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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I was thinking more in line of something I wouldn't mind getting wet in a light rain. I wear a cap with tweed jackets but those still require an umbrella. I'm thinking like in the movies when you see the gent with the raincoat and hat and no umbrella. Something to grab strictly when it's raining or going to rain. Not necessarily to coordinate although if I can nail down the hat type and name with which to perform a search, I would most likely choose navy if available.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Correct me if I am wrong, but quality hat felt is virtually waterproof, no? However, I understand that a really good hat can cost a lot of money. Optimo is like $750, I think.

Fur felt is not waterproof in that it will soak through eventually, but, even then, it still keeps the rain from falling on you, and especially on your eyes and neck. If it gets soaked, it can shrink if you don't block it to dry (you can stuff it with newspaper) and lose its shape.

I prefer grey to Navy. If you are just going to do an internet search, NORE, you can search under Fedora, but what really matters is the shape and size (height) of the crown and the width of the brim. There are a zillion variations and you just have to look at them and see what you like. Since you are in NYC, a safe bet is to walk into JJ Hatters (amazingly beautiful store) which is on 5th Ave in the 30s. It does not really carry the super high-end (like the Optimos manton mentions) but it has solid enough stock, excellent service and you can try the hats on, which is key. You could hunt for Orlando Patterson at Worth & Worth in NYC if you like, but that will likely cost more.
post #8132 of 12564
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Manton, I have a full-length navy cotton raincoat that doubles as an overcoat (single breast, button front) with a zip-out lining, a bit of it can be seen below. I have been considering getting a hat to wear with it to combat the elements in lieu of carrying an umbrella. What would you recommend?

I think you won't go wrong with a dark brown fedora or trilby. Lock & Co has some good ones. I wear them with charcoal, mid-grey and navy suits.

See also -- http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/lock-co-hatters-james-bond-trilby-hat

post #8133 of 12564
I guess I'm looking for a cheap fedora with a wider brim, say 3". Something that if I lost it or the wind took it i could easily replace.
post #8134 of 12564
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


Fur felt is not waterproof in that it will soak through eventually, but, even then, it still keeps the rain from falling on you, and especially on your eyes and neck. If it gets soaked, it can shrink if you don't block it to dry (you can stuff it with newspaper) and lose its shape.

I prefer grey to Navy. If you are just going to do an internet search, NORE, you can search under Fedora, but what really matters is the shape and size (height) of the crown and the width of the brim. There are a zillion variations and you just have to look at them and see what you like. Since you are in NYC, a safe bet is to walk into JJ Hatters (amazingly beautiful store) which is on 5th Ave in the 30s. It does not really carry the super high-end (like the Optimos manton mentions) but it has solid enough stock, excellent service and you can try the hats on, which is key. You could hunt for Orlando Patterson at Worth & Worth in NYC if you like, but that will likely cost more.

Done and done. Thank you.
post #8135 of 12564
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I guess I'm looking for a cheap fedora with a wider brim, say 3". Something that if I lost it or the wind took it i could easily replace.
Go to JJ and get the cheapest fur felt. You don't want wool, which is cheaper, but loses its shape when wet and isn't really weatherproof.
post #8136 of 12564
Should I avoid a satin bow?
post #8137 of 12564
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Should I avoid a satin bow?
Whatever. Up to you and is just personal taste (though it is rare for a hat to have no ribbon, it is there to cover up the stitching from the attachment of the leather sweatband on the inside). Same with whether you want a thick or thin ribbon. Decorative feathers are rarely worn, though hats still come with them.
post #8138 of 12564
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Should I avoid a satin bow?

I think they come as standard, in either the thinner ribbon or the thicker ribbon but I might be mistaken.

Edit: Woops. Dopey answered it.
post #8139 of 12564
I bought my girlfriend a hat from JJ for Christmas. She wanted a fedora she could wear in the rain. One of the guys talked me out of getting a Borsolino and told me to get her the rain proof crush proof something or another. It was much cheaper at ~$70. He stated the same reasons you did.

I personally don't like the hat on me. I feel like sometimes I look contrived enough that a hat would just take me into costume territory.
post #8140 of 12564
When my wife wanted one I took her to Canal street. She loves that hat blush.gif

Oh, and thanks, Dopey. very informative and much appreciated.
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Nice tie, shirt not so much.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Nice tie, shirt not so much.

Agreed. Everything looks nice but the shirt.
post #8144 of 12564
Is that jacket part of a suit ? Lovely fabric. Agree that another shirt would have looked better.
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

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Holy moly, where have you been?????
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