I have received a mess of emails lately regarding yachting caps. As you know, Lancaster hat Co. closed it’s doors a year ago and we lost a wonderful resource for the real deal. Lancaster was the hat maker to the stars for close to 80 years. They closed there doors because of California employment laws and over seas competition. Well, now what. Well, turns out Midway hat Company has also been around for a looong time in Chicago. And they make captains hats. They are less expensive and faster delivery. And get this, you can buy them one at a time directly. They are not as high end as the Lancaster caps. But not cheap crap either. Here is the link to there site.
Here are some images of the factory in Chicago. Fellow woody Boater Chad Durren went on a Woody Boater tour of the facility.