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Can also add "wide brim" in your search as well as "felt". Also notice how the front is unpinched.Thank you both, now I have something to go on. Been trying to get out of my cap comfort zone and try something new.
Can also add "wide brim" in your search as well as "felt". Also notice how the front is unpinched.
That kind of wide belt instead of a ribbon is quite uncommon for fedoras also, especially with a small feather.
I’m not really a hat person aside from throwing on a ball cap when running to Lowe’s.Let me add regarding manufacturers.
I have 2 Optimo hats - they're great. And, they were in-stock so I didn't have to wait. BUT, their prices have gone through the roof. I have had custom hats made by Wellema (2) and Northwest Hats (3).
Optimo charges $1000, Wellema $800 and Northwest about $425 - all for the same felts. But, for Wellema and Northwest you might have to wait 3-4 months to get a hat built. All 3 are excellent quality. But, once you know what you like, there is absolutely zero about an Optimo hat that makes it worth twice the cost of a Northwest hat.
There are other hat makers as well.
Having said all of that, it's hard to recommend you throw down this type of money without knowing what looks good on YOU. Crown height, brim width, color, center crease vs teardrop - these all change how the hat looks. It's completely different than buying a baseball cap where the shape/brim is a lot more standard. It may be worth a search in your area - even if you have to drive a few hours - to get to a hat shop that sells off-the-rack fedoras (e.g. Stetson, Baily of Hollywood, etc). Are they as nice? Nope. But, spending $130 and getting something you decide you're not happy with long term is a lot better than spending $800 or $1000. Good luck in whatever you decide!