the 1990s is vintage now.

New Era Cap Co. is tapping rampant '90s nostalgia with its latest line of retro hats, partnering with sports apparel brand Nautica – a cornerstone of '90s fashion.

The New Era X Nautica Collection was inspired by Nautica's brightly colored Hydro Race, Scuba and Color Block jackets of the '80s and '90s.

Some of them, the "one of one" style hat, are even made using the real thing: deconstructed vintage Nautica jackets repurposed into new caps, like some kind of Project Runway challenge. No two recycled hats are the same and feature patches, labels, pockets and hardware from old Nautica jackets.

The caps come in fitted and adjustable styles, including traditional baseball caps as well as the quintessentially '90s bucket hats and visors. Hats retail from $40 to $75.

The line launches Friday and will be available online at, and

Does it get any more 90s than this? (Contributed photo)

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