As the name implies, the Vacationer was conceived as a casual yet stylish hat for times of recreation, or simply when a more dressed down look is desired. In that regard, it shares company with the Rambler and the Keeper. And like both those models, the band is made from felt cut from the very same hat body, a style element that almost always makes a felt hat feel more informal. But the treatment here is unique: four narrow bands are combined to produce discreet horizontal stripes which flare behind the side loop like a bird tail. The design whimsically mimics the effect of a Bavarian corded hatband and feather (or gamsbart) but to a more sober and elegant result. This, combined with a soft and malleable welterweight crown and a narrow snap brim, endow the Vacationer with an unmistakably sporty sensibility—even more so if one allows the hat to develop some irregularity with time and handling. The effect of the band works best in light colours as darker tones are less likely to show the subtle striping. And given that light colour plus its lighter weight, the Vacationer is also fitted with a linen lining and perforated sweatband, making it well suited for balmier days. 


Geneva Block

Brim: 17/8 inches

Ribbon: Felt band

$ 640 Canadian - convert currency


Colour shown: tusk

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