There are many ways to make a hat, but not all hats are created equal.
The Camper is a soft, unstructured hat offered in two materials, cross-hatch indigo cotton and wool. We used the same, high-quality cotton and wool to the make camper hats as we did when making our Cotton CPO Shirt and Wool CPO Shirt. Both hats feature a natural leather adjustable strap, debossed with Birdwell, and a nickel flip buckle.
The straps are natural leather from one single, vegetable tanned cowhide. The debossing was done by Prima Die Company, a second generation family-owned business operating in East Los Angeles since the 1950’s. For us, attention to detail includes every detail - the wool, the leather, the construction and debossing. We are committed to working with domestic craftsmen and suppliers, who are the very best at what they do so we can produce the very best products for our customers.
We also acquired the equipment to allow you to customize hats with patches, including our new California license plate patches. Since 1961 Birdwell has had one home— Santa Ana, CA. For 55 years, we have seen California license plates morph from the classic black plate, to the ’70’s blue plate and beyond. As an homage to our roots we offer two new patches, honoring both black and blue. Add one of these new patches, or any of our other custom patches, to your Camper Hat.
- Features: Birdwell debossed natural leather adjustable strap with nickel flip buckle. Side panel ventilation with nickel grommets. Slightly curved visor with navy SurfNyl under visor. Make it uniquely yours by adding a custom Birdwell patch.
- Fit: Form fitting soft unstructured. Medium depth. One size fits most.
- Fabric: 100% Cotton Indigo with fused tricot backing.
- Construction: Double-needle topstitching. Clean finished taped interior seams with multi-needle visor and twill sweatband. Made in the USA.
- Care: Do Not Wash.