Posted by Larry In Montana on Dec 29th 2017
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!