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
- Natural Veg Tan 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."
Vegetable Tanned Leather (Veg Tan, Bark Tan) - Refers to leather that has been tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in tree bark and other vegetable matter. This method of tanning has been in existence for thousands of years. Left un-dyed (natural), this leather will age in color dramatically, specific to it's owner's use. This makes for a very personal product that will evolve along with you. Natural veg tan leather darkens with exposure to sun, natural oils (animal oils applied to condition, oil from your hands, etc), and water.