Finding a fedora with the ideal brim is no easy feat. It has to have the right amount of structure without revealing noticeably stiff boning and the circumference has to read AHS Coven as opposed to Charlie Chaplin. Previously, I’ve purchased the odd wool felt from places like Topshop or H&M but the quality just isn’t there and the sizing is never quite exact. You’ll know the difference between a $20 Ryan Roche rip-off when you’re chasing it block after block…And if it hasn’t happened to us, we’ve watched it from a streetcar window….
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This is an excerpt from the article High Topper which originally appeared on