Interestingly, my two best fedoras were acquired from fellow SFer, The_Foxx--two beautiful Worth & Worth fur-felt fedoras, one a light-medium gray (the "Cortina") and the other a fawn, or light-medium brown (the "Wynton"). These are my best fur-felt fedoras, but I have a couple of others: a Bailey Madison in navy for wearing with a navy overcoat, and a Robert Hall model in dark brown. For summer I have a relatively inexpensive straw fedora and a higher-quality Ultrafino Montecristi Panama hat. Finally, for very casual activities I have an Indiana Jones-style fedora. I first got interested in hats because of thinning hair, but have got to really appreciate their esthetics. Lately, I've been trying hard to think of some conceivable reason to wear a Homburg (they're so damn elegant) so that I could justify buying one. Vintage Gent
, on what occasions do you wear yours?Topbroker
, I have had trouble feeling that comfortable in a hat when wearing a suit or jacket/trousers combination without a topcoat, although I have, on occasion, gone ahead and worn one anyway. How do the rest of you guys feel about that?j
, STP has had some wool tweed "driving caps," as they call them, at very good prices.
Do you guys see certain sub-styles of fedoras as better for casual wear than dress and vice-versa--as, for example, brim width, crease style, etc.?Edit
: Kai, that's just a great website--the Panama Hat Company of the Pacific. Jeez, I may just have to order a Gatsby fedora!