I am really enjoying your sailing entries and was wondering if you knew where your Captain got his great hat. It is easy enough to pick up one of okay quality, but that one looks better. Love your blog and thanks so much!
Yes, I do. In fact, we bought it for him from a New England vendor, Quaker Marine Co., based in the coastal Maine town of Falmouth.
Though they make a variety of hats styles, including tweed caps, wool ball caps, as well as straw hats, I tend to purchase the hats that are made for nautical pursuits.
All of these are American made and the quality is top notch.
|The Casco Bay Sailing Hat, made of tough cotton canvas, has a brim lined with dark green for glare reduction.|
|This is the classic Original Swordfish Cap, also with a dark green underbrim.|
|I have always had a particular fondness for the long billed hats. In the summer my father always wore an Original Oysterman Cap, a staple of New England fisherman.|