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Care for a nap?

Care for a nap?

see also Venetian

Like a Venetian finish, the nap of the felt is brushed up, but here much more vigorously, and no attempt is made to fix the fibres in a uniform direction. Indeed, the angora finish often looks best when the nap is groomed somewhat randomly and left to the vagaries of less fastidious handling. If combined with Leon Drexler’s Welterweight treatment, the result is the softest and slouchiest felt option of all, the perfect choice for those who prefer hats that convey an attitude of the utmost insouciance.

While the Venetian finish gives a hat a spiffier look than a bare finish, Leon Drexler’s angora finish endows a hat with a softer, plusher, more textural appearance that generally feels more casual. This is a suitable option for just about any hat of any configuration. The furry complexion works particularly well with hats designed to accessorize cool weather outerwear. Although not a velour (a sheared-nap finish more effectively produced with rabbit), it possesses some similar visual attributes as well as a more pliant hand.