I haven't tried them;i have several Akubras that serve that purpose.
I have this very hast and quite like it. See my recent post.
They have become my primary clothier; even for business suits. I love everything that they do. The coat is one of their Covert Coats as well.I thought it might be from Cordings - it looked like their style. I literally ordered a couple ties from them today, it looked like their style.
Well, it pretty much sums it up, Brent. Christys is a survivor of the English hat making industry, but their modern hats seem to get by on the name alone and not on their extra quality. I've seen examples over here that were downright awful. Pity really.A recent arrival: Christys’ black trilby. The crown is approximately 5 1/8” open and it has considerable taper. The brim is 2 3/8” but the whole vibe of the hat is more of a stingy brim. The brim has lots of cupping and obviously came off an aggressive flange. The felt is average; not terrible, but nothing special. The crown shape has been pressed in and it would take some effort to remove the factory crease. The felt is reasonably dense and not the spongy stuff I dislike so much. The sweat appears to be full-grain leather and while not particularly supple, it looks to be aging well. It’s also brown and lacks the gold stripe both of which I like. The liner is glued in via a continuous glue bead around the entire inside perimeter. The ribbon work is about what you’d expect of an entry level fur felt hat: not great, but mostly functional. There aren’t any labels or markings behind the sweat. While not a feather fan, the one they chose is small and dark and matches the vibe of the hat.
My biggest complaint is the sizing. It’s a 61 cm, 7 1/2 UK, 7 5/8 US. Sounds great for my 7 5/8 US head, but it fits me more like a 7 1/2 US, and not a generous 7 1/2 either. The ribbon doesn’t show any signs that the hat has shrunk and I’m assuming that the blocking was just on the small side.
As it doesn’t fit me, I’ll be looking to move this on to a new home. If you’re a 7 1/2 or a big 7 3/8 send me a PM.
That is magnificent, Tonio. Fantastic find! If only Christys' would produce this level of hats today.
Tonio, Amazing find! I will have to look at this in detail when I return home. Covers so much ground.