Straws n thunderstorms aren't the best mix. So you'll have to take your chances. I've a Stetson Brewster felt thats pretty light weight (but stiff) and I'm sure a good soaking would only loosen/soften it up. Probably what it needs! Its a casual C crown. Re Akubras, many swear they're meant to be worn in the heat...
A good part of why I like the Open Road. I've spent most of my life in Da Swamp, but was lucky enough to live in Denver for 4 years and to visit New Mexico multiple times. As far as I'm concerned, I belong out West. Since I can't financially manage that, I wear an OR (brim snapped down fedora style, usually), collared shirts, jeans, and boots when the nasty weather here permits.Thanks, guys. Got hung up via work and didn't have time to check the thread before now. I'll still feel better wearing a jacket with a hat, but I'll feel OK without the jacket. FWIW, I like the hat because it looks like a fedora and a cowboy hat fell in love -- it's not really a western hat, but it's not really a city hat either. I like that. Again, I appreciate all the responses!
What do you wear as a coat over your suit? The hat should be in congruence with your over coat not your suit as that is what you wear when outside.Exactly what sort of hat would a young person (24) wear while attired in a business suit in Chicago this coming winter?
I don't want to look like a dweeb, but as a native Californian I'm very cold-sensitive. Thanks.
I even like their lower crowned, narrower brim Stylemaster/Sydney models.If money is no object, go get yourself set up at Optimo, they'll help you choose a hat to suit your face and the Chicago weather.
If on the other hand, you don't feel like dropping $1k+ plus on a hat, check out Akubra hats. They're obviously not quite as finely appointed as a luxury Optimo, but for >$175, they're a great value and very resilient. A popular choice around here is the Fed 4 and another is the Campdraft. The latter is more or less a vintage styled Open Road (Akubra once held the Stetson license in Australia).
Fabio is definitely Mr. Stylemaster!
If I looked more like him my wife would not recognize me!Absolutely! My wife would be a lot more supportive of my hat collecting if it made me look more like him.
He also shows how versatile hats can be as his collection isn’t huge but he always looks great and has the right hat to complement his ensemble.