Help choosing between: Stetson Retro straw vs Ultrafino Bogart vs Stetson Forty Eight

Discussion in 'Hats' started by dawgvet, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. dawgvet

    dawgvet Familiar Face

    Waleska, Ga
    So I’m looking for my first Summer straw hat and I’ve about narrowed it down to a Stetson Retro straw vs Stetson Forty Eight vs Ultrafino Bogart. I prefer higher crowns and less taper but can’t afford a custom or high-end Monticristi so looking at these. I’ve heard that synthetic straw is hotter-wearing than natural straw? Otherwise I’d consider a Akubra Capricorn. Is the Forty Eight worth twice the price of the Retro? Is the Bogart just a rebranded cheap Capas hat?

    Any input appreciated. Thanks,
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  2. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I have a Capricorn which I think is a decent hat. While it is a bit warmer to wear, it is indestructible. I prefer the Akubra hemp and like the Range with its wide brim.

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