As the temps drop, you’re going to want something to stop your ears from going numb—and a trusty wool hat should do the trick. This Vermont-made wool cable-knit version from Palmer Trading Company that’s just landed at the newly minted Wittmore webshop is the perfect example. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The Story: A few years back, a couple of guys from Massachusetts moved their barn to NYC’s West Village and set up shop in the general store of every Americana-phile’s dreams—and they’ve since begun sourcing limited-run, American-made goods from places like Vermont (where a small knitting factory makes these hats).

Who to Channel: Salty sea captains, The Boss, Serpico.

When to Wear It: Anytime the weather drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Expiration Date: Late March, if you’re in the Northeast. Otherwise, please refer to “when to wear it” above.

Degree of Difficulty: Extremely low. Pull it onto your head (don’t do that thing where it sags off the back of your cranium) and proceed with your day. Take it off when indoors or on a red carpet.

Iconic shots of how it’s done right, after the jump.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar