A Short Guide to Buying the Right Leather Hat

by Tanya March 21, 2021

So, you want to buy yourself a nice leather hat, but you have no idea how to pick the right one?

There are so many styles, designs, and colors to choose from that a new buyer can easily become overwhelmed.

Hat manufacturers are creating new designs regularly, and the market is overwhelmed with unique styles. However, it would help if you chose a hat that can suit your personality and style.

In this short article, you will learn about what to consider when you want to buy a new leather hat

1. Consider the brand

You should always check the brand of your leather hat.

There are some highly reputed hat makers who have been in the business for several decades. These brands have created a name for themselves because they offer quality in their products.

So you can be sure that when you are buying a leather hat from a reputed and branded manufacturer, you will get the top quality.

Additionally, branded hat makers always have designs that can suit everyone’s budget, so you are sure to find something affordable for you.

2. Check the quality of leather

Often, the leather is split at the tannery and is then given an oil treatment. Now, these types of leather come from the skin that is nearest to the flesh. Hence, these types of leather have more uniformity in their color and texture. They are also softer and provide a more pliable finish to the hat. Additionally, it is less thick. Hence, it will not be as durable as leather from the full-grain hides. So, these types of leather look and feel good but are more prone to damages. You may damage hats made from split leather as they can stain easily.

If you want a rugged look, then full-grain leather is best, but if you want a refined look, go for split leather look.

If durability is important to you, choose a hat with its primarily material full-grain leather and an added secondary layer of split leather on top of it.

3. Choose your own style

Choose a hat style that matches your personality. You should also consider where and when would you wear it, and the climate you leave in. Hats also have protective functions (sun, rain, warmth).

Leather hats are trendy and fashionable. You can find a wide selection of choices like the fedora, newsboy, driving hat, outback, and so on. Pick a style for your leather hat that suits both your personality and your requirements.

Other important factors

a) Durability

Durability is a major concern when you want to purchase leather hats. Leather hats are versatile and can be worn in both hot and cold weather, in both rainy and windy conditions. When you look after the hats properly, then they will last a long time. So, check with the manufacturer whether your leather hat is made from fine-grain leather because this means that the hat will be durable. In case your hat sustains any water damage, you must let it dry naturally.

b) Fit

Leather will mold easily and fit well on a wearer. Additionally, the leather hats will not lose their shape and wrinkle out. They will also not stretch easily. You should wear your leather hat first and then buy it. It will help you to be sure that the fit is perfect. If you want to prevent any cracks in the leather, you must not pick your hat up with a pinch.

c) Color

Lastly, you will need to choose a color that suits you. Leather hats come in several shades. Some of the popular ones are grey, beige, brown, dark blue, black, and dark brown.

You can be sure to find a color that compliments your looks and your hair color.


Leather hats are premium style statements and they will last a lifetime when you take care of them properly.

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