Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the classic yachtsman’s cap handcrafted in Europe by the acclaimed Wigéns of Sweden, a Royal Warrant Holder to King Carl XV1 Gustaf.
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Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the classic yachtsman’s cap handcrafted in Europe by the acclaimed Wigéns of Sweden, a Royal Warrant Holder to King Carl XV1 Gustaf. Using time-honored techniques perfected over 100 years, Wigéns’ skilled craftsman construct this fitted yachtsman’s cap using top-quality materials from a design created for the Swedish navy. The cap’s shell is a water repellent 50% polyamide/50% cotton blend supplied by a Danish firm who specializes in eco-friendly technical fabrics. Each cap is assembled on alder hat blocks, the traditional wood prized for its ability to resist expanding and contracting to ensure a true fit. A heavy-gauge, high-gloss polyurethane brim protects against sun and spray, while a jacquard ribbon, dual-band rope trim, rigid crown support, and gold tone metal buttons retain the formality and authority one associates with a ship’s chief officer. The cap’s classic gold-thread embroidered badge is pinned, not sewn like inferior caps, allowing it to be easily changed when you are promoted. Sizes M (hat size 7 1/4; head circumference 22 3/4") and L (7 3/8; 23 1/4").
|Hat Size||7 1/4"||7 3/8"||7 1/2"|
|Head Circumference||22 3/4"||23 1/4"||23 1/2"|
To get the proper fit in a hat, we recommend that you measure your head to determine your proper hat size.
- 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.