Designer Ichiro Nakasu of the Japanese brand OrSlow is known for creating pieces inspired by the American military and crafting them through a simplistic and minimalistic eye. And though most pieces in the collection don’t brazenly call attention to themselves, their finer details and construction are deserving of bragging rights.
But every so often a piece will stand out and warrant some raised brows. Their most recent bucket hat is one of them. The fabric is made of a 100% cotton indigo basketweave canvas. It’s a rich, dark indigo, so it’ll be interesting to see it fade over time. The brim is fairly wide at 2.5″ and will function nicely to keep the sun out of your eyes and rain off your face.
Doesn’t sound too crazy, though. Take a look inside, however, and you’ll find that the indigo plaid lining is actually reversible. The indigo plaid is custom woven for OrSlow and made of 50% cotton and 50% linen. It looks similar to some boro fabrics or futongawa, but cleaner in its construction.
1 hat, 2 looks, all made in Japan. You can find it at Hickoree’s for $144.