Originally Posted by Britalian
Do the military things pill easily. When I've bought cheap hats before, after a few weeks they look awful as they start pilling ? Easily get through 2 or 3 every winter.
What about those (fake) fur hunting things with the ear flaps which drop down. Always look warm as hell. Are they pricey?
The USN watch caps don't pill, and I don't think they are that chunky. I had one for like 10 years and lost it, and bought another one. I also have a black cashmere watch cap (Geoffrey Beene, I think) that I got at Marshalls for ~$8 which is really really warm and light, but more delicate than the heavy wool.
Another one I have that I finally found is by some snowboard company, it's dark blue wool with green and grey stripes and the bottom edge is lined with 3" or so of thin Polarfleece. Very, very warm.
What's a toboggan? (The hat)