Quaker Marine Supply (QMS) is a brand steeped in the grit and pleasures of life on the water.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1949 by a Coast Guard veteran named Joe Kadison, QMS has a long history of serving the sea-loving crowd. The company began as an outfitter specializing in marine hardware and clothing. Starting in the sixties, QMS became known for its long-brimmed caps, notably the Swordfish and the Oysterman, with its patent-leather bill. The latter was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who wore it duck hunting in Idaho and sport fishing in Cuba and Key West.