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After a few missed package deliveries, I’ve stopped getting my hopes up for the delivery man to be on time. Which is fine. We live on the mountain and our mail system is weird. I totally get it. But, let me tell you that the absolute best way to make a delivery man appear at your door is to pull your hair back and smear avocado and honey all over your face.
(We’ve had dry weather lately and I just wanted to chill, watch Sex and the City reruns, and let my kids think I was a swamp monster.)
So, yesterday evening found me excitedly nudging my son out the door to grab a big package from our deck as I hid behind the curtain with the avocado concoction still all over my face.
When he pulled the package indoors, I opened it immediately to find the perfect black felt hat, just sitting there, looking beautiful. I quickly washed and dried my face so I could try it on.
I’ve been looking for a good hat for a while now. I am picky. But that isn’t even the most difficult part of the hat hunting experience. I also wear a large size hat. My head is 23″ circumference.
I know. It’s big. And it wouldn’t bother me one bit, except for the fact that most hats will not fit me. And, I love hats.
Up until now I have lived in vintage hats which have all been lucky thrift store finds. My current leather western fedora hat has been trampled by my kids and reshaped so many times that the wire is becoming impossible to straighten.
So, over the past year or so I have spent hours shopping for a good hat to keep the mountain sunshine off of my face. And I’ve had a very specific style in mind. A style I was pretty sure hadn’t been manufactured since 1975. But, thankfully I was wrong.
In 1975, on his tour for The Rolling Thunder Revue, Bob Dylan wore this incredible hat with a flat brim wider than a typical fedora you’d see today, but smaller than a western hat. I’ve been looking for a hat like that, but with a pinched front – like a western hat. And, in my size, of course.
I found a handful of smaller hat companies whose products look like they are good quality but they are either not quite the perfect shape or lack the size range to fit those with unusual sizing needs.
A few nights ago I was on my computer, searching again for a hat and I ran across the company Yellow108. They are a company out of Los Angeles and have been around since 2010. I don’t know how it is that I’d gone so long without discovering this company – but I’m so glad I did!
Yellow108 manufactures sustainable hats in the USA from salvaged and recycled materials. To top it off, they also have this hat style called the Dylan Fedora which happens to be the exact hat I was looking for. They carry it in a range of sizes, including large and extra-large.
Needless to say, that hat was in my cart and paid for with lightning speed.
I am so thrilled with my new hat. If it is not on my head, it is on a high shelf, far from the reach of my children. But really, I haven’t taken it off except to sleep.
If you need a good quality hat, be sure to check out Yellow108. They have my sincerest recommendation. Do you have a favorite hat or hat company? Tell me about it in the comments below!
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