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Poten Renders Its Baseball Cap In 100% Wool Tweed

According to legend, only one factory in Japan produces caps for the country’s major league Japanese baseball teams. And despite many well-established brands hitting up the factory in the hope that they’d manufacture their caps, it stayed that way for a while. That is, of course, until Poten came on the scene in 2012. 

Founded by baseball fanatic Iguchi Hironobu, Poten is a Japanese headwear brand producing some of the best baseball caps around. Its Tweed Baseball Cap — made in Japan from 100% wool — has a medium-height crown and a medium-length brim with 19 concentric stitches to the peak. It features an 8-panel construction with eyelets and a leather sweatband on the inside. The adjustable strap is also made from tweed, just in case there wasn’t enough on the cap already. 

Headwear can often get overlooked as an accessory. With Poten, however, the backstory is enough to make its caps a must-have for all cap connoisseurs. They even come with a collectible baseball card. I haven’t collected cards since Pokémon was a thing, but I might have to start soon.

Available for $105 ($94 for Heddels+ members) from Clutch Cafe.

To learn more about Poten and other Japanese hat makers, check out Brimming With Quality – A Guide To Japan’s Heritage-Centric Hatmakers.

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