Fade of the Day – New Era Cap Cooperstown Collection (5 Years, 2 Washes)

Bet you didn’t think you could submit your old cap for a patinalicious Fade of the Day, did you? Well, we here at Heddels have been branching out for a while now and want to see all of your well-worn, well-loved objects. Don’t be shy.

Heddels reader and Instagrammer @fadedwornloved wasn’t shy and sent in this New Era cap that he’s worn for 5 years before picking up a new one (pictured side-by-side here). The faded cap you see was worn in rotation with some other hats, though, mind you.

During the past 5 years, the cap faded from a bright, royal blue to a light blue-grey, which goes to show that patina comes in all shapes and forms.

To see more of his patina journey over @fadedwornloved.