06 Apr High Topper
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.
While admiring those by speciality designers like Janessa Leone and Yestadt Millinery, I came across the Australian-based label, A Lack of Color. For budget-friendly high quality goods, I could not recommend enough. Pictured here, I’m wearing the ‘Prism‘, with a higher crown compared to their standard styles, complete with a leather brand wrap-around and small gold closure. It closely resembles a few styles found at Rag & Bone–for a fraction of the prize and without sacrificing that luxurious touch. LOC has done the leg work by offering you a diverse range in sizing comparable to that of a custom millinery, so just do us all a favour and measure your head, people.
As seen in my last Currently Cravings, I’m already looking forward to experimenting with their different shapes and materials after being extremely pleased with my first purchase from the brand. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Aus is where it’s at.
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