The Stitch Premium Headwear line of men's hats
out of NYC includes some real beauts! In black, there's a wool felt fedora called Morningside 4
, that features a wool pugaree band and brim with bound edge, while the Morningside 3
is a wool felt fedora
that also boasts a plaid band and solid edging on the brim, but the hat itself is in a great olive shade. The shape of a pork pie hat
(one version called
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and the other Bleecker 4
) is very sharp and is offered here by Stitch in dark brown wool felt as well as oyster tweed. The hats
in this case each feature a silk pugaree trim of a patterned ribbon and bow, and again each hat's brim is bound for a nice finished look.
The final duo of Stitch hats
for cooler weather wear are also made from wool felt. Called Varick 4
and Varick 5
, they are fedoras
with wool fabric underbrims and trimmed with leather bands. The Varick 4
is offered in khaki, while the Varick 5
is a brown tweed hat. All Stitch hats are made in New York, one at a time, with attention to detail that is as old-fashioned as the hat-making equipment and wooden blocks used to shape each one.
My advice to you: compare each pair of Stitch hats carefully, then buy both.