Sheepskin Trapper Hat Cep/Mushroom - Garth
Unisex tie trapper hat hand cut and made from European merino sheepskin (or shearling - depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from).
Garth is a very easy and comfy style to wear, it has a very practical & easy fit, the depth of the hatband is perfect, not too shallow and not too deep - I know that sounds like Goldilocks, but it is so true the depth of the band is such a crucial part of a tie trapper hat !- if is too deep you can't see out and if it's too shallow you are forever thinking the hat is going to fall off or blow away in the wind - but this one is so comfy.
The skin isn't too heavy, it is soft and warm, but not too dense and heavy, so it is perfect for every day, walking the dog and generally cold weather usage. The versatility of this hat and sheepskin means that it is perfect for both men and women in equal measure, in fact - fights could ensue, but OB takes no responsibility for "domestics".
The ties are matching the hat, and quickly retain the earflaps above your head or under the chin.
We have Garth in several colours with a variety of wool finishes, some with curly and some ironed wool and the Brown aviator colour has a slight napalan (leather finish). The napalan might offer a little be more rain resistance, but really the skin is pretty robust - all sheepskin should repel the rain to a fair degree, neither sueded or napalan will be totally waterproof - you need a sou'wester for that!
Ironed Sueded Sheepskin
Many people recognise Sueded Sheepskin with an ironed wool as what traditional sheepskin (or shearling) looks like, and understandably as it is by far one of the most popular sheepskin finishes.
The shearlings that we use at Owen Barry have all been hand selected to ensure that the suede surface is always soft and sensual, with a slight velvet nap on the suede.
Each skin is painstakingly matched with its neighbours to ensure that the garment is completely constant in colour and texture all over, this is a very skilled process, with many years training to perfect, if this matching process is not carried out to the highest standard, a sheepskin coat can end up looking like a multicoloured patchwork piece, unlike many companies OB also match all the wools as well ensuring that when you open the coat, inside there is a consistency with the wool colour & finish as well.
Ironed wool is just that, in the tanning process the wool has been ironed and polished to bring out the superb luxurious feel and finish that nature provided.
If you would like to see cuttings of any sueded shearlings to help you make your choice please visit our customisation page and send an email