Reminiscent of Mediterranean ports and ships crossing bright blue waters, the originally Greek fisherman’s hat is the ultimate nautical accessory for men and women. These charming Greek caps have quickly become a favorite among a far greater demographic than Mediterranean sailors.
After the hit film Zorba the Greek was released in the 1950s, in which Anthony Quinn as Zorba wore a fisherman’s hat, the popularity of the cap spread throughout Europe and America. Soon, even John Lennon was wearing what also became known as Dutch boy caps. Later that decade, the hat was seen on the star of the stage production of Fiddler on the Roof. As a result, the hats quickly earned a new nickname, “fiddler caps,” and the headwear was once and for all cemented as a classic fashion statement for women and men all over the world.
The best fisherman’s caps are characterized by both a ribbon and braided cord detail and is typically made from wool to offer warmth in the winter months, or cotton to keep you cool in the summer sun. Although the fisherman’s hat doesn’t offer the best sun protection, it is still a favorite among beach-goers and vacationers who want to dress up their casual outfits and add a little whimsy to their wardrobe. And when the winter months roll around, there’s no better way to keep your head warm, especially if you’re wearing something formal, than a snug, woolen fisherman’s cap.
At Brixton, we’ve curated a charming online collection of chic fisherman’s caps to suit every occasion, from our understated Fiddler Cap in black to the vintage Ashland Cap in Desert Palm. For something a little bolder and brighter, the Ashland Cap in Beige Polka Dot is always a hit, while a decidedly more nautically themed option is the same Ashland Cap but in Crimson/Joe Blue.
Browse our complete collection of fisherman’s hats to find your perfect fit.