If you combine Japan’s love of baseball with their tenacious attention to detail and passion for well-made garments, it’s no surprise that Poten is swinging for the fences for their first at-bat when it comes to the humble baseball cap.
Poten is a new brand whose entry to the market has already turned some heads. Their understated and modest caps are manufactured in the same factory that produces the headgear for Japan’s equivalent of MLB, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). This may not seem groundbreaking at first, but keep in mind that Poten’s owner, Hiro, visited the factory every three months for three years to convince them that this was the right move. Hiro’s mutual passion for baseball came out on top, winning the factory’s only contract outside of the NPB.
As you would expect, Poten headwear comes with all the hallmarks of made-in-Japan clothing. With a 19 stitch brim, treated cowhide sweatband and variety of technical fabrics, this just might be the ultimate both on and off the field. The caps come with a medium crown, classic silhouette and variety of colorways (get a load of that olive cord).
Available for $95 at Self Edge.