Japan’s love of baseball is no secret. Neither is their production of high-quality garments. Or their fastidious attention to detail. Combine all these things and you’ve got Poten. A new brand that has arrived on the market during the last couple of years, Poten specializes in ball caps and they’re made exclusively in the same factory which makes headgear for Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), the Japanese equivalent of the MLB. After visiting the factory continuously for three years, they finally allowed the owner of Poten, Hiro, to produce his caps there (after he proved he loved baseball as much as they do).
According to Self Edge, these are the cream of the crop of ball caps and some of the best they’ve ever seen. Made in Japan, these three new colorways come in a trio of fabrics—olive and navy water camo nylon, and a black polycotton. Each features an all-important leather sweatband that softens with age, making the cap comfier as the years roll by.
They have no external branding, are built with a medium height crown and brim length. These look like a home run if you ask us.
Available for $95 at Self Edge