Straw hats used to be huge, but as any child learns in history class, they gradually lost their market share thanks to the unsavory business practices of Big Felt. But now, it's roaring back in modern form, thanks to Nobis.
An enclave of outdoorsy Canadians claiming to be inspired by "a multitude of questions with no answers", Nobis' contemporary headwear sports a schizo's shopping cart worth of materials, but prominently feature woven straw -- stylish, but watch for old women reading the Saturday Evening Post on your head. The new line starts with baseball caps, including multiple colorways of the thinly woven, paper straw'd brim & front panel'd Hugh DeMann (yes, they're all this cute) rocking textured cotton/linen on the remaining panels, and a stretch herringbone number called the Mack Aroni, pimping a paper straw front panel, full elastic construction, while the seams are piped with cork -- a look so good, it's only allowed during batting practice. There's also an all-straw, custom-molded fedora (w/ linen band) whose weave creates a pattern of squares; a poly/rayon herringbone derby with molded brim; and two styles of Kangol-esque Ivy caps: the ramie cotton/faux-leather-piping Justin Case, and the linen/cotton/straw front-paneled Omar Gosh, though aping Sam Jackson's steez'll have you looking like a Jack Hoff.
The line's also got non-straw action, from engineer caps made of 100% cotton stretch denim or French terry, to a baseball cap sporting a dial on the side that can be turned to tighten the fit, in case the original size...Felt too Big.
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