I LOVE this Fedora! It’s eco-friendly, water-resistant, packs well and looks super-cute on me AND super-hot on my husband. We’ll be sharing it during our trip to Caneel Bay on St. John in a few weeks.
I’m often asked for suggestions on what couples should pack for their honeymoons, and this hat makes my Top Musts list! It’s SPF-protecting and with its subtle chin strap will stay on your head while you’re catamaraning or walking on a breezy beach. Hats are the in accessory right now, and this fedora is right on trend. I was blown away by how it looks completely different on me and on my husband, so this is definitely a fabulous hat to have on vacation. Here’s some more about it, from the Tilley website:
The S7 Tilley Shantung Fedora is designed with a medium brim and trimmed in a natty black and grey ribbon hatband. Created using paper made of pulp derived from rice stalks, our handwoven Japanese Shantung straw proves to be a smooth, durable and pliable material that provides maximum sun protection.
- Insured against loss
- Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+
- Repels rain
- Ties on in the wind
- Secret pocket
- Three removable and washable sweatband pieces
Brim size: Front and Back: 2 ¼” Sides: 2 ½”
Weighs 3.5 oz.
- Made from 100% shantung with a water resistant finish.
- Shantung is a paper product from Japan made of pulp derived from rice stalks. The paper is created and then cut on a slitting machine and coiled into long lengths. The lengths are hand woven into a smooth, durable and pliable material.
- The fabrics of all Tilley Hats have been certified to block 98 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet factor (UPF) of 50+, the maximum rating given.
- You still need SPF 30 sunscreen and sunglasses with UV filters!
HERE’S WHY TILLEY HATS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED ‘THE BEST IN THE WORLD.’
APPEARANCE AND COMFORT: To protect you from the sun and rain, Tilleys fit lower than other hats. This also tends to give one a rather dashing appearance! For your comfort, they’re held on by gravity, not painful pressure on your forehead. On a hot muggy day, you’ll especially appreciate this!
INSURED AGAINST LOSS: With your Hat, you’ll be provided with “The Straight-Shooter’s Statement of Loss of a Tilley Hat” insurance policy. The insurance is for two years, all perils, 50% deductible, and is not issued by Lloyds. We understand the anguish of losing this reliable companion, or of having your dog terminally gnaw it. Should that happen, we’ll replace your late, lamented Tilley at half the current catalogue price.
EXCELLENT SUN PROTECTION: The fabric of all Tilley Hats have been certified to block 98 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and deliver an ultraviolet factor (UPF) of 50+, the maximum rating given.
REPELS RAIN: Yes, this Hat has been treated with a water resistant finish, but it is no sou’wester! The finish will probably give you enough protection to have time to find shelter, but shantung is not meant for a steady rain. We do, however, realize that Mother Nature can be unpredictable, so here are some tips on how to re-shape your Shantung Fedora if it does get caught in that downpour! Shantung is pliable, so while it is still wet, re-shape the brim with your hands and stuff the crown with tissue or a towel. Once dry, if you still have some creases use steam, or a damp cloth to smooth over. Try not to crush, or stuff your wet shantung Hat into a bag, etc. It will dry looking crushed! If that happens, simply wet the Hat again with a damp cloth, and follow the directions above.
TIES ON: The Tilley comes with a tuckaway, adjustable, fore ‘n’ aft Wind Cord. When it’s calm, the Wind Cord stays hidden in the crown. When there’s a breeze, place the part with the sliding knots behind your head. When it’s windy or you’re sailing, use the chin part too. Visit our Facebook page to watch the Tilley Hat Wind Cord tutorial.
HYDROFIL®. ANTI-SWEAT BAND: Soft and comfortable, it picks up sweat from your forehead and wicks it away to your temple area where it evaporates. The removable sweatband pieces can be hand washed in warm water and soap and air-dried. We provide 3 sweatbands for your convenience.
SECRET POCKET: Inside the crown is a good-sized pocket sealed with Velcro®. In it, carry your I.D., hotel key, $10 bill (in your case, a $20), plus 50¢ for an emergency phone call.
BRAG TAGS: There are 8 of these in the Secret Pocket. You’ll have fun with them; they can even get you into trouble, if you wish.
In my www.gorgeouslygreen.com column, I’ve suggeted this hat not just as a honeymoon Must, but also as a terrific hat for the groom and groomsmen to wear at a beach or garden wedding! At $99, it’s upscale enough to make for a great gift for the guys!