Time for a Rain Hat

Borsalino Leather Ivy CapWith spring on the way (call me hopeful!), winter troopers are being replaced with rain hats — or at least hats that lend some protection in the event you’re lost in the mist.

Personally, I like leather driver caps, like the one shown here by Borsalino. Although it’s not necessary, I protect the leather with some waterproofing treatment (I usually get a product that you rub in rather than spray on), and then am good to go.

If I want to wear a fedora on a drizzly day, I’ll usually choose a fur felt over a wool felt. The fur felt tends to hold its shape better when it gets wet (unless the wool has been treated specifically to be water resistant), but either way, I’ll let the hat dry out completely as soon as I’m inside.

There are some exceptions to the ‘fur felt is best’ school of thought. Bailey of Hollywood uses a P2i nano technology to make both materials as close to waterproof as possible, while still breathable for comfortable wear.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
Dry in My Hat and
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on February 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

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