The sou'wester is an infinitely practical fishing hat that has stood the test of generations of European fishermen. Toggle strap for keeping it on your head in a cross wind. The brim of the sou-wester is designed to be upturned and to work as guttering - diverting the rainwater around your head. 20% polyester, 80% PVC-coated interior make the sou'wester completely waterproof. As the Guy Cotten manifesto reads, 'the conquering of the seas started on the docks of fishing harbours'.
Guy Cotten, making nautical clothing in Northern France since 1964.