The Guards straw boater is the quintessential British summer hat, ideal for punting, boating or other watery pursuits. The hat is also known as the boatman, boater or skimmer (as it can be skimmed like a stone across a lake). The Guards boater sports a red and navy blue band. Olney's traditional straw boaters are made the old fashioned way from 100% sennit straw. The brim width can vary slightly, this depends on the individual maker of the shell.
Olney Headwear - hats made in England since 1910.