For years I’ve wanted to make classic men’s hats suitable for the chilly and wet autumn and winter seasons. Most hats in this realm are made of wool, so the biggest challenge was spending years finding a superior textile to wool. The Brave GentleMan shadow-makers feature lux futurewool felt made domestically from recycled pop and water bottles. The wool-like hand feel, moisture and odor-resistance and heat retainment make it a superior choice to wool, considering the staggering environmental impacts and ethical implications of raising sheep for their hairs. The hats are expertly hand-crafted in Los Angeles under fair-labor conditions and made-to-order in either black or gray.