Recently, I've been trying to find a straw hat that will compliment my classic wardrobe. I am reluctant to shell out $78.15 for the straw hat on IW's site (here
), mostly because I have this notion in my head that there's *got* to be a straw hat out there for cheaper. But alas, my google-fu has failed me miserably.
I cannot find the correct shaped hat anywhere. Like the hat on IW's site, most lolita hats are more of a flat, elongated, square-ish shape than a rolly-polly, dome, rounded shape. (I think VM had a completely square straw hat a while ago.)
I've tried google, etsy, amazon, the egl search function, and attempted to wade through ebay, but still cannot find the correctly shaped hat. The closest I got was this
which has a roll brim, and this
which has a much too wide brim. I'm tempted to buy one of them and unravel the weaving on the brim to get the correct shape, but I don't know how well that would end up working. But before I do that....
My question is, if you have a straw hat, where did you get yours? I feel like I'm looking in all the wrong places. =/ And also, if you own the IW hat (or a similar brand hat), how wide is the brim? The measurements on the IW site say that the horizontal length is 29 cm, but I have a feeling they mean the whole diameter, not just the brim.