The breton sailing cap by Saint James, an authentic 'casquette marin' as it's known to the French. It is made from 70% grade one wool felt, 30% polyester and is fully lined. This classic French sailor's cap is finished with a rope and braid trim. The brim is just slightly wider (1/4 inch) than the Guy Cotten version and the wool a fraction finer. The tight weave has kept the heads of sailors warm and dry at sea for over century.
Saint James Clothing was born in 1889 in the town of its namesake, located a few miles from the sea, and close to Mont Saint-Michel in Southern Normandy. The Saint James story began when the Legallais family started to spin and dye the local wool and sell the skeins and wool balls to the shops of Brittany and Normandy, later spinning the wool into shirts for the fishermen. Leon Legallais, the then mayor of Saint-James transformed this workshop into a large industry and in 1929 the company went public.