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That's a brand used to be talked about round here a lot, but has sort of disappeared from visibility. Nice to see they are still around - I have one of their eight panel caps somewhere I got years ago, quite enjoyed the fact it had a wire in the peak so it could be shaped.

These always looked like a nice version of the Brando cap, though I wasn't so keen on the strip of gold leather they used in place of the original's chain.


I see Brett Stiles, the man behind B!Ware, a few times a week as he’s an avid walker and his path goes by my office. He’s made me a few caps over the last several years. You might see if he could switch out the gold leather for a chain?
 

Forrestal

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Here is a hat I bought from Sterkowski. High quality, fits great, looks great!

 

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dkstott

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Sterkowski Caps&Hats​

Good news! Your order has been shipped

That was fast!
My orders typically take 2 weeks for delivery.

Fwiw almost all of Sterkowski caps are also sold on Amazon. I've found that returns are easier to process via Amazon vs dealing with sterkowski in Poland.
 

dkstott

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That blue is lighter/brighter than I expected; I'm not yet sure if I like it more, or less. Oh well, I suppose I'll be saving myself a few bucks until I decide. ;)
The mix of black in the blue helps mute it a bit.. The blue might looks a little brighter because I photographed it in the sunlight. It definitely darker in the shade and indoors.

its a blue tone that I really like.

Here's what it looks like indoors under fluorescent lighting
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glider

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I am probably going to need one of those. A very nice-looking cap and I'm betting really warm! I don't have a Sterkowski with a quilt lining like that.
 
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Sterkowski "Malone", an eight-panel Newsboy style cap. Listed as "Blue-black", there's a hint of brown/rust color in there as well. Quilted liner, Harris tweed, very comfortable even in warmer weather.

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Sterkowski "Rambler", a four-panel Newsboy style cap. Listed as "Blue-brown", as you can see there's a hint of orange-red. Quilted liner, Harris tweed, also very comfortable year 'round.

The crowns on both caps are constructed in such a way that they've held their shapes during the 7-8 months I've owned and worn them; the nice folks at Sterkowski know how to make caps.
 

dkstott

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Connecticut
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Sterkowski "Malone", an eight-panel Newsboy style cap. Listed as "Blue-black", there's a hint of brown/rust color in there as well. Quilted liner, Harris tweed, very comfortable even in warmer weather.

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Sterkowski "Rambler", a four-panel Newsboy style cap. Listed as "Blue-brown", as you can see there's a hint of orange-red. Quilted liner, Harris tweed, also very comfortable year 'round.

The crowns on both caps are constructed in such a way that they've held their shapes during the 7-8 months I've owned and worn them; the nice folks at Sterkowski know how to make caps.
Interesting.

I can wear wool caps with regular linings all summer without any excess sweating.

But those with quilted linings are just too hot & have to wait until daytime temps get cooler.
 

MrProper

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I came across Sterkowski rather by chance and got my first cap, a Shelby. Great. It has the potential to become my favourite cap because the size and fit are perfect. A second one made of corduroy is on its way.
In my opinion, it can play in the same league as Stetson and Diefenthal.

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glider

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I came across Sterkowski rather by chance and got my first cap, a Shelby. Great. It has the potential to become my favourite cap because the size and fit are perfect. A second one made of corduroy is on its way.
In my opinion, it can play in the same league as Stetson and Diefenthal.

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I have 5 or 6 of theirs I think, all good stuff. I'm do for a new one actually.
 

The Lost Cowboy

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I’ll bump this thread with a new acquisition. Here is a Sterkowski Vigo 100% linen. I wanted a cap with a big enough crown to give my ears some sun protection, and I certainly got that. In fact, I feel this crown might just be a bit too big!

The cap is well-made. The linen doesn’t itch (of concern when purchasing since there isn’t a liner), the stitching is solid and proper and it fits exactly right (my head is almost exactly 56cm and this size 56 fits perfectly). It’s just a cotton sweatband but that’s possibly preferable for a summer hat (models with leather sweatbands are also available). Importantly, the crown is solid enough that it doesn’t shift around - it stays where I put it one side or the other or in the middle.

Also neat is that it came in a kind of nice pizza-type box. I mean, I ordered it from Amazon and expected it to arrive in a trash bag stuffed in my mail box. Not at all - I was very pleased with the presentation.

Not bad for $65. Is it worth that much? Well, nobody else I found other than bespoke makers are producing this kind of cap - and this is as good of quality as Stetson would make for $100. So I’d say it is worth it, even if I would have rather paid $50.

The question now is: is the crown too big?

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