Alex Tilley calls himself “the accidental milliner”. In 1980 Alex was searching for a better boating hat. As a sailor, he wanted one that would stay on in a blow, block the sun’s rays, keep one's head cool, and float long enough to retrieve it. The resulting cotton duck hat became the prototype for the now iconic Tilley Airflo. Tilley insures your hat against loss for 2 years, and guarantees it won’t wear out. Made in Canada.