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- Flax (the stuff from the ’70s with weird spells on the tag are much better than the more present-day offerings)
- Uniqlo (the cotton-linen blend items are the way to go, and are extremely soft)
- Muji (the dresses in particular are great) -US
This one (from a brand beloved by stylish Melburnians) is perfectly minimalist and practical. And since it was designed for use in a country with a depleted ozone layer, it has a broad and bendy brim that offers actual sun protection, as well as a detachable chin strap. -KG
The owned-by-two-Strategist-editors, available-on-Amazon-for-$28 Milani is easy to pack down and is a nice bucket-wide brim-hybrid. The nearly identical Scala has a wider color selection. -KS
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