10 Best Sou-Wester of 2019

  • Black calfskin strap
  • Stainless-steel case, black dial
  • Japanese-quartz movement
  • Extra wide brim
  • High visibility
  • Cool rain hat
  • John Dillon
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Includes jacket and hat
  • Pirate hook not included
  • Perfect for Halloween!
  • For those times when a rain hat is just the ticket
  • But you don't want to lug a traditional sou'wester
  • The Pileus does just the job
  • 100% polyester windbreaker fabric
  • Bright yellow long-sleeved jacket has functional front...
  • Elastic waistband on pants
  • Black calfskin strap
  • Stainless-steel case, black dial
  • Japanese-quartz movement
  • Plain Baseball Cap Blank Hat Solid Color
  • Velcro Adjustable
  • One Size Fits All
  • TAPCO Approved Supplier
  • John Dillon
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 192 pages

Southwest Counselor

Sou-Wester

Clothing is part of everyday life and is indispensable. It must and must fulfill a multitude of tasks, such as providing protection against the environment, being practical and taking into account the need for aesthetics. In the process, the distribution of some garments changes over the years and they are found in people for whom the piece was not originally intended and do not completely fulfill the same purpose for which they were intended. An example of such a garment is the Sou-Wester , This is a flexible, hooded hat, which was originally worn by sailors to be protected against the harsh weather conditions on the open ocean. Today it is a creative and stylish headgear for anyone who Sou-Wester just like it. In addition, the manufacturing process and the selection of materials has improved significantly and the result is a very pretty, high-quality and still relatively rare headgear.

The history of the Southwest

Of the Sou-Wester was in its beginning part of the clothing of sailors. The name derives from the Norwegian name Sydvest. This direction is the direction from which, from the open Atlantic Ocean, most of the rain comes from. According to this fact is the Sou-Wester a headgear which should protect against bad weather, especially rain, when the sailors had to work on deck. Originally the Sou-Wester regarded as part of the oilskin and counted among these garments. These were clothes made of linen fabric, which was impregnated with oil, usually also made of flax, to be as waterproof as possible. At the beginning of the 19th century, the finally poorly water-resistant, oil-impregnated linen fabric was impregnated with rubber, which later, after the invention of vulcanization to the first, actually waterproof rubber could be further processed. Today, most other materials are used for the southwest, which is both sturdier and lighter. On the subject of weight should be noted that oil products are distinguished in light and heavy oil products. The difference is in the breathability and waterproofness. Light oil is only impregnated with a waterproof layer and the fabric is not quite as thick. Therefore, the light oil product is less resistant when the waterproofness is determined by modern methods based on the water column, but breathable. Heavy oil products, however, consists of three layers, with a thick, waterproof layer between two, also quite thick layers of fabric is sewn. Here, the waterproofness is higher, but heavy oil is no longer breathable. In modern Southwestern, on the other hand, plastics such as PVC are processed, or the Southwest consists of multi-layered materials such as Gore-Tex. The name as oilskin is now obsolete and is replaced by the name sailor’s clothing.

Characteristics of the Southwest

The southwestern is a kind of hat or cap, which is strongly based on a hood. In addition to the width of the brim, which serves to drain rainwater as far away from the head as possible, its length is an important feature. While a hood in the neck merges into the back section of a jacket, thus making the penetration of water impossible, the brim hangs over so far in the southwest that rainwater can not run into the collar, but can flow down over the back. To increase the comfort, the interior of the southwestern is often provided with a warm lining. When choosing the right model, one of the most important things is personal taste. Both a southwestern PVC, and composites is nowadays very high quality and generally completely waterproof. Colors, motifs and patterns play no role in quality and are a matter of taste.

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