The New Era Original Fit 9FIFTY snapback is a retro style cap inspired by snapbacks that were popular during the 1980s. The 9FIFTY has a squared off visor and tapered back opening for a true retro snapback look. The 9FIFTY uses the same structured crown and flat brim that the 59FIFTY uses, but the 9FIFTY has an open adjustable back. Usually the adjustable backing is a retro style plastic snapback strap. But 9FIFTYs can come with almost anything as the bask strap. Technically the 9FIFTY comes in three sizes: Small/Medium, Medium/Large, and One Size Fits Most. But it is rare to see a shop carry any size other than One Size Fits Most in the 9FIFTY.
Because the New Era 9FIFTY fits most head sizes, this style makes for a great present. It is also perfect for a growing child. You won’t have to replace your favorite hat each year, you can simply loosen the snap at the back of the hat to get the right fit. The 9FIFTY snapback is not the best fit for larger head sizes, as it can look out of proportion and too small on a large head. If you wear a size 7 5/8, you are borderline in having a good fit in a 9FIFTY snapback. If you wear a size 7 3/4 or bigger, the 9FIFTY snapback will look too small on your head. For everyone else, the 9FIFTY is an easy and versatile hat.