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    So as some of you may know I recently picked up a nice vintage trench coat and got it back from the tailor just this week. The winters are pretty mild where I live (Colorado), at least compared to the Montana and Minnesota winters I'm accustomed to, so I'm planning on wearing the trench as a winter coat as much as possible. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/theantiduck/P1060145.jpg


    I've got a nice cashmere/wool scarf and some dressy leather gloves, and even an insulating jacket liner for when the temps really drop. But I'm a bit lacking in the dressy hat department. My normal winter hat is a grey Stormy Kromer ( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k/P1050991.jpg ) which is great as a casual hat but looks a bit off with the trench coat. I have some other winter hats that are variations on the knit ski cap theme, that don't really seem to work either.


    I was wondering if anyone can recommend a winter hat that is warm but slightly dressy. Right now I'm looking at this: http://www.tilley.com/The-TW2-Tilley-Winter-Hat.aspx


    It's wool felt, slightly Fedora-ish, and has a pull-down ear warmer, which is what I'm looking for. I really can't find much else that meets all my requirements.


    P.S. Should I just stick with a knit cap and call it a day? Would wearing a Fedora-ish hat with a trench coat look like I'm trying way too hard?

    Ben

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    Hats are really specific to head shape. I'd say something like a fedora or a driving cap would pair well with the trench coat. I wear my trench and driving cap most days. You'll just have to try things on to see what looks good on you though.

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      #3


      Might make you look like Inspector Gadget! That is if you where that trench with a Fedora-looking Hat!

      I see the resemblance...

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        #4


        Do they make driving caps with a pull down ear flap? I know there are ones with ear flaps, but I mean with a flap that can be pulled down only when it's very cold?

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          #5


          It's hard to look good when your ears are blue and your nose is dripping like the Niagara Falls. Wear something that's warm and protects your ears and then take it off when you're inside.

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            #6


            Thanks for the advice, guys. I think I've decided that going the fedora route might be overkill and probably won't be very warm anyway, even in wool. I was getting something from Sierra Trading Post anyway so I went ahead and ordered this brown merino watch cap. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/peregrine-by-jg-glover-watch-cap-merino-wool-for-men-and-women~p~56596/?filterString=search~watch-cap%2F&colorFamily=05


            It's simpler and therefore (hopefully) a little dressier than the ski caps I have. I think it should be ok for my purposes.

            Ben

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              #7


              I don't worry about covering my ears with my hat. If it's really that cold (below 10 degrees with wind) then I wrap my face and ears with my scarf.

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                #8


                You heard it here first, folks: Jason is a sartorial ninja.

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                  #9


                  A scarf and driving cap are nice. Dressy hats are tricky, so you may just want to stick with the scarf, but if you really want a hat, just make sure it suits you and you look confident in it. Fedora types and driving caps both work on the right people.

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