Lauren and I are hat obsessed. When Pharrell revived Vivienne Westwood‘s 1980s Buffalo hat at the Grammy’s earlier this year, we couldn’t be more in favor of the look and of the ridiculously yet brilliantly exaggerated crown. Did you know that Westwood was initially inspired by Peruvian women and their felt bowler hats when designing her ‘Nostalgia of Mud’ collection? I recently scoured the web, rounding up some of my favorite 10 gallon hats – or ‘Gus‘ hat as the cowboys dub it in the West. Crowns measuring less than 6 inches need not apply . . .
(hats clockwise from top left: Downtowner Fedora $110, ASOS Fedora $21, Lonesome Dove Gus Cowboy Hat $104, Steton Silver Belly $239, Alexandar Cowboy Hat price unknown, Kule Malcolm Straw Fedora $405; images via Vanessa Jackman, The Sartorialist, Garcon Jon, Jeans Fashion & Streetstyle)