Onward Thru the Fog :)
I predict that by this time next year, you will have at least a dozen hats. Welcome to the club.
For my first "real" hat I went to a brick and mortar shop. I mean a hat shop, not a building supply shop. You can try on several sizes, styles and colors. I would like a hat from OZ but not for a first. My big head doesn't fit many styles.
I have to apologize, because after soliciting your advice I failed to let you know what I decided on. I actually went with something different than we had been discussing, a Selentino Hudson in "steel" from JJ Hat Center. I tried to post a picture, but it didn't work.
Thanks again for all the advice, which I do appreciate.
I really like the Open Road style hat. I think it goes well with just about any attire.
Hey, Gimme my hat!
Obsessed, congrats on deciding on a hat.
You stated earlier in the thread that you were leery of going with an open crown hat. When you're ready for another hat, don't let that stop you, as J.J. will happily crease a hat to your liking, no matter where you purchased it. And they don't charge you a cent (though, of course, it's always a good idea to tip).