the “Handicapper”

When it comes to the dimensions of a hat, no one can say at exactly what point of measure a Fedora becomes diminutive enough to be called a Trilby, or the inverse. Still, it’s safe to say that the Handicapper rests confidently in the camp of the latter, and it does so without being so shrunken as to deny its de facto, non-ironic function as a hat. Such proportions, and smaller, may be more kicky today than in the days of yore, but the Brits have long worn this style as a casual, sporting type of hat, the sort of thing you toss on your head when you skip off work to play the ponies. Indeed, when done in cocoa, bourbon or hazel, the Handicapper is pretty much a classic English brown racing Trilby. And while nonchalance may be its modus operandi, it is here that choice materials and quality construction really pay off. That’s because you may want to rough this thing up a bit. If so, over time, it will evolve that personalized patina and broken-in slouch that enhance its laid back charm, particularly if made with Leon Drexler’s Welterweight option. In the spirit of this old-chum versatility, the Handicapper can be trimmed with a wide selection of grosgrain in four widths and many colours.


Salzburg Block

Brim: 13/4 inches, firm snap

Ribbon: French heirloom grosgrain,

10, 12, 15 or 17 ligne.

$ 640 Canadian - convert currency


Colour shown: graphite. Ribbon: pomerol

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