Owen Barry Sheepskin Trapper Hat Black - 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!
Our standard hat size is 58cms, 58cms is measured around the circumference of your head, just above your ears and across the forehead, the “natural” position for a hat to sit. We find this to be a universally easy unisex fit, (many of our hat styles are design to appeal to a unisex audience). All sheepskin has an amount of natural stretch and elasticity, also of course, if there is a fair amount of wool, this will bed down a little over time.
If you have a particularly small or large head and would like a bespoke fitting hat, please contact us via email or phone.