Hello all! I've got my sights set on an Akubra Federation, but that is a month or two away. After I whinged about not having any decent hat shops in Dublin, I stumbled upon a shop in the "touristy" part of town that had a tiny selection of hats. They appeard to be of decent quality and they were in my size. I picked up a grey Herbert Johnson "Gloucester" fedora in 7/38. Not having spent all that much on it, I am able to experiment with bashing and general hat ettiquete. Now that I am wearing the hat, it is amazing how many appreciative glances one gets from the ladies - much to my wife's chagrin! She is a good sport though. Speaking of my darling wife - at first she was against the whole hat idea, as she hadn't seen me in anything that suited my face/head/skin tone... But now she has been converted.