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What are those hats called.....I only know them as "grandad hats".........

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FAQtothefuture Wed 29-Jul-09 11:22:42

my Grandad has a checked/burberry style hat which I always remember him wearing -(which I now have smile) - though it's sadly lost it's little feather it used to have on it.

FIL has one the same style - but it's the only sort available in Zim - cheap polyester "made in China".

I'm thinning of trying to find him a really nice, good quality one before he goes back home (plenty of time he doesn't leave the UK until beginning of September).

I've just had a google and I think it's a Trilby???

Would that be right - and if so where would I be able to find a really nice, good quality one??

CybilLiberty Wed 29-Jul-09 11:24:13

Look in old fashioned gentlemans outfitters...sadly a dying breed now. The sort of shop that had the yellow film in the window. OR John Lewis/big dept stores.

AnyFucker Wed 29-Jul-09 11:25:50


dunno where you would get one from though

Do you have a Greenwoods menswear shop near you ?

Or sometimes country towns have independent shops that sell them

The Lake District is full of 'em, as are shops in the Peak Ditrict

Do Lakeland have a website ?

FAQtothefuture Wed 29-Jul-09 11:26:11

a few corrections - my Grandad had one (sadly passed away nearly 2yrs ago) and FIL doesn't leave until beginning of December

<<<<<<<thinks she needs another coffee>

Thanks Cybil - it is a Trilby I'm looking for??

southeastastra Wed 29-Jul-09 11:27:23

m & s have some though the winter collection may have some more er wintery ones.

my dad has one too

southeastastra Wed 29-Jul-09 11:27:51

oh have to do a view all

hocuspontas Wed 29-Jul-09 11:28:49

What about these fedoras?

FAQtothefuture Wed 29-Jul-09 11:34:41

thanks everyone - got lots to look through (and some idea where to look off line too).

one of those M&S ones is almost identical the one he's currently got (just disappeared upstairs to examine his in more detail)

Hopefull I can find him a good quality one, I can feel the difference between my Grandad's one and FIL's.

And I think he'd be really chuffed with a "bought in England" hat, especiall if it's not just a horrible cheap chinese import (ok chances are it'll still be a Chinese import - but hopefully not a bottom end range one smile)

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