Packable Portwine Velvet Hat
from Kitchener Ontario
October 30, 2013
I purchased this hat last winter and was impressed with its quality and exquisite colour. It looks and wears like a much more expensive garment. What I was not expecting was its considerable girth ... I was hoping I could wear it for everyday winter wear with my wool coat but the flowers are larger than they appear on the mannequin and a bit ostentatious. I only wore it on Christmas day it's a bit too much for dashing to work! I considered removing the florals but that risked ruining the fabric beneath. If this became available with more subdued details perhaps just a ribbon I would purchase it eagerly. The shape of the hat frames the face beautifully. I like pairing vintage with modern and hoped this would work maybe for someone else it will. As is it is still a beautiful special occasion winter hat and if more versatile it would be a five star rating.
from Central Virginia
October 9, 2015
This is exactly what I wanted for day-to-day wearing whilst out and about. My dog accompanies me to work and we hike a mountain wooded trail on our way to work.I can't wear one of my antique hats for our morning jaunts, but I need a hat that is sturdy enough for being on the trail as well on the town and is lady-like stylish, too. This hat is the answer to my wishes.It is well made, fits well it doesn't blow off when the wind is bold, and is a great color for fall and winter as it adds a bit of life to ones winter complexion. The hat has a quilted lining that keeps ones head warm no matter how cold the temperature. It's crushable which gives it a modern sensibility. It can be tucked in a pocket, purse, or suitcase without losing its shape.The flowers are an ideal size. They are not large and garish, but are a medium size so that they add an understated flair to the hat. This hat makes me graciously receive the loss of beloved and favored summer and the return of the cold months.
December 18, 2015
I love this hat also. It is warm and comfortable. I have a couple of coats that this hat looks lovely with. I always receive complements when wearing it. I also love that it is soft and packable without losing it's shape.
from Ewing, NJ
December 27, 2015
Loved it in the catalogue, loved it even more when it arrived. The price was excellent and it fits with my hair down or tucked up under. It also arrived before it was promised. Most of all it is well made.
February 21, 2016
Love this hat! It fits perfectly and looks great. I get so many complements whenever I wear it, which is just about every day. I am sorry that I waited so long to purchase it, as I had been looking at it for years.I wish VTC made a similar summer hat but not in brown as some of us do not wear brown, sand, beige, etc well.