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The Authentic Breton Cap

This is the authentic mariner's cap worn by the seafarers of Brittany, the traditional hub of France's naval and fishing industry. Constructed using 90% wool, it is made in the French commune of Sainte-Pazanne, where it has been produced for the past 83 years. For centuries Breton sailors and fisherman have worn this style of cap, as much as a badge of their maritime prowess as for the protection it provides against inclement conditions. The navy cap (the color a homage to the French royal household) is trimmed with an intricate laurel band and a brocade ribbon held by fouled anchor buttons. The interior of the cap has a faux leather headband and is fully lined in polyester. Made in France. Dry clean only. Navy. Sizes (see the Determine Size tab below) S, M, L and XL.


Size Hat Size
S 7 1/8
M 7 1/4
L 7 3/8
XL 7 1/2
How To Determine Your Hat Size

To get the proper fit in a hat, we recommend that you measure your head to determine your proper size according to the standard hat sizing chart shown below.

How to Measure Your Head
  • Use a good quality tape measure, such as those used for sewing, to achieve the most accurate measurement.
  • Wrap the measuring tape around your head. The tape should be placed where you want the hat to rest, usually 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch above the top of your ears. For the best-looking and most comfortable fit, the bottom of the tape should touch your eyebrows while positioned straight around your head. Don't pull the tape too snugly or your hat will fit that tightly.
  • Once you've positioned the tape exactly where you want it, measure to the nearest one-eighth inch, or three millimeters.
  • Measure your head a second and third time to ensure accuracy.
Hat Sizing Chart
InchesCentimetersHat Size
21 1/4546 3/4
21 5/8556 7/8
22 3/856.87 1/8
22 3/457.87 1/4
23 1/858.77 3/8
23 1/259.77 1/2
23 7/860.67 5/8
24 1/461.67 3/4
24 5/862.57 7/8


"I have been to many sites reviewing Brenton Caps. I have found yours to present the quality and warranty of workmanship I was looking for. I look forward to many years of use from said product."-RM

Lifetime Guarantee

The Authentic Breton Cap comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Items that we sell are guaranteed for their normal life under standard non-commercial use.

Should any product fail to meet your expectations, we will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

Should you have any questions, we are available seven days a week (Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 9 PM EST and Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 8 PM EST) Please call 1-800-321-1484 to speak with a specialist or email us at to receive a response within 24 hours or less.

Item 81122
Price $39.95
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The Authentic Breton Cap.
The navy cap (the color a homage to the French royal household) is trimmed with an intricate laurel band and a brocade ribbon held by fouled anchor buttons.
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