PACKABLE PORTWINE VELVET HAT
from Kitchener Ontario
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.