You guys know in The Sandlot when Smalls first sneaks on to The Sandlot and he’s wearing a hat that has a brim that’s like 11-inches long and it has a fish on it and the rest of the kids make fun of him and then Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez comes through and gives Smalls a beat up Cubs hat with a much shorter, far less objectionable brim, thus ingratiating himself to both Smalls and the audience? Cool, because Kiriko unofficially collaborated with summer vibes to make a set of Maru-Obi Six Panel Hats, each done in a wild print and inspired by that same kind of short-brimmed baseball caps once worn in the ‘30s.
(The Sandlot didn’t take place in the ’30s, you say? Probably true, considering the Where Are They Now Cards and other overwhelming evidence. But that hat wasn’t new when Benny gives it to Smalls, so they’re in the chronological ballpark, which is more than enough for me to wax idiotic for a second. Onward!)
Made in the USA from a knockout range of Japanese-milled, 100% cotton vintage Maru Obi fabrics—making each piece unique—these killer caps come in a few different pattern variants and they feature the aforementioned short brims, an adjustable strap closure at the back and stitched eyelets at that six-panel crown.
Available for $119 each at Kiriko.