Collection: Oilskin / Waxed Cotton Hats

Oilskin materials were originally developed in the 1800s for the sailing industry, but are now more broadly used, along with waxed cotton, for a wide range of foul weather gear. These oilskin hats and waxed cotton hats are made by having wax or oil woven into the cotton, or applied to the hats exterior. In the capable hands of the people at Conner Hats, waterproof has never been more fashionable.
Man in wood shop wearing Australian outback oilskin cotton hat with leather chin cord and brass colored mesh eyelets

Collection Overview

Tracing its roots back to the robust 1800s sailing industry, our Oilskin/Waxed Cotton Hats collection embodies the rich maritime history of yesteryears. Conner Hats reinvents this time-tested technique by integrating it into modern designs. As the winds of fashion shift, our hats stand the test of time, combining impeccable waterproof capabilities with unparalleled style.

Man smiling in Kentucky oilskin cap by Conner hats

Product Highlight

The Mountain Trail Waxed Cotton Hat is ideal for outdoor adventures, especially in wet conditions. It's crafted with waxed cotton, featuring a 2.5" brim, waterproofing, UPF 50+ sun protection, a leather chin cord, and brass mesh eyelets for ventilation. Additionally, it has an organic cotton sweatband, an inner pouch with care instructions, and eco-friendly labels and tags. This hat is handmade in Sri Lanka, offering a blend of style and rugged functionality, making it a suitable accessory for various outdoor settings.

Woman outdoors wearing Brown oilcloth Hat with brass colored eyelets and wide sun protection brim

Material Spotlight

At the core of our Oilskin/Waxed Cotton Hats lies the genius method of interlacing oil or wax into pure cotton. This age-old technique, whether woven into the fibers or masterfully applied to the hat's exterior, imparts unmatched water-resistance to the fabric. The outcome is a durable, yet breathable accessory that promises to stand tall against the whims of weather.

Why Choose Our Oilskin/Waxed Cotton Hats

Heritage and Craftsmanship: Rooted in the 1800s, our hats carry forward the tradition, making history wearable.
All-Weather Essential: Whether it's a drizzle or a downpour, our hats ensure you stay stylishly dry.
Contemporary Designs: Conner Hats marries historical techniques with today's fashion trends, making each piece a timeless accessory.
Eco-conscious Choices: We prioritize natural materials, combining sustainability with style.

Cloth Hat Outback Hats Northern Front Oilskin Hat

Styling Tips

Vintage Voyage: Team your oilskin hat with a classic pea coat, rolled jeans, and leather boots for a look inspired by maritime legends.
Modern Maverick: Match your waxed cotton hat with a crisp white shirt, tailored trousers, and brogues for a contemporary twist.
Care Tip: To preserve the water-resistance and shine of your hat, consider re-waxing it
periodically. This not only maintains its charm but also ensures longevity.
Accessorize Thoughtfully: Think leather gloves, woolen scarves, or even a rugged satchel to complement your hat and elevate your ensemble. Dive into a world where fashion meets functionality. Our Oilskin/Waxed Cotton Hats are more than just accessories; they're a statement. Embrace the legacy, cherish the quality, and wear history with Conner Hats.