Vented hats are felt hats with hand cut leather or fabric covered gaskets, and each rivet is set by hand. Embellishments are held on by E-6000.
The design of this hat has a story. One day we adopted a scared, shy, rez dog. She’s a german sheppard mix, so she’s not small and dainty by any means, and neither are her teeth. She was still being crate trained and broke out of her crate while we were out one day. We came home to Vented Hat carnage! She didn’t outright destroy any, but she found a couple where the brims just needed something else to be done to them. I picked up the poor hats, and did some major art surgery one them. This one now has a partial leather brim replacement that is topped with a brass and rivet rail along its edge. It is riveted and epoxied to the hat. Luckily, she didn’t find the cap or upper portion of the hat as delicious as the brim. Now I say it is a collaboration piece.
Most of these hats area Scala brand and their size chart can be easily looked up online.
Size of hat: large
Color of hat: black
My hubby and I live in the desert. Steampunk and Victorian clothing is notoriously hot to wear. When it comes to topping our head with hats on top of that warm clothing, it just seemed unbearable. We started with trying to add a fan to the top of the hat, but found it was too heavy, shook like mad, and didn’t push enough air to cool us. So, we took it off and magic happened. If you wear a Vented Hat, the breeze cools you almost instantly. They are infinitely cooler to wear than a fully enclosed hat. When you walk into an air conditioned building from the outside, it feels like a peppermint chocolate candy commercial is being instantly filmed on your head. It’s bliss! At night, the Vented Hats don’t keep the heat in at all, so I’ve been known to wear a scarf or handkerchief on the top of my head, under the Vented Hat to keep warm.