The black hat I've always been a non black hat fan. The black hat Just wasn't me... In my mind the hat had that villanous connetation when paired with a suit. The look also brings to mind religions and I'm not much of a religious man. Putting the hat on and pairing it with the right suit seems to have made me change my mind. Now I'm wearing it whenever I get the chance. The hat was a gift from MK and I think the dimentions are perfect. i might even order a repro in grey from Art. Check it out... the black hat. vintage Stetson. high crown short brim with a narrow bound edge and a 2" wide ribbon.