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    Winter Hat Suggestions

    Hey there! Looking for some smart winter hat recommendations to be paired with a Classic Barbour Beaufort jacket. I'd like to stick away from slouchy and poms. I know fit is very subjective and relative to head size but I prefer a closer fit and nothing that bags; the below image looks ridiculous to me. I appreciate any suggestions!


    #2
    last year J crew had a cashmere beanie. keep a lookout for that one. Right now, Costco has a 2 pack of merino wool blend (50/50) beanies for $17. If you arent a Costco member, you can still buy them but they add 5%. Still under $20 and shipping is free.

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      #3
      The J Crew cashmere watch caps/beanies are great. I have one that's a half decade old and still going strong. They're a bit pricey for a watch cap at full retail (because, cashmere) but often go on sale. They are not oversized like the one you pictured. Another option, less warm but more in keeping with the trad British jacket, would be a tweed flat cap...those were a trend about, what, 12 years ago give or take a year or two - guys like Justin Timberlake and David Beckham were sporting them, but they're a traditional men's cap never really go completely out of style, IMO. Or there's the Harris Tweed Stormy Kromer. Those again, are not quite as warm as a beanie but the ear flaps do pull down to provide some ear coverage. LL Bean usually sells a wool ball cap with a leather brim every year, so that would be an option too. I have a Stormy Kromer and the visor is nice on sunny days. Sorry about the ginormous photo - I couldn't get the image to not zoom when I scrolled over it.

      https://www.stormykromer.com/the-ori...-harris-tweed/

      “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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        #4
        I have an alpaca hat from https://alpacasofmontana.com/collect...ie-hats-custom that I quite like. It's ideal for temps in the 20's/30's....not so when it gets below that. That's mainly because of the way they're knit. Otherwise, the alpaca hats do not slouch and are handmade.

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          #5
          I've been looking at getting a Watch Cap Beanie from Filson - 100% wool and they have a few color options to chose from
          https://www.filson.com/fishing/acces...-fco-000002361

          Otherwise a driving hat would be an option if you like the look
          https://www.target.com/p/men-s-6-pan...y/-/A-79708816

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            #6
            Originally posted by mark4 View Post
            Another option, less warm but more in keeping with the trad British jacket, would be a tweed flat cap...those were a trend about, what, 12 years ago give or take a year or two - guys like Justin Timberlake and David Beckham were sporting them, but they're a traditional men's cap never really go completely out of style
            Agreed. A tweed flat cap and/or newsboy cap would best suit the Barbour jacket aesthetic.

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              #7
              I have this one, although not everyone is a fan of the style https://www.amazon.com/Gottman-Gottm...077BW5QLX?th=1

              Tempted to get (I signed up for the Reward Membership and have found it worth it) https://www.wolfvsgoat.com/collectio...ts/marled-navy

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                #8
                I've tried really hard to like Stormy Kromer's hats but whenever I see them I think Elmer Fudd or Ed Gein

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by gaseousclay View Post
                  I've tried really hard to like Stormy Kromer's hats but whenever I see them I think Elmer Fudd or Ed Gein
                  Agree. That style would be tough to pull off and you'd probably end up looking like a Sherlock Holmes impersonator.

                  I don't think you can go wrong with the classic beanie style. I think it goes with pretty much everything except for maybe a tux. I've had this one from Naadam for several years and have been more than satisfied with it. It's not slouchy at all even though it looks like it on the model in the picture.

                  https://naadam.co/collections/access...32471416307808

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                    #10
                    Can grab a GAP beanie on sale for cheap, they are pretty fitted, and come in lots of colors. I also like them because if it is warm, you can fold em and throw it in a jacket pocket.

                    https://www.gap.com/browse/product.d...p-page-content

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                      #11
                      A tweed flat/drivers cap is my go-to. Occasionally I'll go with a (*gasp*) fedora. If it's really freaking cold and my ears have to be covered, then a wool beanie.

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                        #12
                        [QUOTE=77Pat;n430731]I have this one, although not everyone is a fan of the style https://www.amazon.com/Gottman-Gottm...077BW5QLX?th=1

                        Cool! I had a cap in this style that went missing a few years ago and I've been looking for a replacement since then; I picked it up in Germany in the late 1980s. How do the ear flaps work? In mine, they tucked up nicely into the interior when not in use, but when pulled down they had just a bit of thin padding and a not-very-elastic band in the back. Still fine.

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                          #13
                          [QUOTE=RSA;n431163]
                          Originally posted by 77Pat View Post
                          I have this one, although not everyone is a fan of the style https://www.amazon.com/Gottman-Gottm...077BW5QLX?th=1

                          Cool! I had a cap in this style that went missing a few years ago and I've been looking for a replacement since then; I picked it up in Germany in the late 1980s. How do the ear flaps work? In mine, they tucked up nicely into the interior when not in use, but when pulled down they had just a bit of thin padding and a not-very-elastic band in the back. Still fine.
                          https://imgur.com/a/jhQLro1

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                            #14
                            [QUOTE=77Pat;n431166]
                            Originally posted by RSA View Post
                            Thanks! Not exactly the same, but close. I'll take a look.

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