2X / 3X Winter
Winter hats for men in our Fall/Winter 2014 collection come in large sizes including XXL and even XXXL (as do our 2X and 3X Caps and 2X and 3X Fedoras, of course). The winter hats include The Mink Trooper, which really is an all mink trooper for men. It's pricey, but there's no hat richer, finer or warmer. As one satisfied customer wrote in his five-star review: "I
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waited a long time before purchasing this mink hat, and guess what? It's beyond my expectations. It's soft, warm, luxurious and the size that I ordered (2XL which is my real size) fits perfectly. I am happy with it and it matches my brown shearling coat. So, if you want it get it, don't think twice."
Other troopers in large sizes include one in leather with sheared beaver fur, which like the mink trooper is by Leinburd/Crown Cap. With pull-down earflaps made of leather on the outside and the incredibly soft beaver inside, you'll have all the warmth you require, no matter what Old Man Winter throws your way. Read what one customer says in his review: "Excellent quality all around. Needless to say it must be below freezing otherwise hat gets too hot."
Another is from Sam Saba, and this winter trooper is made from supple nappa leather backed with plush lambs wool. Nappa leather is prepared from sheep skin by a special "tawing" process that softens the leather, and by gosh it's hard to imagine a softer leather than that used for this hat. Five-star reviews for this hat, which is available to size Extra-Extra-Large, include:
If you're looking for an XXL ivy cap that you can wear in cold weather, The Redding from JB Stetson is perfect. This rugged 100% leather cap features a warm and comfortable microfleece lining and has hidden earflaps that drop down when needed. The Byers uses the same durable leather and warm microfleece lining and earflaps, but is in the style of a cadet cap complete with a 2 1/2 inch brim. It too is available in sizes up to 2XL.
Sam Saba offers a winter ivy cap in 100% double faced sheepskin. Made in Canada, the nappa leather is on the outside and is lined with plush sheepskin on the inside. Earflaps drop down when it gets cold, and the cap is water and stain resistant to keep it looking good. The finest leather ivy cap for cold weather wear might well be The Gustav from Wigens. Made of unblemished shearling lambskin and lined for warmth with drop down earflaps, it's rich, it's rugged, it's a perfect fit in sizes that run to Estra-Extra-Large.
For a winter dress hat, take a look at The Diplomat from Leinburd/Crown Cap. Made of tough, plush sheepskin shearling, this design allows you to pull the fur trim down around your ears and neck for extra protection and warmth, and it is available to and including size XXL. One customer wrote this review about The Diplomat: "I received my shearling hat just in time for a cold (in the 30s) blustry (winds 25 mph with 30 mph gusts) day and it kept my head nice and warm. I didn't mind going out quite as bad because of the shearling. The fold down ear flaps and neck cover were also welcomed on the cold day. The shearling is well made and I'm very satisfied with my purchase."
Another choice in the same style and also made in Canada by Leinburd/Crown Cap is a lambskin envoy with frosted shearling trim and quilt lining. One customer, who is a front office manager at his company, ordered a number of these winter hats for his staff and reported: "Hats are quality and definitely better than the picture. My staff love them, they look great and are warm."
When it's a captain's hat you seek for winter wear, Sam Saba offers one in nappa leather with 100% sheepskin wool lining and pull-down earflaps for warm and frostbite-free ears. The Bjorn is a similar style trooper hat from Wigens of Sweden. This is a rugged winter cap in blemish free shearling on the outside and deep plush sheepskin pile on the inside, and it's another one that comes in size XXL. Wear it flap up or down, depending on the weather.
Nobody makes winter ball caps like Wigens and this shearling leather cap, called The Baltic, is really exceptional. The shearling (leather outside, fleece inside) is flawless, the stitching and styling impeccable, and the drop down fleece lined earflaps perfect when it's cold. Imported from Sweden, it's available in size Extra-Extra-Large.
- Very nice workmanship, materials and styling. My melon is 24 inches around and I ordered the XL. The fit is snug but not overly so. It's just what I was looking for.
- Great hat, I'm very satisfied.