the “Gaffer”

The Gaffer is a friendly, serviceable, everyday hat with a dash of detail for those who like a hint of panache. The hat is made using the same low, tapered block as the Handicapper. But here, the centre crease is slightly pinched out on each side to form a diamond, and a small dome is pushed up to add head space. The result is a crown with a more structural and resilient appearance. A ribbon and brim of sufficient yet unobtrusive proportion augment this sense of utility. And yet, at the same time, the two-tone detail in the knot effectively perks up the whole look with a modest splash of sportiness. This is a fun model to work with: its character can be tweaked toward sobriety on the one end, or frivolity on the other, depending on the choice and combination of colours.


Salzburg Block

Brim: 2 inches

Ribbon: French heirloom grosgrain 17 ligne

$ 640 Canadian - convert currency


Colour shown: malt. Ribbon: nutmeg, detail ivory

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