The original cap with a HARRIS TWEED wool that has come a long way - replete with a Parliamentary stamp of approval - just to join forces with a true American original. Two innovative fabric combinations with serious clout on either side of the Atlantic.
To get your size, measure comfortably around your head where your cap will sit, with a tape measure. Take that number in inches, divide by 3.14 (pi) and round up to the nearest eighth. This is your cap size. See the chart for size conversions. You can also print out our hat sizer, click here.
I wear this hat to town and for dress-up events. Materials are excellent, and the craftsmanship is like wise. Fit seems to be just a smidge on the small size but stretches comfortably. The ear flaps have a novel method of employment, but seam to leave the ear lobe uncovered. I really like the fact that I do not have to remove the cap to pull the ear flaps down, and thus, does not change the fit of the hat when employed or how the hat sits on the head. I would like to see the flap be a little heavier in material, thus insulation, yet I have not experienced a problem with it's ability to keep the ears sufficiently warm, to this point. The contrast of the Tweed ear flap and the main body of the cap is not so dramatic on my copy of this hat, as the wool is darker than the example depicted on this site, so I am a little bit disappointed with this aspect of the hat. This is a lighter weight hat than I am used too for this type of hat, but I have not enough experience with it to judge its ability to keep my head comfortably warm. I also purchased the rancher style, and it is very well insulated. Overall, I am very pleased with this hat, and am proud to be able to purchase American Made. Great Job Stormy Kromer!
I have a substantial collection of SK caps, and this one is far and above all others my absolute favorite. I have had many compliments on its attractiveness. I tell everyone that will listen, that SK caps are still made in the good old US of A. This cap being black with the ear flaps of Harris Twede goes with just about anything. I hope that this cap will be available for a long time because I suspect that I will wear it to death and purchase another. Thank you SK for quality products that are never lacking in style and quality.
I'm very pleased to have the Original Cap with Harris Tweed in color Frederick as a part of my collection of nine (9) Stormy Kromer hats (currently). I ordered the hat directly from this website. It arrived promptly and safely in a special box sized perfectly for shipping SK hats. There was a card included about the Quality Inspector (initials B.A.) who I thank for having done a very outstanding job--as I can find no flaw with it. Harris Tweed is a world-famous product, and having it in an SK hat is special to me. I have loved having so many of the other SK plaids in my hat collection. The Red Pine speaks to me of the beauty and tranquility of a Michigan forest. The Partridge Plaid captures so many of the colors of the fall season. Frost Plaid captures the chill of the wintertime. This Harris Tweed in Frederick works so well with what SK is all about. You can go to any outdoor store to pick up some camouflage hat that will make you look like everyone else. Or, you can buy a Harris Tweed SK hat with rugged individuality and a bit of flair! I plan on purchasing more Harris Tweed products from SK in the future.
From the moment I bought it, this hat has only left my head when I shower, go to sleep or am at work. I have already worn it out in pouring rain when tenpuratures have been in the mid-thirties and I was laughing at my friend who was freezing while I was nice and toasty with this hat on and the earflaps pulled down. It also kept me nice and dry. I know this hat is more expensive but I would recommend it every day to anyone and everyone! SK makes the most practical of winter hats and the most comfortable ones while still maintaining pure classiness. This Michigan tradition will continue to crown this young Gander's head for many many years to come.
They say that when you own a Stormy Kromer, no other cap will ever satisfy your taste for comfort or quality. And we believe that’s true too, so we offer what other clothing manufacturers might consider a little crazy. Learn more here.