Types of Fur Winter Hats

When thinking about buying a hat it is important to think about where you plan on wearing it and what it’s main function will be.  Some fur hats are perfect for leisure activities and offer a casual look and feel, other fur hats are dressier and intended more for fashion use.  It is important to choose a hat that will meet your specifications.

Russian Style Fur Hat

  • A Russian Style Fur hat is a traditional hat that originated in Russia known for its ear flaps
  • This style of hat is extremely warm and was originally designed to handle to cold Russian winters.  If it can keep someone warm during the winter in Russia it can keep anyone warm.
  • The Russian hat features a flat top
  • By wearing the ear flaps down you are able to protect your ears, chin and top of the neck from the cold.
  • Tie the ear flaps up on more mild days
  • All Russian hats feature either a string or a buckle at the bottom of the ear flaps, these can be used if you choose to tie the flaps up or tie them underneath your chin.  The hat generally features a traditional tie or in more modern designs a buckle.

Trooper Fur Hats

  • A Trooper hat features a very similar design to the Russian hat, it has the ear flaps that can be worn down or up and has a flat top.
  • The trooper fur hat has a fur lined interior with an exterior that is not fur, generally leather or suede exterior.
  • Generally feature a tie at the bottom of the ear flaps rather than a buckle strap.

 Aviator Fur Hats

  • The Aviator Fur Hat is one of the most popular styles of fur hats on the market.  This type of fur hat is also the most casual style out of all the fur hats, which may explain its popularity.
  • This style hat features a rounded top instead of a flat one that is seen on the Russian and Trooper style hats.
  • Features a fur interior on the front and side flaps but generally has a quilted lining on the inside of the hat.  The exterior of an aviator hat is most popularly seen in a taslon exterior but it was traditionally made from leather.
  • Since the Aviator hat is a casual hat it generally features a buckle strap at the bottom.  The metal buckle allows for you to securely wear the ear flaps up or down.
  • The Aviator hat is ideal for outdoor activities.  Perfect for activities such as ice skating or tobogganing because it is casual and features a durable exterior.

 Russian Cossack Style Fur Hats

  • The Russian Cossack Fur Hat is one of the classiest of the fur hats.  It is perfect for that refined gentleman who enjoys wearing hats whenever he goes out.
  • This design of hat features a brim that goes all around the hat, usually about 3 inches thick.
  • The top of the hat is indented in the middle, creating a very classic look that is perfect for a dressier look.
  • A good Cossack hat will have ear flaps that can be tucked in to the inside of the hat but worn down when you need a little extra warmth.

Coonskin Caps

  • The Coonskin Cap is better known as the “Davy Crockett Hat” which originated in the 18th century.
  •  A Coonskin Cap features a flat top hat with a full fur exterior and the essential genuine fur tail in the back.
  • Traditionally seen in raccoon fur but over the years the concept of the hat has been modified and has been seen featuring everything from Red Fox Fur to Coyote Fur.
  • A quality Coonskin Cap should include retractable ear flaps that can be tucked inside the hat

Zhivago Pill Box Fur Hats

  • The Zhivago Pill Box Fur Hat is the most stylish and high fashion of the fur hats.  Women often pair this hat with a fancier outfit and it makes for the perfect accessory.
  • Very flattering style and makes your face look delicate and attractive
  • Oversized shape gives off a one of a kind look that is unique to this specific design.
  • The exterior of a Zhivago Pill Box Fur hat is always fur, often a luxurious, longer fur like Fox.  The interior of a top quality hat will be lined with soft satin for ultimate comfort.

Roller Hats

  • The roller hat features a rounded brim that is always made from fur.  Materials used on the top of the hats ranges from leather, to suede to fur.
  • The top of the hat is also rounded and fits snug against your head
  • This hat is a classic hat that is perfect to dress up.  It offers a stylish and elegant look.
  • Pair it with a pea coat for a stroll in the park, shopping at boutique stores or attending a winter outdoor event.
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