I've been wanting to show you this sexy hat ever since it first became mine after I visited Barcelona at the beginning of the summer, now I've finally gotten around in taking some photographs in it and writing this post. May I introduce to you - my personalised fedora hat made by Genis of Why Eye Hats. This has been my summer hat, a change from the norm and a hat I absolutely adore.

Me and my girlfriend Chloe met Genis and a handful of his friends in the city, we explored bars and restaurants and I secured my very own Why Eye Hat. Genis creates a range of his own individual and personal pieces from scratch in the city and I can tell you now they are some of the coolest around. He started as a hobby and now it's growing into a business with some of his hats getting worn around the world.

As you can see my hat is individual to me with my very own pseudonym burnt into the underneath of the large brim. This is my favourite part of my new hat and something which I want to keep forever. Every time I pick the hat up I see the engraving before placing it on my head and I think that's fucking cool.

Genis buys the fabric and shapes it every step of the way until it becomes on of his signature pieces, putting it through the process of drying and wetting the hat until it is the perfect shape, then baking it under the hot Spanish sunshine on his balcony right in the centre of Barcelona.

It's a light stone colour, a lot different to my everyday black fedora, but I love it nevertheless - change is good, right? The hat has a strap front and mountain like shape. All Genis' hats are customised to your preference with a lot of burnt and stained areas and also formed in totally individual ways. No two are the same which is something that I absolutely love.

Hats are hard to find at the best of times, especially those with large brims. I've only found a handful I've liked over the past 4 years and only ever purchased a few. But, if you want to know where to find them, what to look for and how to style them, I strongly recommend checking out my YouTube video where this week I talk all about hats. As you can see this selection of photographs was shot after a long day back at my flat. I've teamed it with a long flowing white shirt featuring a detail collar and some leather pants. I've not worn my leathers for a while now, but after slipping into them last week they're now back at the front of the wardrobe.

As always jewellery played a huge role in this look with my necklaces, bracelets and of course my rings all being worn. I love wearing my entire collection all at one time, especially when wearing a hat - it's an accessory overload and that's just my style!

If you want to check out Why Eye hats, you can click the link below to follow him and his business Instagram. If you want to find out everything about my hat collection, then you've got to check out this weeks YouTube video too!

Instagram - Why Eye Hats

Shot by CJ Carpenter

Cheers for reading,


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