As per usual, the best available version of a classically American thing—in this case, the old-school watch caps you've seen on WWII naval officers, Boston dock workers, and every third person in every Rocky movie—comes from Japan.
This is a cool knit watch cap with a crisp texture and outstanding elasticity. The item uses COOLMAX®, which absorbs moisture and dries quickly, and is knitted with fine yarn that can be worn even in the lingering summer heat. While the flap is usually single-rolled, this cap has a voluminous double-rolled flap so that it can be worn in a well-balanced manner.
Whether it’s a hot day, you want to stay cool in the office, or you’re working out, COOLMAX® technology transports moisture away to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates quickly to help keep you cool, dry and comfortable.
The US military watch cap in this style has been favoured for decades by US Navy sailors and personnel. Known from many pictures from the wartime period this hat became iconic. The name "watch cap" goes back to the sailor's duty of keeping watch, on which they wore this hat.
Mighty Shine is one of the private labels of what is probably the best hat studio in Tokyo, "The Fat Hatter". The brand is inspired by the casual American style, baseball and garage culture, focusing on the cap as a cult object and under the slogan: "Cap makes a man."
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