Swordfish in Recycled Sailcloth
This special-edition Swordfish is part of a collaboration with our friends at Sea Bags of Maine inspired by our shared East Coast roots and founding passion for the sea. This Swordfish is constructed with recycled Dacron sailcloth, making each hat one-of-a-kind with unique stitching details.
One of Quaker Marine’s classics, this hat was offered for more than 60 years before the business closed down during the Great Recession. It was the company’s most popular cap, generating a dedicated following over the six decades it was sold in the United States. It is now being manufactured once again -- by hand -- in the original factory from the 1950s in the USA.
Quaker Marine Supply’s founder and Coast Guard veteran, Joe Kadison, designed this hat with function in mind based on his own experiences on the water. Like many purpose-built items, it developed a singular personality along the way. To start, the bill is long. At 3 3/4”, the Swordfish’s brim is 25% longer than your standard ball cap. Why? Because it actually offers sun protection when this long.
While most hats today are a standard 6-panel, this hat is constructed with 4 lateral panels to deliver a low profile that reduces windage. Like the original, it features four eyelets on each side panel that provide ventilation. It is made with recycled Dacron sailcloth to perform and last and has a dark green underbrim to absorb reflected light.
Sometimes, when you have the courage to choose functionality over fashion, you wind up back at fashion’s doorstep. We hope you enjoy this hat as much as we do.
One size fits all, with adjustable back strap
100% Recycled Sailcloth
Made in the USA
Spot clean with soap and water, or just dunk it in the ocean or lake and let it dry in the sun.
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Our Collaboration With Sea Bags
As a brand that was founded on profound respect and admiration for the sea, we do our best to make products sustainably, using quality deadstock or recycled materials whenever possible in order to reduce waste. This underlying ethos led us to partner with Sea Bags. Since 1999, they have saved over 600 tons of materials from going into landfills. With their Northeastern roots, and a similar respect for the sea, a collaboration seemed only natural.