The brown Leon Drexler lord's hat that Stephen Temkin has had in the works arrived the other day. A lord's hat of course is a homburg, the most formal felt after the top hat, made less formal in brown felt with bashes and an unbound brim. The proportions are perfect. Richard Merkin would approve.
I took the hat for a ride in the country yesterday and will be wearing it out and about San Francisco today. If you are in the City and see a man wearing a brown homburg-shaped hat, it is most likely me. Say hello and I will tip or doff my hat to you.