late, but slack's fit is great. hat is nice. checked out the steven alan site, "pearl grey" is the one in your fit correct?
Exactly right - pearl grey. It's pretty obvious I'm a hat enthusiast being I'm wearing one in 90% of my fits, and Hattan caps are pretty damn nice. Hand made in New York in extrememly small batches (I believe is the story). 6 panel 1940 repros. The craftsmenship and detail on the hats are amazing. Just minor things, like the small button they sew on top and the interior lining and stitching. Check the red one below too...would like to find that one..
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The Hattan hats look good. I was tempted by the ones on Steven Alan too, but the price is off putting. Worth it, slack tide?
If you like the look of the hat (take a good look at the pics above), and are aware it has an ever so slightly shortened brim, 6-panel true 40's repro, and is very lightweight and delicate in construction -- it is highly, highly, recommended. But in good faith and full disclosure to the community, I must point out how delicate the caps are to the hand. These are not knock-around type items. When I pack for the weekend I'll pack a couple hats in my bag, and I have to carry this one in my hand because I'm afraid if I pack it, the bill may get creased in transit. The bill does actually feel like semi-heavy card stock (i.e. not extremely substantial).
That aside, it's a beautiful hat and unboxing it and at first fit and mirror glance I was/am extremely happy. But just important to note the delicacy of the hat, and more specifically, the bill. If you intend to bend it in a traditional baseball cap manner, it would have to be with a rubber band (like back in the old days of youth with a new hat...) or else you risk creasing it. If you got a little north of a benjy to drop on a cap, and like the look of my fit, and the guys above -- I can't think of a better one to get for the spring/summer...
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