This has been a long time coming. I've wanted to offer an in-house made hat for years now and finally stepped up to the task. It's a little out of my wheelhouse but the challenge of exploring uncharted territory is always a rewarding one.
Taking inspiration from vintage military and ball caps, this is my version of the perfect 6 panel cap. Unstructured medium-shallow crown, soft visor and adjustable leather back.
These were made as an explorations project for this initial run and the caps are priced as such. Quantities are limited.
- 10.10 oz water repellent army duck canvas
- English Bridle leather adjuster
- Natural cotton twill tape
- Corespun cotton thread
Water Repellent Cotton Canvas
Specially treated canvas without the use of fluoropolymers. Hardy treatment that's fully impregnated as opposed to surface treated.
"We do not use any fluoropolymers in any of our fabrics due to health and environmental reasons. Others brands of water repellent fabrics do use fluoropolymers, which are typically a surface applied treatment only that will decompose over time when exposed to water and certain chemicals– this means that with age a reapplication would be necessary, hence the availability of these over the counter retreatment options. Our water repellent is fully impregnated throughout and is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove from the fabric once applied."
English bridle leather is a vegetable tanned leather that has been drum dyed and hot stuffed with waxes and tallows. This creates a rugged yet beautiful leather with water resistant qualities. English bridle has a smooth and slightly waxy hand that breaks in beautifully and grows more supple with use. Truly a leather that only gets better with age.